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May 30, 2009

Free Pattern - Patons Canadiana Mitts

Everyone has their favourite patterns.

For me, they are patterns from back in the 60s and 70s - free patterns by Patons for Canadiana yarn.

I think I knit the slipper pattern exclusively for years! I didn't knit anything else, not even scarves!

But then I took up knitting again as an adult and I tried mittens. Of course I used the vintage Patons Canadiana pattern! It was also my first attempt at using dpns (what are dpns? double-pointed needles). After sewing the seam on my first ever pair of mittens, I then knit a pair on dpns so as to avoid those horrid seams!

And now, for anyone else needing a good, solid, vintage pattern for mittens, here is the vintage Patons Canadiana mitts pattern.

I need to find that slipper pattern and add it to my blog as well. I found a lovely typed out version here on a blog by 21st Century Girl, but I know I have it scanned somewhere as well. I'll add it when I find it.

If you'd rather buy knitted items than knit them, then you should check out my etsy shop! ennadoolf.etsy.com with a Knitting Boutique featuring handknit scarves, hats, dishcloths and more .. plus my own knitting patterns


  1. Thanks for this! I'm looking forward to the slipper pattern, that is what I want, an old stand by pattern.

  2. I found the slipper pattern - it will be on my blog later this month!

  3. I have a newer version of this pattern (1993) but I've used it so much, & spilled tea on it, it's falling apart. I'm using it right now to knit mitts for a friend, but before it falls apart any further, I thought I'd look up a copy on the internet to print out. Thankyou for posting a copy of the pattern here. I also noticed you have a copy of the Pattons Canadiana Slippers pattern, too. I lost my copy a couple years back. Pretty well had the pattern memorized for the plain slippers, tho. Thankyou again.

  4. Glad I could help, redspice! :)

    I searched for these 2 patterns for ages, then when I finally found paper copies again, I knew I had to put them out there for everyone! :)

  5. Thank you. I got these patterns from my mother a while back and have since misplaced them. She's gone now and I have been searching for it for ages. Knitting these brings her back for me so thank you for posting it.