Hope Floats by Phyll Lagerman
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Hope Floats

October 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
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We all need hope in our lives! This is especially true for those dealing with cancer, individuals and their families. I have been so touched by the stories women and men have shared with me. I lost one brother to cancer and have another who is a cancer survivor. One of my closest friends had elective double mastectomies last year as all the women in her family had died from breast cancer. This is very near and dear to me. I was thrilled at the opportunity to design a pattern for Kelly and Laura at The Unique Sheep.

The Hope colorway is inspired by the millions of women battling breast cancer and the families, friends, doctors and scientists who support them and search for a cure. Light pink is, of course, iconic of breast cancer awareness and support but we added a touch of light yellow, lilac and magenta to remind us of the diversity of women (and men!) affected by this disease. The other colors also brighten it up a bit, making this a color of hope–hope for recovery and healing, both physical and emotional, and for future research to treat and prevent this disease and others like it. 50% of all sales of this colorway are donated to the Susan G. Koman foundation to support breast cancer research and 20% of pattern sales.

Knit from cuff to toe, Hope Floats is a wonderful way to enhance our own and others awareness of the need for a cure! Let hope float in your life!

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