A letter of marque delineated the difference between “pirate” and “privateer.” A government — usually a monarch — would designate a particular ship and captain to continue doing more or less what they’d been doing (pillaging and plundering) but against enemies of the state. Any private vessel could become an unofficial naval enforcer, but in this case there were no legal consequences, or trials for piracy… at least while whoever issued the letter of marque considered it convenient.
Famous privateers included Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Henry Morgan and Jean Lafitte.
[The image shown is in our Iachos base, but the color will appear the same in this base]
A luxurious 55/45 blend of certified British Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) and silk, this superwash fingering weight is incredibly soft and a dream to work with. It is light and drapey with a soft hand but still provides excellent stitch detail. The wool and silk take dye beautifully, so the yarn shades come out bright and deep, with a lustrous sheen.
438 yards, 100 grams
55% BFL / 45% silk
Fingering weight / 4 ply