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Selbu Mittens by Anne Bardsgard


Selbu mittens: Norwegian history and knitting tradition brought to life.

Selbu mittens are well known all over the world, instantly recognizable for their dramatic contrasts and intricate multi-color motifs. Anne Bårdsgård, born and raised in the village of Selbu, made it her mission to preserve the stunning patterns that have made her home famous.

The result? The ultimate compendium for any Norwegian mitten enthusiast, produced in conjunction with a one-of-a-kind exhibition of gloves and mittens from Selbu at the Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum. Now available in English for the first time since the original Norwegian publication, this gorgeous and inspiring resource features full-color photographs of both original Selbu mittens and painstaking reconstructions, plus hundreds of charts for dozens of different types of patterns, all firmly rooted in the heart of Selbu tradition.

  • A thoroughly researched and illustrated account of the rich history of Selbu patterning.

  • Pages upon pages of over 500 colorwork charts, organized according to the source of their inspiration.

  • Complete patterns for 35 mittens and gloves from the original museum collection, with short biographies of the original designers.

  • Or choose from an overflowing selection of motifs for palms, thumbs, cuffs, and more to create endlessly fascinating combinations!