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River Dreams mittens

from Kunstwerk Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : River Dreams mittens
River Dreams mittens
River Dreams mittens
River Dreams mittens
River Dreams mittens

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, increasing/decreasing, stranded knitting with two colors, reading a chart, and Kitchener stitch.

Pattern Description:

The River Dream motif for these mittens was inspired by the intricate geometric patterns from the shamanic textiles of the Indians in the Amazon basin of Peru. I wanted to capture a design that reflected both the river and the dreams and songs that give rise to the textile designs so each mitten mirrors the other. The variegated blue yarn adds depth to the design. Put the two mittens together and see the complete design.

Made with worsted weight or DK yarn, River Dreams mittens are a quick, easy knit. The mittens have stranded cuff with a short ribbed border, while the thumb has a Selbu type gusset. The pattern directions include easy to follow charts, photos, and written instructions.

There is a matching hat pattern. The mitten and hat patterns are available as a set.


6 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
(2.5 cm) in stranded work
Note: Gauge is tighter than normal
for worsted weight yarn. If gauge is
too difficult to get with worsted
weight yarn, use DK or sport weight.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's Medium Fits palm circumference 8 inches (20 cm)Length (ribbing included) 11 inches (27.5 cm)


  • US#8 (5mm) DPN (set of 5)
  • Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors: MC - 97 yards/44 grams CC - 84 yards/42 grams

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch holder or scrap yarn, 2 stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

181 yards of Worsted weight