Knitted Wit Craft the Parks Sock
Every month from May-August 2021, Knitted Wit will be releasing 4 new parks colorways. This year, they'll be showcasing National Parks areas, such as National Recreation Areas, Heritage sites, etc. Most will fall under one of the following categories:
- National History - Eastern USA & Western USA
- Indigenous Culture
- Human Rights Leaders/notable people
- The Nez Perce National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park comprising 38 sites located throughout the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, which included traditional aboriginal lands of the Nez Perce people.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It hugs the northeast shore of Lake Michigan and includes South and North Manitou islands.
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a U.S. national monument in Wheeler and Grant counties in east-central Oregon.
- Women's Rights National Historical Park covers a total of 6.83 acres of land in Seneca Falls and nearby Waterloo, New York, United States.
- Petroglyph National Monument stretches 17 miles along Albuquerque, New Mexico's West Mesa, a volcanic basalt escarpment that dominates the city's western horizon.
- Located in Northern Maine, The Penobscot Indian Nation, along with other Wabanaki tribes, settled in the area that is now Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument, and these Indigenous groups still regard the Penobscot River as an important landmark of their culture.
- In extreme southern Arizona that shares a border with the Mexican state of Sonora. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, an International Biosphere Reserve, reveal a thriving community of plants and animals. Human stories echo throughout this desert preserve, chronicling thousands of years of desert living. It is the only place in the United States where the senita and organ pipe cactus grow wild.
- The César E. Chávez National Monument, located in Keene, Kern County, about 32 miles away from Bakersfield, California. Under the leadership of César E. Chávez and others such as Dolores Huerta and Larry Itliong, along with support from millions of Americans, the farm worker movement joined forces with other reform movements to achieve unprecedented successes that greatly improved working and living conditions and wages for farm workers. During the 1970s the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) grew and expanded from its early roots as a union for farm workers to also become a national voice for the poor and disenfranchised. The enduring legacies of César E. Chávez and the farm worker movement include passage of California's Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975, the first law in the U.S. that recognized farm workers' collective bargaining rights.
- Hovenweep National Monument is located on land in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah, between Cortez, Colorado and Blanding, Utah on the Cajon Mesa of the Great Sage Plain.
- Salt River Bay NHP & Ecological Preserve located on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve is located about 450 miles/720 km southwest of Anchorage on the Alaskan Peninsula and is one of the most wild and least visited places in the National Park System.
- Harriet Tubman National Monument and Preserve is located in Auburn, NY, where Tubman lived the last fifty years of her life, and the NHP includes her former thirty-two-acre farm, brick residence, and Home for the Aged, as well as Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and Rectory on Parker Street.
- Hopewell Culture National Historic Park is located south of Columbus, Ohio, near Chillicothe, located on land that many different tribes used as a gathering place. The tribes were cultural descendants of the Adena people.
- Agate Fossil Beds National Monument located near Harrison, Nebraska, in the prairies of the Nebraska panhandle. This National Monument intersects many different categories of sites in our National Park system: natural history, indigenous history, and colonizer history.
- Glen Canyon NRA encompasses the area around Lake Powell and lower Cataract Canyon in Utah and Arizona. It covers 1.25 million acres of mostly rugged high desert terrain, and includes Lake Powell.
- African Burial Ground National Monument is a monument at Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way in the Civic Center section of Lower Manhattan, New York City. Manhattan was the indigenous land of the Lenape people, who called the island Manahatta, meaning “hilly island.” In 1991, during construction began, skeletal remains were discovered while excavating, and further careful excavation discovered intact human skeletal remains 30 feet below the city’s street level on Broadway. A 6-acre burial ground, dating from the 1630s through the late 1790s and containing upwards of 15,000 intact skeletal remains of enslaved and free Africans who lived and worked in colonial New York was discovered. The Burial Ground is the nation’s earliest and largest African burial ground rediscovered in the United States.
Knitted Wit yarns are hand dyed in Portland, Oregon and come in a vast palette of both variegated and semi-solid colors. Victory Sock is a smooth, sproingy 4-ply fingering weight yarn made of 80% superwash merino wool and 20% nylon. With a tight twist and a round 4-ply structure, Victory Sock has excellent stitch definition that makes cables and texture patterns really pop.
It’s ideal for hardwearing knits like socks and mittens, yet could also make excellent sweaters, shawls and other accessory items. Plus, Victory Sock is sheep to skein made in the USA.
- 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon
- Fingering weight | 420 yds | 113g
- Needle size: US 1 - 4 (2.25 - 3.5 mm) | 24 - 28 sts = 4 inches
- Hand wash cold, dry flat