Trim crochet gloves
Chic summer gloves from 1955, worked in cotton crochet, though not lacy.
Elegant but not frilly - "these trim gloves are crisp and fresh". Definitely to be worn with pill-box hat and veil rather than Edwardian sunshade, (or in practice - neither - but you get the idea).
Original worked in white with black trim. Very Audrey Hepburn.
Instructions (both hands alike).
Beginning at the side edge with main colour, make 41 chain, turn.
Start with little finger
Begin third finger
Begin middle finger
Begin first finger
[Editor's note: You end here at the top of the thumb. One half of the glove is complete - this half covers the back of the hand.]
Now keeping same side of glove piece facing you, rejoin to beginning of row, and work 1 long row dc. up side of thumb and all round fingers, ending at top of little finger.
Now work down side of little finger to wrist thus:
Continue with row, working a row of dc. down inner side of thumb and round all fingers, ending at top of little finger, where you finished your row of dc when working the other side; fasten off.
Make another glove in the same way.
To Make Up
Press parts very carefully on wrong side under a damp cloth.
Remember to turn second glove inside out for other hand.
With main colour yarn, make 45 ch., turn.
1st Row: Miss 1 ch., *
1 dc in each ch.; repeat from * to
last ch., 2 dc in last ch.; turn with 1 ch.
With contrast yarn, work 1 row of dc all round cuff.
Sew cuff neatly round glove with contrast edging overlapping edge of
main work and with opening in centre of back; rounded edge comes below
3rd finger and slightly overlaps straight short edge of cuff.
Work a small circle of dc in contrast and sew in position on top of cuff
as shown in photograph.
1 x 50g ball Phildar
Phil Crochet, shade 07 Veronese, (100% cotton, 201yards), with a small
amount of navy blue for contrast.
ch = chain
Remember these are English crochet instructions where dc is equivalent
to US single crochet, and so on - see "Terminology" in the side
6 half trebles to an inch.
To fit "an average hand".
A word on the wool.
Original specified 2 x 1oz balls of Strutt's Milford Knitting Cotton No. 8 in white, with scraps of black 4-ply wool for edging.
The single 50g ball of Phil Crochet was only just enough at 201yds.
For winter gloves, they could be easily worked in wool instead of cotton for those who don't like to knit.
Your finished gloves.
Editor's note: "So what's all this messing about with a bunch of flowers?" - I was trying to emulate the original photo shoot, and found it surprisingly hard. I had to get George to take the photo and he did not seem focussed enough on (a) yes I did want the flowers in the photo not just a load of stems, (b) but it is supposed to be a centred around the gloves and not a bunch of flowers, and (c) o I wish I had slim elegant fingers, and maybe 4 arms so I could take the photo myself...