‘Votes For Women' speckled sock gradient mini skein set. Great for colourwork or amigurimi. Or for making socks to keep the feet of modern day Feminists warm!
Inspired by the official colours of the W.S.P.U. and Suffrage jewellery and medals, this set of 8 speckled mini skeins changes subtly from Amethyst purple all the way through to Emerald green and is intended as a respectful tribute to the women of the W.S.P.U. in this, the centenary year of the Representation of the People Act (1918) which first gave the vote to some women.
The colour scheme, created in 1908 by Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence is Purple for Dignity, White for Purity and Green for Hope. It is probably no coincidence that the purpose of the Suffragette movement, ie. to 'Give Women Votes', also corresponds to the colours Green, White & Violet.
75% merino wool, 25% nylon. 8 x 10g skeins of 42.5 m (approx) each, totalling 340m (approx) in total.
Hand dyed with acid dye for colourfastness.
The 8 colours from the 'Votes For Women' set are also available in other yarn bases, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FHarbourYarn?search_query=votes+for+women
We do custom requests:
Please note that custom requests, such as having several skeins of just one of these colours, having the set on a different base yarn or in larger quantities are easily achieved with no 'custom' surcharge added to the price. I am happy to oblige if I can, just message me and i'll quote you a cost and time scale.
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Apr 11, 2022
Lovely yarn, I think this will become a shawl.
Feb 21, 2022
Love the colours, which will make fabulous suffragette socks! Yarn is soft and feels good to knit with.
Feb 1, 2022
wow even more beautiful in person. thankyou so much. Will definitely be ordering again! can't wait to cast on my new cowl! xxx
Jan 22, 2022
Beautiful colours. Lovely soft yarn. Speedy delivery. Happy customer x
Dec 26, 2021
Absolutely beautiful wool! Such a great Christmas present along with another set.