Several of my knitting friends are releasing new work to in honor of the people's creativity and love in France and Belgium. With a French theme, these projects are fun and light in what could be a dark world.
When I think of France, I think of the time I spent there. Luxury. Chic. Fashion. So I used some yarns that to me are luxurious, with alpaca and mohair (nice mohair, not 80s mohair). A simple repeat creates graphic repetition with a nearly mindless pattern that one can complete in as little as one night.
And with a nod to my French speaking and knitting friends, this pattern is in English AND French (merci à mes amis pour l'édition de ma traduction!):
Please be sure to check out some of the other patterns (all will be up by the end of the day on 25/11/15):
• Patriot Square Coast by American Crochet
• Fierte by Stitches N Scraps
• French Flag Graph by Creative Threads
If you are looking for donation opportunities to help support France and victims of terrorism throughout the world, here are a few options:
• The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
• Croix-Rouge Francais
• Secoirs Populaire
• Doctors without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres
By the way, if you're wondering - "Nous sommes le globe" means "We are the world". One world, all standing together against radicalism.