Skeindeer Knits

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eBook : 6 patterns

This hat collection contains 6 unique hat patterns that are each based on existing sweater pattern designs of mine. Making a matchy-matchy hat to your sweater is a great way to use up any leftover yarns you may have. Or you might just want to rejoice in hat knitting just for the sake of it.

eBook : 4 patterns

All four patterns of this summer collection have Scandinavian lace patterns traditionally found in woolly garter shawls and wraps. In this collection I have re-purposed these old motifs for a set of quick to make and easy to wear summer garments and accessories.

eBook : 6 patterns

All six of these designs are written to be made both toe-up and cuff-down! All are made with a German short-rows heel, and are based on traditional Scandinavian colourwork charts that are easily memorable.

eBook : 5 patterns

Each mitten pattern comes with an ornament hack so that you can make these mittens on finer yarn and needles to make tiny adorable ornaments.

eBook : 5 patterns

If you purchase all three Selbu Mitten clubs at once (Club 2, Club 3) you save 20% on these and any other pattern of mine that’s in your cart at the same time.

eBook : 5 patterns

If you purchase all three Selbu Mitten clubs at once (Club 1, Club 3) you save 20% on these and any other pattern of mine that’s in your cart at the same time.

eBook : 5 patterns

Welcome to the third instalment of the Selbu Mitten Club! This is a pattern subscription club that lasts from September 2019 to January 2020. At the beginning of each month you will receive a colourwork mitten pattern in the Norwegian Selbu Mitten style.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Tee
Othilie is a quick and simple cotton top, with a hint of puff shoulders and a subtle sweetheart neckline. I designed this because I wanted a summer-friendly hand-knitted wardrobe staple to go with all my skirts.
Knitting: Tee
Redcurrant is a puff-shoulder galore vintage-y linen blouse. Because I want to look fancy in the scorching heat of summer too!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Sealine is the product of me wanting a vintage 1930s-ish beach top. The button-opening is purely for decoration, and not function, as the top is worked in the round.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Stonewood Mini Cardigan is the children’s cardigan version of the Stonewood pullover. The cardigan is worked top-down and seamlessly in the round. The front has a steek that is cut open and then you pick up button bands on each side. Sizes 4-12 years have short-row shaped necks so the back neck is higher than the front.
Knitting: Pullover
The Stonewood Mini Pullover is the children’s version of the Stonewood pullover. The pullover is worked top-down and seamlessly in the round. Sizes 1/4-2 years feature a steeked neck opening to more easily get the sweater over the head. Meanwhile sizes 4-12 years have short-row shaped necks so the back neck is higher than the front.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Zebrina is a summer top inspired by vintage tea-dresses, made in fine linen yarn held double. The top is knitted top-down, starting with the contiguous method for the shoulders, then working the fronts and back flat separately to the underarms.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Haldogard cardigan is the companion pattern to the Haldogard pullover, both of which are based on a historical fisherman’s jumper from my home region Trøndelag. The cardigan is worked top-down, seamlessly in the round, with steeks for the armholes, neck opening and cardigan opening. It also features folded cuffs, with rib on the inside, so ...
Knitting: Pullover
The Haldogard pullover is the companion pattern to the Haldogard cardigan, both of which are based on a historical fisherman’s jumper from my home region Trøndelag. The sweater is worked top-down, seamlessly in the round, with steeks for the armholes and neck opening. It also features folded cuffs, with rib on the inside, so you can omit the cu...
Knitting: Vest
The Academic Vest is a classic looking fair isle style vest, worked seamlessly in the round. You only ever have to work with two colours per round at the most, and there are steeks for the armholes and neckline so you do not have to purl in stranded colourwork.
Knitting: Pullover
The Synchestra pullover mimics a vintage style set-in sleeve sweater, but is all worked simultaneously in the round, with minimal assembly at the end.
Knitting: Cardigan
Trolltind is a warm and simple stockinette cardigan with optional puff shoulders or regular shoulders. The cardigan is worked seamlessly in the round, with minimal assembly in the end. You can make it with chunky-heavy aran weight yarn or with DK weight yarn held double. This pattern is also a great way to try out steeking for the first time.
Knitting: Pullover
The Librarian is an elegant impressive looking pullover. Although it appears to have set-in sleeves and to be covered in cables, the sleeves are worked contiguously with the body, and there are no cables involved at all. The pattern includes optional puff shoulders, as pictured.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Akantus Cardigan lends its name from the old Akantus leaf ornament found in ancient Greek architecture, that somehow made its way to traditional Norwegian colourwork knitting. This cardigan is worked top-down in the round, and has you pick up for the sleeves, shape the shoulders with short-rows, and work the sleeves top-down as well. The ca...
