Make your plans!

In just a few months, we’ll be opening our doors for the 2019 I-91 Shop Hop.  And we can’t wait!

Passports and bags for the 2019 I-91 Shop Hop are now available for purchase!  You can get yours ahead of time so that you can dive right into to the yarny goodness when the yarn crawl comes around again this June.

The I-91 Shop Hop will take place June 27-30th. All participating shops will be open from 10 am – 6 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 12 pm – 5 pm on Sunday. For those of you early birds who really want to maximize the ground you’re able to cover, you may want to keep in mind that we open at 9 am on Thursday and Friday giving you an extra hour at the beginning of your day to enjoy a leisurely visit to our Mill before heading south.

You’ll have four fiber filled days to visit all 11 participating shops.

Green Mountain Spinnery (Putney, VT)
HandKnits (Brattleboro, VT)
Sheep & Shawl (Deerfield, MA)
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA)
WEBS (Northampton, MA)
Marji’s Yarncrafts (Granby, CT)
Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT)
Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT)
Yarn Barn (Woodbridge, CT)
Ewe & You Fiber Arts (Windsor, CT)

A visit to each of these shops during the Hop weekend, entitles you to a stamp on your official $5 Shop Hop passport. Every time you get your passport stamped, you will be entered to win the Daily Door Prize at that shop. A total of 48 door prizes will be given out to participants!

By visiting all 11 shops you will be entered into a drawing for the fabulous Grand Prize, which includes gift certificates for all 11 shops, as well as yarns, needles and other goodies!

Each store will be featuring their own design in a kit, ready for purchase. This year’s theme is Color Pop Shop Hop! Maureen is working on a surprise pattern that we can’t wait to share with you!

We hope that you can get this event on your calendar and that we’ll see you then, if not before!


We’ve got a new book to share with you!

We’re very pleased to announce that our newest pattern collection is hot off the presses!  At the Spinnery features 12 brand new patterns that you are going to adore!  You can view the entire collection on Ravelry here, or you can pour yourself a mug of something soothing and browse through the stunning photos that Gale Zucker captured for us below.

From top to toe we’ve got you covered.  Some of the accessories can be crafted with just a single skein and we’ll start our review with these.

The Thaw Hat is designed by Kathleen Dames with our Maine Organic yarn.  The pattern includes instructions for two depth measurements and a single skein will be sufficient for either option.  Worked in the round from the ribbed brim up to the star-shaped top of the crown, the Thaw Hat is perfect for the changeable weather that ushers in Spring.

The highly textured stitch pattern combines the refinement of lacy and twisted stitches with the rustic charm of Green Mountain Spinnery’s wonderful worsted weight Maine Organic yarn (organic sheep from organic Maine farms processed using GMS’s GREENSPUN technique, then certified organic by the Vermont Organic Farmers) for maximum impact.

The Snowmelt Cowl designed by Cap Sease.  Worked in the round with a cable and lace pattern that will have you seeing rivulets of melting snow, this cozy cowl can be worn long for drama or wrapped around your neck for warmth.

A perfect one-skein project, the Snowmelt Cowl knits up beautifully in Green Mountain Spinnery’s Simply Fine fingering weight, which combines the softest fibers that we work with!

Your toes will be comforted by the Catkin Socks designed by Amelia Velarde. Worked from the top down with an afterthought heel, the Catkins Socks remind us of wands of pussywillows, one of the first signs of Spring in Vermont, with the lace running down the leg and along the outside of the foot.

The pattern includes three cuff circumference size options and a single skein of Spinnery Forest can be used for all three.  This fingering weight yarn combines the warmth and bounce of Targhee fine wool with the gleam and strength of Tencel® Lyocell (from trees), making it a perfect choice for long-wearing socks.

With just two skeins of Forest, you can work up Bonnie Sennott’s Catharus Shawl. Worked back and forth from the top down with a tab start, the Catharus Shawl (named for the Vermont state bird, the hermit thrush, Catharus guttatus) begins with a wide rib before flowing into a sculptural, nupp-flecked edging.

This shawl is also knit up in Green Mountain Spinnery’s Forest, ensuring that your stitches will pop with clarity and the shawl will drape beautifully.

Another light weight shawl pattern is the Mizuna Shawl designed by Angela Tong and knit up with two skeins of Spinnery Lana.  Worked from one point down and out to the edging, Mizuna is an asymmetrical triangle shawl with a garter stitch body, plus an elegant lace side and edging. Green Mountain Spinnery’s Lana, a fingering weight 100% wool yarn, makes for warm yet light knits.

