Improvising New Patterns

4. Sanquhar Gloves as a Living Tradition

Knitters also replace the historical patterns with new ones of their own devising, as these three examples show.


“I have been knitting and researching these gloves for some years and love the discipline of designing within the parameters that the style demands.” – Angharad Thomas

“The patterns for both came from various places in my Estonian book collection. I pulled from knitting patterns, embroidery patterns, anything I could find that had a tiny pattern that might fit in the grid.“ – Nancy Bush