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These mitts were created for my fellow Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fans, in time for the release of The Secrets of Dumbledore in April, 2022.
For the Greater Good mitts are inspired by Gellert Grindelwald’s organization, The Alliance, whose purpose was to promote wizarding supremacy, until Grindelwald’s defeat by Albus Dumbledore in 1945. Grindelwald used the phrase For the Greater Good to justify his crimes against those who opposed him and his self-proclaimed superiority.
The mitts are knit in the round from the bottom up, and include a shaped thumb gusset. The Alliance’s logo (the two G’s incorporating the Deathly Hallows symbol) adorn the front while mysterious magical symbols circle the cuff.
The pattern can be worked with a long circular needle and Magic Loop or with double-pointed needles. Mitts contain long floats, so be sure to “catch” the yarn frequently on back of work.
Materials Needed for For the Greater Good Mitts
For these mitts, you’ll need two colors of fingering weight wool yarn. I used 90 yards of Knit Picks Palette in Oregon Coast Heather for the Main Color. For the Contrasting Color, I used 85 yards of Palette in Asphalt Heather.
You will also need needles that will give you the correct gauge. I used Size US1.5 for a gauge of 9 stitches/inch. This produces about a women’s medium with a hand circumference of 8 inches. Change needle sizes if you want a smaller or larger size.
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