I´ve had an ongoing quest for “my” Selbu mittens the past years. As you can see from this and this post. And finally I got around to knit me a new pair! And they work perfectly! Already tried and tested in the snow.
The photo was taken with a gopro camera by a friend “Speed-riding” (link to a speed-riding video) down the mountain side (me on the right – and if you look closely you can see my Selbu mittens).
It´s the same pattern : Woman´s Mitt by Rauma Designs – but in a 100% wool yarn this time… I´ve used Hillesvåg, Hifa 2 in Charcoal and Natural White, a high quality 100% Norwegian wool yarn, and though my Selbumittens III came out a bit on the large side, I know they will felt enough to fit perfectly in a year or two… These are definitely knit to last for the next 10 years…
I´ve also finished the two pairs of Selbu mittens from this post. They are knit in another Selbu pattern: 5. Womans Mitt, also by Rauma Designs using the same yarn as in the ones above. I´ve knit this pattern before, as you can see from this post.
These really started as one pair of mittens… but you know the feeling when you suddenly realize both mitts have the thumb on the left…? So I had to knit two new mitts… Enough Selbu for a while! But the recipients were happy!