Knitted Wit HerStory 2022: Broken Earth


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For April HerStory, Knitted Wit has head out of the non-fiction they've been immersed in, and heading to some other-worldly reading with NK Jemisin, who is widely considered to be the best of the best in science fiction. She's a best-seller, an award-winner (she won 3 Hugo awards in a row, for all three books from her Broken Earth Trilogy), and is a MacArthur Genius. She's also an all-around badass who centers Black voices in her stories and stands up to racists in the sci-fi community.

Jemisin's writing is considered both sci-fi and speculative fiction. Her world-building is full, brutal, and beautiful; it often comes to her in dreams. In talking about the protagonist of the Broken Earth Trilogy, you can imagine that she pulls her story from Jemisin. It's a beautiful thought and has such powerful imagery. We decided to channel the gorgeous covers of her Hugo-winning trilogy, Broken Earth, for our Broken Earth colorway. The vibrant blues and greens, paired with the earthy browns and greys are so evocative of the world-building Jemisin is so good at; we hope you visit those worlds with us this month.

Fiber Content: 80% Superwash Merino Wool/ 20% Nylon

Weight: Fingering/Sock

Gauge: 7-8 sts = 1" on US 1-3; suggested B-D hook

Weight/Yardage: 115g/420 yds

Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat

Country Of Origin: USA