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60's inspired driving gloves!

Added Jul 13, 2010

by olystyrene

Sydney, Australia






Aah winter.. what does one do when it’s cold and one has the flu? Sitting around on one’s bee-hind and idly twiddling one’s fingers just doesn’t seem to fill the void.. The answer is, of course, crochet!

Here is a pair of red 60’s inspired fingerless “driving” gloves I made. Traditionally, these little babies would be made of leather, but I had a more practical idea in mind. I used wool that was laying in wait in a big bag. They feature adorable little baby blue vintage buttons. The most annoying part was, as always, weaving in all the loose ends.

I made a couple of pairs, and an odd glove as well, as part of experimenting with sizing. However, in the end I’m very happy with how these turned out. I gave the other pair to a friend :)

Material Notes

spare wool, vintage buttons




Garment Type
Classic, Mod, Steampunk, Vintage

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    Jul 13, 2010, 01.38 PMby integerclub

    Awesome, Oly! Hah, you’re a trendsetter now!

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      Jul 14, 2010, 12.02 AMby olystyrene

      Haha! Thanks Doyceling ;) P.S. I’m keeping an eye out for African prints for you. I made an awesome skirt out of an African/jungle print about a year ago, will have to show u the foto!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 09.20 AMby frkbustad

    I love them! Is it your own pattern? I’ll check out the etsy shop, and maybe this’ll be the winter hit!

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      Jul 14, 2010, 12.01 AMby olystyrene

      Thanks :) I haven’t uploaded the, to etsy yet, but check in the next 2 weeks. If you’re interested in a customised pair (u can put a preference in for colours etc) I’ll be more than happy to make some for you :)

      BTW, I adapted a found pattern, widening the finger bits so they’re a bit more comfortable to wear. The original pattern was too tight at the fingers, even in a large size.. odd..

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    Jul 13, 2010, 04.34 AMby pink-cornelia

    looove them, I wish I had a pair, but I’m a terrible knitter.

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      Jul 13, 2010, 05.42 AMby olystyrene

      I can make you a pair if you’re interested, and u can purchase via etsy. Let me know and we can arrange it. :)

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    Jul 13, 2010, 12.41 AMby lmb

    Cute :) And the will be perfect for next fall. I notice a good handful of designers were showing gloves on the runway.

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      Jul 13, 2010, 01.01 AMby olystyrene

      Thanks! Haha – ahead of the pack! ;-)

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