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.

Rauma Finull (100% Norwegian wool, 175 m / 191 yds, 50 g).
Main colour: 50g #400 white.
Contrast colour: 50 g #403 grey.

You will get the best results if you use a fingerint to sport weight, non-superwash, woollen spun sheep’s wool yarn. Alternatives: Hillesvåg Ask or Vilje, Sandnes Tove, Jamieson’s Spindrift, Holst Supersoft etc.

Gauge-size needles and 0.5 mm below gauge-size needles for working small circumferences in the round.

The sample was made using 3 mm (US 2 ½) and 2.5 mm (US 1 ½) mm needles.

(34, 32, 30, 28) sts = 10 cm / 4” in stranded colourwork.

(1, 2, 3, 4)
The sample is knit in size 3 and worn with 2.5 cm / 1” ease around the knuckles.

Mitten circumference (19, 20, 21, 23) cm / (7.5, 7.75, 8.5, 9)”.
Different sizes are achieved with different gauges by using bigger needles for bigger sizes and smaller needles for smaller sizes.

3 stitch markers
Waste yarn for thumb hole