Twee

Knitting
July 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
100 - 120 yards (91 - 110 m)
one size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

June 2013
An updated, corrected version of the pattern has now been uploaded to the site.

My mother’s piano teacher was a formidable woman. A spinster who lived alone in a large house, she died when my mother was seventeen, and when her family were clearing out her house my mum & aunt managed to accumulate - amongst piles of unwanted music books - a mangy fox fur stole, a few worn-out hats and a pair of tight-fitting lacey fingerless mitts.

Twee is my reinterpretation of those gloves: a little bit vintage and a little bit girly - not as dainty as the original perhaps but as fitting at a tea party as during an evening spent at home, embroidering handkerchiefs with silken thread by the light of a candle. Twee looks adorable with floaty dresses and surprisingly good with worn-in jeans.
Somebody mentioned that the gloves would be a good way to use up small amounts of special yarn - I couldn’t agree more. The pattern states that 2 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran are needed, but I only used a few metres of the second ball. I estimate that you wouldn’t need more than about 110 metres of aran-weight yarn.