Flora by Skeindeer Knits

Flora

Knitting
November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
175 - 219 yards (160 - 200 m)
women's, but can be adjusted with gauge
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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.

Given the floral look of these mittens I couldn’t help myself from naming these after the little hamlet Flora. Flora and Mebonden are connected by the river Nea, flowing through deep valley pine forest hills, that holds great resemblance to the idyllic Western Norwegian fjord landscapes, despite being far east into the country.

If you need any help with this pattern then this topic in my group is the best place for support.

Yarn
Navia Trio (34% Faroese, 33% Australian, 33% Shetland wool, 120m / 131 yds, 50g)
50g of light grey (main colour)
50g of navy blue (contrast colour)
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Needles
Gauge-size needles and 0.5 mm below gauge-size needles for working small circumferences in the round.
The sample was made using 4 mm (US 6) and 3.5 mm (US 4) mm needles.

Notions
Stitch marker, waste yarn

Gauge
26 (24) 22 (20) sts = 10 cm / 4” in stranded colourwork

Sizes
1 (2) 3 (4)
The sample was made in size 3.
Different sizes are achieved with different gauges by using bigger needles for bigger sizes and smaller needles for smaller sizes.

Finished measurements
Mitten circumference: 20 (21.7) 23.6 (26) cm / 7.75 (8.5) 9.25 (10.25)”
To be worn with 3 cm / 1.25” positive ease