Medvind Mittens Cabled Knitting Pattern

Medvind, the Swedish word for tailwind, is a very good wind. It brings you home or wherever your heart desires! Mittens. There’s really nothing complicated about them. There’s the hand department and the thumb compartment. Mittens. No rib at the entrance, no hustle. Mittens. Like the sock for your hands!

Final Measurements: Palm circumference 21 cm / 8.3 inch Total length 25 cm / 9.8 inch

Notes: Charts can be found at the end of the pattern, they only depict the cables on the back of the mittens. For the palm side of the mittens follow the written instructions.

Cable Abbreviations: 2/2 LC = Slip 2 sts to cn and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn. 2/2 RC = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn. 2/2 LPC = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p2, k2 from cn. 2/2 RPC = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, p2 from cn. Stitch Abbreviations: BO = Bind off CN = Cable needle CO = Cast on K = Knit K2tog = Knit 2 sts together K4tog = Knit 4 sts together M = Stitch marker P = Purl Psso = Pass slipped st over the st last worked St(s) = Stitch(es) Ssk = slip slip knit = Sl 2 sts knitwise onto the right-hand needle, sl them back to the left-hand needle and knit them together from the back loop. Sl = Slip SM = Slip marker


  • Charted knitting pattern
  • US and Imperial measurements
  • One size
  • Suitable for beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • 131 - 175 yards (120 - 160 m)v of Aran weight yarn (aprox. 75 g)
  • US 6 - 4.0 mm double pointed needles
  • US 8 - 5.0 mm double pointed needles
  • 1 cable needle or an extra double pointed needle
  • 1 stitch marker
  • scrap yarn
  • 1 tapestry needle
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