Bernie's Mittens by Emily O'Brien

Bernie's Mittens

January 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Colorwork post blocking using larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
161 - 254 yards (147 - 232 m)
Child (Adult Small, Adult Large)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Bernie Sanders’ no nonsense mittens represented the wonders of wool at the 2021 Inauguration. This pattern features the colorwork motif from the front of these very meme-able mittens and a folded cuff for extra wrist warmth.

Child (Adult Small, Adult Large)

Hand Circumference:
Child 5-6”/13-15 cm
Adult Small 6.5-7.5”/16.5-19 cm
Adult Large 8-9”/20.5-23 cm

Worsted Weight
MC: 60 yd/55 m (75 yd/68 m, 95 yd/87 m)
CC1: 64 yd/59 m (80 yd/73 m, 100 yd/91 m)
CC2: 28 yd/27 m (35 yd/ 32 m, 44 yd/40 m)
CC3: 9 yd/8 m (12 yd/ 11 m, 15 yd/14 m)
Yarn in photos is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in Chestnut, Bittersweet Heather, Cloud, and Crane Heather

US3 (3.25mm) DPNs or long circular for Magic Loop
US5 (3.75mm) DPNs or long circular for Magic Loop

Stitch markers
Darning needle
Waste yarn

21 sts x 28 = 4” in Stranded Colorwork post blocking using larger needles

I’m offering this pattern for free because while I did the math to make it work out, I don’t feel it is my design since I’m copying an existing mitten! If you feel so inclined check out these causes Bernie Sanders has supported and maybe send a donation their way:

Whitman-Walker Health
Addison County Parent Child Center
Indigenous Environmental Network
Meals on Wheels