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Sanquhar Knitting

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

Description:
Example of a Sanquhar pattern glove in grey and black wool to illustrate the "Midge & Flea" design. Probably one of the oldest patterns, this 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 initials "MW" knitted into the wristband.
Materials/Media:
wool
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0207.21
Digital Number:
DMTX043a, DMTX043b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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