These fingerless mitts were inspired by the geometrical Norman and medieval English carvings found on the swooping arcades and arches of one of the best places of medieval Norfolk, Binham Priory. The priory sits atop a small mound in a quiet corner or North Norfolk and is one of the counties finest monastic sites. The Priory was founded in 1091 by the Norman baron Peter des Valoines, nephew of William the Conqueror. It was home to a small community of Benedictine monks until the dissolution in 1539 and its partial destruction. Its history is one of almost continuous scandal with many of its priors proving to be unscrupulous and irresponsible. Such as William de Somerton, prior from 1317 until 1335, a keen alchemist, sold many of the priory’s valuable items in order to finance his experiments, leaving the priory £600 in debt. Although mostly ruins, it remains a beautiful place. The nave escaped destruction and remains in use as the Priory Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross.
Knitted using Limited Edition Norfolk Horn 4ply from the fibreworkshop. The mitts feature a pretty picot edge and lattice tracery pattern to the cuff. The mitts are worked in the round from the top down and feature thumb gusset shaping for a good fit.
One size to fit average ladies hand circumference 17.5—20 cm cir-cumference
Size can be adjusted up or down by adjusting gauge with different needle sizes.
Limited Edition Norfolk Horn 4ply from fibreworkshop, 100% Norfolk wool
1 50g skein (150m/160yds) Natural
25 sts and 37 rounds to 10cm over stocking stitch in the round
Needles and notions:
3mm dpn (suggested needle size only)
3.5mm dpn (suggested needle size only)