Last fall the creative folks at Hand Maiden and Fleece Artist put out a call for pattern submissions for a collection based on inspirations drawn from the Nova Scotia land, culture, and its people. Come and visit with us as we hear the story behind the stories from Jana at Hand Maiden: https://youtu.be/8dNiweWRRIw.
This week's pattern, the second one in the collection, is called Fairy Fingers, designed by Evelyn Allen, and is available exclusively as a gift with the purchase of Hand Maiden or Fleece Artist yarns.
In the wild spaces of Nova Scotia, the atmosphere hangs with magic and imagination. Stories of the supernatural harken from the ancient oral history of Mi’kmaq people and from Gaelic settlers who brought their belief in fairies, wee-folk and spirits that they called Na Sithichean. In both cultures, these supernatural beings caused much mischief!
Available in two hand sizes, S/M and M/L you can make and wear these half finger gloves on your next adventure into a wild space where you might encounter a wee-folk or two. The sample shown is in Handmaiden Casbah, colour Forest Fairie. Pattern is available exclusively as a gift with the purchase of Hand Maiden or Fleece Artist yarns.
We've put together kits with Adam & Eve, the same Casbah base from Hand Maiden dyed in exclusive colourways just for River City Yarns customers.
Adam and Eve specifications:
Ball Weight: 115 g / 4.06 oz
Ball Length: 325 m / 355 yds
Knitting Gauge: 26 sts = 10 cm / 4"
Needle Size: 3.0mm (US 2)
Yarn Fibre: 81% Merino, 9% Cashmere, 10%
Care Instructions: Hand wash, gentle. Lay flat to dry.
Supplies included in kit:
- 1 skein of Adam & Eve (images below)
- PDF copy of the Fairy Fingers pattern (to be e-mailed separately)
Supplies needed (purchased separately):
- 2.75mm DPN's or FlexiFlips
- Stitch Markers
- Scrap Yarn to put fingers on hold while continuing to knit the body of the glove
- An extra set of shorter DPN's or FlexiFlips for knitting the small circumference of the fingers
Note about hand painted yarns: These skeins are dyed by hand and may vary in colour and/or intensity from skein to skein, even within the same dyelot. Colours viewed on different monitors may have shade and tone differences from the actual product.