Faradrim by Sarah Alderson


September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 64 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
220 - 480 yards (201 - 439 m)
Small, medium, large
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Stirring: Faradrim - meaning hunter

An Elven Reckoning - a year of knits from the last homely house is a collection of twelve beautiful garments and accessories inspired by the stories of Elves that inhabit Middle-Earth from J.R.R. Tolkien’s books.
In this book designer Sarah Alderson will take you on a journey through the six seasons that make up an elven reckoning.
The twelve beautiful patterns feature a wide range of design elements, from cables to stranded colourwork, slipped stitch patterns to lace. Sarah has created a pattern for every person (and Elf!).

Keep hands warm in the Echuir season, these mitts are fingerless to allow the use of hands for archery, sword-fighting or knitting.

The slip-stitch pattern is perfect for showing off multi-coloured yarns and the modified sewn bind-off keeps them snug around the fingers.

Faradrim is part of An Elven Reckoning - a year of knits from the last homely house book

Designed to be worn with 2.5 cm (1 in) of negative ease, measured around the palm of the hand without the thumb
To fit hand circumference:
18 (20.5, 23) cm
7 (8, 9) in
Finished length:
Long version - 37 cm / 14.5 in
Short version - 20 cm / 7.5 in

4 ply weight yarn.
Shown in
Long mitten - Misti Alpaca Handpainted Sock yarn: 50% alpaca, 30% merino wool, 10% silk, 10% nylon, 400 m (437 yds) in 100g, colour way 16
Short mitten - Knitting Goddess 4ply Britsock: 60% wool, 20% nylon & 20% alpaca, 400m (437 yds) in 100g, colour way Fairytale
Long version - 330 (380, 440) m / 360 (415, 480) yds
Short version - 200 (235, 270) m / 220 (255, 295) yds

Needles & Notions:
2.5mm (US 1.5) DPNs
2 stitch markers
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Tapestry needle

40 sts and 64 rows in 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) measured over Slip stitch pattern

Skills required:
Knit and purl stitches
Casting on and off
Knitting in the round

Pattern information:
Originally published September 2015.
Current version: Faradrim_v1.0.pdf
PDF size: 1.7MB
Technical Editor: Gwen Wagner-Adair
Model: Ellen-Scarlett Ryan and Suzi T
Photography: Christine Patterson