Jesi

by Claudia Fiocchetti
Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in small circumference colourwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
238 yards (218 m)
To fit adult hand with 18-20.5cm / 7-8in circumference
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Jesi

This design is based on a two-colour motif, inspired by the diamond ashlar patterns of many Italian historic facades, such as the Palazzo Ricci in Jesi. I rotated the square motif 45°, creating an equilateral rhomboid, which I then divided in two: half in light, half in shade. Adding a smaller rhomboid motif, in which light and shade are swapped, lends an interesting 3D effect to this rhythmic pattern.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
A Lochan: 2 x 25g balls
B Smirr: 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
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working fingers
Long gauge-size circular needles or holders for holding finger stitches
Waste yarn (for holding thumb stitches)
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
32 stitches and 36 rounds to 10cm / 4in over stranded stockinette in the round on gauge size needle(s)
Use 3mm needle(s) as a starting point for swatching.

Size
To fit adult hand with 18-20.5cm / 7-8in circumference

Special techniques
Picot hem

Pattern notes
These gloves are worked from bottom to top. After a cuff with a turned picot hem, the hand is completed in stranded colourwork, with an afterthought thumb. The four fingers are completed, and the thumb is worked separately at the end. The length of the fingers can easily be adjusted, as required.