Peace de Resistance Mittens
All proceeds from this pattern will be donated monthly to a rotating list of charities that work to make life better for ALL people, not just those in power. These will include Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock Legal Defense Funds, Days for Girls, Environmental Defense Fund, Trans Youth Equality Foundation, Engender Health, Flint Kids, and more. I’ll post a tally at the end of every month of the donations and where they’ll be sent. If you have a charity that you see doing good in the world, please let me know and I’ll check them out!
If you would rather donate to your own preferred charity, you can send me proof of the donation to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll gift you a copy of the pattern. However, I will not accept donations to any charities that are anti-abortion or exclude people based on their religious or sexual preferences, reproductive health choices, or race or ethnicity. Basic rule of thumb: if a charity supports a minority, thumbs up; if a charity excludes a minority, thumbs down.
Want to do a KAL or make kits? I’m all for it! But the same rules apply--please donate part of the proceeds to a charity that fits the above specifications. Contact me at the email address above and I’ll make sure to link it here.
Let’s make some good trouble, y’all.
January 2017 donations:
$1,000 to Standing Rock
$1,000 Flint Kids
$1,000 Black Lives Matter
$1,000 Days for Girls
$1,000 Environmental Defense Fund
$1,000 Trans Youth Equality Foundation
$1,000 Engender Health
$1,000 Marie Stopes International
$1,000 Islamic Relief USA
February 2017 donations:
$1,000 to Planned Parenthood
$1,000 to Trans Lifeline
8” (20 cm) circumference at palm, 10 1/2” (26.5 cm) length
200 yds in each of two colors of fingering weight yarn; sample shown in Color Adventures Sock (80% merino, 20% nylon; 420 yds (384 m)/115 g) (MC) and Quince & Co. Finch (100% American wool; 221 yds (202 m)/50 g) (CC)
1 set US 1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns) OR 40” (100 cm) circular needle for Magic Loop
1 set US 2 (2.75 mm) dpns OR 40” (100 cm) circular needle for Magic Loop
or size needed to obtain gauge