Middle Passage

  • Sale
  • Regular price $5.00

In honor of Juneteenth, I have created a pattern that is a monument for slavery. The middle passage refers to the time spent inside a slave ship by people kidnapped in Africa and forced into slavery in the Americas.

I’ve made a design on this scarf to represent the long journey of the middle passage, all those bodies packed into shelves like sardines, people puking, pooping and dying next to each other for months at a time. And living through it because they had to. It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and a way for me as a black woman to honor my ancestors

Finished length
Variable, 60-70 inches

Yarns used
MC: Superwash Merino Worsted Color: Mango or try Kente!
CC: Superwash Merino Worsted Color: Dark Chocolate

Needles: 1 24 inch US #8/5 mm circular needle
Or size needle that gives you gauge

Gauge: 20 sts/ 6 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Note: Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Pattern is knit in the round.


Show us your finished scarf on Ravelry!