Compass Rose Sanquhar Glove Kit


If you would like a challenge, try this Compass Rose kit!  This is my own design using the static architecture of Sanquhar Gloves and the beautiful Brooklyn Tweed worsted-spun lace-weight Vale yarns, made from 100% American Rambouillet wool.

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Sanquhar Gloves have captivated the Scottish and non-Scottish alike since the late 1800s when they were first created. These gloves were favored for riding and driving horses, playing the sport of curling, and looking fashionably smart as well!  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.

This kit features Brooklyn Tweed Vale, a strong worsted-spun lace-weight yarn, 100% wool, which is NOT superwash. You may choose from five main color yarns with Thaw (an off-white ) as the contrast color: Sashiko (Blue), Nocturne (Dark Grey), Vintner (Red), Cobbler (Dark Burgundy)

The kit consists of one skein each of two different colors and the pattern in a kit bag.


SIZES  Hand/Glove  Circumference Gauge* Needle size
Child’s Medium 6.5/ 7″ 30 sts/2 inches US#0000/1.25 mm
Child’s Large/Woman’s XSmall 7/ 7.5″ 28 sts/2 inches US #000/1.5 mm
Woman’s Small-Medium 7.25/ 7.75″ 27 sts/2 inches US  #00/1.75 mm
Woman’s Large/Man’s Small 7.75/ 8.25″ 25 sts/ 2 inches US #0/2 mm
Man’s Medium 8.5/ 9″  23 sts/ 2 inches US #1/ 2.25 mm
Man’s Large 9.5/ 10″ 21 sts/ 2 inches  US #2/2.75 mm

* Gauge is over two inches, worked in 2 color St st. See page 2 for swatch instructions. Needle size is only a suggestion! A gauge swatch is essential!

  • Needles: One set of five 7″ long (or shorter) dp needles, size needed to obtain the gauge for your hand circumference.
  • Notions: St markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the chart, tapestry needle, scraps of contrast color yarn, tape measure.

* Gauge is over two inches, worked in 2 color St st . Needle size is only a suggestion! A GAUGE SWATCH IS ESSENTIAL!!!

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 9 × 8 × 2 in

Sashiko (deep blue), Vintner (red), Cobbler (burgundy), Nocturne (dark grey), Heron (light grey)