Glove in the Duke pattern, "JF" at wrist

Example of a Sanquhar pattern glove in black and white wool to illustrate the "Duke" design. This refers to the Dukes of Queensberry and later, Buccleuch, landowners in the parish of Sanquhar and probably the only nobility known directly to its inhabitants. This pattern is the most ostentatious and `showy' of them all. It has variations known as `squares' which may be later inventions and include, Rose, Trellis, Drum and Cornet.   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 "JF" at the wrist. Her gloves were displayed at various country shows over the years.
Object no :
SQTX013a, SQTX013b
Collection :
Creator :
Miss Jane N Forsyth
Place of Production :
Sanquhar
Dimensions :
length 220mm, (cuff) width 85mm
Materials :
wool
Location :
NA
Related site :
Accession number :
SQRTM:1997.4.1
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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