Solidarity Cowl by Denise Voie de Vie

Solidarity Cowl

by Denise Voie de Vie
Crochet
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in main st pat
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
585 - 600 yards (535 - 549 m)
Approx. 12” (30 ½ cm) width x 43” (109 cm) circumference
US
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This cowl, with its graphic blocks of gray and cream, is my ode to the power of feminine voices within the #metoo movement, as well as the Times Up Initiative.

The design utilizes a Fibonacci sequence to add the cream sections of wonderful Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering in ever larger blocks, moving from darkness to light. There is no conventional seam – the cowl is created by a row of lace that joins both short edges in a marked, yet seamless whole. Finally, the textured lace post stitch pattern is interwoven with chains that move from dark at the bottom to light at the top, nearest the face.

I stand in solidarity with all women who refuse to be silent any longer, including the recent female gymnasts in Michigan. I pay tribute to each of their fierce courage, talent, and brilliant spirit. Persist they most definitely have.