New Year, New Patterns

Are your needles and hooks ready for something new? In this blog post we are rounding up the newest published patterns, including several from Green Mountain Spinnery, to inspire your next project!

First, the latest designs in your favorite Green Mountain Spinnery yarns. The Little Man Cardigan by Rachel Stecker is a top-down raglan sweater with inset pockets, contrast detail, and a pint-size shawl collar in Cotton Comfort. The Enterprise Hat by Eric Robinson is a great way to use up small amounts of Mountain Mohair or Weekend Wool. A garter stitch brim is worked flat, then folded for double warmth. When doubled around your neck the soft frills of the Frilly Mobius Cowl by Cap Sease will keep your neck warm with style; calls for Simply Fine.

Did you spot these recently published designs? Marly Bird, our featured workshop teacher for the upcoming Sugar Season Retreat, designed the Nottingham Sweater, which was the cover item on the Winter 2013 Love of Knitting. This sweater was originally knit in Wonderfully Woolly; Mountain Mohair or Weekend Wool would be great choices to substitute. Amy Herzog’s Noanet Peak set knits up quickly, is cozy warm, and has kicky stripes to keep you interested. Any combination of the Alpaca Elegance colorways would look wonderful. Calabash, designed by Amy Christoffers for the Winter 2013 Twist Collective, feels traditional and modern.

Like most of the United States this month, we’ve been dealing with truly frigid temperatures that make us glad we can stay warm in our handknit layers and under a pile of wool! Have any of the recent snow events or temperature dips inspired you to cast on a new project? Let us know on our Facebook page or in our Ravelry group!

 


Stay Connected with the Spinnery!

A fun perk of working with yarn and fiber fans is connecting with them. We are lucky to meet many of you at events and fiber festivals. Those weekends seem to fly by, so we wanted to make sure you knew other ways in which you can stay connected with Green Mountain Spinnery throughout the year.

Did you know that the Green Mountain Spinnery is an actual place of business, not just a brand? Our mill and small shop are easy to find; we are right off the highway in Putney, Vermont. We are open year-round! The shop offers all our yarns and knitting patterns as well as limited edition yarns and mill ends at reduced prices. The shop also carries needles, knitting books and magazines and buttons. From the shop, you are able to get a peek at the Spinnery in action. Come visit us!

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Thanks to the internet, you can stay connected with the Spinnery from the comfort of your own home. Have you liked our Facebook page? Once you have liked our Facebook page, it is easy to tag us in a post or share a picture. We love when people gush about our yarn, and we love the short and sweet messages too. Give us a shout out on Twitter; just include @GMSpinneryCoop in your message to share photos and progress on your projects quickly from your mobile device. We understand that not everyone uses Facebook or Twitter, maybe Ravelry is more your style?  On Ravelry we encourage you to join the Friends of Green Mountain Spinnery group. This friendly group shares lots of project inspiration and support and even advice in choosing colors and patterns. A virtual visual feast for the eyes, we also have boards on Pinterest featuring Green Mountain Spinnery yarns, project inspiration and themes. Follow our boards and see what else grabs our attention – the bold, the beautiful, the bits and bobs.

Whether you see us in-person or online, know that we are very excited to hear about your latest project and plans with Green Mountain Spinnery yarns!


Green Mountain Weekend

Green Mountain Weekend EbookGreen Mountain Spinnery is pleased to present the brand-new ebook, Green Mountain Weekend. Fall is prime time for weekends in Vermont. For more than 20 years, our Knitter’s Weekend Retreats have provided great company, good food, wonderful learning experiences, and of course, yarny goodness. In addition,our weekends have offered a chance for our own Spinnery designers to share their passion. We invited these folks to celebrate their Green Mountain Spinnery experience by creating a design just for us. This e-book is available for purchase as a digital download and features 8 patterns. Click on the photo below for the Ravelry project page details.

 

Aria

Aria

Reawick

Reawick

Odiorne

Odiorne

Putney Mountain Vest

Putney Mountain Vest

Flower Garden

Flower Garden

Lodestar Mittens

Lodestar Mittens

Rahm

Rahm

Margaret's Tam

Margaret’s Tam

As always, we love when you share your projects with us. Check out our Ravelry group, where we are already seeing projects from the ebook. Here is a pair of Lodestar Mittens and here is Margaret’s Tam! You may also post to our Facebook page or send us a Tweet. If you are on Pinterest, you can find our Green Mountain Weekend board set up and ready for you to repin!



Scenes from STITCHES East

We had a great time this past weekend in Hartford CT at STITCHES East. Thanks to all of you who stopped by to chat, show off your projects and to “enhance” your yarn collections. Below are a few of the Spinnery patterns we saw knit up.