How to Knit ‘Evil Eye Gloves,’ the Pussyhat of the March For Our Lives Rally  

Photo: Krista Suh (YouTube)

Last year, a bright pink knitted cap with two little cat ears became the unofficial uniform of the Women’s March on Washington. Though some found the accessory problematic, the vast sea of “pussyhats” aimed to send a collective visual statement of feminism, outrage and resistance—and the phenomenon, as The New Yorker put it, “could end up earning a lasting place in the annals of political symbolism.”

Now Krista Suh, the creator of The Pussyhat Project, is back with another craftivism project in the weeks leading up to the March For Our Lives rally on March 24 in Washington, D.C. For this march, which demands an end to the epidemic of mass school shootings, Suh envisions a “sea of eyes” to show Congress that people are watching. She’s asking crafty supporters to knit what she’s calling “Evil Eye Gloves”—pairs of fingerless gloves with eyes on the palms—and donate them to those marching. Her goal is to get at least 438 pairs, one to represent each person killed or injured at school shootings from 2014 to now. With all the hands outstretched to the sky, she hopes to “make a statement that enough is enough and gun violence has to stop.”

If you’d like to make a pair, here’s the Evil Eye Glove pattern (PDF), which was designed by Kat Coyle. And here’s a video with the step-by-step process:

If you wish to donate gloves, check out Suh’s site for details on where to send them.



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