NOT IN STOCK, but we can attempt to get it
A Knitter's Guide to Gloves introduces several construction techniques, alongside the possible materials and tools that are suitable for knitting the gloves you want. A chapter on design guides you through adapting and customising your glove knitting before outlining how to go about designing from personal inspiration. The book also traces the history of knitted gloves and is lavishly illustrated with examples from museum collections, some of which are rare or even unique. Patterned gloves from Yorkshire and Scotland are described, alongside the stories of examples that have survived into the twenty-first century. Selected gloves from Estonia are discussed, as well as some from UK collections including the Glovers Collection Trust and the Knitting and Crochet Guild. Includes step-by-step photos guide those new to knitting gloves through the key points of glove construction and making your first pair. Five further glove patterns then give a choice of styles to knit, from a plain pair through to colourworked gloves of varied complexity.
About the Author
Angharad Thomas is a designer, maker and researcher. She has a master's degree in knitwear design and a PhD which examined Welsh textile production, design and sustainability. Angharad has spent much of the last ten years researching, designing and knitting gloves, in tandem with her role as Textile Archivist for the collection of the Knitting & Crochet Guild. Her gloves have been exhibited and her designs and articles published in the consumer press in both the UK and the USA. Angharad also gives talks and workshops on glove knitting.