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VIDAR - Selbu Style Half-Mitts


Vidar Half-Mitts are made using the two-color stranded knitting techniques and motifs found throughout Norway and traditionally used for mittens and gloves in Selbu, Norway. Vidar includes a men’s cuff, a star, a spider, spruce twigs, lightning and a spitball patterned palm. Many thanks to Anne Bårdsgård for her book, Selbu Mittens, published by Trafalgar Square Books of North Pomfret, Vermont. Pattern requires the following skills: working in the round in small circumferences, increasing and decreasing, stranded knitting in two colors.

Size & Finished Measurements

Small (Medium, Large); S (M, L) 

Circumference: 8 3/4”/22cm (9 1/4”/23.5cm, 9 3/4”/24.75cm),

Approximate Length: 8”/20cm (8”/20cm, 8 1/4”/21cm)

The Vidar Half-Mitts are intended to be worn with approximately 0”/0cm ease in circumference. Measure around the palm of dominate hand, just below the knuckles, excluding thumb.


RAUMA FINULL PT2 (100% Norwegian Wool, 190yds/175m per 50g ball)

Size S: MC: 152yds/139m, 40g, CC: 95yds/87m, 25g

Size M: MC: 171yds/156m, 45g, CC: 103yds/94m, 27g

Size L: MC: 190yds/175m, 50g, CC: 110yds/101m, 29g

Sample is size S pictured on hands with a circumference of 8”/20.5cm in color 0401 for MC, color 0410 for CC. Traditionally, black patterns are knit on a white background. However, other color combinations are often chosen.

Needles US 1½/2.50mm and US 1/2.25mm: as preferred for working small circumferences in the round, dpns or circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Three stitch markers; smooth contrasting color waste yarn; tapestry needle

Gauge 30 stitches and 34 rounds in stranded two-color stockinette stitch = 4"/10cm on US 1½/2.50mm needles.

Price $5.00 USD

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