What’s better than supporting Black Dyers and Knitters? Reading Black Literature!
Join us as we discuss Parable of the Sower by Octavia E Butler and knit some hard wearing socks for the tough road ahead.
When I read stories by Black authors, I feel both seen and heard. Knitting gives me a sense of spiritual peace. With Black Knit Lit I bring this wholeness to you. By joining together, we can create a sense of community that has been lost in the pandemic. And by knitting together, reading a story that is not often told, we have an opportunity to strengthen our diverse community.
WHATS IN THE KIT
- A full skein of Simple Sock yarn in limited edition color
- A mini skein of Simple Sock in complimentary color
- A copy of Parable of the Sower
- A digital download pattern
- A secret link for our two Zoom meet ups.
Let’s gather on zoom and get to know one another. I’ll show you some techniques, work through any technical snags in knitting and most importantly dive into discussion on the book!
Your kits must be ordered starting on August 25th, 2022
First Zoom meeting October 1st, 2022
Second Zoom meeting October 22nd, 2022
MC = One skein Simple Sock in color Earth seed (300 yards, 4 oz)
CC = One mini skein in Foliage (200 yards, 1 oz) for heels and toes
US size 1.5 (2.50mm) double pointed needles
US size 4 (3.50mm) double pointed needles
Crochet hook to match needle size
About 18 inches length of waste yarn
Locking Stitch marker
Narrow: 6-7.5 inch circumference
Medium: 7.5 -8.5 inch circumference
Wide: 8.5-9.5 inch circumference
Extra Wide: 9.5-11 inch circumference
Provisional cast-on, After thought heel, Three needle bind off (instructions provided)
ACCESSIBILITY: Pattern has written and video instructions. All video has the option of closed captioning provided by YouTube. Classes also have closed captioning provided by Zoom, if you need any additional assistance please reach out!
See you there!
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