These fingerless mitts are made in the tradition of Selbu mittens/gloves. They are knit in the round starting at the cuff. You can make these mitts with DPNs or Flexiflips. You could knit the mitten with magic loop, but I would suggest DPNs or Flexiflips. I made this pair for my husband who was patient while I made Arthur Mitts for all of our sons.
Traditional Norwegian patterns carry a lot of symbolism in the motifs. These mitts carry symbolism of triumph, protection, love, courage, guidance, understanding, gentleness, humility, devotion, goodness, faith, hope and did I say protection? I want my loved ones to have all of these things. I hope you love making these mitts! I made them with Tuku Fingering. Tuku is a lovely yarn from Finland.
I love wearing fingerless mitts because they keep you warm while still keeping your fingers free.
Sizes Women’s large/men’s medium: 4.5 (11.25 cm) x 7.25” (19 cm) Yarn Tuku Wool |Fingering| 100 % Finnish Wool | 200 m (218 yd) per 50-g skein| Main Color: 1 skein 02 Humu (grey) | approximately 82 meters/90 yards Contrasting Color: 1 skein 01 Sake (white) | approximately 77 meters/ 85 yards Needles Double-point needles 2 mm and 2.5 mm (or size double-pointed needles to obtain the correct gauge) Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch 30 stitches/34 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm Skills Used Long-tail cast on Knitting Purling Colorwork knitting Knitting in the round DPN skills Gusset (made with a backward loop) Picking up and knitting stitches k2tog ssk