Autonomy by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Autonomy

Knitting
July 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch - washed or steam blocked and laid flat to dry
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
110 - 140 yards (101 - 128 m)
one - with instructions to adjust size
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This pattern is available for $6.50 USD buy it now

$5 of each pattern purchased will be donated: split between Planned Parenthood and National Network of Abortion Funds.

Inspired by the green bandanas and handkerchiefs I’ve seen throughout the world at abortion access protests (starting almost 20 years ago in Argentina!), the Autonomy cowl pattern was designed to help raise funds for groups making full reproductive healthcare more available to all. There are lots of wonderful dyers who have green yarns available for this cowl and I’ll be showing some of them in my Instagram stories and on my grid.

The dk version takes only about 100-110 yards of yarn, and the fingering weight pattern hack takes about 150 yards. There is charted patterning, and also directions on omitting the patterning for a plain cowl if desired. Any shade of green that fits your personality is perfect!

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Dyers offering green yarn (more soon!):
Abstract Fiber and Yarn
Cesium Yarn
Dye Hard Yarns
Ewe-Nited States of Fiber
Golden Sheep Fibers
Good Noodle Yarn Co
Laughing Cat Fibers
Mace of Skeins
Marianated Yarns
MurkyDepths
Purveyor of Fine Yarns
Sea Change Fibers
Seismic Yarn and Dyeworks
Serendipidye
Snooptigger Yarns
Woolbearers
Yarn Over Floyd
Yarny Mammoth

Donations made:
8 July 2022
Planned Parenthood: $1,000
National Network of Abortion Funds: $1,000
14 July 2022
Planned Parenthood: $1,500
National Network of Abortion Funds: $1,500
15 August 2022
Planned Parenthood: $500
National Network of Abortion Funds: $500
29 November 2022
Planned Parenthood: $250
National Network of Abortion Funds: $250


One size; adjustable
Circumference (unstretched): 20 inches; Depth: 20 inches without tassel
Measurements taken after blocking (washing, laying flat to dry; sample was not stretched or pinned).
dk weight wool approximately 110 yards/50g; green, one skein
includes pattern hack for fingering weight wool
+ pattern hack for fingering weight wool approximately 200 yards/50g; green, about 140 yards

(blue-green dk sample: Niagara colorway from Ewe-Nited States of Fiber; lettuce green fingering weight sample: Archie Green from Lady Dye Yarns)

1 - set each 16 inch length circular knitting needles in US 8/5mm and US 6/4mm for dk weight version; 1 - set each 16 inch length circular knitting needles in US 5/3.75mm and US 3/3.25mm for fingering weight version

dk weight gauge: 16 sts/32 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch after mild blocking (wash, lay flat to dry; or steam block)

fingering weight gauge: 20 sts/40 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch after mild blocking (wash, lay flat to dry; or steam block)