empower people bandana: Project Roundup 1

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Empower People

The Empower People 2020 movement was created by a group of talented makers to unite crafters over multiple mediums to inspire action and engagement about the political process and a call to action for voting.

It was established earlier this year and spread like wildfire throughout our community. 

Empower People Purple Rainbow

 

We here at Fuzzywhatknots are so proud to be a part of this movement and have been delighted to see our most popular colorway Purple Rainbow being used by those who have loved it as much as we do.

Here are all the Empower People Colorways that are available, along with Purple Rainbow!

the patterns

Now let’s talk patterns! There are so many to choose from. You can find them all as free pdf downloads at EmpowerPeople2020.com

Knit, crochet, tunisian, lace knitting, brioche knitting and even sewing versions are all available!

Each version takes on a basic, similar triangular shape that is sewn to create an amazing wearable accessory.

The Casapinka knit, BzyPeach crochet and Detroitknots Tunisan versions I would recommend as the more beginner friendly/easier patterns. 

Since I have not learned brioche or lace knitting yet, I cannot speak to those but I would imagine if you are versed in those styles it would be very straight forward as well!

These bandanas are versatile and can be worn either in cowl/kerchief style or as a bandana headband style.

I have made 2 versions to date, although I did end up frogging my first one because I wasn’t happy with how it came out.

The crochet version by @BzyPeach (which Teresa also did a version of) and the knit version by @casapinka

Empower People Crochet Bandana
Empower People Knit Bandana

Teresa to the left in the crochet version using Luna by @purlscoutyarns and me in the knit version using Fuzzywhatknots Purple Rainbow.

The knit version I completed was done as a sample knit for Teresa. 

At the time she had asked me if I would sample knit she didn’t tell me which color she was sending and I was Over * the * Moon excited when I received Purple Rainbow in the mail!

Empower People Purple Rainbow
Empower People Purple Rainbow

Albeit a tad daunting considering it was the first time I was making a knit item for another person (and it had increases that I had never done before but we aren’t going to say that outloud).

This was a super fast workup for the gorgeous finished object. 

Empower People Purple Flatlay

Empower your voice

Considering how amazing the sample is, I am definitely making a second one when I work through a couple more of my current wips.

I’d wear this on a regular basis because as super versatile and the color scheme works well with my wardrobe and I love the drape it has and it is extremely soft.

Remember this movement isn’t just about voting, the work isn’t over after all the votes are in.

The work to fight for our democracy and equality is an ongoing fight so if you haven’t made your bandana yet, there’s still time to join the movement!

Wear your bandana, cast your vote and make your voice heard!

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Katie Abbott

Blog Researcher/writer

Katie is a highschool Senior who resides with her family and dogs in Georgia. She is bistitchual (both crochets and knits) and in her spare time does research and co-writes for FuzzyWhatKnots Blog

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