Reversible Hamsa Hotpad by Leslie S

Reversible Hamsa Hotpad

December 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
This pattern is available from for $5.00.

As a committed tikkunknitter, I live by the creed “justice, justice you shall pursue” …. It seems unquestionable that to pursue justice globally, we must support the peacebuilders in our midst. All of my Patterns for Peacebuilders are created in this spirit of tikkun olam (Hebrew for “repair of the world”).
These patterns are typically available free of charge during the (often religious) holiday for which they are designed, but otherwise they are available for a nominal fee ($5.00) - a small contribution to be donated to one of the peace-building organizations featured on the TikkunKnits’s PeaceBuilders page

This reversible double knit hotpad (or pot holder) was designed to honor one of the many shared icons of Jewish and Muslim traditional culture: the Hamsa/Khamsa hand, also known as the Hand of Miriam by Jews, or the Hand of Marjam or Fatima by Muslims. The blue eye in the center of the palm symbolizes good luck as well as serving to ward off “the evil eye”. Making this with Peace Fleece’s Baghdad Blue yarn will further support the remarkable peacebuilding efforts of the Jewish and Palestinian residents of the village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salaam.