(501) Sanquhar Gloves: A Scottish Tradition

Gloves from the Sanquhar District of 19th Century Scotland
Sanquhar Gloves: A Scottish Tradition

The intricately patterned gloves from the Sanquhar district of 19th century Scotland are a joy and a challenge to knit. Worn by the common folk and elite alike, these hand garments required skill and an understanding of the geometry of the design. In this class, learn how to design this type of glove to fit your hand. Explore the many pattern options of both the ribbing and glove body. You will have several motifs to choose from, depending on your chosen size and gauge. Over the length of the workshop, most of a full-sized glove will be knitted. In addition, learn about yarn dominance and how to manage two yarns at a time in three different knitting styles–two yarns in the right hand, two yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand. Read your knitting, rather than a pattern, to create these marvelous gloves.

Notice: A 4-page PDF will be sent to you containing instructions for the necessary preparations for this class. If you do not receive this by May 15, please contact beth@knittingtraditions.com

Instructor:

Beth Brown-Reinsel

Experience Level:

Advanced knitter

Materials fee:

$-3 covers color handout and charts

Student Supplies:

Needles: One set of four 7″ (or shorter) double point needles (dpn), US sizes 000, 00, 0, or 1(1.5, 1.75, 2.0, 2.25 mm), whichever size yields the gauge for your size in two color St st in the chart in the Swatching Worksheet, plus a dpn set larger and a dpn set smaller than the dpn size you have chosen for your gauge.
Yarn: 1.75 oz- 2 oz. balls /210-262 yards (~50 g./ 240 m) each of two colors (Main Color- MC, and Contrast Color- CC) of plain-textured, solid colored fingering or lace weight yarn, (See yarn suggestions at the end of the worksheet.)
Notions: Stitch markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the chart, Tapestry needle, scraps of contrast color yarn, tape measure, scissors.
Optional: a STEEL crochet hook (these are very small hooks–for picking up sts) equivalent to your determined needle size, somewhere in the range of US size 10 / 1.30 mm to US 1/ 2.75 mm.
Note: A 4-page PDF will be sent to you containing instructions for the necessary preparations for this class. If you do not receive this by May 15, please contact bethATknittingtraditionsDOTcom.