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Sanquhar Knitting

Glove in the Duke pattern "EF" at wrist

Period:
20th Century
Description:

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 "EF" at the wrist.  Her gloves were displayed at various country shows over the years.

 

This glove has been displayed with a pencil inserted through two fingers to reveal the unique triangular gusset at the base of the finger.

Place of Production:
Sanquhar
Materials/Media:
wool
Dimensions:
length 220mm, (cuff) width 85mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:1997.4.2
Digital Number:
SQTX001a, SQTX001b
Creation Date:
c1992
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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