Bluebird by Ann Weaver


July 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1100 - 2000 yards (1006 - 1829 m)
34-60 inch chest sizes
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50% of proceeds from this pattern through the end of FEBRUARY 2010 will go to Doctors without Borders/MSF for aid for the recent earthquake in Haiti.

There’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him
(Charles Bukowski)

Bluebird was inspired by my dad (known affectionately as “The Dud” since I was about 12 years old), his love of the sweaters I’ve knit for him, and the challenge of creating a design element that works particularly well with his wheelchair “accessory.” I decided on the intarsia bluebird on the right rear shoulder. I tell you, the man is fierce.

As you can see from the brown example, Bluebird is equally flattering on those who ambulate vertically.