Evil Eye Glove by Kat Coyle

Evil Eye Glove

February 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
220 - 250 yards (201 - 229 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Embroidery stitches used: stem stitch, a type of blanket stitch that forms a circle, duplicate stitch.

The evil eye symbology goes way back. The Evil Eye is an act of protection. But it is not just defensive, it is also an act of aggression – of willful gazing, of not turning away.

Make these gloves for yourself, a loved one, or send in to the March For Our Lives on March 24 in protest of gun violence in the US.

Individually, to show the eye on the palm, you can put out your hand in a “stop” gesture - as in, we must stop gun violence, enough is enough. In a group, you can raise your hands above your head to show the eyes - this is the universal gesture of “hands up don’t shoot” and a reminder of how vulnerable our children are in a country with weak gun control.

When you send in these gloves, it will reach a student or family member or ally marching at March for Our Lives. You are protecting them with your work, showing them that they are supported, are cared for, and that they have millions of people backing them, they are not alone. Give them this gift of support, protection, and a way for them to make a huge statement together, like the pussyhat did in January 2017.

Make the Evil Eye Glove your own:
Flat or In the Round: They are fingerless gloves and quite easy to make – the pattern is designed flat, but of course you can make them in the round.
Blue or Brown or Any Color: The traditional evil eye colors are striking – blue against white with black lashes, and these happen to match the March for Our Lives emblem. But I encourage you to make the eyes any color you want. I am currently making a purple pair in honor of Liz Taylor. I’ll definitely be making a brown eyed pair in honor of my own ancestors.
Patches, Embroidery, Sewn, Crocheted, Painted: Make the eye gloves any way you can, any way you wish. You can sew them, use patches, paint, whatever modality of creativity moves you.

Please use hashtags #marchforourlives and #evileyeglove on social media. As you make the gloves post a picture of your progress to show the student organizers that we’ve got their backs.

Where to send your gloves:
You can bring them to D.C. to distribute at the march yourself, or you can mail them to the Woman’s National Democratic Club, who have generously agreed to be the main collection point for the #evileyeglove for the March for Our Lives.

Please put each pair of gloves in a ziploc bag (to protect from the elements) along with a personal note expressing your support of these students.

Please address your packages to:
Krista Suh
c/o Woman’s National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036