New pattern: Jormungandr Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

New pattern: Jormungandr Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

After socking it for the biggest part of this year I am finally ready for something new. So when I was reading Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythoogy this summer I got inspired to design a set of patterns inspired by the characters of these stories.

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Jormungandr socks and source of inspiration

So I wrote and knitted, ribbed, knitted again, annoyed my test knitters (I love you ladies, you know that!! Right??) and finally had my first set of patterns ready to show.

The Jormungandr Socks and Mittens (click for patterns on Ravelry)

The first one I would like to present to you is Jormungandr, the mighty sea serpent that encompasses Midgard (our world), biting its own tail. She is one of the three children of Loki, god of mischief, and she will be there in the end of the world, Ragnarok, when she releases her tail and leaves the water of the sea.

Jormungandr socks knitting pattern
Jormungandr socks knitting pattern

With the snaking and winding braids in this pattern and the colour of the ocean I think these might do her a little justice at least. What do you think? The yarn I used for the socks is Cascade Heritage. 

Jormungandr socks knitting pattern
Jormungandr socks knitting pattern

I don’t know which I love more, the socks or the mittens, but for sure I am in love with the combination of cables, colour and yarn. This is my first time knitting with Cascade Sorata and I am stoked by the softness of it, but what else would you expect of 70% Baby Lama and 30% Silk?

Jormungandr mitts knitting pattern
Jormungandr mitts from Cascade Sorata

Then I had another idea: What if instead of just one set of patterns for socks and matching fingerless mittens I make four? And what if with each release I’d host a grand GIVEAWAY for readers of this blog? Oh YEAH!

So I will be releasing a series of three more Norse patterns in the coming months to keep you busy in autumn and winter. Each being accompanied by… And even crazier idea: What If I show you different makers of things to create a truely stunning set of matching beauty? It doesn’t always have to be just yarn and patterns, right?

That was when I found Meike of Nadelmikado. The maker of the prettiest project bags I have seen so far and I knew this was love on first sight. She found some great fabrics to match my series of sets and will have a limited edition of these ready for YOU with each release of patterns! And not enough with this, you’ll also be able to WIN some of her bags and more (read ONNNN!)

Jormungandr mitts and socks knitting pattern
Jormungandr mitts and socks knitting pattern

If you are a newsletter subscriber for this blog you have already received exclusive coupon codes for the Jormungandr Set of patterns and also for Meike’s project bags that were exclusively made for this release. It is a limited edition of 6 bags in total, so hurry if you want to grab one! (and sign up for the newsletter so that you don’t miss the next chance!). I will present Maike to you in an interview later this month!

Jormungandr socks knitting pattern
Jormungandr socks and the prettiest project bag in the world

The coolest (and sometimes most frustrating) thing about being a designer is that I get to do everything myself. I am not a professional photographer but I really love testing new angles and trying fun poses with my models. It was a lot of fun going out on a photoshoot with my friend Ipshita, who is a storyteller and dancer. I am incredibly thankful that I am blessed with friends who support me and cheer me on, and even lend a hand (or feet) for my photos. You will for sure see more of her here, soon!

Jormungandr mitts and socks knitting pattern
Jormungandr mitts and socks knitting pattern

Oh, you wanted to know about the GIVEAWAY! Sorry for my ramblings, so here it is.

To celebrate the release of the first of four sets inspired by Norse Mythology Meike, Cascade Yarns and myself are giving you the chance to

win this wonderful package

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Win me!


  • the brand new patterns for both Jormungandr socks and mittens
  • a project bag and matching project protector (aka needle garage for 15cm dpns) made by Nadelmikado
  • a skein of beautiful Cascade Sorata (70% Llama / 30% Silk) to start knitting right away!
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Beautiful project bags made by Meike from Nadelmikado

Just add needles and you’re ready to knit away!

If you want to win this beautiful package you just have to do the following three things:

  • sign up for my newsletter
  • comment on this blogpost with which colour you would cast on this set right away!
  • Comment also which colour combo you love best in Nadelmikado’s lovely project bags seen in the picture above.

Done with all three? Yay! You just entered your name in the giveway! Good luck!

If you are on Instagram, you will have another chance of winning one of these packages, head over to my profile and check out the rules for entering! Good luck!!

The winners will be chosen randomly on SUNDAY, September 9th 2018 at 20:30 GMT! 

And if you love this bag as much as I do, Meike will have a limited number of these waiting for you in her shop! BUT! Stay tuned here and you might even be able to win one of the few!!

Sign up for my newsletter and be the first one to know!

About the patterns:

Jormungandr is the mighty sea serpent that encompasses Midgard (our world), biting its own tail. She is on of the three children of Loki, god of mischief, and she will be there in the end of the world, Ragnarok, when she releases her tail and leaves the water of the sea.

These socks and fingerless mittens with their winding braids are a fabulous combination of mystic pattern and beautiful form. They look best when made from solid or semi solid yarns.
Charts and written instructions for variations in sizes are included for both patterns.

This patterns are suitable for knitters with some experience.

Techniques used are:
– knitting and purling in the round
– simple decreases
– knitting cables

What you need:

  • ~100g sock yarn (depending on size), for example Cascade Yarns Heritage (400m /100g) or similar in your favourite colourway (sample in the pictures is #5720 Deep Ocean)
  • 5double pointed needles (or circular needle) 2.5 or 3mm
  • stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle to sew in ends

Thank you to my wonderful test knitters Strickhummel2108, Binle, Urmare, SINessi and Heisto, cupkakemaker, to my model Ipshita and Suzieqtee for proof reading!!

Happy knitting and stay tuned for more releases soon!

