Preemie mittens are the third-quarter 2003 Minnesota Knitters' Guild community service project. We collected finished mittens at our January 2004 guild meeting.
The October 2003 chemo hat project was a great success... many really beautiful hats were contributed for this great cause.
The preemie mitten project will help brand-new little ones. They are used to prevent tiny fingers from catching onto the tubes and wires necessary to sustain their health and monitor their progress.
MKG member Yvonne Eyer has contributed her pattern for this project: http://knitters.org/page.php?id=/patterns/p000000001.html
Feel free to use any other very small, thumbless pattern that you might have.
More preemie mitten knitting patterns are available on these sites: http://www.yarnfwd.com/babybonnet.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/my_pages/babywear/hkp/020.shtml
And here's a link to a preemie mitten crochet pattern: http://danettesangels.tripod.com/tube.html
Don't forget to bring your finished mittens to our January 20, 2004, meeting!
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.