Norwegian Mittens Kit


These beautiful two-color mittens are reminiscent of a pair I saw in a museum, in the style of the popular Selbu mittens of the 1800s.

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This kit includes the pattern and yarns necessary to knit this pair of mittens in one of three sizes, for a child, woman, or man. They are knitted circularly from cuff to tip and are based on a historic pair of Selbu mittens from 19th century Norway.  The ribbing is very short, as the patterning begins almost immediately, creating a complex design of two diamond shapes.  The pointed tips, “seam” stitches, and different small motifs on the palm, thumb gusset, and thumb complete the authentic look.

This is a kit for intermediate to advanced knitters due to the fact that the chart takes a lot of concentration. The thumb features the classic triangular thumb gusset and the hand ends in the well known pointed tip. The front motif is an elaborate diamond while the palm of the mitten is made of a simple geometric pattern. The two skeins of yarn included are Rauma Finullgarn (100% wool). The gauge is 7 sts and 8 rounds/inch.  Suggested needle sizes: US 3 (3.25mm). Finished circumference of hand above the thumb: 6 (8, 10)”.

There are four colors to choose from in addition to the white yarn: black, teal, green, or red.

Care: Handwash and lay flat to dry.  These yarns are NOT superwash.

Additional information

Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 9 × 8 × 2 in

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