Gillean Wrist Warmers by Karie Westermann
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Gillean Wrist Warmers

Knitting
August 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Blocked colourwork
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
270 - 300 yards (247 - 274 m)
Small, Medium and Large
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The Gillean wrist warmers are designed to be a project suitable for colourwork beginners. The wrist warmers employ no shaping nor increases/decreases, thus allowing the knitter to focus on the meditative nature of of the knitting.

The wrist warmers uses beautiful organic yarns produced in an island community and colours rooted in the landscape. They are a companion piece to the Gillean hat - both the hat and the gloves take their name and inspiration from Caisteal nan Gillean, a Mesolithic archaeological site on the Scottish island of Oronsay.

Yardage breakdown:
Main colour: 137m (150 yds)
Contrast colour 1: 92m (100 yds)
Contrast colour 2: 32 m (35 yds)

The pattern contains written instructions with colourwork charts.

Gillean Wrist Warmers are part of the Doggerland: Knits from a Lost Landscape collection.

Doggerland consists of 8 patterns and is a collection of accessories inspired by a submerged landscape between Scandinavia and the UK. The collection uses motifs commonly found on artefacts from the Middle Stone Age and seeks to take you on a journey through landscapes of your own.