The aggressive blocking seems to have worked!
The gloves seem be relatively well behaved, curling at the bottom only very slightly. They’ve been taken out and about (by which I mean to the coffee shop. They went to the coffee shop.) and still hold their shape quite nicely.
The bottom still curls up a bit, which is likely a result of my cast-on/knitting a round before joining. Next time I’ll be sure to do a cast on that naturally lies flatter.
In the end the pattern won me over. They are fetching, and I probably will knit them again as these ones are to be raffled off. Notes for next time: flatter cast on and add a thumb gusset for better fit.
Pattern: Fetching by Cheryl Niamath (Knitty Summer 2007)
Yarn: Approximately 100 meters of King Cole Fashion Aran in 368 Purple.
Needles: 4mm dpns