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Sanquhar Knitting

Glove in the Midge & Flea pattern, "JNF" at wrist

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Example of a Sanquhar pattern glove in black and white wool to illustrate the "Midge & Flea" design.  This is probably one of the oldest patterns, and most closely resembles other traditional knitting of the 18th century.  Its name is self-explanatory, although opinions vary on the identity of the second insect!

 

This example was knitted by Miss Jane N Forsyth, then in her seventies, using size 15 needles and 3 ply wool. It has the initials "JNF" at the wrist.  Her gloves were displayed at various country shows over the years.

Place of Production:
Sanquhar
Materials/Media:
wool
Dimensions:
length 265mm, (cuff) width 90mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:1997.4.4
Digital Number:
SQTX015a, SQTX015b
Creation Date:
c1992
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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