Love is in the Air Wedding Gloves/Wristlets
“Love is friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce,
but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes
as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” Bruce Lee
The Inspiration: The first thing I think of when I think love is: my husband. I am married to the love of my life. He is my soul mate, my equal in the things that matter, and my opposite where it counts. He completes me. If I had to create something that said “LOVE” to me, I would have to be inspired by my own marriage to him. I wish I crocheted more during the planning of my own wedding because I would have loved to have created my own fingerless gloves. I pined over the long elbow length gloves and the little petite wrislets, but they were so expensive and I had not learned the value of DIY yet at that time. Of course, if this were my wedding, I would be showing you bridal photos with all my bridesmaids and my flower girl wearing the same elbow length fingerless gloves, or matching wristlets with long flowing ribbons. Alas, time was my enemy here, but I think I have captured what was in my mind’s eye.
Materials: To create the Love is in the Air Fingerless Wedding Gloves or Wristlets, you will need an F hook, a tapestry needle for weaving in ends, scissors for cutting the yarn, and a measuring tape to check gauge. The preferred yarn used in this project is Loops & Threads Woolike. It is a superfine or size 1 thread, but it has the feel and look of regular wool yarn.
Length and Size Options: I have included in this pattern all of the length options that a blushing bride would have at any bridal shop, because length really is a personal preference and bridesmaids and flower girls come in all different age groups, heights, shapes and sizes. This pattern will accommodate all sizes of bride, flower girl or bridesmaid from toddler to large adult. I have included wrist width, arm length, arm width and some hand measurements for the toddler, child, small adult, medium adult, and large adult sizes included within the pattern, so that knowing which size group you fall under only takes a few measurements and any alterations to this sizing should only take beginner skills to accomplish.
Embellishments: I only had the time to embellish my gloves and my wristlets with a few flowers. I have included in this pattern 3 different flower sizes, with options for each to have leaves attached or not. Again, time is my enemy in this instance because if time were no issue or this were my own wedding, I would be showing you a gloves or wristlets embellished heavily with flowers and my bridesmaids and flower girl might even have differing embellishments to show the personality of each lady. I have given ribbon lengths for each size for fitted ribbon ends or for long, flowing ribbon ends.
Between the length, sizing, and embellishment options, it really would be possible for many different brides, bridesmaids and flower girls to utilize this pattern and for no two sets to be exactly alike.