Square Share

October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork in the round
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
one size, easily adjustable
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Square Share

This project won an International Women’s Day best practice award

A year ago, in October 2018, Kate Davies and Felicity Ford got together to design a collaborative blanket celebrating 30 diverse creative women in individual colourwork squares which were knitted by Melanie Patton. The process of creating the blanket was educative (as we researched the lives and achievements of the women we wished to celebrate and shared their stories with each other), self-interrogatory (as we reflected on our feminism and questioned its intersectionality), dialogic (as we collaborated with each other and challenged each other’s ideas and processes), respectful (as we involved some of the (living) subjects of the squares in our creative process and thought very carefully about complex issues of representation) and uplifting (as we created work with the core intention of raising up and celebrating a wide and diverse range of creative people).

With the help of other colleagues (Tom Barr, Frauke Urban, Jane Hunter, Claire Leach and Sam Kilday) we completed work on our blanket in March 2019 for International Women’s Day.

You can find out more about our original blanket, its design, and those it celebrates at its website

We now share the basic blanket square pattern and blank chart with you in the hope that you’ll take the project forward in your own way: creating and sharing your own squares about the people, things and issues that inspire and challenge you.

This pattern—which is for non-commercial use only—is freely shared for everybody’s benefit in the spirit of respectful and inclusive collaboration. Please make and share your squares in the same spirit!

This pattern is produced courtesy of KDD & Co and Knitsonik, October 2019