Gull Warmers by Larissa Brown

Gull Warmers

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Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in Cable Pattern, unblocked; gauge is important to fit
US 6 - 4.0 mm
420 yards (384 m)
15.5”/40 cm long; approximately 10”/25.5 cm circumference at widest point of calf; 9”/23 cm at ankle; stretches to fit a variety of leg sizes; can be adapted by adding stitches in the side panels
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Gull is Old Norse for gold.

Wear these as legwarmers or as long, cozy arm warmers. They are part of a collection called Shieldmaiden Knits, featuring designs in Malabrigo Yarn, inspired by the epic Viking style.

This pattern includes both charted and written instructions.

Vikings were poets and artists. Their woodwork, carvings, bracelets and intricate needle cases and combs all suggest a great passion for design. Their words and sagas suggest a love of dramatic gestures.

The pieces in this collection take the gorgeous colors and textures of Malabrigo yarns, and use simple shapes and easy lace to bring about dramatic results. These are not historically accurate designs, but instead are modern pieces inspired by my research into Viking Age life.