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The Because Rainbow Mitts celebrate love- all love- and the beauty that is created when all forms of love are free to bloom. This pattern is meant to honor our queer youth as they search to find themselves and a place for their love in this world. It also honors our straight youth as they navigate allyship in the midst of adolescent turbulence. It recognizes and shows respect for those who are now grown and have experienced the challenges of youth through either of these lenses.


Because Rainbow is a stranded mitt pattern that is great for stash busting. It contains charts for the two options shown above (on the left in the Rainbow Lite Mitts and on the right in the Double Rainbow Mitts). Because love comes in all shapes and sizes, these mitts are inclusively sized in 7 sizes ranging from a child’s hand at 5.75in circumference to an adult’s hand at 11.75in circumference (with an intended 1 inch negative ease). 


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All the Deets:

Craft: Knitting

Suggested yarn: A rainbow of fingering left overs (this is a GREAT scrappy project), Schmutzerella Yarns Morphing Mini Skeins, Montana Crochet Superwash Merino Fingering

Yarn weight: Fingering (14 wpi) ?

Gauge: 32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch

Needle size: US 2 - 2.75 mm

Yardage: 100 - 160 yards (91 - 146 m)

Sizes available: Size: 1, (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) To fit hand circumference of 5.75 (6.75, 7.75, 8.75, 9.75, 10.75, 11.75) with 1 inch negative ease

Because Rainbow Mitts Pattern

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