When I received my invitation code on January 16, 2013, I had no idea what was waiting for me – this virtual, alternate reality game was something bigger than I ever expected. When I first picked up my scanner, it was cold, but not so bad, and hey, Spring was not too far off in the Philadelphia area, and I still had a lot to learn about the game. The mittens were an idea from the beginning since I’d been knitting for a number of years and thought it might be fun to combine my new obsession with an old one. I made Level 8, and summer came and went with the idea still percolating. Finally, Fall arrived and while the days were getting cooler, I was charting out the design for these mittens. The final design incorporates the Resistance Key on the top of the hand and the Ingress logo on the palm side of the mittens using blobs of XM to balance out the pattern and fill in spaces, preventing longer floats. The resulting pattern fits an average sized Resistance woman’s hand, and expects an intermediate skill level as well as prior experience with stranded knitting on DPNS in the round. I’m offering this pattern for free as per the guidelines set forth by Ingress that allow for fan-created artwork. Sorry folks, no Enlightened pattern is in the works, VIVA LA RESISTANCE!
[EDIT, 5 Nov 2013: Enlightened chart available, due to popular demand! Follow same directions for Resistance mittens, substituting Enlightened chart – LINK (pdf)]
Alternative chart with dark lines – LINK (pdf)
The portal in the image to the left is that of the statue of David Reeves in Reeves Park, Phoenixville, PA, USA. The park was, and still is, Phoenixville’s public square. Gifted to the community in 1871 by Phoenix Iron Company founder David Reeves in his will, the park is an active Ingress battleground, having been a Flash Farm for both factions a number of times. Founder David Reeves was so loved by his employees that they decided, unanimously, to place a statue in his memory at the center of the park shortly after his death. [Portal Link]
Ravelry Pattern Link (Removed March 2021 due to Ravelry’s lack of attention to accessibility)
Ravelry Project Link (Removed March 2021 due to Ravelry’s lack of attention to accessibility)
Pattern Download (pdf)