Explore knitting traditions of the North Atlantic by way of mittens. Norwegian Selbuvotter, Icelandic two-thumbed mittens, and Newfoundland shooting gloves are three of the classic mittens found in this vast region. Learn a little history and explore some special techniques for this necessary handwear. We will discover a couple of types of thumb construction and creative colorwork from both sides of the Atlantic. Choose one mini mitten to practice these skills, or if you’re exceptionally ambitious, knit them all!
Technique Requirements: Be comfortable knitting small diameter pieces in the round. Experience in two color knitting required for knitting Selbuvotter and Shooting mitts
Supplies for Class:
Yarn: For Selbuvotter and Shooting Mittens, two colors of DK weight traditional type of wool yarn preferred, in two colors with high contrast in value, (one light and one dark), 25g/50m each. 25g/50m. For Icelandic double thumb mittens, Lett Lopi Icelandic Wool, 25g/50m. Needles US 3, 4 & US 5, dpns or preferred method for knitting small diameter pieces. Note: Gauge is not critical in our samples. We may all get a different sized finished object. Our resulting mittens will be suitable for various sizes of fairies and small trolls.
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):