Fiordiligi by Caoua Coffee


January 2015
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
190 yards (174 m)
women's (fits small to large)
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Fiordiligi is one of the female protagonists in ‘Così fan tutte’ (Thus Do They All, K. 588), a drama giocoso in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The opera is the wry tale of two young men, Ferrando and Guglielmo, who place a bet on fidelity, putting their fiancées, the 2 sisters Dorabella and Fiordiligi, to the test. The men pretend to go off to war but return in disguise as dashing foreign soldiers, each intent on seducing the other’s lady.
Managing through various tricks to win over the initially reluctant women, the suitors become uneasy with their antics, and once the deception is unmasked, the four reunite.
But who pairs up with whom in the end remains a mystery.

These mitts are a little luxury. It’s up to you whether you wear them to impress a fiancé, lover or husband or simply to enjoy them yourself.
In any case they will make you feel quite special and your hands will be nice and warm.

The pattern is designed to make the most out of that one ball of precious yarn. If you work the pattern as written with Zealana Air (which really is a light fingering and not a true laceweight), you’ll use the whole ball nearly to the last yard. If you want to substitute another yarn, make sure you get a fabric you like with the gauge listed for the pattern.