Muhu Gloves by Anu Pink

Muhu Gloves

Knitting
July 2018
Lace ?
64 stitches and 66 rows = 4 inches
in St st colorwork patts
US 4/0 - 1.25 mm
1312 yards (1200 m)
Woman’s size medium, 7 inches (17.8 cm) hand circumference and 9.25 inches (23.5 cm) long from CO to tip of middle finger
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

The gloves knitted in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the tiny Estonian island of Muhu were exquisitely flamboyant and knitted at a very tight gauge. This project invites you to knit an authentic pair of Muhu gloves at the traditional gauge.

Finished Size Woman’s size medium, 7 inches (17.8 cm) hand circumference and 9.25 inches (23.5 cm) long from CO to tip of middle finger

Yarn Hea Kindalõng 12/2, 100% wool yarn, light fingering weight, 328 yard (300.0 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) ball and 164 yard (150.0 m)/25 gram (0.9 oz) skein, 1 ball each of Dark Cherry Red (MC) and Yellow (CC3) and 1 skein each of Muhu Pink (CC1), Muhu Orange (CC2), Petrol Blue (CC4), and White (CC5)

Needles Set of 5 double pointed, size 0000 (1.25 mm)

Notions Cotton waste yarn; tapestry needle

Gauge 64 sts and 66 rnds = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in St st colorwork patts