4. Morning Thistle by Martha Keep

4. Morning Thistle

October 2013
Light Fingering ?
12 stitches and 12.5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
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GAUGE ALERT - Isager Alpaca 2 is a LIGHTWEIGHT fingering yarn with the somewhat looser, loftier twist of a traditional colorwork wool
( 50g - 273yds/250m ).

I looked long and hard for a very lightweight, strong fingering yarn because I wanted to be able to string size 11/0 beads on it and because I love, love, love the look of a very small gauge in colorwork.

Most Superwash-type Fingering Weight sock yarns,
( 50g - 175-220yds/160-200m ), often spun tightly with a very springy, tubular twist, will definitely not achieve my gauge.

The Morning Thistle is a fully charted design for colorwork fingerless gloves worked in the round. Can be knitted with or without beads, in four sizes (pattern includes individual charts for each size).

Materials needed-
1 skein #0 - Natural White
1 skein #3 - Old Gold
1 skein #47 - Blue Gray
Beads (optional) -
10 g - Size 11/0 Miyuki Delicas - Silver-Lined Glazed Dark Saffron
30 g - Size 11/0 Miyuki Delicas - Silver-Lined Glazed Dk. Rootbeer