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Fiber Art

Selbuvotter Mittens: The Classic Norwegian Mitten

Course Overview

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 knit 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.

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