Aurvandil by Lanja Sámsdóttir


March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
170 - 180 yards (155 - 165 m)
height 6.5” / 16.5 cm; circumference 7” / 18 cm
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Aurvandil gauntlets are a quick stashbuster knit. They feature Norwegian stars and diamonds and are finished with a picot edge.

The yardage breakdown is as follows:

75 m / 82 yards in main colour
45 m / 50 yards in contrast colour 1
35 m / 38 yards in contrast colour 2

To knit the background in a single colour requires 110 m / 120 yards of the main colour.

The pattern is charted and assumes that you have experience with stranded colourwork, knitting in the round, and reading charts.

ERRATUM: On Round 15 of Chart 1A, the second stitch from the left should be worked in CC. Thanks to Julia (sonnenblumenimp) for catching this!


The Old Norse “Aurvandil” (Old English: Éarendel, and yes, it inspired Tolkien) is an enigmatic reference to a star, which has been suggested to be Venus, Sirius, Rigel, or Polaris.

This pattern is part of my collection Among the Æsir, a series of accessories named for Norse gods and their world.


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