As much as we'd like to avoid stepping out into the freezing cold these days, opting to warm ourselves by the warmth of the fire instead, there's nothing like a cosy pair of gloves to keep the heat in. Used as far back as the Egyptians and the Romans, gloves have truly stood the test of time and it's aways worth investing in a quality pair – or better yet, learning to knit your own.
We've teamed up with knitwear designer Laura Miser to help you make your own pair of gloves this new year. With a pattern straight from her own book, Faith, Love, Hope, Knitting, Laura has provided instructions to Selvedge readers on how to work with the fuzziest, warmest of wools; angora. All you need is Tanglewood fibre creations to get going.
Angora wool is eight times warmer than sheep's wool, but like wool, stays warm even when wet. These gloves are 'fuzz-less' as they're knit, but after wearing the angora blossoms, creating a warm, fuzzy halo for the hands.
To download our instructions on how to knit your perfect pair of gloves, just click here.