fake sheep

a website about vegan knitting

nike blanket petition

last night i knitted a square for the nike blanket petition organised by microrevolt. they want people to knit or crochet a 4 x 4 inch square (any style) to add to a blanket that will be presented to nike, to show support for fair labour policies. the website has photos of the petition “signatures” so far: such a great diverse range of stitches and colours and patterns. here’s what i made:

petition against sweatshops

the technical details: it’s 100% acrylic, leftover “craft spun”. &, it’s double sided stocking stitch/ a tube knitted on two needles. there’s some discussion about this technique on craftster. basically you cast on an even number of stitches, then knit one, bring the yarn forward between the needles, slip the next stitch as if to purl, then bring the yarn to the back between the needles. effectively you’re knitting every second stitch on one row, then every other stitch on the next. here’s what it looks like when you slip it off the needles:

the inside of a tube

it’s a pretty fancy trick.



  cat wrote @

hi — t h a n k s
for your amazing trick and also your contribution to the microRevolt blanket petition… it arrived yesterday and we were very happy to have a hand made signature from new zealand! you are such a skillful knitter and what good info about non-sheep alternatives… awesome!

i linked to your site on the microRevolt blog:

  moira wrote @

thanks! and thanks for the nice mention on your blog. i’ll take the flier about your nike project to the stitch & bitch group i go to, & see if anyone else is keen to knit signatures.

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