Ohyes by Lynn Di Cristina


September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern after blocking and using a US#6/5.0 mm needle
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
140 - 190 yards (128 - 174 m)
Child head circumference of 18”/46 cm and adult head circumference of 20-22”/51-56 cm [22-23.5”/56-59.7 cm]
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Sizes: Child head circumference of 18”/46 cm and adult head circumference of 20-22”/51-56 cm (22-23.5”/56-59.7 cm)

Yarn: 140 (170, 190) yds of DK or light worsted weight yarn. Shown using Kismet Fiber Works Abundant DK (230 yds/210 m per 100g skein), 80% merino, 10% cashmere 10% nylon; color: Michigan Cherry,
1 skein.

Needles: US#4/3.5 mm & US#6/4.0 mm 16” circular needles & a set of US#6/4.0 mm DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 20 sts/30 rnds = 4”/10 cm in lace pattern using a US#6/5.0 mm needle and 20 sts/34 rows = 4”/10 cm in k2, p2 ribbing using a US#4/3.5 mm needle after blocking. Gauge is critical for this project and will affect the finished size.

Notions: Stitch marker and tapestry needle.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.

Oyez (pronounced Oh yez like Oh yes, but with a “z” sound at the end) may be heard at the start of proceedings in courtrooms, but otherwise is now mostly the preserve of elaborately costumed town criers in the more heritage-minded of English towns who wish to call attention to their pronouncements. In a play with words, this design is my quiet way of calling attention to addiction, suicide, and shame, in all shapes and forms.

No one should lose a child, but my dear, sweet friend, Janeo’s son took his own life. Her son, Luke, struggled so deeply within himself. He carried such heavy burdens of #shame #sorrow and #brokenness. He believed too greatly that his past would always overtake him and that an #addict is who he would always be and that people would always see him that way.

I want to shout - please find that last ounce of courage and reach out your hand. Say, I need someone. I need help and to be known. You. Are. Worth. It. The person across the table or on the other end of the line wants to meet you exactly where you are and love you exactly where you are. Love is messy, but it is so so good. #befree

A portion of the net proceeds from this pattern will be donated to raise awareness and give hope for those who suffer from depression and addiction/depression.