The Galileo Mittens pattern is finally ready for public consumption!

Galileo mitttens

Bring some celestial beauty into your life with these unique and fun mittens. The Galileo mittens are worked in a mirrored, non-repeating stranded colourwork pattern on the hand that is reminicient of Renaissance astronomy charts and inspired by the stars. Striped cuffs and thumbs, as well as a diamond palm pattern, provide a visual geometric contrast. A close fit keeps your hands toasty while you contemplate the heavens.

Recommended for intermediate knitters.

natalie models Galileo mittens

Women’s M [L]
Size L contains 5 extra rounds for additional length in the mitten hand.
Size can be further altered by changing the gauge and needle size.
For a larger mitten, use needles one size larger. For a smaller mitten, use needles one or two sizes smaller.

Finished Measurements
Palm Circumference: 8.25 inches around palm
Length: 10 [10.5] inches from tip to end of cuff

Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (100% merino wool; 175 yd/50g)
1 skein of each of two colours;
[MC]: 40 g/140 yards of equivalent fingering weight yarn
[CC]: 30 g/105 yards of equivalent fingering weight yarn
2.5 mm/US 1 double pointed needles, set of 4 or 5;
or 32-inch or longer circular needle, or two circular neeedles
2 stitch markers
waste yarn
tapestry needle

32 stitches and 36 rounds = 10cm/4in square in two-colour stockinette stitch, chart pattern

Important Sizing Note:
The Galileo Mittens shown here were knit to fit very small hands and are shorter than this pattern will
produce as written. The Chart as presented will result in a very slightly different pattern on the back of the hand, as several rounds were inserted before the decrease rounds at the top of the mitten (not shown). If your mittens look a bit different from the photo near the top of the hand, don’t worry! You’re still on the right track!

How to Buy
This 5-page PDF download contains written instructions and charts. File size: 1.4 MB Ravelry download. Payment is by Paypal balance or credit card (no Paypal or Ravelry membership needed).

23 Responses to “a Hallowe’en treat!”

  1. teopea

    The name is a stroke of brilliance. I don’t know when I’m going to get the chance to make them but make them I will – and as soon as I get the chance.

  2. Seanna Lea

    Ooh, I want, and I have already decided that the holiday season gives me free reign to buy yarn (because my stash is a lot smaller than it used to be). Especially because I managed to pack completely away all of my scarves, hats and mittens! *brr*

  3. Mae

    How you tempt me!!!
    Now it looks as though I’m going to need to learn how to knit fair isle… sigh! ha.

  4. Kiersten

    I rarely see a pattern that makes me say, “I MUST HAVE THOSE!!!!!” I have been checking every day for this. Already cast on and have one cuff done! Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

  5. Artistmouse

    Yay! I love the look of these mittens. I must download the pattern at once.

  6. Sarah

    I’ve never-ever-ever been motivated to knit mittens (much preferring sweaters), but these, THESE have tempted me. Gorgeous. Nice work!

  7. Guro

    Hi:) I love this pattern!! I am used to the Norwegian selbu mittens, and these are a delightfull change:) I am casting on as we speak:) Thank you for the pattern.

  8. Carole Houck

    I really like several of your shawls–is there any other way to buy them
    other than pay pal? I could send you a check–you could send me the
    patterns when the check clears.

    Your designs are wonderful. Carole

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