Vignay by Kathleen Sperling


September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
37 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stranded pattern after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
170 - 230 yards (155 - 210 m)
small, medium, large
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The imagery in these fingerless mittens comes from various background motifs found in a version of La Legende dorée from 1404. This book, also known as “The Golden Legend”, is a collection of hagiographies, and was extremely popular throughout the middle ages. Originally written in the 13th century by Jacques de Voragine, it was later translated into French during the first half of the 14th century by Jean de Vignay.

Note: This pattern is part of a collection of accessories built around a theme of medieval illumination. If you purchase this pattern individually, you will automatically receive a discount off the cost of the collection.

Skills Required

  • Knitting, purling
  • Increasing, decreasing
  • Stranded knitting in the round
  • Chart reading
  • Working in the round with DPNs (alternatives: two circulars or the magic loop technique)

Size Information

  • Small: finished hand circumference 6.75”, height not including ribbing 5.25”
  • Medium: finished hand circumference 7.25”, height not including ribbing 5.625”
  • Large: finished hand circumference 7.75”, height not including ribbing 6”

Model shown is size medium.

Yarn Requirements

In sample shown, main colour is the gradiating pink, and the contrast colour is white.

  • Small: 115 yards main colour, 55 yards contrast colour
  • Medium: 135 yards main colour, 65 yards contrast colour
  • Large: 155 yards main colour, 75 yards contrast colour

Other Materials Needed

  • Stitch marker
  • (optional) Two additional stitch markers, different from the first
  • 6” long spare length of yarn
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends