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Ranganathan's Mitts

May 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in colorwork pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
2.75 mm (C)
Women’s M [women’s L/men’s S, men’s M]
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Books are for use
Every reader his book
Every book its reader
Save the time of the reader
The library is a growing organism

These are the Five Laws of Library Science, proposed in 1931 by S. R. Ranganathan, an Indian mathematician and librarian who is considered one of the founders of modern library and information science. His “laws” focus on creating libraries that serve patrons, rather than staff or administrators, and have acted as a cornerstone of library
science ever since. Ranganathan’s birthday is still observed in India every August 9 as National Library Day.

Sharon Fuller designed these mitts as a reminder of what—and whom—libraries are for. Wearing a law on the back of each hand, a librarian can proclaim her (or his) fealty to the profession while keeping hands warm for typing or shelving books.

MC: 1278 Bison (1 skein)
CC: 1236 Oatmeal (1 skein)

Errata: 2013-12-08 I have learned that the published charts contain a number of serious problems. Until formal errata are available, please contact me for clean original charts. If you can do something to demonstrate you own the book, that would be much appreciated. ; )