Norwegian Mittens

Norwegian Mittens

Beth Brown-Reinsel

Sunday All Day

Learn the special details of Norwegian mitten construction by knitting a mitten in two colors, circularly on double-pointed needles. Learn the Norwegian Purl, work a striped ribbing without the odd color bumps that usually show in ribbing, create seam stitches, the classic Norwegian thumb gusset, work different patterning for the front and palm, and the pointed tip shaping at the end of the mitten. In addition, yarn dominance and three knitting styles for color stranding will be presented (knitting with two yarns in the right hand or left hand, and one yarn in each hand). Designing will be

Skill Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles, Magic Loop, or working with two circulars). Prior experience with stranded color knitting is helpful.

Material fee: $3: for 20 page handout (in color) and charts

Green Nor Mitts

Student Supplies:
• For Adult Size: 3 oz each of 2 colors of worsted weight yarn and one set each of dp needles size US4 or 5 (3.5mm or 3.75mm) for ribbing, and US6 OR 7 (4.0mm or 4.5mm) for mitten body.
• Tapestry needle, stitch markers, sticky notes or magnetic board for reading the charts.

The Cuff
Cast on 40 sts with smaller sized needle in Long-Tail method with MC (main color, usually the darker color). Join and work K2, p2 ribbing for 10 rounds in MC. The remainder of the cuff will be worked in class.