Back in the summer of 2015, we received beautiful organic fiber from our friends at the Open View Farm in New Haven, Vermont. Anna and Ben are raising a flock of Tunis/Dorset sheep that you can read more about here.
They recently sent us some darker fiber and we couldn’t wait to see how it would spin up. If you follow our Instagram feed, you already know that over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been busy working on a new Vermont Organic yarn with their fiber.
The beautiful contrast between the two yarns created from Open View Farm fiber has us all thinking about casting on for patterns that would feature the two. And that got us planning a new Knitalong for 2017!
We’ll be launching our Groundhog Day KAL on Thursday Feb. 2nd. Perhaps you’ll want to join us, by casting on for a project using either (or both) of the Spinnery’s Vermont Organic yarns. You can share photos and details of your progress by posting to our Ravelry Group Groundhog Day KAL thread or by posting photos to Instagram with #groundhogdayKAL. We’ll select a random winner from the folks who have completed their project by March 16th, 2017 and posted a photo of their finished project to either Ravelry or Instagram.
Our worsted weight organic skeins skeins are put up with a generous 250 yards. So just a couple of skeins will provide you with more than enough yardage to make something as special as the beautiful organic fiber we started with. You can browse through the MANY pattern options available (that call for 500 yards or less) on Ravelry where you’ll find small accessories, knits for kiddos, and grown-ups too.
Larisa is flirting with Elizabeth Doherty’s Sans Serif sweater. And Kate is struggling to choose between Kate Gilbert’s Kirigami (which Larisa knit up with two shades of the Maine Organic in 2015), Melanie Berg’s Rikochan, or Diana Walla’s Sundottir pullover.
Tell us about what patterns you’re considering! We’d love to help you decide and get ready to cast on.