When I was looking and choosing colors for an upcoming collection, I kept being drawn to The Fiber Seed’s colorway, Stars&Stripes. For some reason I kept clicking back to that color over and over again. For some reason, it had my mind thinking about veterans, wounded warriors and military families that were feeling lonely, hopeless and helpless. This particular color sparked home, community, and support to me. I knew that I needed to knit something to share with military families, particularly those who are working to overcome some sort of injury, whatever the nature of that setback, and to bring a sense of support to the families who are on the journey with them.
Approximately 60”/152.5 cm wingspan and 27”/68.5cm deep, after washing and blocking.
20 sts/32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
The Fiber Seed Sprout (90% Merino, 10% Nylon; 480 yards/439 meters, 135 grams/4.76 ounces) Stars & Stripes, 1 skein yards total), 1 set.
Size US 6 (4 mm), 32”/81.5 cm circular needle (or preferred cable size for working a large number of stitches flat) or size needed to obtain gauge.
4 stitch markers (sm), 1 Container Size 6/0 Beads, size J. Super Floss Threaders or a tiny crochet hook for bead placement. (Note: to make shawl pictured, I used 50 Star beads and 50 6/0 Silver Beads)