Jormungandr mitts and socks knitting pattern
Ipshita Rajesh from Kalaakathaa

58 thoughts on “New pattern: Jormungandr Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

  1. Hi Doreen,
    what a nice idea! You always find so lovely things one might very much wish to have! Maybe I should finally try cables – it’s mitt-time anyway.
    My favorite colour to knit with would as usually be a variant of purple, maybe one of the malabrigo-arroyo balls in my stash. Or violett? Or red maybe? Or all of them? There is too much lovely wool in my boxes…
    All the best and have a really good and untroubled weekend!

  2. I love your new pattern. If I win the giveaway I would like the red & black bag and blue yarn. THANKS for this opportunity.

  3. So lovely patterns and I love your color. I would cast on with similar color. The project bag in purple would be perfect

    I already order your newsletter 👍🏻.

  4. Beautiful work! I am partial to purple color ways for knitting but the blue/black bag is my favorite

  5. WHOA! What an awesome surprise and so generous of you both!
    I’ve been sneaky peeking at the test knits so this would be wonderful!
    ok, seeing as DD2 has finally moved back to our colder climes I know she’d love a pair of mitts in Thistledown and such a shame she doesn’t knit…. oh well…guess I’d get to go with one of the blue bags..heh.

    As an aside…Celtic bag and the wee froggies are faved on Meike’s shop..they’re both gorgeous and of course with the required zips. 😉

    1. Thank you, that’s sweet of you, and so sneaky to peek in on my tester’s work, hehe 🙂 Bestest of luck to you!!

  6. I definitely need these in Cascade ‘Bluestone’. And I need to make at least two pairs of each as my daughter will ‘borrow’ them – permanently. Lol.
    The Hellblau knitting bag is beautiful!!

  7. I would use Deep Ocean in the Cascade Hertiage for the socks. I would use Scarlet in the Cascade Sorata for the mitts.

  8. I am drawn to the blue black and grey project bag. In it i would love to find the scarlet yarn to knit the patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win these.

  9. the red trimmed bag is my fav, it pops so well against the design of the bag. I love color. I also love cascade, I would make the mitts in cascade 220 100 % wool I have in my stash it is medium darker tone blue. Perfect for this. thx for having a contest. your patterns are lovely.

  10. These are beautiful! I love pinks and purple, so either of the bags with those colors are my first choice. Red Violet is a beautiful colorway in this yarn!

  11. Love the socks and mitts and since I’ve recently decided mitts are not the useless accessory that I previously thought they were, I’d love to knit yours in charcoal Cascade Sorata and store them in the black and silver Nadelmikado bag while I’m working on them.

  12. Dear Doreen, it’s such a beautiful pattern and it looks so pretty in any color 😍
    I would knit the set in a beautiful pink, I have someone in mind who would really be happy about it.
    The little bags are so lovely in all colors! Because I love lobe love blue, I’d chose the blue one.
    Thank you for the possibility to win this nice set!

  13. I would choose the green colour (Peridot 19) of Cascade Sorata yarn and dark blue project bag. Thank you for this opportunity!

  14. What a lovely offer! I would cast on in the grey yarn because I prefer cables in soft natural colourways. And, given a choice, I’d prefer the turquoise and black square Celtic knot pattern on the project bag you show with your lovely patterns.

  15. I would make this set in a dark pink/magenta. Love knitting cables :-). As for the bag, I love the one with the pink zip

  16. Hi Mrs. Mumpitz, I love your mitts and socks design very much. It’s difficult to choose a colour, they are all great. But If I’m lucky and win I would love the turquoise colour. Nadelmikado’s project bags a a real treat. Thanks and love from Switzerland.

  17. Ohhhh the turquoise yarn is my choice! Love the way it shows off your new patterns. Also would choose the bag pattern the gloves hand is holding, turquoise and black print.

  18. I love your give away, would love to start knitting right away with the dusky teal color way, the project bag in the teal/ celtic knot is lovely!
    Thank you!

  19. Oh my! What a beautiful pattern! I think it would be perfect fall knitting. It’s so stunning in the blue, but I think a nice sap green would be right up my alley. And the Celtic knotwork has such a nice pattern, but barring that the bag with the mint green zip seems quite cheerful, too!

  20. I would probably pick the turquoise to knit with first tho they are all beautiful and it would be hard to choose!! Your design is absolutely amazingly gorgeous!!! LOVE IT! 😍

  21. I LOVE the black and teal project bag above!! 💙
    Congrats on finishing your hubbies’ Advent socks ahead of schedule! YAY you!!! 😁

  22. I love the cables on the bag in the “Win Me” photo too! All of the bags are beautiful and would be well used and loved!! Thank you for the chance to win one 😗

  23. I am absolutely amazed that you knit so many beautiful socks. I definitely want to sign up for a chance to win your prize. I love the colour purple for yarn and purple for the extra gift. I also love knitting socks and absolutely love Opal yarn. NOt sure if this is the correct place to enter for your giveaway prize. You inspire me to get knitting more socks. I am Cdn living on a small island so not always easy to shop – do it mostly by mail. thank you Corinne

  24. I love your choice of colours and all the options are lovely! I would probably opt for dusky teal yarn and the bag closest in colour to that, but it is tough to decide on just one!

  25. I love that book, and the patterns look great and go well with it! I would choose the Bluestone yarn and the bag with the darkest blue (the middle one in the stack).

  26. Such a lovely pattern and sweet offer! I would knit these for my 14-year old, who went through a rough patch the past year and who is currently reading Norse Mythology and loving it.
    I think she would prefer Antique Moss (18). As for the beautiful project bags – the light blue one certainly caught my eye 🙂
    Thank you for designing and being such an inspiration!

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