Knitted Wit HerStory Sock Club 2024

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It's a fresh new year of celebrating awesome women. For HerStory 2024, the focus is on flowers, with the honoree's contributions a bit more creative than in past years. Each month's colorway will be inspired by a flower, with the HerStory recipient somehow associated with that bloom. Creativity at its best!

The HerStory Club was born out of a desire to learn more about women who have made a difference, the unsung heroines, and creating unique colorways inspired by their contributions. Each month's HerStory 2024 release is available in exclusively in Knitted Wit Sock (80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon, 420 yards / 113 grams).

Lily of the Valley (January). Our first colorway of 2024 is inspired by the lovely birth-month flowers of our January HerStory recipient, Sylvia Robinson. Known as the Mother of Hip-Hop, she was the founder and CEO of Sugar Hill records AND the producer and promoter of two of the most iconic songs in hip-hop history - Rapper's Delight and The Message. Read more about this amazing musical icon HERE.

White Mariposa (February). For our second HerStory of 2024, we are s6cking with catchy tunes by moving from the Mother of Hip Hop to the Queen of Salsa: Celia Cruz. This month's colorway is inspired by the official flower of Celia's home nation, Cuba. Learn more about Celia HERE.

Chrysanthemum (March). We're heading to the high seas this month, as we honor Zheng Yi Sao, the Chinese Pirate Queen! The chrysanthemum is a very important flower in the Chinese culture, having been honored and cultivated since hundreds of years BCE. It's also one of The Four Gentlemen (四君⼦ junzi), four plants that represent noble character: plum (梅 mei), orchid (兰 lan), bamboo (⽵ zhu), and chrysanthemum (菊 ju). Read about this month's honoree HERE.

Camus (April). This month, we are honoring a true pioneer, who settled and broke barriers here in Oregon: Leticia Carson. In the mid-1800s, Carson was one of many hundreds of people journeying along the Oregon Trail to find a better life. Learn more about Leticia in the April love letter HERE.

Snapdragon (May)May honors Linda Martel; the first Black woman artist to be successful as a country singer and to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. The color takes inspiration from the snapdragon for its tenacity and ability to blossom in the poorest of conditions, much like Linda and her success in the music world. Learn more about this amazing woman HERE. 

Pansy (June). It's summertime, and who better to showcase this month in HerStory than a drag queen who is a huge hiker, outdoorswoman, and an advocate for both environmental and queer issues? June's colorway is inspired by the one, the only Pattie Gonia! Pattie debuted a drag look called "The Pansy," creating not only one of the most stunning pieces of wearable art we've ever seen, but also reclaiming a word that has been used to disparage and hurt folks in the LGBTQIA+ community. Read more HERE.

Blue Lotus (July).
This summer is Olympic summer, so what better July HerStory honoree than a track and field star? Not just any track and field star, though. We’re celebrating Man Kaur - a remarkable woman who started her much-honored athletic career at the age of 93! Read about this amazing woman HERE.

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