The Reading Gloves – Heathcliff

For a while now I have been thinking about more characters for The Reading Gloves project. There’s Nabokov’s Lolita, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and last but not least, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. I’m still waiting to find Cathy, but Heathcliff has suddenly revealed himself to me. A very kind fellow Raveler has gifted me some handspun jacob:

Three skeins in total, all are 2ply. Two skeins come in at about 16wpi and one at roughly 21wpi. A beautiful job! I’m planning to full the resultant gloves, so that stitch definition is neigh on impossible to distinguish — as, if we have to believe Nelly Dean, wasn’t Heathcliff a swarthy individual who never let on what he was up to?

3 Replies to “The Reading Gloves – Heathcliff”

  1. I love the idea of fulling the gloves to represent Heathcliff’s mysterious nature and the wool is swarthy and rugged with hidden softness, like the ultimate manly protagonist.

    Can’t wait to see these!

  2. KEMP! Marvellous, untamed, kinky-white-bent-poking-out-bits-of-KEMP!

    I love a bit of manageable rough in an otherwise civilised yarn.

    Huzzah for the wild, woolly Heathcliff gloves and for the untameable strands of KEMP which they shall contain

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