Fouilloy Earband by Kathleen Sperling

Fouilloy Earband

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
39 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded pattern after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
150 yards (137 m)
One size: 4.5" wide, 23.5" long; multiple buttons and buttonholes make the circumference adjustable, from 18" to 22.5"
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A thirteenth-century bestiary volume provided the inspiration for this elaborate-looking accessory set. Much is unknown about the manuscript, including its talented scribe, but it is of Franco-Flemish origin and the author is Hugo of Fouilloy.

Note: This pattern can be purchased as part of an eBook of just the Fouilloy earband, cowl, and mittens together; or as part of a larger collection of accessories built around a theme of medieval illumination. If you purchase just the Fouilloy set, you will automatically receive a discount off the cost of the collection.

Skills Required

  • Knitting, purling
  • Increasing, decreasing
  • Stranded knitting flat
  • Chart reading

Yarn Requirements

  • Main colour: approximately 90 yards
  • Contrast colour: approximately 60 yards

Other Materials Needed

  • Safety pin
  • 3 buttons, half-inch diameter
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends