When Ruth Bader Ginsburg died back in September I, like many of you I suspect, was gutted. The work she did for women’s right and gender equality was exceptional and she was a true inspiration for me. When I saw the Dissent Cowl pattern start popping up on Instagram I knew I had to knit one.
I knit mine using Rowan Felted Tweed in Bilberry and Clay. It’s a lovely pattern to knit, the mosaic knitting is simple enough and the design truly mimics RBG’s famous dissent collar.
In hindsight I wish I had reversed the colors and used the purple for the jewels, I could have imagined them to be amethysts!
I like that there is a defined front and back, the jewels are in the front and flare out just like a jeweled collar should, and the back is a simple polka dot design.
I have a feeling, alas, that this is one of those knits I won’t wear much as it’s super loose around the neck. I wouldn’t want it to be tight like a turtleneck but I would like it to be less . . . drape-y. Still, it was a delight to knit and it’s a wonderful tribute to RBG and her legacy.