This installment in the Liturgical Year Pattern series is based on an old story about a Church Father of the Eastern tradition. Slipped stitches on a garter background form lamps that climb the hand, ending with a tiny flame at each fingertip.
These gloves are surprisingly fast and entertaining to make, and easy to wear. Garter stitch provides plenty of insulation, while the fingering-weight gauge means they are not too cumbersome to work as gloves. The mix of garter stitch and slipped stitches makes this a good choice for even a wild multicolored yarn, but would still look fetching in a solid or semi-solid.