Saethwr by Annie Schwier


November 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
168 - 170 yards (154 - 155 m)
One Size Fits Most
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From the Designer’s Notebook…
The word saethwr is Welsh for archer and is pronounced (roughly) sigh-THOOR. As I looked at the finished design, what immediately came to mind was archery, and therefore, an archer. I tossed around the idea of simply naming them Archer Gloves, but I felt it was too boring. So I looked up various translations of the word and settled on Welsh.

The shaping in the rows, made with well-placed decreases and increases, creates arrow-like stripes pointing toward the knuckles as you alternate between two yarn colors. Ribbing on the under side provides plenty of stretch for a snug yet comfortable fit, and the gusseted thumbs allow for range of motion while still being easy to knit.

Finished Size: approx. 7” circumference unstretched, 13.5” length from cuff to cuff

The gloves shown were knit in Fiber Hound’s lovely DK-weight yarn Afghan Hound using the colorways Hushpuppy (dark blue) and Sirius (brown).