Flotus Shawl by Shannon Squire
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Flotus Shawl

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Knitting
May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
645 yards (590 m)
One size fits most
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As a tribute to Michelle (and all of our illustrious First Ladies past), the Flotus Shawl was born. Grab a gorgeous gradient, mix in a sprinkle, and you’ve got potato chip knitting at its very finest. Fun, fast, and with a truly presidential punch, you’ll find this shawl flying off of your needles and around your neck.

I will continue to honor those Floti that we so admire, by donating $2 of every sale of this single pattern from this point forward to Planned Parenthood. So many women rely on PP for their health care needs, and the administration is threatening to defund it. I myself used Planned Parenthood throughout my twenties, as I was living a life in which medical insurance was not a reality. I’m sure a lot of us have, and we all realize what an important part of healthcare the organization is.

Women’s rights are human rights.


Size/Finished measurements
78” wingspan, 16” deep at center.

Yarn
approximately 645 yards total fingering-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Victory Fingering in this shawl: 45 yards each of a Gumballs Sixlet Gradient Set (colors A-F) & 375 yards of a First Lady Sprinkle (color G).

Color sets used for samples shown (Flotus kits are still available at https://www.etsy.com/listing/333525316/flotus?ref=shop_ho...):

  • Blue gradient/brown sprinkle: Knitted Wit Gumball Sixlet in Buckle My Shoes & Knitted Wit Victory Fingering in Sensible Shoes

  • Grey gradient/blue sprinkle: Knitted Wit Gumball Sixlet in Carbon & Knitted Wit Victory Fingering in Pantsuit

  • Orange Gradient/orange/red/blue sprinkle: Knitted Wit Gumball Sixlet in Glazed Over Carrots & Knitted Wit Victory Fingering in Sleeveless

  • Purple gradient/pink/yellow/blue sprinkle (not shown): Knitted Wit Gumball Sixlet in Hyacinth & Knitted Wit Victory Fingering in Pillbox Hat