Melusina’s Gauntlets feature a 4-rib braid with different types of crosses on the back of the hand. The cuff is knit on at the end and shaped with strategically-placed cables.
Imagine the beautiful Melusina wearing these gauntlets when she leaves the castle for her weekly ride to the lake, trusting her husband’s promise never to follow her on these excursions. But inevitably, he one day sets out to discover her secret. The moment he arrives at the lake and watches her turn into a mermaid, her fate is sealed. Heartbroken, she must leave him and her children and return to the water forever.
Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton DK (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 380 yds [350 m]/100 gr): Horizon, 1 skein
Thanks to Laura for knitting the gauntlets and to Eden Cottage Yarns for donating the yarn!
And, don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a skein of Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton DK in our giveaway!
Sizes US 2.5 (3mm) and US 4 (3.5mm) needles for knitting in the round over a small circumference
2 size US 4 (3.5mm) dpns
or size needed to obtain gauge
23 sts and 32 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st
M (L): 7 (7.75)” [18 cm (18.5cm)] circumference and 7.5 (8.25)” [19 cm (21cm)] long
Cable needle, 5 stitch markers (2 locking stitch markers or safety pins), tapestry needle,crochet hook and 20’’ (50cm) of smooth waste yarn for the provisional cast-on.
About the Designer: Sabine Kastner
Sabine rediscovered her knitting needles in 2013 after a long hiatus, and since then rarely leaves the house without a small project that allows her to try out new techniques and interesting details. She loves science, music and nature, which are also a source of inspiration for her designs.