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Knit Me: Snickersnack in Brown Sheep Yarn Co. Lana Bouclé

When I was given the opportunity recently to review Lana Bouclé from Brown Sheep, I was excited to try a new-to-me wool! Brown Sheep Yarn Co. is a spinning mill and wool company located in Mitchell, Nebraska. They’ve been producing wooly yarns since 1980 and both spin and dye the yarns they sell. (The only… Continue reading Knit Me: Snickersnack in Brown Sheep Yarn Co. Lana Bouclé

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Knit Me: Manos del Uruguay, Alpaca Heather

Not long ago I was offered the opportunity to knit something out of Manos del Uruguay’s newest yarn, Alpaca Heather.  Alpaca Heather is a sportweight yarn dyed in Manos del Uruguay’s signature dying methods creating 12 gorgeous semi-solids on soft, heathered yarn. Alpaca Heather is an 70% wool/30% alpaca blend and comes in 50g skeins… Continue reading Knit Me: Manos del Uruguay, Alpaca Heather

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New Design: Salmon Run, Manos del Uruguay Alma

Today’s post is a two-fer: a yarn review and a new pattern that I have released (and that you can get for free!) A few months ago I was offered the opportunity to knit something out of Manos del Uruguay’s newest yarn, Alma.  Alma is a fingering-weight single dyed in Manos del Uruguay’s signature dying… Continue reading New Design: Salmon Run, Manos del Uruguay Alma

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Knit Me: Kraemer Yarns Tatamy Tweed DK

This spring Kraemer Yarns released a new collection of patterns and was featured in Knitty magazine’s cover pattern, Opportune by Emily Ringelman.  Kraemer decided to offer reviewers their choice of Tatamy Tweed and a pattern from their collection or enough yarn to knit Opportune. I decided a summer sweater/beach coverup looked great and ordered Tatamy… Continue reading Knit Me: Kraemer Yarns Tatamy Tweed DK

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Knit Me: Shepherd’s Lamb DK Natural Dyed Yarn

Not long ago I got the opportunity to sign up to review Shepherd’s Lamb‘s DK weight yarn. Shepherd’s Lamb is a family ranch in New Mexico that raises a variety of sheep and produces churro, rambouillet, mohair and other yarns that they then dye using natural elements. I’ve worked with their yarns once in the… Continue reading Knit Me: Shepherd’s Lamb DK Natural Dyed Yarn