Mercy Otis Warren kit

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Mercy Otis Warren kit

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Mercy Otis Warren

A pair of bold blue socks to celebrate the poet, essayist and early historian of the United States, whose political arguments were influential in the constitutional enshrining of a bill of rights. The motif I have chosen - of a twisted vine - recalls one of the most often-repeated Biblical verses in Warren's correspondence (as well as that of many of her contemporaries) during the years of the American revolutionary war:  "and they shall sit each under their own vine and fig tree, with none to make them afraid." Micah 4:4

This is the fourth 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.

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Choose "pattern only" (for single PDF / digital download) or "kit" containing 3 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 shades Whortleberries and Mizzle, together with a wee project bag and PDF pattern download. The kit price represents a 10% discount on purchasing all these items separately.

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