Shieldmaiden Gauntlets by Larissa Brown
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Shieldmaiden Gauntlets

Knitting
November 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in 1 x 1 ribbing, very lightly stretched
US 8 - 5.0 mm
60 yards (55 m)
one size fits most; easily adaptable. sample shown is 6" finished wrist to fit up to at least 7" actual wrist
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These gauntlets are the first pattern in a collection called Shieldmaiden Knits, featuring designs in Malabrigo Yarn, inspired by the epic Viking style.

Among other things, Vikings were poets and artists. Their woodwork, carvings, bracelets and intricate needle cases and combs all suggest a great passion for design. Their words and sagas suggest a love of dramatic gestures.

The pieces in this collection take the gorgeous colors and textures of Malabrigo yarns, and use simple shapes and easy lace to bring about dramatic results. These are not historically accurate designs, but instead are modern pieces inspired by my research into Viking Age life.