Herja

Knitting
November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 2 inches
in stranded colourwork portion of chart
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
137 - 142 yards (125 - 130 m)
height 6.5" / 16.5 cm; circumference 7” / 18 cm
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Herja is a stashbuster pattern designed to bring some colour to the great greyness that is November in Norway.

These gauntlets are worked in the round with an easy colourwork motif. They are easy to resize, both in width and in height. Instructions for these modifications are given in the pattern.

You can use as many or as few contrast colours as you like. Self-striping yarn would produce a similar striped effect without the pain of weaving in so many ends.

The yardage requirements for the pattern as written are as follows:

85 m / 93 yards in main colour
15.5 m / 17 yards in contrast colour 1
11.5 m / 12.5 yards each in contrast colours 2 and 3

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Herja is part of my collection Among the Æsir, a series of accessories named for the Norse gods and their world. Herja is a Valkyrie named in the Skáldskaparmál of the Prose Edda. One Norse legend suggests that the northern lights are the reflections from the shields & armour of the Valkyrie.