Snow Day Selbu Mittens by Erica Lange

Snow Day Selbu Mittens

Knitting
February 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
225 - 300 yards (206 - 274 m)
Small (Large)
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Inspired by snowy winter days and the intricate colorwork of Selbu mittens, the Snow Day Selbu Mittens feature motifs resembling snowflakes and snow-laden pine boughs. Grab these cozy mittens when you have a snow day from school or work and enjoy playing in the freshly fallen snow.

These mittens are worked in the round, bottom up, on either DPNs, two circular needles, or one long circular needle, whichever is your favorite method of knitting small circumference projects in the round.

Skills Required
This pattern requires the following skills:

  • Working in the round
  • Working increases and decreases

Yarn
Wild Violet Fibers Merino Fingering (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 437 yds per 100 g skein).

MC: 1 skein
CC: 1 skein

Needles
US 1 / 2.25 mm needles, or size required to obtain gauge.

You can use DPNs, two circular needles, or one long circular needle, whichever is your favorite method of knitting small circumference projects in the round.

Notions

  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder or scrap yarn

Gauge
36 sts and 40 rows = 4 in / 10 cm over colorwork pattern, blocked.

Size & Finished Measurements
Small (Large)
Circumference: 7.5 (8.5) in / 19 (21.5) cm
Length: 9 (10.5) in / 23 (26.5) cm

This pattern has been pattern tested. For pattern support, please contact Erica at wildvioletfibers@gmail.com.