Pride & Progress Cowl (knit) by Carissa Browning

Pride & Progress Cowl (knit)

June 2024
Light Fingering ?
25 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
557 yards (509 m)
26" around by 6.5" tall
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The Pride & Progress Cowl takes inspiration from the Progress Pride Flag created by Daniel Quasar. Like the flag, the cowl builds on the traditional rainbows, joining them with mitered stripes representing transgender people, people of color, and those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Its modular construction - four squares forming a continuous tube - symbolizes the progress we can make when we come together and prioritize inclusion.

20% of the proceeds from pattern sales will be donated to The Trevor Project initially. In the future, these funds may be directed to other organizations that support the queer community, wherever the need seems greatest at that time.

Looking for the crochet version? It’s here.

This cowl is an infinity tube (aka doughnut or torus) formed by joining four squares together. The first two squares are worked separately in rainbow stripes, from one corner to the other, on the bias. The third and fourth squares are worked modularly by picking up stitches from the rainbow squares and working mitered squares inward with decreases at each corner.

Circumference: 26 in / 65 cm
Height: 6.5 in / 16.5 cm

GAUGE (after blocking)
25 sts/50 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in garter stitch

US 2 / 2.75 mm circular needle
Note: I recommend either magic loop or 2 circs for working in the round.
Tapestry needle
4 stitch markers

Leading Men Fiber Arts Shop Stopper Minis
(75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 92 yds / 84 m per 20g skein)
11 mini skeins in the colors of the Progress Pride Flag

Approximate amounts per color are listed below, in case you want to use up leftovers from stash. You are also welcome to substitute colors if there’s a more specific pride flag you would prefer.
47 yds / 43 m / 11 g each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple
65 yds / 60 m / 14 g of black
69 yds / 63 m / 15 g of brown
56 yds / 51 m / 12 g of aqua
49 yds / 44 m / 11 g of pink
36 yds / 33 m / 8 g of white

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