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Fingerless Gloves for Proper Ladies


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I wanted to make fingerless gloves for my great aunts Violet and Dottie. They are a combination of rural Tennessee Irish homesteaders and ahead-of-their-time urban business women. I love them. The lace and cables give an old fashioned feminine air, and are balanced by the modern, edgy look of the seed stitch sides. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic knit and purl, cable SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS adult women's SUGGESTED YARN 100 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Yarnarchy silk blend

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  • 100 yards worsted or dk yarn, set of 4 size 6 or 7 needles

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I live in a stone cottage in the middle of 100 acre wood without running water, television, or radio. I spend most of my time teaching, homesteading, or messing around with fiber. Both of my daughters like fiber as well, but the older one has recently decided that boys are more compelling than yarn. Silly girl. My first spinning wheel belongs to my mother, who made me a pair of legwarmers in 1983 (homegrown fleece, thick homespun and dyed with kool-aid, knitted with traditional Sauk-Suiattle tribal designs) when everyone else was getting nylon ones from Kmart. I currently spin on my dreamy Schacht Matchless and my teeny tiny Majacraft Little Gem. I heart fiber and adore working with color and texture. I have been a crafter ever since I can remember. I sew, macrame, embroider, tatt, make bobbin lace, weave, spin, knit, crochet, make block prints, papercraft, create candles, quilt, make jewelry, dollmaking, and more... I also have a clothing line called "The Wicked Wench," featuring all manner of niceties: bonnets and bloomers, steampunk collars and cuffs, feather fascinators, mittens, wristers, vintage clothing, and much more. Want kitsch? Visit