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 travelling and movement. Lidden is the Devonian word for story and these gloves have a lot to say with travelling stitches, braids and two coloured rib.
MC: Mizzle; 200m / 220yds, 50g
CC: Bell Heather; 40m / 44yds, 10g
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”
2.25 mm DPNs
Waste yarn tapestry needle stitch marker
15 sts x 19 rnds = 5 cm / 2” Measured over Stockinette stitch
These gloves feature a cuff made of 2 colour corrugated rib and vikkel lateral braids followed by a travelling stitch pattern called a vikkel in Estonian. The travelling stitches create peaks with a stripe that extended up the middle to the finger.
The glove is knit in the round from the cuff up 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 the main part of the glove and other fingers are complete. Additional stitches are picked up either side of the thumb to close gaps.
Fingers and thumbs can be elongated to knitter’s preference.