Hjemme Mittens by Renate Yerkes

Hjemme Mittens

by Renate Yerkes
January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle
US 2 - 2.75 mm
200 - 240 yards (183 - 219 m)
One size (adult)
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From the Nordsjøen Mitten Collection, this mitten design is the first to be made available as an individual pattern.

Maritime and knitting traditions of the North go hand in hand. What better way to showcase this long-existing connection than knitting color-work mittens in the Norwegian style of ‘Selbuvotter’, graced with themes of seafaring symbolism: swallows in flight, anchors and sea spray?

The Norwegian name, Hjemme, means ‘home’ and this mitten design offers its own unique sequence of meaningful nautical elements.

This gorgeous 6-page digital booklet includes comprehensive written instructions and beautiful chart lay-outs for its individual right and left hand motifs and shares the lore behind the Hjemme mitten’s elemental features.

​One size (adult): Approximately 10 in/25.5 cm, from cuff edge to tip & 8 in/20.5 cm, hand circumference.

Yarn ~ Hudson & West Co., Weld series, or similar fingering

Needles ~ Set of double pointed needles in US size 2 (2.75 mm)

Gauge ~ 32 stitches x 32 rounds= 4 in/10 cm2 in Fair Isle knitting.