Lincoln Park Knitters Join National Pussyhat Movement

By Miles Painter and Nicole Kelly

Sister Arts Studios was one of many production hubs for the knitting of thousands of hats on display over the weekend during the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.

Donna Palicka, owner of Sister Arts, has organized a squad of crafty ladies that usually meet at the store for a weekly “knit night.” Together they made nearly 200 hand-made pink “Pussyhats” for the protest – some as custom orders and others to give away for free at the march.

“It’s a way of reclaiming our femininity,” Palicka says as she knits furiously. “We have women ages 20 all the way to 70 working together.”

Photo at top: Donna Palicka winds a skein of pink yarn for a customer. (Miles Painter/MEDILL)