Poland Syndrome Support

Poland Syndrome Winter Gloves

Poland Syndrome winter gloves are not easy to come by. We know a few people have been looking for something suitable for the coming winter months. We met Mitts That Fit last year and encouraged a few of our followers to give them a go. Michelle tells us about Mitts that Fit and how her organisation can help you get some Poland Syndrome winter gloves.

Mitts that Fitt bannerMy name is Michelle Strehl and I lost two fingers on my right hand in an accident when I was four years old. I was never able to find gloves that fit correctly and it wasn’t until many years later that my knitting abilities finally allowed me to make gloves for myself.

Poland Syndrome Winter GlovesI started Mitts That Fit in January 2013 as a personal project, out of a desire to provide gloves to people who couldn’t find them otherwise. I could not have predicted how popular they would be! In January 2015, my childhood friend Claire Ashmead offered me her knitting services and since then, we have produced over 50 pairs of gloves for people with Poland Syndrome, symbrachydactyl, ectrodactyl, and Amniotic Band Syndrome.

Gloves can be ordered by sending pictures of both hands next to a ruler to our email mittsthatfit@gmail.com. We usePoland Syndrome Gloves these photos to get measurements to create your custom gloves so please be sure they are clear! Gloves take 4-6 weeks to make as Claire and I both work other jobs to support this project. If you are ordering from outside the United States, please allow another week for shipping. All gloves are done by donation with a suggested minimum of $20 (£15 for UK or 20 Euros), which covers materials and shipping. This allows people to pay what they can so no one misses out on custom gloves simply because they cannot afford them.

Mitts That Fit is made possible through cash and yarn donations by our supporters. Cash donations can be made through the “Donate Now” button on our website or to the PayPal account associated with our email address.

Yarn Donations should be sent to:Poland Syndrome Gloves that Fit

Mitts That Fit
C/O Michelle Strehl
1080 Evergreen St
Fairbanks, AK 99709
USA

All the pictures of gloves in this post were made for people with Poland Syndrome and you can see their all different. Custom made for each individual set of hands. You can follow our work on our website and Facebook Pages

Thank you Michelle. Doesn’t that sound great? And all those gloves they’ve already made, wonderful! Plus we love their tag line “Mitts That Fit – Unconditional Acceptance”

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3 Responses to “Poland Syndrome Winter Gloves”

  1. Barbara Philp says:

    How wonderful for those looking for mittens.I remember when living up north and my mother buying two pairs of mittens for me,one large the other small(but not small enough.) I am 76 yrs old now and living in Florida but the memory is still vivid. Congratulations for helping those with Poland syndrom!

    • Barbara Philp says:

      Finally mittens that will fit for those with Poland syndrome. I grew up not kowing what I had until I received a computor. I searched under missing digits and found info on Poland syndrome. Recently found more info on the computor and any questions I had are being answered.

      • PIP-UK says:

        Thank you for your comments Barbara. One of the reasons we created the website was due to our founding member not being able to find information to help her son.
        Mitts that fit do a great job we love their work!

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