Les Gens De La Ville | pattern

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While knitting these little townhouses, I thought of a french children's song my mother used to sing to me when I was little and that inspired the name “Les gens de la ville” which means “people in the town”. I found an english version of this song so it goes like this:

« Gathering mussels, mussels, mussels,
I do not want to go, Mommy,
The people in the town, town, town,
Have taken my basket, Mommy.!!"

You will need the following material to knit a pair of mittens:


  • SIRIUS [85% merino sw wool & 15% nylon and neps; 400 m / 100g] – 1 skein shown in Chocolat (COLOR A)
  • FLAMEL [60% merino sw wool, 20% nylon & 20% alpaca; 400m / 100g] – 1 skein shown in Aigue Marine (COLOR B)


GAUGE 38 stitches = 10 cm (4 in) in stranded colorwork after blocking.

SIZE Adult one size.


  • Wrist circumference : 15 cm (6 in)
  • Hand circumference : 18 cm (7 in)
  • Height of the hand (after the ribs to the tip) : 18 cm (7 in)

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2021-10-17: Correction in the finishing section for the thread to be cut.

Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Barbara Greaney
Les Gens de la Ville- very cute!

These mittens came out very cute... although the pattern is 95 percentage in English there are still a couple of instructions in french, but it is easy to figure out

Nathalie Bourre
So charming!

This is a gorgeous pattern, easy to pick so you can take your time and enjoy the knitting fully! A great one for anyone looking for a little more challenging colour work but still with two different yarns only!

Betty Flanigan
An Intriguing Pattern

I'm not ready to start it yet, but hope to soon. It was a lovely surprise to discover. It appears to be well written and easy to follow.


It is a beautiful pattern to knit. I really enjoyed to knit one for my daughter. She loved it. Thank you.x

Brenda Johnson
luvly mitts

delightful well written pattern