The Pope County Museum is hosting a Selbu Mitten Knitting Workshop
Saturday, February 18 from 10 am -4 pm and
Sunday, February 19, from 10 am -3 pm
Pope County Museum, 809 South Lakeshore Drive, Glenwood
Cost: $25 and includes the pattern, personal instruction, yarn, and a light lunch each day.
(Please advise of dietary restrictions.)
Instructor: Stephenie Anderson
Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills required are basic knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, as well as the ability to work colorwork, increases, decreases, and knit in the round with dpns.
In Selbu Knitted Mitten Techniques, students will be introduced to Selbu mittens and characteristics which set them apart.
We will create a purposeful swatch in the round by practicing structure of Selbu knitting which will lead into the knowledge and skills to knit full-sized pair of mittens.
The “line dancers” pattern is based on a mitten in the Pope County Museum collection knitted by Albertina Dickson. The Nordfjord region of Norway has a culture rich with fiber traditions. Albertina Dickson’s parents immigrated to Pope County, Minnesota, where Albertina, as an adult, helped support her family as a seamstress and knitter. The Nordfjord and Selbu knitting methods clearly transfer into her work which is on exhibit in the museum.
Supplies Provided: YARN
● Rauma 3-Trads Strikkegarn, DK weight wool yarn in a main color and one accent color, approx 25g/45yds per color.
● Finnull (fingering weight) wool yarn in a main color and one accent color sufficient to complete a pair of mittens.
Supplies You Bring:
● US2 double point needles or magic loop equivalent or size needed to achieve a gauge of 9sts/in
● Your usual knitting kit: stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle, etc.
Optional pick up yarn in advance to knit the cuff as a gauge swatch. The cuff will be the swatch. Norwegian knitters swatch with a purpose – no wasted time or yarn.
This knitting workshop is a partnership project of the Glenwood Public Library and the Pope County Historical Society. This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Viking Library System.
To sign up, call or email the Pope County Museum 320-634-3293 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited.