Speedy Selbu Mittens by Skeindeer Knits

Speedy Selbu Mittens

August 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Women's S/M and M/L
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This is the even faster, even simpler Aran weight version of my DK Selbu Mittens. They are just as ideal for those new to colourwork mittens, with their row-by-row instructions not typically offered in most charted Norwegian patterns. Once you have made these, you should be able to knit colourwork mittens from a chart. I’m happy to offer pattern support, so please don’t hesitate to ask for help.

To kick off ‘The Selbu Miten Club II’, I’ve created this bonus pattern: A simple and unbelievably quick pair of colourwork mittens in the classic Selbu Mitten style. The club will take you on journey from Aran, to DK, to Sport to Fingering weight mittens. Advancing your colourwork knitting skills for each upcoming pattern.

Some practical info:


  • 1 x 100m/50g Aran/chunky yarn for the main colour
  • 1 x 100m/50g Aran/chunky yarn for the contrast colour

Needle size will vary depending on your gauge and the size you desire. But generally:

  • 1 x DPNs or magic loop circular gauge size needle
  • 1 x DPNs or magic loop circular 1 1/2 mm below gauge size needle


  • 20sts per 10cm/4” for a snug 9cm width fit
  • 18per 10cm/4” for a comfortable 10cm width fit

So, choose whichever needle size helps you achieve a 18-20 sts per 10cm/4” gauge. As a fairly tight knitter I would opt for 6mm/US7 for a comfortable 18sts gauge.

The bottom photo is a miniature ornament mitten made as per the ‘ornament hack’ included in The Speedy Snow Mitten collection.