Need new gloves to wear to your next big dinner party—or maybe just to meet the gals to watch the next episode of Downton Abbey? Check out this tutorial for knitting a gorgeous pair of gem gloves from Whit’s Knits on The Purl Bee!

Because there was a time when ladies didn’t leave the house without them, gloves have always suggested to me the elegance of horse-drawn carriages, drawing rooms and balls. I have long imagined knitting a fine pair of gloves that would be as appropriate for that life as this one.

Head over to The Purl Bee to see the complete pattern.