Eric and Maureen are going to be bringing a bit of the Green Mountain Spinnery to the West Coast next week. We will be participating in the STITCHES Market at the Santa Clara Convention Center from Friday February 20th through Sunday the 22nd.
You’ll find us at Booth 817-819 from 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday. We hope that you’ll be able to swing by for a visit.
This is a wonderful opportunity to see (and touch) all of our yarns in person. Since you’ve seen us last we’ve introduced a new yarn, our Spinnery Mewesic.
This tweedy blend of bale dyed fine wool is a treat to work with. We have a great selection of new samples to share with you so that you can see how beautifully this DK weight yarn knits up.
And we have a new color of Sylvan Spirit to unveil: Hematite.
This inky mercury color is a perfect addition to the line, providing a deep rich dark hue at the end of the spectrum for stunning color work options.
Maureen has created a new pattern using this beautiful yarn that will be revealed at the show. Details are still under wraps, but we’ll be able to share photos when the sample returns to the Spinnery in a couple of weeks.
We are also extending our SALE on our Sock Art Yarns Forest and Meadow. Our hand painted skeins will be available at just $20.25 while supplies last. It makes all the difference in the world to be able to see these colors in person.
If a trip to Santa Clara is not in the cards for you, we hope that you’ll visit us online and let us know how we can help get you started on your next Spinnery project.
Sock yarn is a magical thing in the knitting world. One skein is all you need for a pair of socks or a small shawl and two or three skeins can yield a sweater! Green Mountain Spinnery’s Sock Art Forest and Meadow each have such vibrant colorways and generous yardage making them a perfect choice many projects. Forest is a blend of 70% fine wool, 30% Tencel® and has a distinct sparkle that brings out fancy stitch patterns. Meadow is a blend of two exquisit American-grown natural fibers, 50% super fine kid mohair and 50% fine wool. This yarn is elastic, warm and soft with a subtle luster.
Socks are a portable project, making them perfect for spring and summer travel or enjoying the outdoors. The Trellis Socks are our newest sock pattern. This is a good pattern on which to try the “Magic Loop” technique, if you haven’t already. Designer Maureen Clark has provided us with an unusual and attractive cast on method at the toe, and her signature ribbed sole for great fit and comfort. The garter stitch short row heel is as easy and as cushy as they come. Sunny Side Up Socks are toe-up socks, also designed to be knit using the “Magic Loop” technique. These ankle socks sport a lacy diagonal pattern stitch, foot-hugging ribbed soles, and an elegant picot-edged cuff. They look great with a new pair of sping shoes. If you prefer a cuff-down style of sock, you will want to check out the Jelly Beans sock pattern. The textured stitch pattern is perfect for showing off variegated sock yarn.
Just because it has “Sock” in the name, that should not limit you when it comes to pattern choices! Bellflower by Cap Sease, is a wrap sweater ideal for wearing over a camisole on warm spring days or cool summer nights. It can be worn as a vest, or if you prefer, small cap sleeves make it perfect for warding off evening chill. Meadow Lark Lace by Melissa Johnson is equally lovely as a scarf (using 1 skein) or shawl (using 3 skeins); this pattern is simple and satisfying. The Septor Cowl, designed by Maureen Clark, is an infinity scarf, crocheted flat and sewn together. Wear it as a single loop or doubled over for extra coziness. The Summer Breeze Shawl is a simple lacy shawl, perfect as a lightweight cover-up for a cool summer evening, designed by Cap Sease.
Here are a few more projects to inspire you, from customers like you! SpindlBratt’s Grisaille is modified from the original pattern with stunning results using only 2.25 skeins of Forest in the Wheat colorway. Dodiraz’s Dandelions Shawl is a bright and sunny shawl using half a skein of Meadow in green and one skein (plus a little bit more) of Meadow in yellow. Knittingdove’s Affection combines 3 different colorways of Forest in this wonderful wrap.
Whether you knit (or crochet) garments or accessories with Sock Art, we encourage you to share your projects with us and others in our Ravelry group and on our Facebook page!