Fouilloy Mittens by Kathleen Sperling

Fouilloy Mittens

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
39 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded pattern after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
200 - 265 yards (183 - 242 m)
small, medium, large
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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 mittens, earband, and cowl 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 in the round
  • Chart reading
  • Working in the round with DPNs (alternatives: two circulars or the magic loop method)

Size Information

Schematic in pattern has additional measurements.

  • Small: finished hand circumference: 6.25”, hand height (not including cuff) 6.5”
  • Medium: finished hand circumference: 6.75”, hand height (not including cuff) 6.875”
  • Large: finished hand circumference: 7”, hand height (not including cuff) 7.625”

Intended to fit around the hand with about 5% negative ease.

Yarn Requirements

  • Small: approximately 115 yards main colour, 85 yards contrast colour
  • Medium: approximately 130 yards main colour, 190 yards contrast colour
  • Large: approximately 150 yards main colour, 115 yards contrast colour

Other Materials Needed

  • Stitch marker
  • 6” long spare length of yarn
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends