Elizabeth Carter (yarn pack)

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Elizabeth Carter (yarn pack)

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Elizabeth Carter

A toe-up sock ‘receipt’ in three sizes—Kate's go-to sock or stocking. The pattern is named for the famous but notoriously shy eighteenth-century bluestocking writer, who liked to knit during the intellectual and sociable gatherings she attended. Carter produced the first English translation of the works of Epictetus and was a fine poet as well as an accomplished linguist.

This is the third pattern in our Bluestocking club, in which we explore the lives and work of eighteenth-century women writers - while knitting our own socks and stockings, in John Arbon's wonderfully woolly Exmoor sock yarn.

Yarn pack includes 2 x 50g skeins of John Arbon Exmoor Sock 4ply (60% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Corriedale, 10% Zwartbles, 10% Nylon; 200m / 219 yds per 50g skein) in shade Whortleberries plus a complementary KDD wee project bag.

Please note that this yarn pack does not include the pattern (currently available as a part of the Bluestocking club and book)

Grateful thanks to Nicole Pohl, to the KDD bluestocking team, and Gill, whose legs and feet are depicted here