Skeindeer Knits

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 6 patterns

All six of these designs are written to be made both toe-up and cuff-down! All are made with a German short-rows heel, and are based on traditional Scandinavian colourwork charts that are easily memorable.

eBook : 5 patterns

This collection of 5 Selbu Mitten patterns is the end result of a concluded 4-month long pattern subscription club. From September to December 2017 one mitten pattern was released on a monthly basis. The mittens are all knit in DK weight yarn and are written up with colourwork mitten beginners in mind. The aim is to equip the knitter with the skill and confidence to tackle traditional Norwegian colourwork mittens.

eBook : 5 patterns

Welcome to The Selbu Mitten Club II! This pattern subscription club will grant you exclusive access to four as of yet unpublished Norwegian colourwork mitten patterns. They will each be released at the beginning of every month until the end of 2018, and each will be sent straight to your Ravelry inbox.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cardigan
Kosekofte is highly inspired by traditional Norwegian lusekofter. It is meant to be very over-sized, but the pattern gives instructions for how to make the sleeves and body shorter should you not want a “coatigan”.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a classic Faroese style shawl with a simple lace pattern that knits up quickly on big needles with fine woolly yarn. The Faroese shape is gives the shawl a great fit over the shoulders as well as for wrapping it around your neck. As per tradition, the shawl knits bottom-up, so make sure you do not cast on too tightly. Any fingering weig...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a relatively simple top-down stockinette sweater, using the contiguous construction method to create a set-in-sleeve-look seamlessly. If you are new to this method it can be a bit daunting and confusing. So I have included some more descriptive boxes throughout the pattern to help you along.
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
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Knitting: Mittens
The final pattern of The Selbu Mitten Club II is the December mittens Effie. With these mittens we are going further down in needle size, and also going full circle to where we started off with the club. Effie is actually an alternative pronunciation of Evja, and I have gone for a similar aesthetics and colour scheme. There are also two ‘tveban...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These so socks were knit out of Voolenvine Footsie BFL nylon sock yarn in her Christmas colourways Vampmas and Driven Snow. The socks can be knit either cuff-down and toe-up. The sample socks were knit cuff-down.
Knitting: Knee-highs
Hello fellow knitter! I don’t know about you, but my feet and legs turn into icicles in the colder season. So I designed these stockings with the aim of remedying that, and I hope they will warm you up as well. They are named after a place in Norway that is very special to me, and certainly a place where I will have tons of use for these stocki...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Hjaltland was the Old Norse name for Shetland, and seemed a fitting name to a pair of socks designed by a Scandinavian but inspired by the Fair Isle heritage. The socks were made using Moods of Colors True Corriedale, designed for the MoC yarn club 2018, alongside designers Anna of Yarnesty and Pia of kammebornia. The socks can be worked both t...
Knitting: Mittens
Kits for these mittens can be purchased here!
Knitting: Mittens
Kits for these mittens can be purchased here!
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a top-down circular colourwork yoke with a steek in the front. The body and sleeve instructions are given with specific measurements in mind, but suggestions as to how you can adjust length is given in the pattern.
Knitting: Mittens
These are the October mittens for The Selbu Mitten Club II. You can make these using two 50g skeins of the Norwegian DK weight yarn Rauma 3 ply Strikkegarn, one for each colour. These mittens are relatively simple and quick to knit up, using a floral traditional chart from the Selbu region of Norway.
Knitting: Mittens
The Spunni mittens are my contribution to the “Not Everyone Goes to Rhinebeck“ Virtual Festival - a festival for those of us suffering severe yarn festival fomo. The pattern is inspired by traditional Norwegian Selbu mittens, with leafy snowflakes on a yellow autumnal background to celebrate the changing seasons this time of year. The yarn used...
Knitting: Mittens
These are the September mittens for The Selbu Mitten Club II. They are made using two 50g skeins of the Norwegian DK weight yarn Rauma 3 ply Strikkegarn, one for each colour. These are relatively simple and quick to knit up, using traditional geometrical charts from the Selbu region of Norway.
Knitting: Mittens
This is the even faster, even simpler Aran weight version of my DK Selbu Mittens. They are just as ideal for those new to colourwork mittens, with their row-by-row instructions not typically offered in most charted Norwegian patterns. Once you have made these, you should be able to knit colourwork mittens from a chart. I’m happy to offer patter...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is my contribution to the #titsoutcollective orchestrated by Countess Ablaze, in response to a plethora of issues us women face in our professional and personal lives.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks were inspired by my trip to Greece for a knitting retreat in Rhodes. I designed these as a way of coming down from the Hellenic high, using yarn hand dyed by Greek yarn dyer TréLiz. The socks are worked toe-up, and works well for beginners to this sock-knitting method, as the toe itself is pure stockinette. I have incorporated my fa...
Knitting: Pullover
Language: English
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is directly inspired from my Vinterfjell yoke sweater, a Norwegian word that translates to ‘winter mountain’. The hat uses the same motif as the Vinterfjell sweater but with the charts to fit a hat construction that is easy to follow. This pattern is perfect to either try out colours for your Vinterfjell yokes, or to use up left-over y...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts are dedicated to my late grandmother. She was a remarkably patient, selfless, and caring Farmor (meaning ‘dad’s mum’) and she looked after me and my sister a lot when we were young. This lovely yarn by Ovis et Cetera arrived at my door the day Farmor passed away, and I knew immediately that I had to design something pract...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These socks were named after my very knitworthy grandmother, Anna, a prolific and thorough knitter herself. The charts used is my take on the Scandinavian four-leaf clover pattern. A pattern that never seems to go out of style even though it’s one of the oldest Nordic pattern repeats. The pattern is easily memorisable, and...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These socks were named after my late grandmother, Brit. She was an incredibly kind and patient woman, and a speedy sock knitter. Even in her later years, marked by severe dementia and poor eye sight, she could whip out socks in no time. Here I have used on of my favourite traditional Nordic colourwork charts. The pattern i...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These socks were made for my sister, Eirin, who insisted on having her own pair after seeing the socks I designed for my friend Kristi. And so, the idea of a sock collection begun! The pattern is easily memorisable, and you’ll have a pair of socks finished before you know it. You can knit these socks toe-up and cuff-down a...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These were the first socks I designed for this collection. They were initially made as a quick and easy Christmas present for my friend Kristi, and ended up inspiring an entire bundle of socks. The pattern is easily memorisable, and you’ll have a pair of socks finished before you know it. You can knit these socks toe-up or...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These socks were named after my great grandmother’s sister, Nelly, who passed away shortly before turning 102(!) during the time I was designing these socks. She was a remarkably witty lady! The pattern is easily memorisable, and you’ll have a pair of socks finished before you know it. You can knit these socks toe-up and c...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These socks were named after my great grandmother, Ragna, who was rocking the flapper style in 1920s rural Norway, at a time and place when it was literally unheard of. The charts used in these socks stem from the Gotland mittens ‘hourglass’ which were collected in the early 1920s as a museum piece. The pattern is easily m...
Knitting: Pullover
Language: English
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Mittens
Kvello is the fourth and final pattern in the Selbu mitten club. This pattern has the most intricate chart of them all, but follows the same construction method as its predecessors. So what you get is a relatively quick and easy to make, but impressive looking, pair of mittens. I will readily admit that these are my favourite mittens in the club.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
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Knitting: Mittens
Snøvotter are mittens inspired by the Norwegian winter. They are worked using Norwegian traditional principles, using an old Norwegian cast on, as well as a thumb gusset and top decrease which lend the mittens a lovely classic look.
Knitting: Mittens
This is the third pattern in the Selbu mitten club. The Flora mittens offer a more intricate and organic motif, taking us yet another step away from the easily memorisable ‘Selbu rose’ (aka ‘Norwegian star’). Aside from that, the mitten will stick to the construction formula you’ve grown familiar with when knitting the Selbu and Mebonden mittens.
Knitting: Mittens
Julebukk can refer to children going door-to-door Carol singing for sweets. Alternatively it could refer to a ‘halmbukk’, Straw buck, a deer or goat made out of straw, dressed up red ribbons. A staple in Scandinavian juledecor.
Knitting: Mittens
This was a mystery mitten pattern running from the 19th of November to the 3rd of December 2017.
Knitting: Mittens
The second instalment of the Selbu Mitten club offers a slightly more intricate pattern on the back of the hand than its predecessor. Moreover, the hand is actually a bit wider than the ‘Mebonden’ and ‘Selbu’ mittens. This will allow those of you with a longer row-gauge than mine to go down in needle size to make the mittens shorter, without co...
Knitting: Stocking
A simple Scandinavian nisselue from me to all of you, wishing you happy holidays. Knit in the round using rib and stockinette only. This is my gift to all of you as thanks for your tremendous support as I am dipping my toes into knitwear designs.
Knitting: Mittens
Among all the patterns in this club, these are the most archetypal Selbu mittens, and arguably also the most intuitive pair to knit. The idea is that we start simple, and then pair by pair build up confidence and ability to tackle more intricate colourwork design.
Knitting: Mittens
Hello fellow knitter! The leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping, so it’s time for hot drinks and warm mittens. I love a hot pumpkin spiced beverage this time of year. So, for those of us who believe a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove can make the world a better place, I have made a mitten pattern.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Hello fellow knitter! Colder weather is imminent and I for one need to get my hands cosy whilst still being able to use my fingers for typing and knitting and whatnot. So, I whipped up this fingerless mitt pattern, using a traditional Norwegian thumb gusset, and borrowing some old Norwegian pattern repeats for the palm.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! Here is a pattern for you to use up all your scraps from past sock projects. If you’ve only done vanilla socks, this is a perfectly suitable first colourwork sock project. Although I only describe Judy’s magic cast-on, the German short row heel and a 1x1 rib cuff, you can easily plot in your favourite heel, cuff and toe. W...
Knitting: Mittens
This is an ideal beginner’s pattern for Norwegian mittens, or colourwork mittens in general. It has row-by-row instructions not typically offered in most colourwork mitten patterns. Once you have made these, you should be able to knit colourwork mittens from a chart. I’m happy to offer pattern support, so please don’t hesitate to ask for help.
Knitting: Legwarmers
A pattern I made up as I knitted a few years ago. Thought I’d write it up as a pattern and give away for free, for anyone who would like to have a go at it.
Knitting: Potholder
A pair of potholders I came up with a few years ago. Thought I’d write it up as a pattern and give away for free, for anyone who would like to have a go at it.