For those of you who aren’t intimidated by larger projects, this collection includes a host of additional options for you to cast on for.

Kate Salomon created a richly textured circular Millstone Blanket that is worked from the center outward in a shifting garter and slipped stitch pattern that is carefully charted for your ease.  It creates a finished blanket that is 48″ in diameter and calls for 12 skeins of the main color and a single skein of the contrast color.

Juxtapose the rough-hewn texture with the soft warmth of Green Mountain Spinnery’s Mountain Mohair, which combines the luster of fine mohair with the bounce of fine wool for an excellent worsted weight yarn in a rainbow of colors.

At the Spinnery also includes five sweaters and a lightweight vest for you to consider.

Worked in the round from the bottom up, Larisa Demos’ Sap Run Vest sports a simple lace pattern on the front panel that evokes the welling up of sap in the Spring. Green Mountain Spinnery’s Sylvan Spirit adds to the versatility of this piece with its blend of fine wool and Tencel® Lyocell in a DK weight.

The pattern includes sizing options that range from Bust circumference: 37 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” / 94 (102, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm and is show here with approximately 7″ of positive ease.  Yardage requirements range from 4 – 8 skeins.

Also knit up with Sylvan Spirit is Maureen Clark’s Green Leaf Pullover.  Worked in the round from the bottom up, the Green Leaf Pullover is covered with little, lacy leaves that make this both an elegant top on its own and a lovely layering piece.  It is shown above with 9″ / 23 cm of positive ease.

The pattern includes instructions for bust circumference: 40 (42, 45, 49, 54, 58)” / 97 (107, 114, 124, 135, 145) cm; and calls from between 5 – 8 skeins of our DK weight yarns.

Also on the lighter side is Ikinngut Pullover designed by Jennifer Dassau that is featured on the book’s cover.  Worked from the top down with a textured yoke, gathers at the empire waist, and a split hem, the Ikinngut (Greenlandic for “friend”) pullover is the perfect comfy sweater with elegant details. (Shown above with zero ease).

You’ll find instructions for bust circumferences: 33.75 (38, 42, 46.25, 49.75, 54)” / 86 (96.5, 106.5, 117.5, 126.5, 137) cm  Yardage requirements range from 5 – 8 skeins of our Cotton Comfort; which makes this a year-round piece with its blend of organic cotton and fine wool, each of which takes the dye differently, producing a unique, speckled color.

Worked in the round from the bottom up, Kathleen Dames’ Sheepscot Pullover combines a classic cable with a simple lace, which are a pleasure to knit up together. Green Mountain Spinnery’s worsted weight Maine Organic shows off both the sculptural cables and the crisp lace. (Shown with 7″ / 18 cm positive ease).

The pattern includes options for bust circumferences: 38 (41, 45, 50, 53, 57)” / 97 (104, 114, 127, 135, 145) cm and calls for between  4 – 6 skeins of our worsted weight organic yarns.

Heather Zopetti’s Buttonbrush Pullover is a tunic length pullover with a lush brioche rib detail that decorates the cowl, cuffs and hem that remind us of the Buttonbush plant.  Worked in the round from the bottom up, this pullover includes waist shaping and seamless set-in sleeves which are picked up and worked down to the cuffs.  Shown with 5″ / 12.5 cm of positive ease.

The pattern includes instructions for bust circumferences: 33 (36.5, 41, 46, 50, 54, 58)” / 84 (92.5, 104, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm.

Weekend Wool, Green Mountain Spinnery’s classic soft-yet-strong worsted weight yarn, comes in a beautiful rainbow of options, so you will be sure to find your perfect color combination.  You’ll need between 8 – 13 skeins of the main color and 2-3 skeins of the contrast color.

Worked in pieces and seamed with shawl collar and pockets added during finishing, Amy Herzog’s Greenbanks Hollow Cardigan puts ribbing to use in a way that reminds us of the standing seam roof covered bridge spanning Joe’s Brook, all that is left of the once-thriving milltown of Greenbanks Hollow.

