I am suddenly so obsessed with Nordic knitting

Saturday, January 20th, 2007
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SelbustrikkIt started with Tvåändsstickning. Then I found these Norwegian baby mittens, which a) made me look at Rauma patterns for 3 hours, and b) made my uterus grow by at least 3 sizes. It got worse when I rediscovered the largest repository of Norwegian patterns ever. But now I’m done for, girls; just a tiny glance at this post made me scream (in my head) Selbustrikk! Selbustrikk! Where do I get this Selbustrikk! And I’m looking at the booklet and there’s Herrstrumpa and Damstrumpa and the Herrstrumpa look like they should be Damstrumpa and I think I’m going to DIE OF HILARITY AND ALSO NORDIC KNITTING.

“She died happy,” they will say.

(PS: Here are some other mittens I just found. Yet another reason to buy into Zimmermania.)

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6 Comments to “I am suddenly so obsessed with Nordic knitting”

  1. Now we need to see a picture of the ones you’re making. I wonder if those mitten patterns come in English also. I just LOVE them. I have Zimmerman’s Knitting Around so I will have to deffinantly check ‘em out to do for my Mitten KAL. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I so want a pair of Fair Isle mittens.

    Comment by
    Rhonda the Stitchingnut
    January 20, 2007 @ 9:32 am
  2. Ohhh I’m in LOVE with the mittens in your photo! I want to knit some of those… can you link me to the pattern??!! Pretty please!

    Comment by Becky / Knitting Interrupted
    January 20, 2007 @ 7:51 pm
  3. I found out where I could purchase the pattern book in question … in fact I got all 4 of their books.

    http://www.nordicfiberarts.com/patternbooks.htm …. Happy Knitting!!

    Comment by Rhonda the Stitchingnut
    January 21, 2007 @ 7:32 am
  4. Is there something wrong with being obsessed with a particular knit? I can’t to see yours!

    Comment by Carol
    January 21, 2007 @ 8:48 am
  5. Oh my, Rhonda! Have you found the Norwegian hard at all? Hopefully they have charts. Do they have charts?

    This is a preemptive comment for when you receive the books.

    Comment by Eve
    January 21, 2007 @ 10:07 am
  6. The Selbustrikk pattern book has charts for everything and the written directions aren’t too hard to figure out. I found lists of Norwegian knitting terms here and here.

    Comment by Mel
    January 23, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

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