Loud and Proud! by Sally Melville

Loud and Proud!

Knitting
December 2018
both are used in this pattern
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
560 - 980 yards (512 - 896 m)
child 2 (4, 6, 8, 10), women's XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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This sweater, with the iconic female power symbol, is my response to a Netflix documentary on the Feminists of the 70’s. Despite the turbulence of those years, we thought it a great time to be female. But clearly, there was much left unresolved. I can only hope that, for the girls of this century, it will truly and finally be a magnificent time to be female. This garment is my gift to them and—to that end—a portion of every sale will be donated to a charity that supports girls around the world.

Because I want this garment to be widely accessible, it is worked in a loose and simple style—kind of a cuffed vest. (But feel free to knit full-length sleeves: instructions are included.) In addition, this pattern is offered in 5 child’s sizes, 7 adult sizes, and in multiple gauges—13, 16, 18, or 20 stitches over 4”/10cm. (See notes below for yarn requirements, depending upon size and gauge. The only gauge, needles, yardage listed above are for the model garment at a 13-stitch gauge.)

For those who don’t love to knit intarsia, the motif may be worked in duplicate stitch.

I would say that there is no colour combination that would be wrong for this piece. Find your own loud and proud colours (and I show some combos within the pattern: white on red, orange on purple, pink on green, tan on tourquoise, etc), and wear them with confidence!

YARN
Adult yarn requirements

All sizes, contrast colour (CC)
• approx 20yds (18m)

All sizes, main colour (MC)
13-stitch gauge 560 (630, 700, 770, 840, 910, 980) yds (504 570, 630, 695, 760, 830, 880m)
16-stitch gauge 670 (760, 840, 925, 1010, 1100, 1180) yds (605 685, 755, 835, 910, 990, 1060m)
18-stitch gauge 760 (855, 950, 1045, 1140, 1235, 1330) yds (685 770, 855, 940, 1025, 1110, 1200m)
20-stitch gauge 835 (940, 1045, 1150, 1255, 1360, 1460) yds (750 845, 940, 1035, 1130, 1225, 1320m)

Child yarn requirements
All sizes, CC
• approx 10yds (9m)
All sizes, MC
• 380 (440, 520, 605, 700) yds (340 396, 470, 545, 630m)