sage by ash alberg


September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette, worked in the round, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
212 yards (194 m)
to fit 7-9” (18-23cm) palm; circumference: 7” (18cm); length (before folding top edge over): 10” (25.5cm)
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this pattern is part of the fourth volume of everyday magic and can be purchased either individually or as part of the 3-pattern collection. e-book purchases include all 3 patterns and a pdf zine including a diy tutorial for a jam recipe and a thanksgiving ritual. if you do not want all patterns but do want the zine, it can be purchased separately here.

everyone who purchases the full everyday magic volume iv: shine bright e-book by 11:59pm on monday, september 24 will be entered to win a shawl’s worth of hélène magnússon’s gilitrutt yarn. full details can be found here.

sage has many variations in different climates around the world, including being a sacred medicine for many of north america’s indigenous populations and being a culinary herb staple across europe. while some species are destined for kitchens, others are poisonous, so take care to know which subspecies you’re using. there’s little doubt that it is a grounding and comforting herb to have around though, with a rich and savoury scent!

these handshoes are inspired by the culinary variety, whose narrow leaves dry to a delicious addition for autumn meals. be sure to include it somewhere in your mabon feast, and knit this unisex pattern for all the dear ones joining you!

needles: US 3 (3.25mm) dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 212 yards (194 metres), 55g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown in sunflower knit’s roots fingering (100% canadian wool, 432 yards 395 metres, 112g) x 1 skein in dandelions

notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

gauge: 28 stitches x 38 rows = 4” (10cm), over stockinette, worked in the round, blocked