Norwegian Mittens

If you guessed that my previous post was mittens, you would be correct!
I have known how to knit for a while now.  Mrs. Million taught me how to knit so I could make a scarf for Cricket when I was in elementary school.  I picked it up again shortly before moving to Minnesota and it was there I fell in love.  Minnesota has some of the best yarn shops I have ever seen.  Most are quaint shops with inspiration around every corner.  It was in Minnesota that I discovered Dale of Norway and other Norwegian-inspired patterns (and it doesn’t hurt that Minnesota has a high population of people with Scandinavian roots).  It quickly became a goal of mine to knit a Dale of Norway sweater.  Now, I don’t actually have any Norwegian roots, but as a knitter I feel like I just might be!
I got a book a few weeks ago called Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition that is filled with patterns for gloves and mittens from Selbu, a small area of Norway. Although I have never been to Selbu, knitting these mittens took me right back!  I imagined myself sitting on the porch of a small, rustic cabin overlooking a fjord while knitting.

Pattern: NHM#7 from Selbuvotter
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in Pimento and White
Size: Women’s Medium

6 thoughts on “Norwegian Mittens

  1. Katie. These.are.amazing!!!!!Nice work! I would love to say you should teach me someday, but I'm just not sure I have the patience for knitting. My mom has tried to invest in me in that way and I always turn back to crochet. Anyway…nice to see what you're up to! Congrats on the new house and of course the wedding. :)~ Beth

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