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Oyez

Knitting
September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in 16 sts/26 rnds in lace pattern using a US#8/5.0 mm needle after blocking and 14 sts/31 rnds = 4”/10 cm in k2-p2 ribbing, using a US#7/4.5 mm needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
230 - 460 yards (210 - 421 m)
Small [Large] 6-1/4” x 44” (16 cm x 112 cm) [12” x 53-1/2” (30.5 cm x 136 cm)]
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Finished Measurements: 6-1/4” x 44” (16 cm x 112 cm) and 12” x 53-1/2” (30.5 cm x 136 cm)

Yarn: 230 yds (460 yds) of DK weight yarn. Shown using Kismet Fiber Works Abundant DK (230 yds/210 m per 100g skein), 80% merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere; color: Concord, 1 skein (color A: Skein Cocaine, 1 skein; color B: Larc’s Song, 1 skein).

Gauge: 15 sts/29 rnds = 4”/10 cm in k2-p2 ribbing, using a US#7/4.5 mm needle and 16 sts/26 rnds in lace pattern using a US#8/5.0 mm needle after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, but will affect the finished size and yardage.

Needles: US#7/4.5 mm and US#8/5.0 mm 32” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Stitch marker and tapestry needle.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.

Oyez (pronounced Oh yez like Oh yes, but with a “z” sound at the end) may be heard at the start of proceedings in courtrooms, but otherwise is now mostly the preserve of elaborately costumed town criers in the more heritage-minded of English towns who wish to call attention to their pronouncements. In a play with words, this design is my quiet way of calling attention to addiction, suicide, and shame, in all shapes and forms.

No one should lose a child, but my dear, sweet friend, Janeo’s son took his own life. Her son, Luke, struggled so deeply within himself. He carried such heavy burdens of #shame #sorrow and #brokenness. He believed too greatly that his past would always overtake him and that an #addict is who he would always be and that people would always see him that way.

I want to shout - please find that last ounce of courage and reach out your hand. Say, I need someone. I need help and to be known. You. Are. Worth. It. The person across the table or on the other end of the line wants to meet you exactly where you are and love you exactly where you are. Love is messy, but it is so so good. #befree

A portion of the net proceeds from this pattern will be donated to raise awareness and give hope for those who suffer from depression and addiction/depression.