Bernie Mitten Yarn Kit
FYI: PATTERN NOT INCLUDED; YARN ONLY
Though Bernie's famous patterned mittens were sewn from recycled fair isle sweaters, Ravelry crafters have come to every knitter's rescue by drafting up charted patterns so we can knit up our favorite curmudgeon's mittens.
We've chosen the warm Chestnut colorway of Peace Fleece (from Maine up in Bernie's New England) for the "main" color of these mittens. The contrasting color of Brownie (dark brown) is also Peace Fleece along with contrasting medium grey brown and natural from undyed wools in our collection. Kit comes with 50 grams each of Peace Fleece Brownie and Chestnut colorways and 20 grams each of Natural and Medium Brown colorways. (Peace Fleece yarns 75% Navajo Rambouillet & Domestic Fine Wool/25% Mohair; other colorways are either same or 100% natural undyed wool; all hand wash; all worsted/aran weight).
These yarns can be used with one of the freely available Ravelry parterns such as Meg Harlan's "Vermont's Finest" Bernie mitten chart or Iris H's Bernie Mittens. [A Crochet version now available here]. Though these patterns are free, we encourage folx to do as these designers have suggested which is to donate to some kind of local organizing in your area that you think Bernie would approve of! Some we suggest: