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Norwegian Fingerless Mitts

Instructor: Kristin Drysdale       Class Capacity: 25
Class Level: Intermediate      

Description ~ Norwegian Fingerless Mitts

Scandinavian knitting motifs have a rich history of symbolism. This is one of Kristin's favorite parts about Nordic knitting. I love that knitting holds secret messages of inspiration and love. Learn about the symbolism and history of Nordic knitting and make Kristin's Fingerless Mitts. These fingerless mitts are based on the traditional Selbu mitten but with a modern twist. Knit with Tuku fingering weight yarn, these mittens are traditional and beautiful. These mitts are the perfect project for trying out knitting with small needles and small yarn. I love the fabric that comes from knitting with finger-weight yarn and small needles. I also love intricate knitting patterns. These mitts are the perfect place to start. They knit up relatively quickly, and they are a great small and portable project that will be a lovely gateway to Norwegian knitting. Fingerless mitts are great for cool and cold days. It's amazing how cozy you can feel when your wrists are warm. Fingerless mitts make great gifts.

Materials Needed ~ Norwegian Fingerless Mitts

  • Yarn: Tuku Wool |Fingering| 100 % Finnish Wool | 200 m (218 yd) per 50-g skein

  • Main Color: 1 skein 02 Humu (grey) | approximately 82 meters/90 yards

  • Contrasting Color: 1 skein 01 Sake (white) | approximately 77 meters/ 85 yards

  • Needles: double-point needles 2 mm and 2.5 mm (or size double-pointed needles to obtain the correct gauge)

Homework ~ Norwegian Fingerless Mitts

  • Gauge and swatch - 30 stitches/34 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm

  • Sizes - Women's large/men's medium: 4.5 (11.25 cm) x 7.25" (19 cm