Knitting: Pullover
Cherry Puff is as warm and comfortable as it is elegant and flattering. It uses a simple top-down contiguous construction method where you work the shoulders before you work the body and sleeves all in one. The eyelet motif in the front and the drapey sleeves gives a vintage inspired look, and the sleeve length can be modified.
Knitting: Pullover
You can get kits for this pattern on Susan Crawford’s website!
Knitting: Mittens
This mitten pattern is a mystery knitalong (shortened to MKAL) that runs from the 1st to the 21st of December 2020. That means the pattern will be filled out gradually, each clue being released on the following dates: the 1st, 5th, 9th, 13th, 17th and 21st of December. In other words, six clues in total, that will come out just in time for you...
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat goes with the Eventyr sweater pattern that you can find in the Knit With Attitude 10th Anniversary book. It uses thick and lovely Hillesvåg Blåne. A chunky weight pelt wool yarn which is both shiny, woolly and warm.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is the hat version of the Isbre sweater, using the same historical Norwegian colourwork chart, and employing the same smart method for avoiding long floats. The hat has a folded brim to keep your ears warm and snug in the cold.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is designed to go with both the Kosekofte cardigan and Kosekofte pullover (pictured above, released shortly after the hat pattern). The pattern includes tips for how to modify it to have a lice-dot-pattern and stripes so it matches the pullover more closely.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is the hat pattern companion to the Nordbakkan cardigan, made with leftover yarn from the cardigan: Rauwerk sport weight Bavarian merino. The hat has a very simple conventional construction and a simple colourwork chart ideal for beginners.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Otra hat goes both with the Otra Yoke Cardigan, pictured above, as well as the popular Otra drop shoulder pullover. The pattern features a triple folded brim to keep your ears warm and snug.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Otra Yoke Cardigan is a top-down cardigan worked entirely in the round with a steek for the front of the cardigan. The nostalgic colourwork chart is simple and easy to memorise. Moreover, the length of the body can be modified from a cropped 10” to a full 14” length, and there are two optional waist shaping: for relatively smaller and large...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Stonewood is the hat pattern version of the Stonewood pullover, made in the same lovely aran-to-chunky weight yarn Rauma Vams. The decreases for the crown are incorporated into the chart, almost like an Icelandic yoke, but for the head!
Knitting: Pullover
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Knitting: Cardigan
The Synchestra cardigan is perfect for the inbetween seasons where a thin layer of warm wool goes a long way. It looks great with skirts as well as trousers, and the body and sleeve length is easy to modify to suit the recipient. The lace and cable pattern is intuitive and memorisable, and the cardigan assembles itself as you knit. Altough the ...
Knitting: Cardigan
If you have bought, or are currently buying, the Vesle Vinterfjell sweater, you get this pattern half price.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Bunad shawl is worked top-down like a traditional triangle shawl, but with a growing centre panel to give the wingspan a slight curve. The shawl is strongly inspired by Norwegian bunadsjal that are commonly worn with a bunad dress, draped around the shoulders. The fine woollen-spun yarn on big needles gives a light and lofty garter fabric s...
Knitting: Pullover
Tjukk Haust is the chunky-raglan-pullover version of my set-in-sleeve Haust cardigan. This sweater is worked bottom-up in the round, eventually joining the sleeves and body together to work the raglan shaping in the round. The raglan decreases are placed so that the sweater is well shaped for the shoulders while shaping the neckline flat.
Knitting: Mittens
These are easily my favourite mittens from The Selbu Mitten Club III, and quite possible out of all the clubs. The main motif is one of the more unusual Selbu Mitten motifs, but it’s unmistakably a Selbu mitten, with its striped cuff, thumb gusset and geometric palm pattern. The great detail is achieved by finer yarn and thinner needles.
Knitting: Cardigan
I wanted to create a pattern of my favourite way of making a colourwork yoke cardigan with no extra faff. It’s worked top-down in the round with a simple colourwork motif and a lot of stockinette that I worked on while having a cuppa with friends. I then photographed the cardigan at the wonderful Leadenhall Market in London.
Knitting: Mittens
Like Sildra, Overik features numerous characteristics that are common to the more archetypical Selbu mitten, but with finer yarn for more detail. Fun fact: traditionally, Selbu mittens with stranded colourwork cuffs were for men only, and lace cuffs were only to be worn by women. However, the striped cuffs could be worn by all.
Knitting: Pullover
‘Sweater hug’ is a sweater to be made in the squishiest, plump, DK weight yarn you just want to be cocooned in. It’s a sweater that will hug you on darker days, warm you on colder days and comfort you no matter what. It’s a snuggle-up-in-the-sofa-with-woolly-socks-and-hot-tea sort of sweater.
