Helping Hands Mittens
These started as a stashbuster but at the urging of several friends, I wrote up the pattern to contribute to the Help for Haiti effort on Ravelry. I will donate all proceeds of the sales to Haitian relief efforts for as long as the pattern is available. However, the best way for any of us to help in the earthquake relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti is to give directly to reputable aid organizations doing good work. Buy my mitten pattern if you like the mittens, but if you really want to help, bypass me and give directly to aid organizations now. And, perhaps more importantly, give again in March. And in July. And in September. And in 2011 and 2012.
Reading a chart, knitting in the round, knitting with two colors, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches.
S (M, L)
Model shown in size S.
Circumference: 7.25 (8.5, 9.75)”
Length: 8.5 (9.5, 10.5)”
Thumb top length: 2 (2.5, 3)”
26 stitches and 28 rounds = 4″ in stranded stitch pattern on US 6 (4 mm) needles
Berroco Ultra Alpaca [50% alpaca, 50% wool; 215 yd (197 m); 100 g skein]; color: #6289 Charcoal Mix (MC), #6201 Winter White (CC1), #6234 Cardinal (CC2), #6294 Turquoise Mix (CC3), 1 skein each.
US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32″ long or 1 set US 6 (4 mm) DPNs