Stars and Stripes by Jessica Anderson

Stars and Stripes

Knitting
May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
460 - 480 yards (421 - 439 m)
Approximately 60”/152.5 cm wingspan and 27”/68.5cm deep, after washing and blocking.
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KAL Pre-Order: May 16- May 30! Everyone who purchases the pattern during the pre-order time period will entered to win a kit to make the beaded edging for their shawl.
KAL kicks off on May 30 and all pattern proceeds are being donated to the Fisher House. Pre-order pattern will include the information needed to prepare for the KAL only, on May 30, you will receive the complete pattern, ready to kick off the Stars and Stripes KAL!

When I was looking and choosing colors for an upcoming collection, I kept being drawn to The Fiber Seed’s colorway, Stars&Stripes. For some reason I kept clicking back to that color over and over again. For some reason, it had my mind thinking about veterans, wounded warriors and military families that were feeling lonely, hopeless and helpless. This particular color sparked home, community, and support to me. I knew that I needed to knit something to share with military families, particularly those who are working to overcome some sort of injury, whatever the nature of that setback, and to bring a sense of support to the families who are on the journey with them.
I discussed my idea with The Fiber Seed and we collaborated to create the “Stars&Stripes KAL.” I’m excited to share this opportunity with you to not only knit a summery shawl, but to also support our wounded warriors and their families through a donation to The Fisher House. This pattern is a great first shawl, so it would be a good pattern to knit with friends and stretch your knit skills. Have fun having a local KAL and find a military family that would appreciate a small token of appreciation and donate your finished knit to them.

Finished Dimensions
Approximately 60”/152.5 cm wingspan and 27”/68.5cm deep, after washing and blocking.
Gauge
20 sts/32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Yarn
The Fiber Seed Sprout (90% Merino, 10% Nylon; 480 yards/439 meters, 135 grams/4.76 ounces) Stars & Stripes, 1 skein yards total), 1 set.
Needles
Size US 6 (4 mm), 32”/81.5 cm circular needle (or preferred cable size for working a large number of stitches flat) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Supplies
4 stitch markers (sm), 1 Container Size 6/0 Beads, size J. Super Floss Threaders or a tiny crochet hook for bead placement. (Note: to make shawl pictured, I used 50 Star beads and 50 6/0 Silver Beads)

Note: KAL kicks off May 30 and runs till July 4, 2016!