This sweater-jacket for children was inspired by a photo of a "Friday Mosque" in Afghanistan. The motifs and colors evoke the mosaic art that adorns this 800-year-old place of worship. The pattern is a tribute to the rich cultural heritage of the Afghan people. Experienced knitters will enjoy the challenge.
Suitable for a girl or boy 1 to 4 years old, in sizes 12-18 months, 2-3 years, and 4 years (finished chest 24, 26, 28"; finished length 14"). Uses 5 colors of fingering weight (28 st/4") yarn as follows for all sizes: 372 yards of color A (light blue heather), 264 yards of color B (azure blue), 156 yards of color C (sand), 168 yards of color D (navy blue), and 72 yards of color E (reddish tan).
When you purchase this pattern from Elann, 100% of its purchase price will go directly to afghans for Afghans, a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted blankets and garments to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan, and which supports literacy classes for widows and other women in Kabul.
For information on how to get involved, please visit: afghansforAfghans.org.