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2023 Mitten Marathon

We here at Michigan Fine Yarns have set a goal of collecting 300 pairs of mittens between October 1st and December 31st to support our neighbors through Mittens for Detroit. Donations can be mittens or gloves, and both handmade and quality, store bought items are welcome!

Check back here and on our Facebook and Instagram accounts for updates on how many pairs we've collected!

Collection total for how many mittens have been collected - currently at 275 pairs.

2023 Mitten Marathon Kickoff Event

We had an AMAZING day on Saturday, September 30th fas we kicked off our 2023 Mitten Marathon! Mittens for Detroit's Executive Director Wendy Shepherd was on site with us to share their mission, play some games and meet our amazing MFY Family. Each pair of mittens donated to Mittens for Detroit that day earned a raffle ticket into hourly drawings, and we offered free lessons on how to make mittens - both knit and crochet - so folks could continue to support and donate in the future!

Mittens for Detroit Executive Director Wendy Shepherd
Some of the 245 pairs collected during our Kickoff event!
The MFY Family at our Mitten Marathon Kickoff


Patterns for Handmade Mittens

The good folks at Mittens for Detroit have put together an entire webpage dedicated to handmade mittens, and while they even mention searching Ravelry for mitten patterns, they make the following suggestions for a knitting pattern and a crochet pattern. We also love Tin Can Knit's The World's Simplest Mittens pattern.

About Mittens for Detroit

Mittens for Detroit was founded in 2010. Today Mittens for Detroit is a well-respected nonprofit, with an office in downtown Detroit. Thousands of people contribute to the mission each year – with donations and volunteer time. MFD has grown since 2010, collecting and distributing more than one-quarter million pairs of new mittens and gloves, as a result of the kindness and generosity of thousands of donors and volunteers who focus on our mission every year.

Connect with Mittens for Detroit

In addition to their primary website - mittensfordetroit.org - you can connect with Mittens for Detroit on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube!

While we are fortunate to be one of limited year-round collection sites, we hope you'll help us reach and exceed our goal of 300 pairs collected between October 1st and December 31st!

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