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This kit contains 2 Skeins of 100g Classy DK in an exclusive colourway "Lichen & Moss". Total 200g (approx. 400m) of yarn in the kit.
Lichen & Moss is dyed on our Classy DK (8 Ply) 100% SW Extrafine Merino yarn base.
2 skeins will be enough to make one large cowl or two shorter smaller cowls (one for you and one for your loved one!). Please refer to Doldam pattern for more information.
$5 from each kit will be donated to Solidarity for LGBT Human Rights of Korea.
(A cowl pattern by Knitboop)
Doldam is the Korean word for "stone wall" but also is a term, which refers to the Stonewall Riots of 1969, which is the most significant event leading to the gay liberation movement in the United States.
Doldam cowl pattern is released on 11th October 2019, in conjunction with National Coming Out Day in the US, and also marks a one year anniversary of coming out for Yu Ra, the talented designer behind Knitboop and the hostess for #QuietQueersCraftAlong on Instagram.
Despite being a hyper-modern country, Korea is still incredibly lacking with queer rights. A 2014 study found that 80% of queer teens experienced hate speech and homophobia from their teachers and 92% experienced it from their peers. The military enforces strict bans on same-sex relationships which, in a country where all men have to complete a mandatory military service, is essentially an anti-sodomy law. Same-sex couples have absolutely no rights to marriage, domestic partnership, inheritance, power of attorney in medical crises or pensions. Therefore, as legally unmarried couples, same-sex couples do not have the right to adopt children or access to assisted reproductive technologies.
There is only one organisation that works towards queer rights, Solidarity for LGBT Human Rights of Korea, and they are constantly underfunded and under attack by religious organisations and the government. One way to help them would be an actual monetary donation.
Knitboop and the BIPOC dyers teamed up to bring you Doldam and exclusive hand dyed yarn to raise funds for the Solidarity of LGBT Human Rights of Korea.
Each dyer has created an exclusive colourway for this pattern, and a portion from each of these purchases will go towards the fund. So do check them out!
Additionally, while Doldam is a free patterns at the moment, a Ko-fi donation can be made to ko-fi.com/knitboop with a memo indicating it is for this project. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Solidarity of LGBT Human Rights of Korea as well.