Scottish Sanquhar Gloves

Length: 12-18 hours Level:  Intermediate to advanced (must be proficient with dp needles) The intricately patterned gloves from 19th century Scotland are a joy and a challenge to knit. Full of small geometric patterns and tiny gussets around the fingers and thumb, they are made on double-pointed needles. Explore the many pattern options of both the […]


The lovely knitting known as “Fair Isle” surfaced in the mid-1800s, in mittens, tams, and socks.  Vests and sweaters became popular in the early 1900s.  At first these small items were made of yarns the  color of the Shetland sheep and the local dyestuffs of the islands. As synthetic aniline dyes became available, the color […]