Norwegian Mittens

Students will learn Norwegian mitten construction, knitting a mitten in two colors on double pointed needles. Techniques to be covered include the striped, ribbed cuff, the Norwegian thumb gusset, seam stitches, different patterning for the front and palm, and the pointed tip shaping at the end of the mitten. Designing will be discussed as well as several options in thumb construction.

Time: 6 hours

Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles)

Supply List

  • For Adult Size: 3 oz each of 2 colors of worsted weight yarn and one set each of dp needles size 4 (3.5mm) for ribbing, and 6 OR 7 (4.0-4.5mm) for mitten body.
  • For Large Child Size:  3 oz. each of 2 colors of DK weight yarn and one set each of dp needles size 3 (3.25mm) for ribbing, and 4 or 5 (3.5-3.75mm) for mitten body.
  • Tapestry needle, stitch markers, sticky notes or magnetic board for reading the charts.


The Cuff:  Cast on 40 sts with main color.  Join and work k2, p2 ribbing for 10 rounds.  Leave on needles, do not break yarn.  The remainder of the cuff will be worked in class.


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