Compass Rose Sanquhar Gloves by Beth Brown-Reinsel

Compass Rose Sanquhar Gloves

by Beth Brown-Reinsel
January 2005
Lace ?
25 stitches = 2 inches
in 2 color stocking stitch in Pepper & Salt pattern
480 - 524 yards (439 - 479 m)
Child to Man's Large
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Sanquhar Gloves have captivated the Scottish and non-Scottish alike since the late 1800’s when they were first created. These gloves were favored for riding and driving horses, playing the sport of curling, and looking smart as well! Several classic patterns have survived, most notably the Duke and Prince of Wales patterns.

The mathematics of Sanquhar Gloves is always the same. The construction is unalterable, so that the only way to create different sizes is to change the gauge, or the number of stitches within the little boxes. To preserve the motifs, this pattern is sized by changing needle sizes, from size 0000 to size 1 (1.25 to 2.25 mm). The gauges range from 15 sts/inch (child) to 10.5 sts/inch for a large man. Lace weight is highly recommended for the smaller sizes, and light fingering or fingering can be use for the 2 largest sizes.

Featured Techniques: The Double Cast-On, Avoiding the Color Crescent with Purls, The Salt and Pepper Cuff, The Thumb Gusset, Tips on Fingers

Yarn: Sock yarn
Sizes: Woman’s Small, Medium, Large, Man’s Medium, Large
Hand circumference: 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9) inches

Woman’s Medium (7.5 “ hand circumference), size #000 DPNs
Woman’s Small (7 “ hand circumference) = 30 sts over 2 inches on #0000
Woman’s Large/Man’s Small (8 “ hand circumference) = 26 sts over 2 inches on #00
Man’s Medium (8.5 “ hand circumference) = 25 sts on #0, and Man’s Large (9 “ hand circumference) = 23 sts on #1.

Experience Level: Challenging