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Selbuvotter Mittens: The Classic Norwegian Mitten

If you have always wanted to knit a Norwegian ski sweater, but have been daunted by the size of the project, Selbuvotter mittens are for you. Discover the rich patterns associated with Scandinavian textiles by learning to knit the black and white, intricately patterned Selbuvotter mittens using the stranded knitting technique. Selbu is located near Trondheim, Norway, where in the 1850s, a distinctive mitten and glove design developed. In this class, the student will be introduced to the tradition, choose a pattern and begin knitting a pair of these very beautiful Norwegian mittens. The mittens are knitted in the round using small size double pointed needles. These mittens make a great project for knitters of all skill levels. Students need to be able to cast on, bind off, knit and purl easily, and know how to increase and decrease stitches. The instructor will provide needles and yarn (if needed). Because time will be limited, our project will be child-size mittens.


New! Thu, Feb 16, 2017 - Fri, Feb 17, 2017
(Early bird tuition deadline: 01/05/17)

Course Details

Length in days:


$170.00 per student (Regular rate)
$150.00 per student (Early-bird rate)


Intermediate knitting skills required

* The Feb 16, 2017 course is part of the Northern Fiber Retreat event

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All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

Allen Holzhueter Allen Holzhueter

Allen has been knitting since the 1980s with an interest in multicolor knitting techniques. He has focused on the knitting traditions of Northern Europe and the British Isles, and has taught traditional Scandinavian, Fair Isle and Latvian projects using the multicolor technique. Allen has expanded on his fiber interests to include spinning his own knitting yarns on one of his several spinning wheels. Allen lives in Madison where he divides his time among knitting and spinning projects - and spoiling the family Greyhounds.

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Selbuvotter Mittens: The Classic Norwegian Mitten

Selbuvotter Mittens: The Classic Norwegian Mitten

Selbuvotter Mittens: The Classic Norwegian Mitten