Meet us in the barn via Zoom on Saturday, May 15 from 5 – 6 pm EST for Wing and a Prayer Farm’s Monthly Barn Chat!
We are proud to be sponsors of this month’s event. This Saturday, Deborah Robson, author of “The Fleece + Fiber Sourcebook” and Farmer Tammy will host a “Wool Free For-All”.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed looking through the collection of accessory patterns that we designed over the past decade to feature our Simply Fine yarn, in our previous blog post. We’d like to continue the story, and share a bit more with you.
Over a decade ago, we first created Simply Fine yarn to provide a lighter weight single-ply sibling to our deliciously soft and minimally processed Green Mountain Green Yarn. These yarns include a blend of 60% Fine Western Wool and 40% Kid Mohair, two of the softest and most luxurious fibers we spin here at the Mill.
We offered the fingering weight yarn in the same three undyed natural shades as our Green Mountain Green: Dark, Variegated and White. As a demand for beautiful hand-painted skeins grew, we asked our friend Melissa Johnson to hand dye our creamy white skeins. She worked her magic in mini batches of 4-6 skeins at a time, and every skein was a work of art.
Thea Colman’s newest pattern is remarkable in several ways. We’d like to introduce you to Wild Mountain Thyme, and tell you all about it.
The sweater is a top down tee with an elegant diamond motif featured along the yoke. Intentionally placed yarnovers add subtle detail around the colorwork, and the fit is loose and boxy. Sleeves and body are short, but the silhouette is easily modified. Notes are in the pattern to alter as desired. By trying your garment on as you create it, you can ensure a perfect fit!
Elizabeth Doherty released her newest pullover pattern this week, Sian. It is a top-down slipped stitch sweater that is a dream to knit and wear.
This design, and the slipped stitch texturing that is featured in it were inspired by a trip to Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Each of the stitch motifs reflect a different aspect of that landscape, including the waves, walls, flocks of sheep and little stone huts of the islands. Her pattern calls for a DK weight wooly wool that will allow that design to pop with clarity and retain comfortable elasticity.
The dozen patterns that comprise the At the Spinnery collection are classically appealing and have been very popular since our book was first published. Many friends expressed an interest in being able to purchase these patterns individually and so we have spent some time this fall and winter working on this project. We’re pleased to […]
Tomorrow night on Zoom, we will be sharing a special collection of Thea Colman’s patterns with the Vogue Live attendees who tune in! There is still time for you to register so that you can join us at 6pm EST January 14th, 2021. We thought that we would summarize the details of these gorgeous patterns […]
In her new e-book, Cowls: A Colourwork Sourcebook & Patterns, Inspired by Persia, our friend, knitting designer and podcaster Mina Philipp explores her Iranian heritage, and the motifs found in traditional Persian woven rugs. This exciting collection of 12 new designs will be published on Thursday November 5th, 2020. This 78-page full-color e-book contains information […]
We wanted to send you a special invitation to join Maureen in our virtual SAFF booth (aka our Mill shop). Friday, October 23rd, at 9 am EDT you’ll find us LIVE on Facebook! You can join the fun, here! Maureen will quickly run through some great project ideas and our new yarn offerings in a […]
While the hot cider donuts at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival tend to get the lion’s share of the credit for the greatness of this event, we’d like to argue that it’s the “Rhinebeck Sweaters” that steal the show. This gathering inspires most of us to wear our newest creations. It is not […]
This week, we thought we’d share with you a few additional details about our new pullover pattern, Elevate. Kate found inspiration for this stunning yoke on one of her early morning coffee walks to downtown Brattleboro last spring. While she was waiting at a crosswalk she noticed the manhole cover under her feet and she […]
Later this week, we’ll be hosting another fun gathering that we hope you’ll join! Find a comfortable spot and be sure that your project is near at hand. Using your computer, tablet or phone, head over to this website: https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting You’ll be prompted to add a meeting ID that you’ll find listed below in bold. On […]