Tag: wool

  • Choosing a Yarn for the Towline Hat

    Choosing a Yarn for the Towline Hat

    I recently released my Towline Hat pattern as an individual download. The original hat was knit in handspun yarn, and since not everyone can (or wants to) spin their own yarn, I thought I’d give you a few tips on choosing a commercially-spun yarn for your project.

  • Spinning Gulf Coast Native Wool – a New SE2SE Project

    Spinning Gulf Coast Native Wool – a New SE2SE Project

    I’ve been sitting on some fiber for a couple of my Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em projects for awhile. I’ve been on a kick of spinning dyed fiber, and generally working on other projects. But I finally got around to pulling a new one out. This is my 7th SE2SE project – Gulf Coast Native…

  • New Fall Knitting Patterns

    New Fall Knitting Patterns

    I’m delighted to have three new fall patterns just released as part of the Valley Yarns Designer Series. I designed these around the theme of Fall on Campus, with an eye on creating easy wardrobe pieces you’ll turn to again and again. The first pattern is the Campus Cardigan (pictured above) – a modern take…

  • Breed Specific Commercial Yarns

    I recently taught a class on working with breed specific wools for Piedmont Fibershed, and since I’ve been talking a lot about my spinning projects with different breeds, I thought I’d do a roundup of commercial breed-specific yarns so that the knitters can get in on the action too. There are a number of breed-specific…

  • Tour de Fleece Spinning

    Tour de Fleece Spinning

    This year I joined the Three Waters Farm Tour de Fleece team for the second time. I decided to spin the braid of the Mountain’s Edge colorway on Polwarth/ Silk from my stash. Until now I’ve been somewhat intimidated by hand dyed braids (if you’ve been following me you’ll notice I spin a lot of…