Telemark Rose Gloves by Kate Larson

Telemark Rose Gloves

May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in St st before fulling (felting)
US 1 - 2.25 mm
210 yards (192 m)
8.5" hand circumference and about 8.75" from longest fingertip to cuff.
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The Telemark Rose Gloves were inspired by the embroidered handcoverings of Telemark, a county in southeastern Norway. Learn more about Norway in the nineteenth century through mittens and gloves from that important time period. Looking carefully at extant handcoverings in museum collections, we can see the changing cultural identities and emerging technologies that would leave their mark on traditional textiles. Article and pattern included in Summer 2014 Spin-Off. Visit Kate’s website for additional information.

Telemark Rose Gloves
4oz Louet Norwegian wool top, black; 2-ply; 210 yd; 1,500 ypp; 14 wpi.
Small amounts of combed tops in five colors for embroidery; 3-ply; 26 yd total; 2,450 ypp; 17 wpi.
Gloves are lightly fulled (felted) before embroidering.

Pattern includes spinning information, embroidery motif, and finishing tips.