Thorin Gauntlets by Sheila Toy Stromberg

Thorin Gauntlets

May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
100 - 250 yards (91 - 229 m)
Extra-Extra Small (Extra Small, Small, Medium) (Large, Extra Large, Extra-Extra Large).
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Always fearsome, Thorin is an adversary not to be underestimated. Luckily these mitts are much less forbidding than the character they’re inspired by! I had to use gold yarn for this pattern, but any semi solid – solid yarn will do the trick. I would not recommend brightly variegated yarn for this design; the cabling will be lost in the noise. This design is worked from the cuff down.

The sizing on this pattern span from a small woman up to a large man. Make sure you check your palm measurement to ensure you are casting on for the right size! This unisex pattern looks just as great on a man as it does on a woman.

Sizes: Circumference in Inches (Circumference in Cm)
2X Small: 6 ½” (16.5)
X Small: 7” (18)
Small: 7 ½” (19)
Medium: 8” (20.5)
Large: 8 ½” (21.5)
X Large: 9” (23)
2X Large: 9 ½” (24)

Yarn: 100 – 250 yards of sock weight yarn. Sample shown in Greenwood Fiberworks Yakity Yak colorway Tiger Lily Gold.

Needles: Size US 3/3.25 mm circular needles with a long (40”/100 cm) cable, or double-point needles if preferred for working in the round.

Gauge: 24 stitches and 36 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch.

Notions: 8 regular stitch markers, 1 locking stitch marker, a cable needle (optional, see this tutorial on the best way to cable without a cable needle: ) and waste yarn or small stitch holder.

Techniques: Knitting in the round, Garter stitch, Stockinette stitch, basic increases and decreases, chart reading, and cabling.

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