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Winnipeg, MB, Canada

I am pretty sure I've always been crafting! I started knitting about 10 years ago though and crocheting about 2.

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Memento Mori Mittens

from ohdessaknits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Memento Mori Mittens
Memento Mori Mittens
Memento Mori Mittens
Memento Mori Mittens
Memento Mori Mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • knitting
  • purling
  • colorwork
  • grafting

Pattern Description:

Inspired by sugar skulls, these morbid mittens are covered in bold graphic patterns and imagery. The powerful skull on the front is balanced by lots of flowery details. Contrast between the two yarns is key to a mitten that really pops. They are knit long to keep your bones from catching chill.

Knit from the cuff up, these mittens use decorative braids to flank the cuff detail. All over patterning makes this pattern not for the colorwork-shy.


34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished mitten is 9.5 inches tall and 3.75 inches wide


  • 200y of a main color
  • 200y of a contrasting color
  • US 2/2.75mm DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle
  • scrap yarn for thumb

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