Knitting: Pullover
An Islender is to Norwegians what the Aran jumper is to the Irish and the Guernsey is to the British; a thick woollen sweater made to keep sailors warm and dry when at sea. I have made my own somewhat more modern take on it, with a top-down construction to more easily adapt length to the wearer, and lighter yarn more suitable for us landlubbers
Knitting: Mittens
This is a festive mystery stranded colourwork mitten pattern. Clues are released the following dates: 1st of December, 5th of December, 10th of December, 15th of December, 20th of December
Knitting: Mittens
Please note that these mittens are exclusive to The Selbu Mitten Club III which can be purchased here.
Knitting: Pullover
Yarn
Knitting: Pullover
Otra lends its name from the river Otra, running through the valley of Setesdal. It also features elements from the traditional Norwegian Setesdalkofte, the classic lusekofte. Otra is worked top-down with short rows to fit the shoulders, and a boat neck that can be worked as the one depicted, or as a wider, more traditional, boat neck.
Knitting: Cardigan
Haust is an elegant light-weight cardigan for those in-between-seasons where you, well, just want a light-weight cardigan. It’s easy to modify for length, as you can knit plain stockinette for longer once you have completed the lace pattern around the waist.
Knitting: Skirt
A light fit-and-flare above-the-knee skater skirt in a wide range of sizes. The pattern is relatively accommodating for different yarn weights, as it does not rely on you getting precise row gauge. You could use either DK, sport or fingering-weight yarn for this skirt, as long as you like the fabric you get on the recommended gauge.
Knitting: Mittens
Please note that these mittens are exclusive to The Selbu Mitten Club III which can be purchased here.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater is for you who need a bit of instant gratification in your knitting life. With thick needles and Chunky-Aran weight yarn, you can have this yoke done in no time! Available in both English and Norwegian.
Knitting: Mittens
These mittens are super quick and ideal for beginners to colourwork mittens. The pattern has 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.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
The tank top Soleie features a floral Scandinavian lace pattern, symbolising the many beautiful wildflowers blossoming across the region in the summer. Amongst the 1,500 species of the Soleie family, there are engsoleie (buttercup), gulveis (yellow anemone), and blåveis (liverleaf). The top is worked top-down and the looser lace fabric gives it...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The lace border of these simple summer socks comes from traditional Scandinavian lace shawls. Normally these shawls are worked in garter stitch, so when this chart features on stockinette socks the motif appears more elongated and diamond shaped. Solskinn simply translates to sun shine.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This corner-to-corner sideways shawl functions both as a wrap and a scarf, with a lace motif native to Scandinavia, commonly found in triangle shaped Faroese shawls. While this shawl has an entirely different construction method and shape, it features the same the light and lofty garter fabric achieved with large needles and woollen spun yarn. ...
Knitting: Tee
This very simple and quick-to-make summer shirt consists of simple garter stitch and a Scandinavian lace pattern, more commonly found in shoulder draping lace shawls. Solvik means sun cove, and was once the name of a long gone smallholding by the lake of Losna in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, where my Great Grandfather grew up.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket
Kosekofte is highly inspired by traditional Norwegian lusekofter. It is meant to be very over-sized, but the pattern gives instructions for how to make the sleeves and body shorter should you not want a “coatigan”.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a classic Faroese style shawl with a simple lace pattern that knits up quickly on big needles with fine woolly yarn. The Faroese shape is gives the shawl a great fit over the shoulders as well as for wrapping it around your neck. As per tradition, the shawl knits bottom-up, so make sure you do not cast on too tightly. Any fingering weig...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a relatively simple top-down stockinette sweater, using the contiguous construction method to create a set-in-sleeve-look seamlessly. If you are new to this method it can be a bit daunting and confusing. So I have included some more descriptive boxes throughout the pattern to help you along.
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
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Knitting: Mittens
The final pattern of The Selbu Mitten Club II is the December mittens Effie. With these mittens we are going further down in needle size, and also going full circle to where we started off with the club. Effie is actually an alternative pronunciation of Evja, and I have gone for a similar aesthetics and colour scheme. There are also two ‘tveban...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These so socks were knit out of Voolenvine Footsie BFL nylon sock yarn in her Christmas colourways Vampmas and Driven Snow. The socks can be knit either cuff-down and toe-up. The sample socks were knit cuff-down.
