Knitorious RBG by Park Williams

Knitorious RBG

December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round with largest needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
885 - 2020 yards (809 - 1847 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL), see notes
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This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

This pattern comes with instructions for Top-Down construction OR the original Bottom-Up construction. You will receive 2 PDFs to download upon purchasing.

The RBG sweater is inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I wanted to find a way to honor the important work she has done and continues to do as a Supreme Court Justice, while also paying homage to her amazing collar collection. My hope is that this sweater will endow the wearer with the strength, perseverance, gravitas and integrity we so rightfully associate with The Knitorious RBG.

Needles & Notions:
Size US 8 / 5mm 16” & 32” circular needle (cable length will vary depending on size of garment you are knitting)
Size US 8 / 5mm in DPNs (for bottom of sleeve)
Size US 6 / 4mm 16” & 32” circular (for the bottom & neck ribbing)
Size US 2 / 2.75mm DPNs (for the cuffs)
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or scrap yarn.

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL)
30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) inches
76 (86, 97, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147) cm
Note on ease: The sweater is made to be worn with 0-4” of negative ease. I am a 36” bust and am wearing the size Small in the photos. The sweater is slightly oversized to emulate a judge’s robe.

Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Color A: Black (#6245)
Color B: Natural (#6201)
or ANY worsted weight yarn

845 (960, 1120, 1280, 1440, 1590, 1750, 1920) yards in Color A
40 (45, 50, 60, 85, 90, 95, 100) yards in Color B

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Donation Transparency:
In the first two years of this pattern release, a percentage of the proceeds went to the following organizations:

  • $800 donated to RAICES (Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services)
  • $670 donated to Planned Parenthood
  • $200 donated to Movement for Black Lives
  • $200 donated to Movimiento Cosecha
  • $200 donation to NDN Collective COVID-19 Response
  • $200 donation to Coronavirus Fund for BIWoC- Act in Allyship

(The ACLU was removed from the donation list when I learned more about their history of protecting violent white nationalists’ hate speech under the guise of “free speech”. That is not something I am interested in supporting.)

The same format of $2 being donated per pattern is no longer in place because of the accounting side of it, but I am committed and will always be committed to making my own person donations and encourage you to do the same.