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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sprig driving gloves

I've been trying to start the year with a little preemptive destashing - I'm knitting up the leftover balls from the Sheep Yoke cardigan before I even get them home into the stash.

Sprig driving gloves

Sprig driving gloves

Sprig driving gloves

Yarn: British Breeds Yarns Blue Faced Leicester DK (just under 1 skein in Sage)
Needles: 3.25mm dpns

OK, they're not really gloves, not even really mitts - lets call them mittlets! But they are rather cute. For some reason I was getting a very vintage vibe from this shade of green - I kept seeing it against very red nails or lipstick. I think it's because Joan Allen has a headscarf in this colour in Pleasantville. Anyway I wanted something a little bit glam and the wrist strap and pearl button really do that for me. The design's not quite perfected but I'll put in some work on it when I get home and hopefully have something written up before too long.


Felix said...

You are completely right about the vintage qualities of that lovely green wool and I am very impressed at the instantaneous stash-busting and pattern-writing spree!

Very elegant.

Petit Filoux said...

Oh please please please write up the pattern they're so pretty!! Love it with the little button on the side too!

Lara said...

I love the gloves - so pretty with the little pearl button. And yes, I can see the vintage quantities when matched with red lipstick. (I'm quite into the idea of red lipstick for retro chic look however it looks appalling on me! I'd be tempted to knit them if you do write the pattern up, they are the nicest posh gloves or mittlets that I have seen.