Thursday, September 27, 2007

Orphan Mitts photo and more!


I have finished my 2nd pair of the orphan mittens now and took a photo. I am going to post the whole pattern again with the photo on my website, but here is the photo. And the pattern is now there!

Let's have a MITTEN BLITZ and see how many pairs of mittens we can make before Monday for LDS Humanitarian!!
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevs-orphan-mittens.html


These mittens will fit an older child 8-12 and I hope you will consider making a pair for a local charity or for LDS Humanitarian.

They send them with their humanitarian missionaries to many orphanages around the world. They receive tons of hats, but mittens are sorely needed right now!
Here's the address:

Completed handmade items may be shipped by anyone of any faith, or delivered in person to:
Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center
1665 Bennett Rd
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Click HERE for their current needs

**** And a crocheted pattern!
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bev-hat-mitts.html

They also need warm gloves, really warm ones:

Here is a pattern used with permission from my friend Beth-- Thanks Beth!!
Beth's Crocheted Gloves for Women
copyright 2000 Beth Koskie

Materials: 1 skein (3-4 oz) worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook size H

Notes:
Work whole glove in back loop only.
Make 2 alike

Abbreviations:
Sl st – slip stitch
Ch – chain
Sts – stitches
Sc – single crochet

Directions:

Starting at baby finger edge, ch 55.
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of 7 more (8 sl sts), sc in 38 sts, sl st in remaining 8 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: In back loop only, sl st in 8 sts, sc in 38 sts, sl st in 8 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Repeat row 2 one more time, ch 1, turn.
Row 4 (ring finger): Sl st in 8 sts, sc in 12 sts, ch 20, skipping 14 sts sc in 12 sts, sl st in 8 sts, ch 1, turn.
Rows 5, 6 & 7: Sl st in 8 sts, sc in 44 sts, sl st in 8 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 8 (middle finger): Sl st in 8 sts, sc in 12 sts, ch 24, skipping 20 sts sc in 12 sts, sl st in 8 sts, ch 1, turn.
Rows 9, 10, &11: Sl st in 8 sts, sc in 48 sts, sl st in 8 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 12 (pointer finger): Sl st in 8 sts, sc in 12 sts, ch 20, skipping 24 sts sc in 12 sts, sl st in 8 sts, ch 1, turn.
Rows 13, 14, & 15: Sl st in 8 sts, sc in 44 sts, sl st in 8 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 16 (thumb): Sl st in 8 sts, sc in 8 sts, ch 20, skipping 28 sts sc in 8 sts, sl st in 8 sts, ch 1, turn.
Rows 17, 18, & 19: Sl st in 8 sts, sc in 36 sts, sl st in 8 sts, ch 1, turn. At end of row 19, do not ch 1, turn, but end off, fold in half with right sides together, and sew seams.
Make second glove exactly the same way.

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Here are some knitted gloves that a friend Michelle Howard donated for me to post to help others. Thanks Michelle!
Grandma's Gloves
used with permission granted to Beverly Qualheim. Copyright 2000 Michelle Howard. All rights reserved

Materials: worsted weight yarn
size 8 needles
(Michelle's note: "I put a space in the directions between each finger. When you get to the K 12 rows, that's the thumb")

Cast on 38 stitches (45 if you want them long enough to cuff).
Knit 6 rows (3 ridges).
Cast off first 12 stitches; slip the stitch on the right needle to the left needle so all stitches are on one needle; turn.

Cast on 14 stitches.
K 6 rows.
Cast off 12 stitches; sl the st on the R needle to the L needle; turn.

Cast on 14 st.
K 6 rows.
Cast off 14 st; sl the st on the R needle to the L needle; turn.

Cast on 12 st.
K 6 rows.
Cast off 20 st; sl the st on the R needle to the L needle; turn.

Cast on 12 st.
K 12 rows.
Cast off 12 st; sl the st on the R needle to the L needle; turn.

Cast on 20 st.
K 6 rows.
Cast off 12 st; sl the st on the R needle to the L needle; turn.

Cast on 14 st.
K 6 rows.
Cast off 14 st; sl the st on the R needle to the L needle; turn.

Cast on 12 st.
K 6 rows.
Cast off 14 st; sl the st on the R needle to the L needle; turn.

Cast on 12 st.
K 6 rows.
Cast off.

Fold glove in half and sew together.
Make another one!

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Hug the ones you LOVE!! today and always!

BevQ

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