These are socks that I designed for Diana, a graduate from an orphanage in Urpinka, Kazakhstan. I wanted something heavy, but still with a bit of pattern. These knit up quickly while giving some visual interest. The lighter green socks are Diana's, while the darker green will be going to another child this winter.
10/20/2012 Update: The pattern is now available in the "Dear All the Mamas" ebook, available on Ravelry.
Dear All the Mamas; Knitting for the Orphans of Kazakhstan is available for a donation of $15.95 to the Motherless Child Foundation through Ravelry. ALL proceeds flow directly to this 501(C)(3) nonprofit public charity to help fund our work for the children in orphanages in Kazakhstan.
Not only does this 70-page eBook feature a collection of 21 PATTERNS, but the knitters of the Mittens For Akkol Yahoo group also have shared our knowledge and experience about knitting for extremely cold weather. We have included several stories about the children and experiences in Kazakhstan, sizing charts, and information for all knitters who enjoy working in wool and providing warm items for others.
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