Want to learn about different breeds of sheep and how their wool looks, feels and performs differently? The best way is by experiencing them first hand: knit, test and share in our first single breed swatch along. Working with four different types of wool: Fine wool (Targhee), Medium wool (Montadale), Primitive (Icelandic) and Longwool (Border Leicester) learn some breed history, what makes them special, the farms that raise them and what you might want to create with their wool.
Three of us are contributing information and our points of view. Together we will lead the swatch along:
There are two choices on how to join in:
Free virtual swatch along
Receive all the emails and electronic files with ten swatch patterns (easy and advanced choices), score cards and knit notes. Follow or join in the Ravelry discussion threads to compare observations and experience with each yarn online
Swatch along knit kit
Includes emails and Ravelry discussion threads as in the virtual plus a skeinlet of Solitude Wool, all American yarn, from each breed. Also included is a cover to create your swatch reference. Kits will ship on April 19th.
Emails will be sent to you beginning on Sunday, April 29th and continue for the following three Sundays (last one on May 20th) studying one breed per week.
Participants: if you would like to create a pdf of your email do it from the archive version of the campaign by clicking view in browser > print option > save as pdf. Here is a link to more in depth instructions
$ 43.00A fun kit with even amounts of three different colors of the Dorset hike yarn, all wound into center pull balls and nicely stacked on bamboo. There is enough yarn for a pair of women’s large socks. We have worked out a color plan: First, select one of the colors to use as accent on both socks (cuff, heal and toe). Then you have choices; either make the leg and foot of each sock in the different remaining colors (they don't match) or use the two colors in stripes (either two row or four row) for both socks. Of course...you can figure out your own plan (maybe stripes of all three colors or start and change colors on a whim?) Worthy of a gift, especially for yourself! Use your own pattern, or our basic one available free on Ravelry: Dorset hike three color socks