Looking for something simple, but beautiful, and most of all practical? Sometimes you just don't want to knit something complex and frustrating. Sometimes you just want to whip out your needles and yarn, sit down for a few hours each night, and make something beautiful. That's where the Evening Out Gloves pattern comes in.
I wrote the pattern for the oucasts' Reworking the Old & the New booklet, celebrating Reading Heritage and particularly Jackson's, Reading's oldest department store. They have a fantastic wool department staffed by helpful ladies, which is where the silver grey Stylecraft Life 4-ply yarn comes from.
These gloves were inspired by the glamorous ladies of the past. I've seen photos of my grandmother in the 30s and 40s... she was gorgeous. It seemed like she never left the house with a single hair out of place. And she wore beautiful, thin, elegant gloves like these. These gloves don't require a lot of concentration - they're stockinette with a few details to maintain interest, such as a buttoned cuff and purl ridges along the top of the hand. The pattern is ideal for a luxurious half-skein of sock yarn you've been stashing (you need less than 50g of yarn), or a few tiny precious buttons you've found.
Yarn: 230 yds of fingering/4-ply weight yarn (Shown: Stylecraft Life 4-ply, less than 1/2 ball)
Needles: US 4 / 3.5mm
Special Techniques: Knitting in the round