Updated 18-Aug-2015

Härkeberga Guldmantel Fingerless Mitts

Pattern for download

Price: 6,25 USD (Incl. Swedish VAT. Final VAT amount depends on the buyer's country.)

The main motif for the fingerless mitts is inspired by one of Albertus Pictor’s medieval murals in Härkeberga church in Uppland, Sweden. The mural shows the three kings presenting gifts to baby Jesus in Marys lap. The murals on this wall are damaged, but the brocaded pattern in gold and black on Mary’s cloak still stands out.

Härkeberga Guldmantel means Golden Cloak from Härkeberga in swedish.

Härkeberga Guldmantel fingerless mitts are available in one size: ladies' M. Mesurement of garment: approx. 16,5 cm long and 10,5 cm wide. The pattern includes two versions: version 1 is knitted in 100% wool 2-ply in 5 colours. Version 2 is knitted in a variegated yarn for contrasting colour and a solid yarn for main colour.

Yarn, Version 1

100% wool 2-ply from Kampes (100 g = 300 m) and Tuna 100% wool from Borgs Vävgarner in green gold nr 3055 (100 g = 310 m) or similar.

Yarn, Version 2

Lucca from BC yarns 100% merino in black/ub 25 (100 g = 300 m) and Casbah from Hand Maiden 81% merino 10% cashmere 10% nylon in colour Safari (115 g = 325 m) or similar.

Aternative yarns, if you can´t get the Kampes 2-ply wool yarn originally used for this design.

Needle size

2 and 3 mm double pointed needles.


28-29 sts and 35 rounds stranded knitting as in chart on larger needles = 10 cm.

This pattern is also available in swedish



Photo of the fingerless mitts Härkeberga GuldmantelMural from Härkeberga Church by Albertus PictorVersion 2 of the Härkeberga Guldmantel mitts