Examining A Pair Up Close

3. Knitting Sanquhar Gloves Today

This pair of ‘Duke’ pattern hand knitted wool gloves is from the collection of the Knitting & Crochet Guild. The donor’s sister knitted the gloves for their mother who lived in Thornhill, the next settlement down the Nith valley from Sanquhar; she died in 1974 and the gloves came into the collection in 1996. Whether the sister knitted the gloves from a printed pattern or from the oral tradition is not known.  She made the gloves to match blue or grey outfits, and included her mother’s initials, “HCB,” in the cuffs.