TBT – OOP Dale Book #44 Norwegian hats, mittens, gloves & socks

summer knitting projects in norwegian knitting: hats, mittens, gloves and socks

Just what you’ll need for the beach!

Here’s a gem from waaaaaay back in my Dale files – all the way back to Book #44 – a lovely collection of beloved Nordic hats, mittens, gloves and socks, for everyone from age 6 to 96. Our friends at Dale/Mango Moon have approved our offering Dale “kits” for this design, so you get a free (yep, FREE)  copy of the pattern tucked in with your corresponding Dale Heilo or Falk yarn purchase from Kidsknits.  Just add a note at the end of your yarn order to let me know you want the “Book #44 Accessories Pattern” (or email me, or call the toll-free line – whatever works best for you.)

Use your two favorite shades of either Heilo 100% Norwegian wool or Falk 100% superwash wool. Gauge for pattern = 24 stitches per 4″ / 10cm.  Recommended needles = US #1 (2.5mm) for ribbing / hems & anywhere from a US #2 to US #4 (3 – 3.5mm), or WHATEVER size gets you your targeted gauge, for the main portion of each piece.

Here are the yarn requirements, in # of 50g balls, for #4423A (large overall snowflakes design shown in white/red, navy/white & red/white, above):

Sizes: 6/8 yrs (10/12 yrs, woman, man).

Main Color (MC) = background; Contrast Color (CC) = motif.

Socks: MC = 2 (3, 3, 4)balls; CC = 2 (2, 2, 3) balls.

Mittens: MC = 1 (2, 3, 4) balls; CC = 1 ball, any size.

Gloves: same requirements as mittens.

Hat: MC = 2 ballls, any size; CC = 1 ball, any size.

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And here are the requirements for 4423B, the grey/white set, above, which is unfortunately only available in Woman (Man) sizes:

Socks: MC = 5 (6) balls; CC = 2 balls for either size.

Hat: MC = 2 balls for either size; CC = 1 ball for either size.

Mittens: MC = 2 (3) balls; CC = 1 ball for either size.


Dale Garn Book 44 Norwegian knitting pattern booklet

My much-loved Book #44


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Knitting designer, retailer and instructor specializing in Fair Isle and Nordic design. Website = kidsknits.com Blog = twostrands.com.
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5 Responses to TBT – OOP Dale Book #44 Norwegian hats, mittens, gloves & socks

  1. Amazingly pretty. I still have a very long way to go to even think about knitting something that grand. 🙂

  2. Nancy Wentworth says:

    Is it possible just to purchase the book of patterns?

    • twostrands says:

      I wish you could, but this particular book is decades old and has been out of print for a very long time, so I don’t have any of them for sale. Nor can I sell my one, beloved, rare book from my store library, for a couple of reasons: One, I love it too much! Two, customers of mine occasionally need help from me with their projects from this book and it helps to have it on hand. Fortunately, as I posted, above, Dale Garn / Mango Moon has generously given me permission to sell “kits” (Dale yarn purchase + free pattern) for any of the accessories shown from Book #44. Sorry, but that’s the best deal I can offer you.

  3. Mary Lamoureux says:

    I tried to order Falk yarn yesterday and to request the free designs in Book #44 but the site would not take my information. I do no do PayPal but it gives the option of using my Visa. What do I do?

    • twostrands says:

      The site allows you to use either PayPal or any of the four major credit cards – Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. If you’d like to place your order online, then use your favorite among those payment methods and just remember to add a note to let me know you’d like the Book #44 Accessories pattern along with your yarn (there’s a section for such things toward the end of the checkout process.) If you’d rather not place the order online, you’re always welcome to call my toll-free number, 877-631-3031, and I can take your order that way, instead. Whatever works best for you is fine with me.

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