Gloves of Hope by Niki Nicholson

Gloves of Hope

DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 107 yards (91 - 98 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Hope, a little girl from Wellington, NZ, was first diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago. Since then shes gone through countless painful and difficult procedures and earned 900 beads. When a child is diagnosed with cancer in NZ, they start receiving beads. These beads tell their story and recognise their bravery throughout their journey with child cancer. They are collected at each hospital visit and for each treatment. Hope, 2 years on from her first diagnosis has 900 beads.

In September 2010 Hope was treatment free and in remission,
Sadly, two weeks ago we all learned that Hope’s cancer has returned and is spreading - sadly this time the only treatment will be palliative. Hopes family have been given a terribly short time frame to enjoy her. Its devastating news for any family to have to try and come to terms with.
Hope turned 4 years old last weekend.

Update 05/06/2012
Over the past few months I have found myself finding many reasons to put off updating this pattern, as its with a very heavy heart I have to sadly advise that gorgeous and precious Hope passed away in the early morning of 20/02/2012, held in the loving arms of her parents. It was one day past her 5th birthday.
Please feel free to continue to use this pattern, but please consider that any donations made to your local/national Cancer Society would be very much appreciated. xx