I had volunteered Angharad, in her absence, to talk about the Sanquhar and Yorkshire Dales gloves in the Guild collection, as well as the gloves that she has knitted herself that are inspired by the traditional gloves. It was really bad timing on my part, because this week she is also running Crochet Week at Lee Mills, but she agreed to do it anyway and did a great job.
All the gloves (both old and new) are knitted in two colours, in small geometric patterns and usually in fine yarns. They often have a date and the initials of the person they were made for knitted into the cuff. Angharad usually knits them in 3-ply and has been knitting a series of pairs for friends - they are extremely covetable, so the friends are very lucky.
|An array of gloves|
|Yorkshire Dales gloves|