The M4A Mittens (Bernie Mitts)

Throughout the 2020 election cycle and most iconically at the 2020 inauguration of Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders wore some gorgeous mittens made from recycled sweaters by a Vermont school-teacher named Jen Ellis. This pattern emulates the color work present in those mittens for a quick knit that is guaranteed to keep your hands warm no matter how over it you are.

I originally wrote this pattern in one night, until 3 AM, the same date of the inauguration of Joe Biden in 2021. The pattern was originally a fundraiser for my friend’s gender affirming surgery, but is now and forever free. The initial Fundraiser raise over $5,000 distributed to my friend and the remainder they did not need send to the Brave Space Alliance in Chicago.

Full pattern details can be found in the PDF

Yarn Weight: Worsted (200-220yds/100g)

Needles: US 9 (5.5mm) DPNs, US 7 (4.5mm) DPNs

Yardage: 255 yds total for largest size

Sizes: 2 sizes, see pattern

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