11.11.2017

Happy Veterans Day! Knit an American Flag, Maybe not quite this large...



http://publicdelivery.org/dave-cole-knitting-machine-mass-moca/
Above photo is from  Arjen Noordeman


In 2005, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) presented a monumental and uniquely American sculptural installation by Dave Cole. Cole’s project The Knitting Machine comprised two excavators specially fitted with massive 20′ knitting needles which produced an oversized American flag, which can be seen as both a celebratory gesture of pride and a commentary on America’s role in world affairs.
When the flag was removed from The Knitting Machine it was folded into the traditional flag triangle and was on display in a presentation case which Cole described as slightly smaller than a Volkswagen Beetle, accompanied by the 20′ knitting needles, and a video of the knitting process.
There is a video of this also 
If you are interested in smaller American Flag patterns I've linked a few below:
-Mini American Flag Pattern thanks to Craftdrawer crafts   (free pattern)
http://www.craftdrawer.com/2013/07/free-mini-american-flag-knitting-pattern.html
-From Tracy Johnson on Ravelry a beautiful American Flag throw
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wavy-american-flag (free pattern, she also has a Betsy Ross American Flag Pattern on Ravelry, also free
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/colonial-betsy-ross-wavy-american-flag
Enjoy Veterans day, go hug a Veteran!

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