Mary's Best Gloves
This pattern was part of the Mary & Matthew kit from Woolgirl’s Downton Abbey Club. It will become available as a ravelry download in March 2014. There may even be a second, shorter version added by then! If you’d like to be notified, drop me a line either in a comment or as pm to fingertips.
Mary so loves to wear long gloves, with flattering lacy sleeves falling over them in gentle drapes! In these, her favourite ones, the lace theme of the sleeves is already incorporated in the top end of the gloves. But as Mary isn’t one to go over the top (she has style!), the main part of the gloves is plain, just featuring the traditional three pleats on the back of the hand. There is a truly vintage “mousquetaire opening” on the inside of the wrist. A practical elastic band is fed through the upper part of the cuff to stop the gloves from slipping down the arms.
It comes in sizes Women’s XS, S, M, L, and XL, to fit hands with a circumference above thumb of around 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21.5 cm (6 5/8, 7 1/8, 7 1/2, 7 7/8, and 8 1/2”).
Please note that the yardage given above is rounded up to a full Woolgirl Club skein of Gombe - you will need less, depending on size.
The pattern is fully written, with additional charts for the lace section.
Tip: For more information on mousquetaire openings and other vintage glove features, visit Lady Violette’s blog