[Ansteorra] Keep those hands warm!

Chiara Francesca chiara.francesca at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 22:18:05 PST 2007

Sorry ... forgot to give the link to the articles that have this information 
in them about the grave finds.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chiara Francesca" <chiara.francesca at gmail.com>
To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:01 AM
Subject: Keep those hands warm!

> Alrighty, had a few emails from folks asking for the glove pattern that 
> Dyan and I used for the kids mitten class. It is a pattern for adults as 
> well as kids. :)
> Here is one of three patterns we used to base it off of:
> http://tinyurl.com/6fb98
> This is what it looks like when done:
> http://tinyurl.com/2dmgk7
> As far as we can tell these are very similar in cut to the Merovingian 
> boy's mittens.
> (There are several fragments of leather mittens.  Two such mittens, found 
> in a boy's grave in Cologne Cathedral, were stitched over the whole hand 
> surfaces in lines that formed a lattice.  Doppelfeld, Otto. "Das 
> frankische Knabengrab unter dem Chor des Kolner Comes" in "Germania" 42, 
> 1964, 156-188.)
> If you have a copy of Boucher's book look for it on page 161.
> Here is a link to a period mitten for embelishment 
> ideas.http://www.glove.org/gallery/elizmit.php 

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