from The Sweatshop of Love Follow

Finished Size Hand warmers fit snug and are 7 ¼” long.

Yarn Knit Picks Swish Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool. 110yds/50g: Serrano.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm) straight needles.

Notions Tapestry needle.

GAUGE 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” square in St st.

My friend Theresa VanderMeer runs an organization called The Lotus Odyssey that exports fair-trade products from different eco/people-friendly groups in India. She is starting a foundation calledWORK+SHELTER that will offer women living in the slums of New Delhi a fresh start. Theresa is working to give these women decent living conditions and a chance to build a better future. WORK+SHELTER will be a safe place where women can come with their children to live and work. She will be providing training, materials, and a fair wage, and members of WORK+SHELTER will be producing products to be sold in boutiques around the world.

Theresa asked me to design garments and accessories that will be hand knit by the women living and working at WORK+SHELTER. These cozy hand warmers are one of those items! By purchasing this pattern you are helping this amazing cause. Read more about this project here, donate by emailing Theresa at, and when someone compliments you on your new hand warmers, be sure to tell them about WORK+SHELTER.

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