A beautiful turnout

As I’m sure you’re well aware, there can be quite a lot of politics in knitting. Probably the most common thing is which color to put on a baby and where to put the buttons. But there are other ways as well and it’s lovely to see how the digital knitting community stand up together. Like when the big and somewhat dubious yarn company steals someone else’s pattern and launch it as its own.

That’s when knitters unite and start asking the big and somewhat dubious yarn company what they are up to. When the big and somewhat dubious yarn company starts deleting comments and block users who ask too many questions, that’s when knitters get angry for real.

Knitters fight with there needles and so the #mameluckupproret started, the bloomers uprising, where knitters all over Scandinavia started knitting bloomers, from the original pattern and not the pattern launched from the big and somewhat dubious yarn company. All published on instagram. I’m not sure the big and somewhat dubious yarn company cares at all, but knitters have shown their opinion and their sense of what is right and what is wrong and big and somewhat dubious yarn companies really shouldn’t steal patterns from small, independent designers and then block users who calls them out on it. And so, I knit a pair of bloomers.

Pattern: Majas mamelucker by Maja Karlsson from Majas manufaktur. Yarn: Gästrike 2-trådigt from Järbo Garn, color 9204. No mods.