Knitting: Knee-highs
Hello fellow knitter! I don’t know about you, but my feet and legs turn into icicles in the colder season. So I designed these stockings with the aim of remedying that, and I hope they will warm you up as well. They are named after a place in Norway that is very special to me, and certainly a place where I will have tons of use for these stocki...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hjaltland was the Old Norse name for Shetland, and seemed a fitting name to a pair of socks designed by a Scandinavian but inspired by the Fair Isle heritage. The socks were made using Moods of Colors True Corriedale, designed for the MoC yarn club 2018, alongside designers Anna of Yarnesty and Pia of kammebornia. The socks can be worked both t...
Knitting: Pullover
Originally published in Bladet Garn
Knitting: Mittens
The beautiful photo is by Runningyarn who has some stunning designs. Do check them out!
Knitting: Mittens
Kits for these mittens can be purchased here!
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a top-down circular colourwork yoke with a steek in the front. The body and sleeve instructions are given with specific measurements in mind, but suggestions as to how you can adjust length is given in the pattern.
Knitting: Mittens
These are the October mittens for The Selbu Mitten Club II. You can make these using two 50g skeins of the Norwegian DK weight yarn Rauma 3 ply Strikkegarn, one for each colour. These mittens are relatively simple and quick to knit up, using a floral traditional chart from the Selbu region of Norway.
Knitting: Mittens
The Spunni mittens are my contribution to the “Not Everyone Goes to Rhinebeck“ Virtual Festival - a festival for those of us suffering severe yarn festival fomo. The pattern is inspired by traditional Norwegian Selbu mittens, with leafy snowflakes on a yellow autumnal background to celebrate the changing seasons this time of year. The yarn used...
Knitting: Mittens
Please note that the pattern is only available in the Mini Yarn Guide: London book.
Knitting: Mittens
These are the September mittens for The Selbu Mitten Club II. They are made using two 50g skeins of the Norwegian DK weight yarn Rauma 3 ply Strikkegarn, one for each colour. These are relatively simple and quick to knit up, using traditional geometrical charts from the Selbu region of Norway.
Knitting: Mittens
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 patter...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern is my contribution to the #titsoutcollective orchestrated by Countess Ablaze, in response to a plethora of issues us women face in our professional and personal lives.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks were inspired by my trip to Greece for a knitting retreat in Rhodes. I designed these as a way of coming down from the Hellenic high, using yarn hand dyed by Greek yarn dyer TréLiz. The socks are worked toe-up, and works well for beginners to this sock-knitting method, as the toe itself is pure stockinette. I have incorporated my fa...
Knitting: Pullover
If you have bought, or are currently buying, the Vesle Vinterfjell cardigan, you get this pattern half price.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is directly inspired from my Vinterfjell yoke sweater, a Norwegian word that translates to ‘winter mountain’. The hat uses the same motif as the Vinterfjell sweater but with the charts to fit a hat construction that is easy to follow. This pattern is perfect to either try out colours for your Vinterfjell yokes, or to use up left-over y...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts are dedicated to my late grandmother. She was a remarkably patient, selfless, and caring Farmor (meaning ‘dad’s mum’) and she looked after me and my sister a lot when we were young. This lovely yarn by Ovis et Cetera arrived at my door the day Farmor passed away, and I knew immediately that I had to design something pract...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These socks were named after my very knitworthy grandmother, Anna, a prolific and thorough knitter herself. The charts used is my take on the Scandinavian four-leaf clover pattern. A pattern that never seems to go out of style even though it’s one of the oldest Nordic pattern repeats. The pattern is easily memorisable, and...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These socks were named after my late grandmother, Brit. She was an incredibly kind and patient woman, and a speedy sock knitter. Even in her later years, marked by severe dementia and poor eye sight, she could whip out socks in no time. Here I have used on of my favourite traditional Nordic colourwork charts. The pattern i...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These socks were made for my sister, Eirin, who insisted on having her own pair after seeing the socks I designed for my friend Kristi. And so, the idea of a sock collection begun! The pattern is easily memorisable, and you’ll have a pair of socks finished before you know it. You can knit these socks toe-up and cuff-down a...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These were the first socks I designed for this collection. They were initially made as a quick and easy Christmas present for my friend Kristi, and ended up inspiring an entire bundle of socks. The pattern is easily memorisable, and you’ll have a pair of socks finished before you know it. You can knit these socks toe-up or...