Lorica Mittens by Heather Desserud

Lorica Mittens

September 2016
Light Fingering ?
11 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stranded stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
one size
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The worms who adorn fine yellow cloth with trappings
did not weave me together with the skills of fate.
Nevertheless widely over the earth
one calls me a garment joyful for warriors;
nor do I fear terror from the peril of a flight of arrows,
though they be eagerly pulled from the quiver.
The Leiden Riddle

Find this and other interesting medieval riddles here: https://theriddleages.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/riddle-35-...

Lorica is a Latin word for armour or corselets, which seemed appropriate for this interwoven, medieval design. While it looks intricate, there are very few sections requiring floats and the pattern is fairly easy to memorize on each line.

Set of 5 DPNs, size 2.25 mm, or size to get gauge
~ 150-200 yds of Main Colour (fingering weight)
~ 150-200 yds of Contrast Colour (fingering weight)
Tapestry needle; 2 scrap pieces of yarn for thumb.

Final measurements:
11 sts and 11 rows = 1” across palm; Final measurements: 3 ¾” across by 9 ½” long