These feminine leafy lace gloves feature beaded edgings at the finger base and thumb and pointed scalloped edging at the wrist. Named for Galadriel, the elven queen who is ‘Lady of the
Wood’ in J. R. R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of The Rings’ trilogy.
Intermediate level knitters with experience of lace and provisional cast-ons should find this project relatively easy. The pattern includes full written instructions and lace chart, and links to online tutorials for those techniques that are beyond advanced beginner level (beading, small diameter circular knitting, provisional cast-ons).
Suggested needle size is 2mm/US 0, either DPNs , or one 80cm/32″ long circular for the magic loop method, or two 60cm/24″ long circulars.
Yarn requirements are 25-30g/220-260 metres/240-290 yards of a 2ply/laceweight yarn. The gloves pictured were knitted with Lambswool 2ply from Texere Yarns, hand-dyed by my sister using British food colouring! The project also requires 56 size 6/0 seed beads.
The Lady of the Wood Mitts pattern is also available in ‘Novel Knits’ (see ‘Books’).