The rich color and beautiful drape of Green Mountain Spinnery’s DK weight Alpaca Elegance make this a cardigan you will want to snuggle into every day.  The pattern includes bust circumference sizing: 35.25 (39.25, 44.75, 48.5, 52.25, 55.75)” / 89.5 (99.5, 113.5, 123, 132.5, 141.5) cm. It is shown above  with 1″ / 2.5 cm positive ease  and calls for between 8 – 13 skeins.

What a wealth of beautiful patterns!  We couldn’t be more excited with this collection.

We’d like to thank all of the amazing designers who joined us for this adventure.  As well as photographer Gale Zuker (@galezucker) and our lovely models: Ariana and Rachel (@arianamclean and @rachel_toussaint).  This could not have come to fruition without the hard work of Alison and Kathleen of One More Row Press.

If you are in the Bay Area this weekend, we hope that you’ll stop by our booth (817 – 819) at Stitches West, where you’ll be able to see all these stunning samples in person and select the size and yarn you need to get started on the pattern that calls to you!


Save the Date!

Happy New Year!  We’re very happy to announce that we’ll be part of the fun of the 2nd annual Boston Farm & Fiber Festival.  Mark your calendars for Febraury 10th 2019!

This very special one day event brings some of our favorite fiber producers together in one convenient spot in downtown Boston.  You’ll find locally sourced skeins of all kinds (many of which were spun at the Spinnery).  And this year, we’ll be participating as vendors and share a new bulky weight limited edition yarn that we’ve spun up just for the occasion.  It incorporates 100% New England sourced wool and was spun here at our VT mill; Super duper local!

This yarn is a 100% wool put up in 4 oz. skeins of approximately 112 yds each.  It can be used for all of our patterns that call for our Capricorn yarn.  A couple of our favorites, the Capricorn Caps  and the Steps & Ladders Hat can create 2 adult hats with 2 contrasting skeins.

We’ll be using the intervening weeks to hand paint a few dozen of these variegated skeins in lush irresistible colors for the event.  We hope that you’ll be free to come enjoy the day with us.  We’ve updated our 2019 calendar so that you’ll be able to mark yours with all of the wooly gatherings we have planned for the year.


Just around the corner

In just over a week, our January Sale will begin!

Soon to arrive in your mailboxes (email or actual) will be our annual Sales Flyer!  From Monday January 7th to Friday February 8th, 2019 we’ll have special discounts available on some of our most popular yarns!

You can find a copy of our flyer here.  You may want to plan your purchases by reviewing your pattern options and making sure that you’ll have the yardage you need!

For those of you shopping online, be sure to shop among the SALE ITEMS, to ensure proper savings. (Those listings won’t be visible on our website until our sale begins on January 8th).  You’ll find small quantities of additional yarns and colors among the yarns featured there.


We’re popping into Shelburne Vermont!

We’ll be joining our friends at Must Love Yarn this weekend for a special Trunk Show.  On Saturday, June 2nd  from 2pm – 5pm we’ll be part of the Meet the Farmers gathering at one of our favorite LYS in the Green Mountain State!

© Must Love Yarn

Join us for an informative afternoon with the fiber farmers who work so diligently to bring us the beautiful local yarns we adore! Featured this year will be Savage Hart Farm, Petersholm Farm & Dillner Hillside Farm.

There will be a wonderful presentation beginning at 3pm from one farm family who talks about their journey from ordinary city life into full-fledged fiber farmers. You’ll also find spinning demonstrations, displays and of course lots of local yarn for sale. We hope you’ll come out and support these wonderful local farms that are raising fiber flocks and creating unique yarns that you’ll adore as we do.

And, you’ll also get a chance to meet the folks from FiberStash Dyeworks, who will be bringing along a mouthwatering selection of their hand dyed skeins.

So head on over to Must Love Yarn located at 2538 Shelburne Rd Suite #1 in Shelburne, Vermont and enjoy an afternoon of fiber fun like no other!


Best deals around

Our Annual Tent Sale starts this morning and with some terrific deals you won’t want to pass up!  Sale prices of 20 – 40 % off limited edition and odd weight yarns are valid through Friday June 15th on our website (while supplies last).

And at Mill Shop in Putney, Vermont you’ll find even better bargains today through Monday May 28th.

We’ll have a limited supply of orphan skeins available at $8 each and irregular skeins for just $5!!  You’ll find smaller project quantities among these bargains and to help these skeins find a new home, we have a couple of single skein project ideas that you may want to use to get a head start on your holiday knitting.

