Davvi by Aleks Byrd

Davvi

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
191 yards (175 m)
One Size

The pattern can be found in issue 7 of Laine Magazine.

Davvi means ‘north’ in the Northern Sámi language. The design was inspired by shapes found in traditional Sámi clothing, woven belts in particular, as well as the natural chevron shape of trees in the forest and the peaks of mountains.

The body of these fingerless gloves features a combination of twisted stitches and colourwork knitting to create a quilted effect. Purl and knit stitches are introduced to the sides of the repeat section to gradually make the chevron shapes smaller. The gloves are knit using three contrasting colours chosen to create a fade or gradient.

SIZE
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length: 7.5” / 19 cm.
Wrist circumference: 8” / 21.5 cm.
Thumb length: 1.25” / 3.5 cm.
Thumb circumference: 3” / 8 cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: Hampshire 4ply by The Little Grey Sheep (Stein Fine Wool, Gotland, 89 yds / 82 m – 20 g).
MC: 2 skeins of colourway Naturally.
CC1: 1 skein of colourway Dragonglass.
CC2: 1 skein of colourway Diesel.
CC3: 1 skein of colourway Perfect Storm.

Or desired 4ply fingering weight yarn in following amounts:
MC: 132 yds / 121 m.
CC1: 17 yds / 16 m.
CC2: 19 yds / 18 m.
CC3: 23 yds / 22 m.

Needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm DPNs or 32” / 80 cm circular for magic loop method, US 2.5 / 3 mm DPNs or 32” / 80 cm circular needles for magic loop method.

Notions: Stitch markers, waste yarn and tapestry needle.

GAUGE
18 sts x 16 rows to 2” / 5 cm on US 2.5 / 3 mm DPNs in pattern knit in the rnd, after blocking.