5. The Byzantine by Martha Keep

5. The Byzantine

November 2013
Light Fingering ?
12 stitches and 12.5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette in the round
US 0 - 2.0 mm
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 color work wool. I also recommend using US 0’s for a tighter gauge. (50 g - 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.

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

I added a project to ‘The Byzantine’ pattern’s project page (called ‘Short Byzantine’) using Cascade 220 Fingering wool as an economical 100% wool yarn alternative. (Knit on US 0’s. Gauge - 11 sts/ 11.5 rows per inch.)

The Byzantine 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 Isager Alpaca 2
1 skein #21 - Red Isager Alpaca 2
(optional) 100 gms Size 11/0 Miyuki Seed Beads - Semi-Frosted Transparent Ruby