from Jessie McKitrick
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Inspired by a detail on a 14th Century Italian fabric, Popinjays are a whimsical set of stranded-knit handwarmers marrying warm-weather tropical birds to cold-weather Nordic-style knitwear.
Yarn information is listed for the smallest size (knit in fingering weight), but the pattern includes two larger sizes knit in sport weight and worsted weight respectively. Select size, then select yarn appropriate to that size.
Size small: 36sts/40rows= 4 inches over cuff pattern with fingering weight yarn
Size Medium: 32sts/34rows= 4 inches over cuff pattern in sport weight yarn
Size Large: 28sts/30rows= 4 inches over cuff pattern in worsted weight yarn
548 yards of Fingering weight
I was taught from childhood that not knowing how to make something is no reason why you can't find out how to make something.
This lesson has served me well, particularly when I taught myself to crochet and to knit several years ago. I now design as well, and enjoy the designing process as much as I enjoy the making process.