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Eglantine Sleeves

Knitting
July 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in biasing cable patt
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
8½ (10, 11¾ )" upper arm circumference; 5¾ (6¾ , 8)" wrist circumference; 18" long. Sleeves shown measure 8½ " upper arm circumference.

When Briar Rose pricked her finger on a spindle and fell into a onehundred- year sleep, her parents dressed her in her finest gown. Its long sleeves were festooned with spiraling vines and leaves of her namesake, also known as the Eglantine Rose. Her fairy godmother summoned a fortress of magical sweetbriars to grow around her castle until she should awaken to her true prince’s kiss. Vines are potent symbols in such tales as Sleeping Beauty, suggesting strength, protection, the passage of time, and the obstinacy of fate.

NOTES

  • The traveling cables on these sleeves are created by shifting one stitch every other round between the cuff and Rose Leaf Lace pattern.
  • While working Charts A–D on the left sleeve, move the beginning of the round one stitch to the left every other round as follows: At the beginning of every odd-numbered round, purl the first stitch with the last needle (this stitch will now be the last stitch of the round), then work in pattern to the end of the round.
  • While working Charts A–D on the right sleeve, move the beginning of the round one stitch to the right every other round as follows: On even-numbered rounds, work in pattern to the last stitch of the round, slip this stitch to the first needle (this stitch will now be the first stitch of the next round), then work the next round.
  • Arrange stitches on the other needles while shifting stitches to keep the stitches evenly divided over the needles.