Lidden Gloves Kit
We now offer handy kits of this pattern. All kits include enough yarn to make these lovely socks along with the pattern, a limited edition button badge and a fab project bag to keep it all safe. Happy knitting!
The Lidden Gloves pattern is designed by our friend Aleks Byrd. Click here if you’d like to buy just the pattern, without the yarn.
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.
John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock (4ply weight; 60% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Corriedale, 10% Zwartbles, 10% Nylon; 200m / 219yds per 50g skein)
kit includes 2 skeins in the colours of your choice. This is enough to make all sizes given.
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”
2.25mm needles for working in the round – dpns or circular needles
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.