Siran by Skeindeer Knits


November 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1 (2) 3 (4): 18.75 (20) 21.5 (23.25) cm / 7.25 (7.75) 8.5 (9.25)” circumference
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For the November mittens of The Selbu Mitten Club II we are going down I needle size and yarn weight! However, these are still fairly quick to make for a pair of fingering-sport weight mittens. As a nod to my first ‘Selbu Mittens’ pattern, I have made these with the 4ply version of Susan Crawford Excelana 4ply in the same colours as the ‘Selbu Mittens’. 1 x 50 g skein of each colour will be sufficient. Other recommended yarns can be found in this Ravelry bundle. The name comes from an old Selbu farm, dating back hundreds of years.

These mittens have a “longer mitten hack” in the appendix, which was made by accident when I found my initial mittens to be too long. I decided to keep it as an optional modification for those who have a habit of getting too short mittens for your hands.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern, and if you need any help this topic in my group is the best place for support.

You will need

  • Yarn: 1 x 50 gram skein of each colour.
  • Needles: 1 x DPNs or magic loop circular gauge size needles & 1/2 below gauge size needles.

Gauge and sizes

  • Most women are likely to need a gauge of 26-28 sts to 10cm/4”
  • But the gauge can range from 30-23 sts = 10cm/4” to make sizes from pre-teen (9.5cm) to men’s xl (12cm), and the recommended yarns can be used across all these gauges.
  • In other words, gauge is important to achieve the desired size.
  • If you are completely lost regarding needles, gauge and size, I can tell you that the average knitter would likely get an average women’s size using 3.5mm/US4 needles. This is a bit of a gamble though, as everyone’s tension differs.

The suggested yarns are categorised as different weights (sport, fingering, 4ply). This is often because these yarns are from countries that don’t use these categories. However, if you hold strands from each yarn together side by side, you’ll notice they look very much the same.