Monday, 20 February 2012

Fingerless mittens from Ål in Hallingdal

Here comes the next pair in my series of mittens based on Heidi Fossnes' book "Håndplagg til bunad og folkedrakter". The original pair came Ål i Hallingdal, and came to the museum in1892. They do, however, not know how old the mittens are.

My mittens are knitted in Dale Baby Ull on needles 1,5 mm.  The mittens are embroidered with a fine wool thread from Appelton.

These mittens are relatively easy to make compared to many of the other mittens, as the thin yarn and needles makes it easier to get the embroidery even. This is a good pair to start on, together with the other pair of fingerless mittens from Ål in Hallingdal that I have made, if you like to try to make these kinds of embroidered mittens for the first time.


  1. Wonderful work! - I own that book, too. It is a treasure.
    Kind regards from Tyskland, Claudia

  2. so beautiful. i just stumbled across this book today, which is now out of print. i hope to find a used copy somewhere.