A gift for you (and maybe someone else too)

We have a new FREE hat pattern to share with you to celebrate the holiday season!  Our Thermal Cap  pattern is one that you may want to cast on for before year’s end. This unisex slouchy toque is a perfect pattern for beginner knitters comfortable working in the round and working k2tog decreases.  Those garter […]


Rhinebeck Sweaters

We are so looking forward to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY this weekend.  Every year, all of us that return for the fun wear our hand knits looking forward to the accolades and recognition that are such a rewarding part of the day. You will be hard-pressed to find another group as […]


New for fall (part one)

Autumn has so many iconic signs: shorter days, crisp temperatures, turning and falling leaves and the start of school. Each of us marks the change of the seasons with a different indicator, but all of us here at the Spinnery are feeling ready for the start of a new season! As our youngsters head back to school […]


We’re on the cover!

PLUM Weekend Wool

The Fall issue of Knitscene has hit the news stand and we’re thrilled that our yarn is featured on the cover! The Barton Cowl designed by Laura Reinbach is knit up with 3 skeins of Green Mountain Spinnery’s Simply Fine.  Shown above in 2 skeins of the undyed Natural Dark color and a single skein of […]


Save the date

Maureen and Kate are headed out west to bring a bit of Spinnery magic to the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival that will be taking place in Jefferson, WI on Friday Sept 11th – Sunday September 13th.  On their way they will be stopping of at the Sow’s Ear Coffee and Yarn Shop in Verona.  […]


Shop Hop project ideas

With the I-91 Shop Hop gearing up to start next week, we got to thinking about how to help get your creative juices flowing. We understand that with a dozen shops to visit, the temptation to pick up a skein or two at each will run strong.  We also recognize that yarn shopping without projects […]


Summerhill

We thought that you would enjoy getting a peek at the sweater that just came off Maureen’s needles.  Back in the beginning of August, Maureen cast on for Ankestrike’s Summerhill cardigan. Maureen selected Green Mountain Spinnery’s Sylvan Spirit in the Sterling color.  The blend of wool and Tencel is perfectly suited to this flowing open […]


But wait, there’s more!

We have had a busy summer at the Spinnery, and our beautiful new yarn Mewesic isn’t the only new offering we have to share with you.  We have several new patterns that we’ve released this week that you may want to take a closer look at.     Here you can see Lauren modeling the […]


Ombre knitting with Simply Fine

Last week we shared some beautiful project ideas for the Spinnery’s hand painted skeins of Simply Fine on our Facebook page.  We have found that many of us are drawn to work on smaller accessory projects with lightweight yarn while summer’s heat still lingers. This fingering weight single ply yarn is a wonderfully soft blend […]


Queen Anne’s Lace and Circular Shawls

There is a bumper crop of gorgeous flowers growing by the side of the road at the Spinnery this week.  These blossoms have us thinking of circular lace shawls that might mimic their delicate finery.     One of the most widely knit circular shawl is the Pi Shawl from Elizabeth Zimmerman.  Over 2,100 Ravelers have […]


Fresh as a daisy

I had to pull over by the side of the road this week and take a photo of these beauties.  Spring arrived a little late for all of us this year, so a full bed of blossoms just took my breath away and made me stop the car! And because I have yarn on the […]


A week at the Spinnery

Last week we started working on the Natural Dark color of both our Simply Fine and our Green Mountain Green yarns.  As different as these yarns appear to be in structure, they are identical in fiber content, so they can be created congruently for much of the production process. Almost like making cupcakes and a […]