Casapinka is back at it - and we just love her support of BIPOC indy dyers, especially Lady Dye! We're using her fingering weight yarn, doubled for this "simple" pattern. We also have a "Flare" version for you to carry along Shibui Mohair or a sequined - String Me Along. This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


From Ravelry - 


emPower people is a purple colored craftivism project aimed at uniting crafters to spark conversation, engagement, and action. Wear it when you vote, grocery shop, march, or knit in your socially isolated bedroom. We would love to see a sea of purple to represent unity so please tell your friends, family, knitting groups, or anyone who can knit, crochet, or sew a simple pattern. Make a bandana and a commitment to vote!

This is the emPower People Knit bandana and there is also a crochet pattern here and a sewing pattern and all three are free and available at the emPower People website. 


Please spread the word!


The pattern is a cowl/bandana that is all garter stitch, knit flat with a small seam at the end. It is a beginner pattern. Gauge isn’t terribly important because you knit to a specific length and you usually don’t even need to block it. It is sized to also fit over natural hair if you want to wear it on your head. It is also easy to adjust sizes for your children, cat or dog. Sharon From Security has one and loves it (except she’s not so good at keeping it clean while patrolling and issuing citations to trespassing wild turkeys.)


Yarn requirements: No more than 225 yards of DK yarn. The yardages varied greatly so I put 225 to be safe. Mine required about 150 yards, some more some less, depending on what yarn you use. If you wish to use fingering yarn, simply double it, and sport weight, go down in needle size until you get a fabric that you like. Worsted can be done on a US7 or 8 and bulky has not been tested (hey, I live in RI with no air-conditioning, you’re asking for miracles here.)

emPower People Cowl

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