I am delighted to share our second book-inspired colorway from my "We Need Diverse Books and Yarn" club.
While our moderated discussion group is full, I invite you to read along with us, to think and reflect on your own, and, to knit along with this inspired colorway that will deepen your experience of a powerful story.
Harbor Me: the innocence that should belong to all children
This gorgeous skein was created by Robin, the talented dyer behind Birch Hollow Fibers. Robin's dyeing, like mine, is inspired by literature and I am thrilled she took a chance on working with me and creating a colorway for the club.
The story, Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson, is about a diverse group of young teens who share their stories of pain, hurt, loss, and confusion around race and racism. It's a powerful book, chosen for our club specifically to build empathy and awareness.
Robin's fiber interpretation draws from the innocence at the core of each young person, as they express the feelings they have to hide from the rest of the world and how they grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives, as they are emotionally harbored in this safe space.
The colorway, Innocence, is gentle layers of blue and whispers of grey, as cool and soothing as ice cream on a summer day.
I have just 24 skeins available, and when they are gone, you may preorder directly from Robin's shop. (You should also have a look at her shop because her yarn is gorgeous and should be in your stash and on your needles!)
Birch Hollow Fibers
4-ply sock | fingering weight
75% superwash merino, 25% nylon
463 yards per 100g skein