I’m a sucker for vintage things; this pattern came from my fascination with the vintage driving glove. I’ve always thought they were so cute, and I loved the idea of knitting one with a cutout that wasn’t a circle. When I saw the call for submissions for this collection, the heart-shaped cutout glove jumped out at me. However, I’m also fascinated by different methods of construction, and have a habit of trying to reinvent the wheel. Thus, these gloves were born. They’re such a fun knit with multidirectional knitting, short rows and some strategically placed increases and decreases to create the shape: a driving glove with a modern twist. These can be knit in a subdued pastel and paired with a cute dress for a vintage look, or knit in a bright color and rocked with your favorite winter coat. Plus, they make a great gift for your best girlfriend! And they only take one skein to knit, so you can make a pair for anyone special.
Finished Size 8” from wrist to middle fingertip, 7 1/4” wrist circumference.
Yarn: Copper Corgi Fiber Studio Fingering/Sock Weight, 100% superwash merino; 4oz, 460yds: Azalea, 1 skein.
Yarn: Knit Picks Capretta, 80% Fine Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 1.75oz, 230yds: Caviar, 1 skein.
Needles: Five size 2 (2.75mm) double-pointed needles.
Notions: Waste yarn, yarn needle.
Gauge 25 sts and 38 rows= 4” in St st.
The Designer Claire Sandow is a freelance graphic designer who lives in Georgia with her husband, two cats and her ever-growing yarn stash. Read about her adventures in design and knitting at clairesandow.com/blog. For questions about this pattern, please contact Claire Sandow at email@example.com.