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Dissent Collar

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During the summer of 2020, I was asked to take part in a challenge to create a lace collar containing a message either to or about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Adapting a cross stitch alphabet to lace knit stitches (Serif Large Alphabet Chart) adding some lace leaves, a picot bind off at the top, and a chain loop bind off at the bottom, this quick to knit collar, is a suitable tribute to a magnificent woman.

Includes both charts and fully written line by line instructions.

Size:
3.5” deep (9 cm)
16” (40.5cm) Top circumference
29” (73.5cm) Bottom circumference

Materials:
Shown in Shepherd Baby Wool 2 ply, 100% wool, 372 yards(340 meters)/ 50 gms (1.76 ounces)

US 2 (2.75 mm) needles.
2.75mm crochet hook for chain bind off.

Gauge: 36 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in lace patterning after blocking.

Notions: 2 small buttons, large eyed tapestry needle.
Optional Notions: Smooth waste yarn for provisional cast on, stitch markers to mark letters and pattern repeats for leaf lace edge.

Pattern Notes:
Instructions are provided for using either a provisional cast or any cast on of your choice and two different bottom edges; a loopy chain bind off or a stretchy lace bind off.
Sample used 13 gms or approximately 100 yards (92 meters) of yarn.

While I would love to think that you are wearing your Dissent Collar while voting, please only do so if you are an absentee or mail in voter…I believe that poll workers will turn you away from your local polling station for wearing a collar with a political statement on it!
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