It's a Wrap Parkinson's! by Eileen Adler

It's a Wrap Parkinson's!

April 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Ridge
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
one size
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Dr. James Parkinson’s birthday is April 11th and has been designated as World Parkinson’s Day.

It’s a Wrap Parkinson’s! in Seven Acts. “It’s a wrap” is a phrase used in film making to tell actors and crew that filming is finished. It’s a wrap Parkinson’s!

All the proceeds from It’s a Wrap Parkinson’s! will be donated to Mike Reeder at Rock Steady Boxing Downtown San Diego, California -Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s. To learn more about RSB:

“We can’t choose the disease, but we CAN choose hope,” wrote knitter and designer Annie Modesitt. My hope is that someday soon when Parkinson’s Disease is mentioned, someone will ask, “What’s Parkinson’s?”

Parkinson’s disease touches all cultures, all races, and all genders. It is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system, including tremor, rigidity or stiffness, akinesia or lack of movement, bradykinesia or slowness, impaired balance, and later, a shuffling gait. Parkinson’s disease is the most common long-term degenerative disorder and is the second most common progressive neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. There is no cure yet, but treatments for symptoms are improving. Although Parkinson’s disease appears to have been a notable malady long, long ago, the disease was named after the English doctor James Parkinson, who published the first detailed description in “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy” in 1817.

Yarn: approximately 1,200 yards of yarn from sock weight to knitting worsted weight yarn
Needles: Size US 4 to US 8 (3.5 mm to 5mm) needles for the size to achieve the correct gauge
Gauge: 20 sts + 32 rows = 4” in Garter Ridge Pattern but gauge is not critical for this pattern

Thank you Apricot Yarn Store in Point Loma, California and to my beautiful model, Marie and my photographer Sue.