Flora by Skeindeer Knits


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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.

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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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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.

Stitch marker, waste yarn

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

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