Holding Hope Kerchief by Another Mom Knits

Holding Hope Kerchief

Knitting
August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
Gauge is not essential in this pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
85 - 95 yards (78 - 87 m)
One size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a symmetrical triangle kerchief in a lace/mesh stitch with a seed stitch edge. A crocheted front edge adds stability to the ties to keep it on your head at your local anti-hate rally.

As I watched the news from Charlottesville, Virginia in August of 2017…like so many people I didn’t know what to do. But I did have to go to work at our local yarn store. I grabbed a mini skein I had from The Yarn at Home Mom in the vibrant color Glow. I started to knit…to mess around with what I could do with 87 yards. I thought about Heather Heyer and still wondered what I could do. I ended up with this simple kerchief, and I wore it to an anti-hate rally the next evening. I wrote down the pattern and decided one thing I can do is offer this pattern for my kerchief…a knitted prayer… to anyone who wants it. It’s free, but if you download this pattern, please consider donating some money to the ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, Black Lives Matter, or similar organizations. Knit one for yourself. Knit one for your favorite activist to say thank you for their hard work. Knit one for a strong young woman you know who stands by her convictions the way Heather Heyer did. Share your knitting. Talk to your community. Keep holding hope.