Traditional Selbu mittens
Completed in February 2009

This is the Annemor #16 mitten pattern from the great book, Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition, by Terri Shea.

What's there not to love about these traditional Norwegian knitting patterns?

Strangely, I actually knit these mittens strictly to pattern.

Norwegian mittens like these, from the Selbu region, are generally knit black on white, but these were knit with a dark forest green, which I had in my stash. An Estonian friend of mine brought the yarn back from one of her trips home. What a luxury to knit with true Estonian yarn!

I just love the plaid on the palmside, and the thumbs with the proper thumb gusset.

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