First up is Jane Richmond’s Betsy hat.  This pattern calls for less than 100 yards of bulky weight yarn and knits up as quick as a flash.  Kate cast on with a single strand of our bulky Yarn Over and Larisa made a version holding a double strand of our DK weight Mewesic.  (Shown above from left to right is Norwegian Wood and Diamonds & Rust Mewesic and Fog Yarn Over) Either version works with just a single skein!

But we must confess that our current favorite pattern suggestion is Thea Colman’s Water.   Purchasing this beautifully cabled beanie pattern will support Mari Copeny, also known as LittleMissFlint.  

She’s an 11 year old activist in Flint MI, who’s already done more in the past 4 years than most of us will do in a lifetime, to help her community. She’s been tirelessly using her voice to keep attention on the fact that her town does not have clean water, as the Flint Water Crisis is often lost in the swirl of things going on today.

© Thea Colman

All of the proceeds from this pattern will be donated to her GoFund Me campaign that provides bottled water and backpacks for kids in her community. Thea Colman will be keeping a tally of what’s been given and it will be posted on the Ravelry pattern page.  We’re proud to be able to share with you that the pattern has raised over $1,000 in the first 24 hours after its publication!

This hat calls for 150 – 170 yards of worsted weight yarn and you’ll be able to find dozens of possible options among the skeins we’ll have available for sale!

What could be more appealing than finding a great bargain, supporting a worthwhile cause, and having a beautiful gift (perhaps for yourself) to boot?  We invite you to join the fun this weekend and get take advantage of our terrific savings that come just twice a year.


And?

We have two additional new patterns to share with you!  Both are designed with our lofty and elastic Lana  yarn, a fingering weight 2-ply made with 100% fine Targhee wool.  Because of it’s wool spun construction, this yarn is a very versatile option for lightweight garments, looking terrific at a surprisingly wide range of gauges.  We’ve been equally pleased with the fabric created on a US 2 needle as we are knitting it up with a US 8!

Last week we debuted Cap Sease’s Grace cardigan at the MD Sheep and Wool Festival in West Friendship and it was met with ooohs and ahhhs.   It also made an appearance on our Instagram feed as last week’s Free Pattern Friday selection and generated more than a couple hundred likes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This boxy cropped cardigan is made more feminine with delicate lace panels that edge the front, run along the sleeves and feature prominently on the back of the sweater.  This is a perfect layering piece for warmer weather when you find yourself reaching for a little something to ward off the chill of over zealous air conditioned spaces.

And for something even breezier, you might want to take a closer look at Maureen’s Havana pullover.  This delightful top features an all over lace pattern and a wide open neckline. The drop sleeve construction creates little cap sleeve styling with the simple addition of a ribbed cuff that will finish the piece to match the neckline.  The friends who visited our tent in Maryland loved the delicacy of this summer must knit!

We’ll have samples of both of these beauties at our booth at the NH Sheep & Wool Festival this weekend.  You can come visit us there at the Deerfield Fair Grounds, 34 Stage Rd, Deerfield, NH.   Festival hours are Saturday May 12th 9am – 5pm & Sunday May 13th 9am – 4pm.  General admission is $7, Seniors 65 and older are $5, and Youth 12 and under are free.  Festival organizers have asked that you leave your pets at home.

We hope that you’ll come celebrate Mother’s Day with us.  What better way to enjoy your day than to surround yourself with fiber fun?


Happy Feet

To celebrate the first signs of spring, and the terrific workshop that we have lined up for our 2108 Knitter’s Weekend, Larisa has designed a pair of toe-up socks!  The Putney Flock Socks are a perfect project to launch your warmer weather knitting!

Our skeiner Tracey likes to enjoy a leisurely stroll along a country lane after work when the weather cooperates. Her favorite route takes her alongside the pastures where Putney’s local flock grazes. These sheep provide us with delicious cheese as well as beautiful fiber. We can’t think of a better way to commemorate the pleasure they bring us, than with a sock design that could be worn on those daily strolls.

The pattern is designed for a medium womens’ size and it calls for MC: 1 skein Forest, Lana or Meadow, CC1: 86 yds for sheep, CC2: 14 yds.  You may find that you have the yardage you need for your sheep and the pasture in your stash.  If you don’t, not to worry!  We’ll have a limited supply of project kits available for sale at our booths at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival this weekend and the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival next weekend.

