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Something to Declare’ evokes the customs declaration areas of major ports and airports.

These luggage labels were inspired by the vintage leather address labels I used when I first started travelling overseas many years ago. Fun accessories they can be used on handbags or nappy bags and you don’t have to stick to names and addresses but could use them to contain favourite quotes or positive affirmations. You could also use them on your knitting bag for knitting reminder notes.

The luggage tag is knitted from the button flap to the shaped tip, starting flat, then joining in the round, then casting off and knitting flat again before finally joining in the round again for the shaped end. The ends are Kitchener stitched together but you can cast off and sew up the end if you prefer.

The tag can be knitted plain, or using the colourwork charts provided. additional blank charts are provided for you to design your own colourwork patterns.

This pattern was originally released during the Winter Olympics in Sochi as a declaration of support for those oppressed as a result of their sexual orientation, both in Russia as the host country but also around the world in participating and non-participating nations.


one size – approx 12.5cm x 6.5cm / 5 x 3.75 inches


Worked in 4 ply/fingering yarn these take approx 35 – 44 yards (32 – 40 m) or 7g of yarn each


32 stitches and 52 rows = 10 cm x 10cm / 4 x 4 inches in stocking stitch

Needles & Materials

2.25mm (us1) needles
Tapestry needle for sewing in ends – cardboard for insert (template provided in pattern)


The pattern is provided as a 5 page english language PDF download.
You will get a PDF (5MB) file

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