Brünnhilde by Robin Melanson


February 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
330 yards (302 m)
One size (to fit average woman); approx. 7.25" circumference
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These Opera-length gloves take their name from one of the Valkyries in the second opera, Die Walküre, of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. The travelling twisted -stitch pattern is inspired by a beautiful German style of knitting, and the gloves are decorated with nupps - decorative nodes created by making 5 stitches out of one, then decreasing back to one stitch on the following row - which are typically used in Estonian lace. To keep the knitting stress-free, the entire hand is charted so you can easily see how the stitchwork flows.

Yarn Weight
Light Worsted or heavier DK.