Included in our kit will be the pattern, and all three yarns to complete the project!  At just $38. 50, it may be the best thing you bring home from the festival…unless you are bringing home an actual flock. 🙂


Is it that time already?

Winter has lingered here in the Northeast, with our last snowfall occurring just a couple of weeks ago.  As a result, our imminent departure for the spring fiber festivals seems surprisingly soon, and at the same time, it couldn’t get here fast enough.  These shows feel like the beginning of spring to us here at the Spinnery, and we can’t wait to get the season started.

We are headed to 2018 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival next week. We’ll have a tent set up in the Outside North Vendor Area at the  Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD.  You’ll be able to visit with us Saturday May 5th from 8:30AM – 6PM and Sunday May 6th from 8:30AM – 5PM.

Please note: Admission to the Festival is $5.00 per day and applies to adults only; everyone under 18 will be admitted free.  Cash or check only at the gate. There will be an exact change lane, so bring your $5 bills!

If you want to plan ahead, and move quickly through the line, tickets may be purchased in advance at https://mswf2018.eventbrite.com/. You will be sent an eTicket which will be scanned at the gate. There will be separate lane(s) for those who have purchased tickets in advance.   A processing fee of $1.27 per ticket will be added.

We hope that those of you in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country (or those of you who enjoy a great road trip) will come to the festival.  It’s one of the largest on the east coast and is full of fun activities, delicious food, enjoyable contests and competitions and of course, more stunning fiber related goods than you can imagine!

We’ll have several brand new patterns to share with you as well as all of our stunning skeins!  Since we were last in Maryland, we’ve created several new shades of Alpaca Elegance and Cotton Comfort as well as Lana.  All three of these yarns are perfectly suited to lighter weight 3 season garments of all kinds.

 

And the week following, we head to the 42nd Annual New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival at the Deerfield Fair Grounds,  in Deerfield, NH.  This more intimate gathering provides us with the opportunity to spend a bit more time visiting with the friends that attend.  You can swing by our booth on Saturday  May 12th from 9am – 5pm & Sunday  May 13th from 9am – 4pm.  It makes for a very special Mothers’ Day weekend!

We hope that one of these events may entice you to come spend a bit of time with us while we’re “on the road”.  Please bring along your recently completed Spinnery projects, we love show and tell and find it inspiring to see what you’ve been working on.  Perhaps some of our recently finished projects will get you excited about casting on for something new as well!


An end of summer camp for knitters

Perhaps you were lucky enough to go to sleep away camp as a kid; or attend one of the magical crafting weekends at Squam. If so, you know how much fun it can be to venture into the wilderness to meet new friends, and while away a few days surrounded by nature in a creative escape from your daily routine.

This September, just after the official end of summer, a special gathering will occur in Maine that you may want to sign up for!

Knit Maine will convene several inspiring fiber teachers at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft on Deer Island, Maine. This retreat comprises four days of  “knitting and fiber-inspired workshops, presentations by iconic leaders in the knitting and fiber world, and a marketplace filled with Maine and New England based producers and vendors.”  What fun!

Attendees will have a chance to work with and learn from: Kate Atherly, Julia Farwell Clay,  Katharine Cobey, Nora Gaughan, Patty Lyons, Susan Mills, and Kristen TenDyke.  The wide range of workshops is almost impossible to choose among.  Attendees will have the chance to take as many as 6 classes over the course of their stay!  We wish that we could be a fly on the wall of all of them.

Registration details can be found here.  And classes will fill on a first come first served basis, so we hope that you’ll act fast to ensure that you have your first choice among the exciting classes on offer!

We are very proud to be among the sponsors for this event.  We’ll be providing class materials for several classes including Julia Farwell Clay’s Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Percentage System and Fair Isle Mittens, Kate Atherly’s two part Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Pi Shawl class, Katharine Cobey’s Basics and Beyond, and Kristen Tendyke’s Seamless Pockets.  Should you choose to sign up for any of these classes, you’ll have chance to play with our yarns, even if you don’t bring some from your stash along with you for leisure knitting.

We hope that your calendar is currently free September 6th – 9th so that you can pencil in a rewarding adventure that could conclude your summer with a long weekend of fiber fun!


A collaborative project for advanced knitters

Our friend Kimber of Fiber Optic Yarns will be debuting a new pattern for us this weekend at DFW Fiber Fest  in Dallas, Texas.  We hope that you’ll stop by the festival if you’re in the lone star state.  She’ll be in booth 325 – 327 (right across from the Fiber Laboratory).

