Monday, December 17, 2007

Selbu Mittens? Ja!

Pattern: #7 Damevott from "Selbustrikk"
Yarn: Dale of Norway (of course!) Baby Ull
#0020 cream and #0083 charcoal
165m/50 gr - less than one ball each color
Needles: Size 0 and size 1 bamboo dpns

I love them! I love the 'paper doll' part at the wrist best of all. In fact, the paper dolls are what led me on my QUEST to find this book.
I changed around the #7 pattern somewhat. In the book this mitten does not have the floral part in the cuff above the dolls. Instead it has a rather longish striped basic ribbed cuff. I didn't care for the stripes and I really can't get enough of repeating patterns, so I plugged in this part from another pattern.
They are quite snug, especially at the wrist, which is why I went up to size 1s. Once again, making things that come in pairs meant that I had to duplicate something in the second item that I would have preferred changing. I was lucky enough that they came out the same size anyway. Mitten 1 was finished back in April! Reading about someone else's problem with gauge issues on a second mitten made me resolve to wait no longer in finishing these.
Will I ever have my complete bunad? Who knows. But at least I've got mittens!


Mary said...

Lovely! The wrist floral motif is so pretty. I love that you personalize the mittens--they're a real heirloom.

Sheri said...

So, so pretty! I'm partial to dolls of any kind so love that part. I'm working on a pair, but much simpler and trying to get them done for my Mom for Christmas but I think I'm going to run out of time. These dang socks for the Baby Girl are taking forever cause she's home from college for the holidays! Jeepers.
Merry Christmas!

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Kathie said...

Oh, these are wonderful. I like the paper doll part too. SOMEDAY I'm going to dive into multicolor knitting. When I get brave.

Anonymous said...

Your mittens are so beautiful! I can appreciate every single stitch that went into the making of them. They look like they belong in a museum! Thanks so much for sharing the photo and your story!