Belyse by Ysolda Teague
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Belyse

Knitting
September 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork in the round.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.25 mm (D)
230 yards (210 m)
Finished knuckle circumference: 8" / 20cm
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Belyse
Fingerless gloves featuring a classic star motif and a less traditional fingers-first-construction. The high contrast two colour palette and motifs are inspired by mittens from the Selbu region of Norway. Very unusually we’re able to attribute the first of these mittens to Marit Guldseth, who began making them in 1856, starting a tradition that would spread around the world.

Traditionally the thumb is worked entirely on the palm side, with a symmetrical gusset. For fingerless mittens and gloves, which I’m generally wearing because I need to use my hands, I prefer a wider range of movement. Consequently the thumbs are worked closer to the side of the hand, and shaped with a single column of decreases on the palm. This allows the colourwork pattern to flow from the back of the hand over the thumb.

Knitting sixteen or eighteen stitches in the round is no-one’s idea of fun, so the fingers on these gloves are worked flat — exactly like I-cord. This innovative technique is clearly illustrated and was first developed by Meg Swansen, building on techniques developed by her mother, Elizabeth Zimmermann. There’s a whole lot of knitting history in this little project.

The pattern includes detailed step-by-step photos.

Yarn
Sport weight wool yarn.
175 yds / 160m MC, 55yds / 50m CC

MC: Ysolda Blend No.1 (50% merino, 40% Polwarth, 10% Zwartbles, 345 yds / 315m, 100g)

CC: Easyknits.co.uk Squidge (80% NZ Polwarth, 20 % Merino D’Arles, 360 yds / 330m, 100g) in Harvest.