Please join our Fall Resistalong!  It's important for us to have a place to share ideas and projects, thoughts and frustrations. We hope you will check out the links below to our groups on Ravelry and Facebook and participate. Post both your craftivist projects and political action and win some prizes along with inspiration and support! All craft mediums and levels of expertise are always welcome. And to further motivate you, we're posting a new Protest is Patriotic Cowl free pattern. 

Join our Facebook group or our craftivist Ravelry group for information and prizes! 

Join our Facebook group or our craftivist Ravelry group for information and prizes! 


Winter is coming! This worsted weight cowl is a perfect first color project. Fast and warm it is perfect for the next round of marches.  Protest is Patriotic Cowl Pattern is free but please consider making a donation to Planned Parenthood. 

Winter is coming! This worsted weight cowl is a perfect first color project. Fast and warm it is perfect for the next round of marches.  Protest is Patriotic Cowl Pattern is free but please consider making a donation to Planned Parenthood. 


Free pattern for the DACap: Dream on slouchy hat pattern is here. The pattern is free but please consider making a donation to United We Dream, the largest immigrant led youth organization in the U.S. 

Free pattern for the DACap: Dream on slouchy hat pattern is here. The pattern is free but please consider making a donation to United We Dream, the largest immigrant led youth organization in the U.S. 

 

Click on the free pattern link below to create your own Protest is Patriotic Shawlette! 

Protest is Patriotic Shawlette! Pattern here! 

Protest is Patriotic Shawlette! Pattern here! 


I created the LGBTQ+Equality for Shawl because I was upset and angry at 45’s tweet banning transgender people from the military. I chose to take my protest to my needles! It seemed many people were unfamiliar with the trans flag and I decided to add that image to the ubiquitous rainbow design for a wearable easy-to-make shawl. This pattern is free but if you download it, please consider making a donation to one of the following causes:

Kristen Browde, a lawyer and former reporter, is the first transgender woman running for office on a major ticket in NY state. Donate here.

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network works to ensure all members of school communites are “valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. “ Donate here. 

Download the free pattern for the LGBTQ+Equality for Shawl. 

Download the free pattern for the LGBTQ+Equality for Shawl


Lindsay hat pix 1.jpg

My niece wanted a very simple non-slouchy hat with a cable. I couldn't find a pattern for the hat so had to create one! I hope you will make the Kokomo Tulo hat for your loved ones as well. 


Here's a stunning simple cowl that any beginner can do. It's just the knit stitch repeated over and over and makes a beautiful first project. This cowl is ideal for teaching new craftivists at your monthly meetings. A newbie can complete this with one ten dollar skein of yarn! Here's the picture and pattern for the bulky version. Below that is the worsted version. Use the pattern that works with your yarn weight. 

 
And here's the worsted version: Craftivist Cowl # 2

And here's the worsted version: Craftivist Cowl # 2

 
We seamed the squares for our welcome blankets at our last Craftivist Defarge meeting on Aug. 27th at the Patio Restaurant in Mt. Kisco. But the deadline has been extended to Nov. Check out the patterns and the Welcome Blanket group and concept here. 

We seamed the squares for our welcome blankets at our last Craftivist Defarge meeting on Aug. 27th at the Patio Restaurant in Mt. Kisco. But the deadline has been extended to Nov. Check out the patterns and the Welcome Blanket group and concept here. 

Nevertheless, She Persisted Cowl 

A simple cowl emboldened by our new national resistance motto! 

Nevertheless, She Persisted Cowl: Detailed pattern coming soon! Here's a link to the chart for the words.

Nevertheless, She Persisted Cowl: Detailed pattern coming soon! Here's a link to the chart for the words.

Resist Pussy hat

There are so many available patterns for pussy hats. This one adds a little resistance! 

Resistance Pussy Hat pattern coming soon! Here's the link to the Pussyhat project basic pattern. And the original resistance hat on ravelry. If you want to write other words, Donna Druchunas has created a fantastic ebook called Knitting as a Political Act that includes charts for Black Lives Matter, Rise up and an alphabet so you can create your own message. 

Resistance Pussy Hat pattern coming soon! Here's the link to the Pussyhat project basic pattern. And the original resistance hat on ravelry. If you want to write other words, Donna Druchunas has created a fantastic ebook called Knitting as a Political Act that includes charts for Black Lives Matter, Rise up and an alphabet so you can create your own message. 

American Flag Hat

It's time for us to reclaim the American flag. Standing up for our country is patriotic! 

Here's the link to the Flag Hat pattern. Here's  a link to the original bulky pattern on Ravelry. 

Here's the link to the Flag Hat pattern. Here's  a link to the original bulky pattern on Ravelry. 

There are a number of wonderful websites for other free patterns. Here are links to three of my favorite resources: Purlsoho, Churchmouse and Teas and Ravelry. Once you get to Ravelry please join our Craftivist group. In our group you will find other resistance knit patterns and links to a variety of beginner patterns for new craftivists. People seem to like to post the most on Facebook so if you really want the latest resistance patterns, join our Facebook group. And if you are looking for a specific pattern, please feel free to email me and I will be  happy to guide you. 

Blanket Statement is  inspired by Hillary Clinton's line, "Bloom where you are planted." This crib quilt was auctioned off to raise money for local community gardens in Chappaqua NY.  Pattern coming soon! Make one for your future feminist! 

Blanket Statement is  inspired by Hillary Clinton's line, "Bloom where you are planted." This crib quilt was auctioned off to raise money for local community gardens in Chappaqua NY.  Pattern coming soon! Make one for your future feminist!