Lorajean Kelley, the mastermind behind Knitted Wit, is supremely talented at translating a current event into a yarn color. Her Cause yarns hit home for me every time. So when she announced that she was starting a Herstory collection. I immediately signed up. 2018 focused on women in STEM. (We still have some colors available. Take a look.) 2019 honors women in art. Here is the inspiration and color for March:
American film director Ava DuVernay has many firsts under her belt, and her activism and advocacy are inspiring as heck.
March Herstory Yarn.
Her best friend, designer Shannon Squire might be most famous for her sock patterns, but she also designed one of my favorite projects the Spell Cowl. Double stranding seemingly incongruent colors of fingering weight yarn with a fun and easily memorized stitch pattern was described to me as "crack for knitters". They weren't wrong.
Shannon modeling her Spell Cowl
Take a look at this short video they made for us. They talk about the thinking behind the Herstory collection and their best knitting tips.
Want more of these lovelies? Follow them on Instagram: @shannonsq and @knittedwit. And watch their podcast.
Westing Bridge LLC is a family-owned business that was started by four brothers.Its ChiaoGoo brand knitting and crochet tools are designed and distributed in Troy, Michigan. Its manufacturing facility is based in Hangzhou, China.
Our Women Making History series would not be complete without a feature on Linda Wallace. Linda has had many roles at String Theory. She has sold yarn, taught classes, wrote blog posts, created window displays and been an all-around champion of our mission. So when she told me that she wanted to dye yarn, I was immediately on board.
String Theory is committed to helping our customers discover the healing powers of knitting and crocheting, while effecting positive change in the US and worldwide. We proudly support women and Black-owned businesses.