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Paris, Ontario, Canada

I love to knit, love colour, love natural fibers and love to create. In fact, I can't believe how much pleasure it brings me.....hope I can share the love....

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Nith River

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Nith River
Nith River
Nith River
Nith River

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • pick up stitches
  • e-loop cast-on
  • Latvian twisted edging or cast-on (photo tutorial included)

Pattern Description:

This pattern developed from an infatuation with the Icelandic Lopi, and a need for a warm pair of mittens to nourish me through the Polar Vortex of 2014. Named for my hometown river in southern Ontario, Canada.

It's a simple little mitten pattern with a Latvian twist edging and a colourful fingertip decrease that makes a subtle point. The pattern would surely work in any worsted weight yarn that meets gauge, but I have come to endear the lightness, warmth and colour offerings of the Lett Lopi, so do consider it. Offered in seven sizes so you can give them a go for the whole family. Hope you enjoy, and are warmed to the heart.

Skill level: Intermediate
Skills required: Latvian twist edging (basic photo tutorial included), e-loop cast on, picking up stitches.


Size: (Finished Hand Circumference in inches/cm)
CS - Child's small: (6 / 15)
CM - Child's med: (6.5 / 17)
S - Child's lrg/Woman's small: (7 / 18)
M - Woman's med: (7.5 / 19)
L - Woman's lrg/Man's small: (8 / 20)
XL - Man's med: (8.5 / 22)
XXL - Man's lrg: (9 / 23)


21 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette


  • US 4 - 3.5 mm double pointed needles
  • US 4 - 3.5 mm straight or circular needles
  • Istex Lett-Lopi

You Will Also Need:

  • two stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • scrap yarn

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Istex Lett-Lopi