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 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

 

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

 
We will be seaming squares for our welcome blankets at our next Craftivist Defarge meeting on Aug. 27th from 3-5 at the Patio Restaurant in Mt. Kisco. Come with a large needle and a willingness to learn the mattress stitch! Check out the patterns and the Welcome Blanket group and concept here. 

We will be seaming squares for our welcome blankets at our next Craftivist Defarge meeting on Aug. 27th from 3-5 at the Patio Restaurant in Mt. Kisco. Come with a large needle and a willingness to learn the mattress stitch! Check out the patterns and the Welcome Blanket group and concept here. 

If you're a more advanced knitter, how about welcoming immigrants in their own language? Check out Donna Drucunas's pattern here.

If you're a more advanced knitter, how about welcoming immigrants in their own language? Check out Donna Drucunas's pattern 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 will be 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 will be auctioned off to raise money for local community gardens in Chappaqua NY.  Pattern coming soon! Make one for your future feminist! 

Up2US scarf coming soon! 

Up2US scarf coming soon!