Nordic Mittens

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Nordic Mittens Pattern


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Knitting: Nordic Mittens
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Working in the round with two colors
  • Work with double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, or two circular needles

Pattern Description:

These circularly knit mittens are designed in the classic style of the two-color Selbu Mittens of 19th century Norway: ribbing, a large star motif (known in Norway as an "eight blade rose"), pointed tips, "seam" stitches, and different small motifs on the palm, thumb gusset, and thumb. An added twist of many colors makes these mittens more fun to knit. Only the background colors (CC) change, while the pattern color (MC) remains the same! Color charts are included.


9 sts and 9 rounds/inch. These mittens are knitted tightly to be warm.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Woman's Medium: 8" long + 3" cuff, 8.5" in circumference above the thumb.


  • Any sport weight yarns OR Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Weight (100% wool; 184 yd [168 m] /50 g): 111 Plumberry (MC), 102 Eucalyptus, 522 Nervous Green, N94 Bev's Bear, N93 Latte, 200 Bordeaux, 101 Burnt Sienna, N17 French Clay, 1 ball of each.
  • Size 1 (2.25 mm) and size 2 (2.75 mm) in dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

About Designer

About Designer

BethBRKnits on

Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which offers her knitting books, DVDs, schedule of workshops in North America and Europe, blog and eNewsletter sign up.

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