Widdershins by Christy Aylesworth


January 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
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This pattern is available for free.

It’s just starting to get cold here in California. I’m not knitting much these days, but still cast on when I’m craving the feeling of creating. Plus I wanted a simple pair of fingerless gloves to ward off the chill.

Widdershins means to circle in a course opposite the sun. I am craving the sun right now,in this time that is opposite the sun, and the offset cables on the cuffs look like they’re circling each other, chasing each other in a sort of twisty dance. This pattern is a great introduction to cables and thumb gussets, and is suitable for an adventurous beginner who has experience working in the round.

I hope these bring some joy into your winter!