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These socks were named after my great grandmother’s sister, Nelly, who passed away shortly before turning 102(!) during the time I was designing these socks. She was a remarkably witty lady! The pattern is easily memorisable, and you’ll have a pair of socks finished before you know it. You can knit these socks toe-up and c...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Hello fellow knitter! These socks were named after my great grandmother, Ragna, who was rocking the flapper style in 1920s rural Norway, at a time and place when it was literally unheard of. The charts used in these socks stem from the Gotland mittens ‘hourglass’ which were collected in the early 1920s as a museum piece. The pattern is easily m...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a top-down colourwork yoke, knitted seamlessly in the round. The pattern instructs you on how to knit it with or without waist fitting, full-length or cropped. My objective with this pattern is to give the knitter the tools, experience, and confidence to approach other traditional Norwegian colourwork yoke patterns, which are often less...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock pattern was a long time coming! It was made in collaboration with Ovis et cetera yarn, which allowed me to design socks in any colours under the sun. So, I looked at the cover art of the music I was listening to and both the colours and pattern name came to me: Transcendence.
Knitting: Mittens
Kvello is the fourth and final pattern in the Selbu mitten club. This pattern has the most intricate chart of them all, but follows the same construction method as its predecessors. So what you get is a relatively quick and easy to make, but impressive looking, pair of mittens. I will readily admit that these are my favourite mittens in the club.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The idea behind these socks is applying the look of a classic Selbu mitten into a sock construction. So, the back of the mitten hand goes along the leg and instep of the sock, whereas the palm pattern goes under the foot, the rib for the cuff, and the stripy thumb gusset for the sock gusset. And just like classic Selbu mittens, these socks have...
Knitting: Mittens
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.
Knitting: Mittens
This is the third pattern in the Selbu mitten club. The Flora mittens offer a more intricate and organic motif, taking us yet another step away from the easily memorisable ‘Selbu rose’ (aka ‘Norwegian star’). Aside from that, the mitten will stick to the construction formula you’ve grown familiar with when knitting the Selbu and Mebonden mittens.
Knitting: Mittens
Julebukk can refer to children going door-to-door Carol singing for sweets. Alternatively it could refer to a ‘halmbukk’, Straw buck, a deer or goat made out of straw, dressed up red ribbons. A staple in Scandinavian juledecor.
Knitting: Mittens
This was a mystery mitten pattern running from the 19th of November to the 3rd of December 2017.
Knitting: Mittens
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 co...
Knitting: Stocking
A simple Scandinavian nisselue from me to all of you, wishing you happy holidays. Knit in the round using rib and stockinette only. This is my gift to all of you as thanks for your tremendous support as I am dipping my toes into knitwear designs.
Knitting: Mittens
Among all the patterns in this club, these are the most archetypal Selbu mittens, and arguably also the most intuitive pair to knit. The idea is that we start simple, and then pair by pair build up confidence and ability to tackle more intricate colourwork design.
Knitting: Mittens
The leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping, so it’s time for hot drinks and warm mittens. I love a hot pumpkin spiced beverage this time of year. So, for those of us who believe a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove can make the world a better place, I have made a mitten pattern.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Colder weather is imminent and I for one need to get my hands cosy whilst still being able to use my fingers for typing and knitting and whatnot. So, I whipped up this fingerless mitt pattern, using a traditional Norwegian thumb gusset, and borrowing some old Norwegian pattern repeats for the palm. The back side of the hand depicts a tree that ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Colour Your World socks are great to use up all your scraps from past sock projects. If you’ve only done plain stockinette socks, this is a perfectly suitable first colourwork sock project. Although the pattern uses Judy’s Magic Cast-on, the German Short-row heel and a 1x1 rib cuff, you can easily substitute with your favourite heel, cuff a...
Knitting: Mittens
This is an ideal beginner’s pattern for Norwegian mittens, or colourwork mittens in general. It has row-by-row instructions not typically offered in most colourwork mitten 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.
Knitting: Legwarmers
A pattern I made up as I knitted a few years ago. Thought I’d write it up as a pattern and give away for free, for anyone who would like to have a go at it.
Knitting: Potholder
A pair of potholders I came up with a few years ago. Thought I’d write it up as a pattern and give away for free, for anyone who would like to have a go at it.