Nea

Knitting
October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
175 - 219 yards (160 - 200 m)
women's, but can be adjusted with gauge
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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 compromising on the width. And the rest of us just get some wiggle room for our fingers.

The name Nea comes from the 80 kilometer long river Nea that runs from the mountains of Sweden through Selbu out into Selbusjøen (the Selbu lake). I travelled alongside this river a lot growing up. Despite being opposite from the coast line, the wide river running between high forested hills always reminded me of those classic Norwegian fjord landscapes.

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

Yarn
Rauma 3 ply Strikkegarn (100% Norwegian wool, 108m / 118 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
28 (26) 24 (22) sts = 10 cm / 4” in stranded colourwork

Sizes
1 (2) 3 (4)
The samples were 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: 21.4 (23) 25 (27) cm / 8.5 (9) 9.75 (10.75)”
To be worn with 3 cm / 1.25” positive ease