Hi all! As the pattern designer, here are my two cents:
Please take a moment to read the rough draft of the Womb Pattern FAQ
. I wrote the pattern as part of a larger project, and I'd really appreciate getting images, footage, and interviews with participants in Wombs on Washington. I can be contacted through the link given at the bottom of the pattern at Knitty.
I've had a brief discussion about Wombs on Washington with Amy, the editor of Knitty, and it looks like copyright should not be a problem for participants.
If anyone would like to convert the pattern to crochet, sewing, etc., please honor the copyright by making the conversion instructions available for free (e.g. by posting here on Craftster) and linking to the original pattern.
The yarn called for in the pattern (Cascade 128) is not widely available, and I think it's been discontinued. Cascade never replied to my inquiry about the status of the yarn, so I'm just guessing. The pattern does have Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky in Lotus Pink listed as a viable, tested alternative. You can, of course, use any yarn you choose in any color you fancy. From a structural perspective, it's best to be working at a gauge that results in a fabric dense enough so that the stuffing doesn't peek through the stitches.
Have fun! Let me know if you have any questions about the pattern and/or need any assistance with it.
*edited to add* - just for further clarification: I am the designer of the pattern, which was published in issue 10 of Knitty magazine. Chimblysweep saw the pattern after it had been published and thought it would work well for a political statement she wants to make. Wombs on Washington is not my project and I am not one of the coordinators. I am available for *assistance with the pattern*; if you have any questions about Wombs on Washington, please talk to chimblysweep and read the LJ entries.