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Knit your own Norwegian Mitts

29 November, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


This 2-part class takes place on Wednesdays 29 November and 6 December.

Traditional Norwegian ‘Selbu’ mittens first appeared nearly 200 years ago, with their distinctive vertical column of fairisle snowflakes on the front.  And as with all iconic designs, the Selbu mitten pattern has spawned hundreds of new variations, including beautiful new designs by the London-based Norwegian knitwear designer, Eli “Skeindeer” Leistad.  Now you can join Eli for your own Nordic stranded colourwork journey as she begins an exciting new 3-part master class on Norwegian Mitten Knitting.

During the course, you will learn how to

  • follow a colourwork chart
  • carry two yarns at the same time and keep an even tension
  • understand the anatomy of a hand-knitted mitten
  • manage circular knitting of tiny circumference thumbs
  • complete the shaping required for the finished mitten

Knitting Proficiency

This class is suitable for knitters who are comfortable with knitting in the round on double pointed needles (DPNs) or using a circular needle with the magic loop method. Some familliarity with working with two colours is helpful.

You Will Need

2 x 50g balls DK weight yarn in  2 contrasting colours  (Eli Recommends Navia Trio).

4mm and 3.5mm circular needles or DPNs

Practice yarn and needles will be available for students to use during the class and can be purchased on the evening with a 10% participants discount.

About the Teacher

Eli Leistad is a 27 year-old Trønder doing a PhD in decision making psychology when she’s not knitting.

She hosts the Skeindeer Knits Podcast and Ravelry group.

Knitting-wise, she’s true to her roots with a love of all things stranded including Norwegian Mitts,  Icelandic jumpers, Swedish Bohus jumpers and Shetland and Fair Isle garments.


29 November, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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