The show floor is open from 9 – 6 this Friday and Saturday and 10 – 4 on Sunday.  Our samples should arrive for her to share with you on Saturday morning.

Our Brioche Popover is a simple oversized layering piece that is stunning enough to be a statement while being equally suited to “popping over” any outfit (including your pjs). The lushly textured ribbing is created with three different brioche techniques for a comfortingly squishy fabric that is a pleasure to wear. Select a gradient yarn for a dramatic effect, or quintessential classics for a vest that will never go out of style.

Shown on the left in Gris Lana as the main color and Ancho Lana as the contrast color. Shown on the right with Playa Lana as the main color and Fire and Ice Fiber Optic Footnotes Gradient as contrast color.  We all agree that Kimber’s yarn makes this project an instant show stopper!

Kate loves the boxy shape of this top, that is so easy to wear.  The strong horizontal elements of the ribbed hem and half brioche ribbed neckline counterbalances the vertical two color brioche that provides hints of dramatic color beneath.  We love the subtle hints of drama, but with careful seaming and weaving in of your ends, there is no reason why you couldn’t wear this top inside out for a more stunning effect!

This piece was designed in one size with a generous 50″ chest circumference for a flexible fit that will accommodate a range of figures.  We hope that if you are already comfortable with brioche techniques, you’ll give this project a try.

The top is worked flat from the bottom up in two pieces.  You’ll work two color brioche on the front, single color brioche on the back, and a half brioche rib for the neckline.  This results in a delightfully squishy fabric that is light in weight and yet deeply textured.

We’ve collected several youtube videos together on our channel that will demonstrate some called for techniques that you may not already be familiar with including managing short rows while working two color brioche, a three needle bind off for two color brioche and a decorative Icelandic purled cast off.

We hope that you’ll have a chance to see our Brioche Popover this weekend at DFW, or at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival that is just a few weeks away.  You may find that this is the perfect project to launch your summer knitting!

 


Big news!

We’re delighted to share with you that Kate Atherly will be the featured instructor for the Spinnery’s 2018 Knitters’ Weekend Retreat!

© Kate Atherly

This special weekend will give us an opportunity to get far more comfortable with our sock knitting skills. Kate has designed a fun curriculum.  It will cover both an overview and the details of general sock construction to better understand the features and benefits of knitting socks in a variety of different ways. We’ll also have an opportunity to move into greater detail, on the tips and tricks included in her book, Custom Socks – Knit to your Feet.

Kate will spend Saturday morning guiding us through a deep dive of sock fit and customization. We’ll learn how to measure feet and design a sock pattern for that foot, ensuring a perfect fit no matter which pattern or yarn we select.

After lunch she’ll work with us on sock knitting techniques, tips and tricks. This will be a wide-ranging discussion of sock topics, including: fit, reinforcement, different constructions and different methods of working, yarn choices, etc. Included in this discussion will be instruction on how to improve gusset pickup and avoid holes in top-down heel flap socks, as well as her clever solution for avoiding “ears” in a grafted toe. Bring any recurring queries you have about sock knitting, because this class will begin with an opportunity for you to ask questions, to better focus the discussion.

On Sunday, Kate will guide us through one of her favorite two at a time techniques: Side by side on magic loop. She’ll also discuss the other two-at-a-time technique, the legendary “War & Peace” method.” While students aren’t required to be proficient at the magic loop method, familiarity with it, and a comfort level with working in the round on double pointed needles is encouraged.

The workshop will be held in Brattleboro, Vermont from Friday, October 5th to Sunday, October 7th, 2018.   It will begin with dinner on Friday evening and conclude by noon on Sunday.  The Spinnery’s weekends feature great food, lively companionship and lots of yarny goodness.  And by scheduling this gathering over a holiday weekend, we hope that you’ll have even more time to relax and enjoy New England in October!

Your registration fee of $365 per person includes all meals including Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast and nine hours of instruction with Kate.This year’s event will be held at the Hampton Inn in Brattleboro. We have a block of rooms reserved for you at the discounted rate of $175.00 per night. Please contact the Hamp­ton Inn to make your reservation using the code “Spinnery”.  These rooms are limited so register early!

Registration Forms can be found on the Spinnery website, here.  We hope that you can join the fun!