Calligraphy, which I do just for fun and relaxation, is an off shoot of my interest in paleography in the fields of historical manuscripts, letters, journals, etc. Like knitting and needlework, unfortunately, it takes its toll on my hands, wrists and arms. These gloves, however, help the muscles keep warm.
The pattern is from Godey’s Lady’s Book, Knitted Mitten and Bracelet, Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine, Volume 51, August, 1855, pp. 169-170. I have made several pairs of this pattern and have written about them elsewhere in this blog (see links below.)
This version does not have the bracelet as it would get in the way of my hand placement when writing. I also did not knit in the eyelet pattern on the back of the hand, making that part solid knitting so I could do duplicate stitches for the letters over it.
The lettering, stitched in an ancient nameless gold thread from my stash, was scratchy so I knit fine flaps on the inside with KnitPicks Palette in Ivy.
The gloves were knit in Paton’s Kroy Socks 4 ply in Coal on 2.00 mm/US 1 and 2.25mm/US 0.