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Sarah's Sampler Mittens


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Sarah Turner was just 9 years old in 1840 England when she knit a sampler. After converting to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), she relocated to the Utah Territory in the US. Sarah and her sister left England alone, traveling by way of New Orleans and St. Louis. At the age of eighteen, Sarah walked from Missouri to the Utah Territory in 1850, and she carried her sampler with her the entire way. It is now in the collection of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Memorial Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. These mittens are inspired by Sarah's Sampler. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY duplicate stitch kitcheners stitch GAUGE 14 stitches/2" in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 5.75" wide x 9.5" long (women's medium) SUGGESTED YARN 140 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Road to China by The Fibre CompanyRoad to China by The Fibre Company COLORWAY Riverstone, Autumn Jasper, Aquamarine, Citrine, Moonstone, Peridot, and Ruby.

Supplies Needed

  • Size 1 double pointed needles
  • stitch markers
  • darning needle

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