Warm hands

Norwegian mittens

The mittens are Done, and very nice too.

And the thumb technique worked brilliantly. As I mentioned in my last post, this pattern introduced me to a technique I hadn’t encountered before – you knit your thumbstitches on to a piece of waste yarn then knit across the waste yarn itself.

Thumb stitches held on waste yarn.

At the thumb-knitting stage you then pick up the stitches from either side of the waste yarn, unpick it, and hey presto!


A beautifully neat set of stitches to knit the thumb on. I was very careful, but I’m not 100% happy with how the pattern carries over on to the thumb. Though literally nobody but me will ever care about that.

Thumb pattern

Author: Carolyn

I'm a knitter and blogger, a cook and a quilter, a woodworker and writer.

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