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Liidia's Gloves

Folk Knitting in Estonia
Knitting
January 2003
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches in colorwork pattern
US 0 - 2.0 mm
720 yards (658 m)
To fit a woman's hand, about 8.25" (21 cm) around by 6.5" (16.5 cm) long, excluding cuff.

Additional Yarn Information 1 skein (100g) each #003 natural and #097 black, small amount #462 red, and contrast waste yarn.

Charts (but not written row-by-row instructions) are provided for the hand, fingers and thumb, and cuff colorwork patterns.

From Nancy Bush's Pattern Introduction "These gloves are named for Liidia... who taught me the special braid cast-on used here and which I also named for her. When I met her, Liidia was sitting in front of her farmhouse door, knitting in the warm sun on a summer afternoon. Our meeting was by chance and is a truly delightful memory for me.

These gloves are fashioned on typical gloves from the island of Kihnu. The cuffs are worked with Kihnu vits braids, a rib pattern, and simple two-colored motif. The hand is worked in a star motif and the fingers and thumb are worked in a smaller, simpler motif
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