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Lidden Gloves - by Aleks Byrd


Inspired by the geometric shapes of decorative brickwork and carving through England and Scandinavia, these gloves tell a story of traveling and movement. Lidden is the Devonian word for story and these gloves have a lot to say with traveling stitches, braids and two coloured rib.

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock Yarn (60% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Corriedale, 10% Zwartbles, 10% Nylon Superwash, 200 m / 220 yds – 50g skein)

MC: Mizzle; 200 m / 220 yds, 50 g

CC: Bell Heather; 40 m / 44 yds, 10g

Needles: 2.25 mm DPNs

Notions: Waste Yarn Tapestry Needle Stitch Marker

Gauge: 15 sts x 19 rnds = 5 cm / 2” Measured over Stockinette stitch

Finished Measurements: S, M, L
Cuff circumference: 17,18.5, 20.5 cm / 6.75, 7.25, 8” Palm circumference: 20, 22, 23.5 cm / 8, 8.5, 9.25”

Pattern Notes: These gloves feature a cuff made of 2 colour corrugated rib and vikkel lateral braids followed by a traveling stitch pattern called a vikkel in Estonian. The traveling stitches create peaks with a stripe that extended upthe middle to the finger.

The glove is knit in the round from the cuffup with stitches divided for the fingers.

The thumb is created by knitting select stitches in waste yarn in a contrasting colour. These are then picked up once themain part of the glove and other fingers arecomplete. Additional stitches are picked up either side of the thumb to close gaps.

Fingers and thumbs can be elongated to knitter’s preference.

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