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Sanquhar Knitting

Glove in the Midge & Flea pattern, "Isa Steel" 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!  The glove has the name "Isa Steel" knitted into the wristband.
Place of Production:
Sanquhar
Materials/Media:
wool
Dimensions:
length 255mm, width 90mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:0207.8
Digital Number:
SQTX004a, SQTX004b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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