Stay Woke Mitts

Available in Join Hands

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These mitts are part of an ebook - Join Hands. All proceeds from the collection will be split evenly between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Complacency is the enemy of progress; the words and symbols knitted into these mitts serve as reminders of this profound message. The phrase “stay woke” has become a rally cry for the social justice-minded, and particularly for matters of racial injustice. We must keep our eyes open, and stay focused on the issues that are important. The pyramid symbol depicted on the mitts is called the “all-seeing eye of providence”, and in this context also represents the importance of maintaining awareness —seeing the hidden, being aware of the whole story. This symbol has been associated with the United States seal since 1776, and connects this modern message to the core issues this country has been wrestling with since it was formed. Meditate on this message as you knit these mitts, and let them inspire you to make a difference.



Wrist and Knuckle Circumference: 7 in/18 cm; fits hands up to 8.5 in/21.5 cm
Thumb Knuckle Circumference: 8.75 in/22 cm
Length: 7.75 in/19.5 cm


42 sts/45 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in colorwork Stockinette pattern


Light fingering weight yarn in two colors:
144 yd/132 m MC
65 yd/60 m CC
Shown in Purl Soho Line Weight (100% Merino wool, 494 yd/452 m per 100g skein)
Main Color: #2047 Fieldstone Gray; 1 skein Contrast Color: #1120 Super Pink; 1 skein


Needle sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge. Use preferred small-circumference circular knitting method such as double-pointed needles, magic loop, or two circulars.
Needle A: US #2/2.75 mm
Needle B: US #1/2.25 mm


stitch markers
stitch holder or waste yarn
tapestry needle



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