Effie by Skeindeer Knits


December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
9-15cm width: pre-teen, teen; women's small, medium, large; men's small, medium, large, xl
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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 ‘tveband’ (more popularly known as Latvian braids) added to the cuffs.

For these mittens I have used the fantastic Shetland yarn dyed by Ovis et Cetera in the colourways Toffee and Fog, which I wouldn’t hesitate a second to recommend. It feels so lovely and gives a smooth surface.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern, and if you need any help this topic in my group is the best place for support.

You will need

  • Yarn: 1 x 50 gram skein of each colour.
  • Needles: 1 x DPNs or magic loop circular gauge size needles & 1/2 mm below gauge size needles.

Gauge and sizes

  • Gauge ranges from 34 to 24 sts = 10cm/4”, depending on size. The wonderful thing about woollen spun yarn is that it can be used with vastly different gauges.
  • Sizes ranges from 9cm width (pre-teen) to 15cm width (men’s xl), depending on gauge
  • In other words, gauge is important to achieve the desired size.
  • If you are completely lost regarding needles, gauge and size, I can tell you that the average knitter would likely get an average women’s size using 2.5mm/US1 1/2 needles. This is a bit of a gamble though, as everyone’s tension differs.

The suggested substitute yarns are categorised as different weights (sport, fingering, 4ply). This is often because these yarns are from countries that don’t use these categories. However, if you hold strands from each yarn together side by side, you’ll notice they look very much the same.