Safe With Me by Beatrice Perron Dahlen

Safe With Me

Knitting
November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
370 yards (338 m)
Hand Circumference: 8 in/20.5 cm
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These mittens are part of an ebook - Join Hands. Until further notice, all proceeds from the collection will be sent to the LEAF Project for Universal Representation for Unaccompanied Children.

After the presidential executive order regarding bans and walls I wrote on the front window of my house. I took one of my children’s window markers and scrawled backwards (so passersby could read it), “You are safe with me.” Being close to Valentine’s Day, my five-year-old son tells people that this was for Valentine’s Day and it means that we love all people. He has half of it right: we love all people. And while I often forget to don my safety pin in the rush of getting out the door in the morning, I always remember my cold weather gear. In mid-winter, these safety pins will never get obscured by a jacket. They will be visible, always, telling all others that they will find no judgment, no hate here. You are safe with me. Always.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hand Circumference: 8 in/20.5 cm; fits hands up to 8 in/20.5 cm
Length: 9.5 in/24 cm

GAUGE
28 sts/42 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in colorwork pattern after blocking

YARN
Fingering weight yarn in two colors:
195 yd/180 m MC
75 yd/70 m CC
Shown in YOTH Little Brother (80% Merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 435 yd/398 m per 100g skein)
Main Color: Oyster, 1 skein Contrast Color: Wild Rice, 1 skein

NEEDLES
Needle sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge. Use preferred small-circumference circular knitting method such as double-pointed needles, magic loop, or two circulars.
US #1.5/2.5 mm set of double-pointed needles, 32 in/80 cm circular needle for Magic Loop, or preferred smallcircumference method

NOTIONS
stitch markers
tapestry needle
waste yarn or stitch holder