Snøvotter by Skeindeer Knits


December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
361 yards (330 m)
XS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)
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Snøvotter are mittens inspired by the Norwegian winter. They are worked using Norwegian traditional principles, using an old Norwegian cast on, as well as a thumb gusset and top decrease which lend the mittens a lovely classic look.

We recommend knitting Snøvotter with an airy, thin Norwegian wool yarn. Here’s a bundle of yarn alternatives.

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 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 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.