Amaka

Knitting
January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in small circumference colourwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
547 yards (500 m)
To fit hand circumference: 18-22cm / 7-8¾ in
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Amaka

This design is inspired by African symbols used in traditional textile patterns. The bobbles add a playful adaptation to the traditional symbols. The gauntlets can be worn full length up to the elbows but look equally good scrunched up. The name of the design, Amaka, comes from the Ibo language of Nigeria. The word meaning beautiful, is a shortened form of the popular girl’s name, Chiamaka.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball) in the following shades and quantities:
A Tarbet: 2 x 25g balls
B Cowslip: 1 x 25g ball
C Cranachan: 1 x 25g ball
D Stockiemiur: 1 x 25g ball

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Long gauge-size circular needle for holding finger sts or waste/scrap yarn
Small quantity of waste/scrap yarn for holding thumb sts
3 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
28 sts and 34 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stranded stockinette in the round on gauge-size needle(s).
Use 3mm needle as a starting point for swatching.
Measure gauge carefully over specified pattern.

Size
To fit hand circumference: 18-22cm / 7-8¾ in
Gauntlet circumference at arm: 23cm / 9in
Gauntlet circumference at hand: 19cm / 7½in Length: 36cm / 14¼in

Pattern Notes
These long gauntlets are worked from the bottom (cuff) to top. After completing 4cm / 1½in of 2x2 rib, the gauntlet body is worked following a colourwork chart. The textured bands are 4 rows in reverse stockinette. The thumb gusset stitches are knitted in shade A with other working yarns carried at the back of the knitting. The bobbles are omitted on the palm side of the hand.