These gloves have a story. It started on an Alpaca in Norway. Through sheering and spinning and dying and such, two skeins of this yarn found its way into the hands of a YaT fan named Gunn (closely rhymes with dune). Dear Gunn sent me this wonderfully soft yarn as a gift.
This was last year. It sat on my desk as I pondered what it wanted to become. For days and nights I looked it over, touching it and asking it “What should you be?”
A cowl! So I used both to make a cowl. It was a beautiful cowl. It was cuddly cowl. It was cowl of the rice stitch design. But it wasn’t meant to remain a cowl. I frogged it.
It regressed back into two balls of yarn, waiting to become. Another bit of time passed, then the “ah-ha” hit me! Fingerless gloves! I live in the southern region of the US. Fashionable, soft fingerless gloves will prove most practical for my diva-tude.
And so I began again with the “becoming” aspect of the two balls. This time the yarn became and will remain as a beautiful pair of gloves which I have named The Scarlet Sands Gloves. Why that name? Firstly, for the rich red color. Secondly, remember how I said that Gunn’s name sort of rhymed with ‘dune’? I thought ‘sand dune’, and they can change shape with the right winds.
The basic idea behind this glove was to go vertical with just a few rows, instead of the usual horizontal with many rows. I used the Rice stitch throughout, a simple yet classic look for the rich red yarn.