Varying the Grid Size

4. Sanquhar Gloves as a Living Tradition

The Sanquhar patterns are usually 9 stitches × 9 stitches inside the grid, but contemporary knitters in these workshops have altered the dimensions:

For example, the grey and white gloves in an original unnamed pattern use motifs measuring 7 stitches × 7 stitches, a smaller grid. (First Slide Image)

The ‘Compass Rose’ gloves use motifs of 11 stitches × 11 stitches, a larger grid. (Second Slide Image)