Revirescit Tea Cozy Outlander Knitting Kit
This tea cozy plays with some of the symbols of the Jacobite movement, in which Claire and Jamie are reluctantly, but inextricably caught up in. One of the most common symbol of the movement was the oak leaf and acorns. The oak leaf had long been a symbol of the Stuarts and the Restoration. Charles II (brother and predecessor of Bonnie Prince Charlie's grandfathers James II and VII) reportedly hid in an oak tree at Boscobel House during the English Civil War, which became famous as "The Royal Oak," namesake of many ships, pubs, songs, and tales.
During the Jacobite movement, the image of withered or autumnal oak leaves was often accompanied by the Latin motto "revirsecit," which means "revives." This symbol of restoration and regeneration had obvious significance to those hoping to restore the Stuarts to the throne, and yet, like most subversive symbols, it could easily be explained away as benign.
This cozy is worked in the round, using the stranded colorwork technique.
Outlander Knitting is required for the pattern to knit this kit.