British wool charcoal grey fingerless gloves
Both beautiful and practical, I have knitted these fingerless gloves with a ribbed cuff to slip under your coat to keep the draughts out. The back of the hand has a Y-shaped cable design, while the palm is plain. The gloves end in a band of rib, leaving your fingertips clear to use your phone or doorkey easily.
I used a blend of some of the softest of British wools: 50% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Wensleydale Longwool, and 25% Masham. This gorgeous wool has been dyed to a dark charcoal grey. The sweet little "Roses Workshop" brand label is laser etched faux leather.
The gloves measure 20cm (8 inches) long including the cuff, 15cm (6 inches) for the hand section, and the knit is stretchy enough to fit most average adult hands. Gentle hand wash recommended.
I love working with the many different wools produced here from British breeds of sheep.
The Blue-faced Leicester looks down it's long roman nose at you. It is the skin which is dark blue/grey colour - the wool is white and curly, and one of the softest in the UK.
The Wensleydale is from Yorkshire; it has long shiny, crinkly wool that looks like dreadlocks.
Masham sheep are medium sized and hornless, with very long and lustrous fleece. They have been bred for over a century in the north of England.
More styles of gloves are available : Gloves and Mittens