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MissMouse
01-03-2008, 07:45 PM
Hi everyone - does anyone know if there is a pattern for the US postage stamps featuring knitting?

dustinac
01-03-2008, 08:04 PM
I have seen the charts in ravelry...If you are a member of ravelry you can see the group (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/usps-holiday-knits-kal)here... I can't seem to find them anywhere else... :shrug:

Here is a link (http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/)that you might be able to use... it turns different graphics into charts...you could also google for graph knitting paper and graph it out that way too...:thumbsup:

Jints
01-03-2008, 08:14 PM
here's a large pic, can zoom in for good detail. You could make your own chart easily enough. or just knit straight from the pic.
http://www.knittingnewscast.com/news/uploaded_images/HolidayKnits300dpi-768615.jpg

bethany
01-03-2008, 09:33 PM
somewhere on this site, a link was posted to the Detroit Free Press with the article about the woman who designed these stamps and knit them too of course.....maybe she can be reached?

bethany
01-03-2008, 09:40 PM
ok, wait, maybe I made that whole Detroit Free Press thing up...hmm, sorry about that, but I did find this link http://stamps.about.com/od/newsandculture/ig/2007-U-S--Stamp-Program/Holiday-Knits-Block.htm
and you can get a full size pic of the stamps and maybe do a count from there. The designer is Nancy Stahl...sorry I lied before ! >:)

Julie
01-03-2008, 10:35 PM
They are not exactly knittable from the stamp because they have been digitally edited -- if you look close you'll note that there are upside-down stitches :teehee: ...the Ravelry group does have charts though. :thumbsup:

MissMouse
01-03-2008, 10:58 PM
Thanks you - I have signed up for Ravelry - it looks like there are lots of people ahead of me in line to get in. I don't need to knit the pattern until next Christmas, I really want to make a scarf out of that snowman. If I get desperate I will just have to do the graph paper thing and design my own.

that's OK Bethany

rosefields
01-04-2008, 05:08 PM
I believe you can purchase the kit from the person who created the pattern:

www.cityknits.com (http://www.cityknits.com)