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These lovely 1950s Latvian Style Mittens are based on a traditional Latvian peasant pattern. The original mittens were knitted in white, chestnut brown, bright gold, nutmeg brown, scarlet, royal and emerald. A chart is included for the pattern.




Length:  10 inches

Width:  above thumb 7 inches



Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   

1 oz  Fingering 3 ply Wool in White

1 oz Fingering 3 ply Wool in Chestnut Brown

Oddments of Nutmeg Brown, Scarlet, Royal, Emerald

No 12 needles (2.75 mm) 4 with points at both ends

No. 14 needles (2.00 mm) 4 with points at both ends



8 1⁄2 stitches and 10 1⁄2 rows to one square inch


The original yarn may not be available due to the age of the pattern. Select the yarn type that is closest to the weight of the original yarn.


When reworking the pattern it is best to knit a tension swatch with your chosen yarn. To get the correct measurements, your tension must be the same as stated in the pattern.


Happy Knitting!


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1950s Latvian Style Mittens

  • You are buying a restored, recoloured and reformatted DIGITAL COPY of the original knitting pattern only. It is NOT the original pattern or finished product.  Your PDF will be available to download once payment is confirmed.

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