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Dear Mitten Knitter,

Whether you watched the Biden Inauguration or not, no doubt afterward you saw the hundreds of memes on social media featuring Senator Bernie Sanders sitting alone in the bleachers, arms crossed against the cold, wearing the now iconic mittens. There was Bernie at the Great Wall of China, Bernie on the sofa with the Friends cast, Bernie with Forrest Gump, on Seinfeld, on the moon—you name it. Bernie was everywhere! But one thing the memes all had in common was–the mittens!

And that’s no surprise—Bernie’s mittens look warm, cozy, and classic with a hint of Fair Isle sweater styling. Who wouldn’t love to snuggle their hands into them? Luckily, we have a FREE Inauguration Mittens Pattern so you can make your own knitted Bernie-inspired mittens.

Think of it: the Bernie mittens broke the internet and everybody is trying to get their hands on—and in—a pair of sweater mittens like Bernie’s. His are one-of-a-kind, made from recycled sweaters. But because you’re an experienced knitter, you don’t have to search online for these elusive mittens, you can make your own!

Knitters love mitten patterns, and this Inauguration Mittens pattern is unique

The Inauguration Mittens pattern in this free download is so fun to put together, with different colors and designs on the fronts and backs.

For this free download, you’ll need two sets of double-pointed needles, size 8 and 9, a tapestry needle for the Kitchener stitch, and Aran-weight yarn in seven colors to give your mittens that bulky sweater-like look and warm, cozy feel.

We give you everything else you need—the pattern with full directions, photos, and color charts to make it easy for you to create that very now famous mitten design—with our free download, the Inauguration Mittens Pattern.

Speaking of warm and cozy, did you know that mittens tend to keep your hands warmer than gloves? That’s because your fingers generate more heat when they’re not separated as they are in gloves. Bernie—who lives in frigid Vermont—obviously knows this!

With your FREE copy of the Inauguration Mittens Pattern that you can download right now, you’ll learn all you need to know about knitting these meme-worthy mittens!

About the Free Inauguration Mittens Pattern

The knitting pattern for these mittens features a Fair Isle style motif on the backs and a geometric design on the palms. We’re showing it in seven colors: maroon cuffs with medium brown, white, tan, and dark brown on the backs—mimicking Bernie’s mittens—and deep teal, navy, and white on the palms.

The gauge as written will produce a pair of mittens that will fit an average sized woman’s hand. For larger mittens, try increasing needle size and/or yarn weight. Maybe you want yours a bit oversized, like Bernie’s!

Imagine how much you’ll love wearing—or gifting—these internet-famous mittens. They’ll not only keep your hands toasty warm, but you’re sure to smile when you think of the Bernie memes. Once you’ve finished the mittens, take a pic with them on and head for the meme generator!

Free Inauguration Mittens pattern: Get 3 color charts

BONUS: Don’t forget, this free download comes with three color and pattern charts, making it easy for you to follow the intricate mitten design. And, in case you want to change the color way, these charts can help you keep track of assigning your new color choices, too.

Act now to get your FREE copy of Inauguration Mittens Pattern. Be the envy of your Instagram followers as you show off your own mitten memes when you claim your FREE download right now!

Sincerely,

Caitlin Eaton
Editor, I Like Knitting Magazine

P.S. – Your FREE download awaits you—join other knitting fans and ensure that you’ll enjoy your mitten knitting time. Download the FREE Inauguration Mittens Pattern right now!

Comments
  • Patti J.

    I absolutely adore your pattern for Bernie’s Inauguration Mittens! Unfortunately, I’m a crocheted not a knitter. Do you have or are you planning to release the crochet pattern for these mittens?

    Reply
  • Cynthia A.

    Hi Do no knit but am avid Crocheter my question is can I Crochet. These
    Mittens and is there a pattern for them?

    Reply
  • I cannot download the mitten pattern. They do not have a space for the password but ask for the password.
    Thank you for your help.

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello! We are working on updating that field to be more clear, but all you will need to do is make sure you are logged into your ILikeKnitting account. Then, click on the Freebies section/refresh this page to access the mittens. Let me know if that works for you! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Huguette P.

    I would like to get my free inauguration mittens pattern but there is
    no field where I can indicate my password.

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello! We are working on updating that field to be more clear, but all you will need to do is make sure you are logged into your ILikeKnitting account. Then, click on the Freebies section/refresh this page to access the mittens. Let me know if that works for you! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Huguette P.

    I would like to get a free copy of those inauguration mittens pattern but
    there is no field for me to enter my password. Could you get back to me
    on this.

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello! We are working on updating that field to be more clear, but all you will need to do is make sure you are logged into your ILikeKnitting account. Then, click on the Freebies section/refresh this page to access the mittens. Let me know if that works for you! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply

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