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Knit a Traditional Swedish “Lovikka” Mitten

Lovikka mittens
Lovikka mittens
Lovikka mittens

Course Overview

Learn how to knit and embroider a mitten in the Swedish Lovikka style. Lovikka is a town located near the Arctic Circle with a renowned tradition of Sami-inspired embroidered embellishments, including a braided tassel. This mitten is knit in the round on double-pointed needles using a single ply yarn. The class will learn about the interesting history of the Lovikka spinning and knitting tradition, and will knit, embroider, and learn how to "full" (lightly felt) a mini version of the Lovikka mitten. (The mini mitten is a young child's size but the pattern provided will include instructions for an adult-sized mitten that may be knit at home.)

Course Details

Length: ½ Day