Here is quick and fun Grinchy-good pattern for you! I made these Grinch Gloves last spring and my 8 year-old daughter absolutely loves them! I had this Dream in Color green yarn and some yummy green roving and all I could think of was the How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I love those Grinchy hands with the furry fingertips. These are so fun. The heart I placed in one of the palms is for the Grinch's growing heart at the end of the story.
The heart also reminds me of the children's book, The Kissing Hand. Have you read this? It is a beautiful story about a mom raccoon planting a secret kiss on the palm of her child raccon's hand to keep him feeling safe and loved all day long when the child is away from home. When the child puts his hand on his cheek his mother's love rushes straight through to his heart giving him comfort throughout the day. My son's teacher read this to his class and drew hearts on the children's palms. The kids loved this. The gloves could be made in any color with the heart on the palm as a symbol of your love. It is a sweet, heartfelt gesture.
3-4 yrs. (5-6 yrs., 7-8 yrs.)
Dream in Color (100% superfine Australian merino superwash; 250 yards/4 oz), 1 skein #VM150 Happy
Rowan Handknit Cotton (100% cotton; 93 yards/50 grams), 1 skein #215 Red
Roving (100% wool), small amount for fingertips in Olive (purchased at ornamentea.com)
*Make them in any color or even stripes if you don't want the Grinch look!
Set of 4 US size 7 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
2 stitch holders
4 1/2 stitches per inch
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Posted by Susan B. Anderson at 6:16 AM