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    Selbu Mittens

    Selbu Mittens

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    Selbu Mittens are well known all over the world, instantly recognizable for their dramatic contrasts and intricate motifs. But where do they come from? Who makes them, and how? What defines a true "Selbu mitten", and why?

    Now the answers are at your fingertips, compiled into the ultimate compendium for any Norwegian knitting enthusiast. This gorgeous and inspiring resource was produced in conjunction with a one-of-a-kind exhibition of hand-knit gloves and mittens from Selbu at the Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum and includes reconstructions by the author and a team of experienced volunteer knitters. A thoroughly researched and illustrated account of the rich history of Selbu patterning covers the development of the designs themselves and the essential role these knitted accessories have played in the cultural and economic development of the Selbu region. Readers can then dive into over 500 colorwork charts, organized according to the source of each pattern's inspiration — from the classic, such as stars, snowflakes, and flowers, to the surprising, like elk, spiders, and coffee beans.

    In addition, these pages feature complete patterns for 35 mittens and gloves from the museum collection, accompanied by short biographies of the original designers. Or knitters can choose from an overflowing selection of motifs for palms, thumbs, cuffs, and even patterned edging techniques for joining around the hand, to create their own distinctive combinations, firmly rooted in the heart of Selbu tradition.

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