Stand Together

While perusing patterns on Ravelry a couple months ago, I came across this beautiful Stand Together sweater.  The designer, Merina Strand, was inspired to create it by a brave and honorable act.  I’m not sure if people can view patterns on Ravelry without having an account, so I’ll put some quotes from the pattern page.

Merina says, “It is inspired by a specific event that took place in Louisville, KY where a line of ​white protestors formed a chain to protect a line of black protestors​.”

She goes on to explain the meaning of the symbols.  “The interlocking colored rings (black & white) in the chart represent those people protecting each other, and taking a stand for change; all connected by the shared loss of life (red).”

This story really touched my heart.  I love people, and abhor the violence they can do to each other.  When I saw this sweater, I knew I had to knit it.  Two, in fact: one for myself and one for my daughter.

The sentiment, stand together, is strong.  I wanted to include it on my sweater, so instead of a ribbed welt, I chose to make a fold-over hem and knitted the words into it.

I put in Elizabeth Zimmermann “phoney seams” to give it some stability, and used Jeny’s interlock bind off for 1 x 1 rib on the sleeve cuffs in black.

Stand together.


About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper and wool, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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3 Responses to Stand Together

  1. Treva says:

    Evelyn, your sweater art is beautiful thank you for sharing the story behind the sweater too. We are living in some troubling times, my wish is that more of us would stand together. Take care.

  2. I love this sweater and the meaning behind it. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Tina says:

    its Gorgeous!! Your work is AWESOME!❤

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