Inger Ski Cap and Gloves

This cap and gloves can be found in Lucinda Guy's Northern Knits book.

Long knitted caps finished off with tassels have been worn in Norway for centuries. Although usually knitted in just two colors, caps for special occasions also include red, yellow, green, and blue and are densely patterned with initials and dates knitted into the design. The coordinating gloves were inspired by Norwegian handicrafts and the wonderful folk patterns of Selbu knitwear.

Both knitted in Dale of Norway’s pure wool Heilo yarn, the cap features a traditional lice-stitch pattern and eight-point star and small amounts of duplicate stitch for extra color. Following tradition, the decorative tassel includes all the colors knitted in the hat. The gloves are worked on five needles and have a traditional Norwegian thumb gusset. Simple embroidery stitches add texture and color to the traditional motifs.

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