Middle Passage

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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

One Size

Finished length
60-70 inches, Choose length that works for you

Yarns used
MC: Abstract Fiber, SW Merino Worsted (100% superwash Merino, 218 yards, 4 oz skein) color: Mango
CC: Abstract Fiber, SW Merino Worsted (100% superwash Merino, 218 yards, 4 oz skein) 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, repeat chart twice. You may do both ends if you wish, make it your own