Stash plans: Peace Fleece

My dad needs to keep warm so I’m planning a pair of super thick and warm socks for him in this Peace Fleece Worsted called, appropriately, “Father’s Gray”. The pattern is Hannah Fettig’s “Man Socks” from her book Closely knit.

I was intrigued by the Peace Fleece label with the name in English and Russian – a lot of their yarn names are also Russian – so went to find out more from their web site…

Peter Hagerty and his wife Marty Tracy started buying wool from the Soviet Union back in 1985 in hopes that through trade they could help diffuse the threat of nuclear war. Since then Peter has journeyed through eastern Europe, central Asia and the Middle East in search of farmers and shepherds who are willing to set aside historic enmities in exchange for opportunities leading to mutual understanding and economic interdependence. “

Peace Fleece offers knitting yarn made from a blend of Russian, Romanian, American, Israeli and Palestinian wools “helping historic enemies cooperate and prosper through trade”. It’s good to know my Dad’s socks will be doing their little bit.


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