Contemporary and Classic Patterns
Margaret Klein Wilson and the Green Mountain Spinnery
The Green Mountain Spinnery was founded twenty years ago with a distinctly Vermont mission: to produce the highest quality all-natural yarns, to help sustain regional sheep farming, and to develop environmentally sound ways to process natural fibers.
Since then the collective has grown and thrived, designing and producing richly colored all-natural yarns in alpaca, mohair, wool, and organic cotton that are known and loved by knitters and weavers across the country. The yarns, produced in their mill in rural Vermont with vintage equipment and untouched by bleach or chemicals, are available in a spectacular array of over 75 natural and dyed colors.
Now, in this inviting book, the Green Mountain Spinnery has collected for the first time 30 of their best loved contemporary and classic patterns including new designs exclusive to this book. Beautiful full-color photographs, pattern charts, and schematics accompany detailed knitting instructions for appealing sweaters, vests, cardigans, children’s sweaters, and accessories: hats, scarves, socks, and mittens in sizes for all ages.
Margaret Klein Wilson, a fiber artist, shepherd and writer. She is also the owner of Mostly Merino, a fiber studio specializing in hand-dyed luxury knitting yarns, knitting kits and custom-knit sweaters. Her writing has appeared in Handwoven and Interweave Knits magazines, and in Knit Lit: Sweaters and Their Stories. “I know I can count on . . . beautiful patterns and gorgeous yarns for a product that’s satisfying beyond belief.” -Carol H., Connecticut knitter
“I love the palette of Mountain Mohair. It’s such a pleasure to see the colors . . . the yarn blooms and softens beautifully when washed.” -Melissa L., Vermont weaver
“I love the whole idea of how the Spinnery began, using local wool, not from a zillion miles away.” -Chris C., New York knitter.