patterns

Granite Spires

Posted on Oct 26, 2018 in cvm~romeldale sheep, patterns | 1 comment

Granite Spires

Granite Spires  a hand knit sock pattern Cathedral Spires made of craggy granite, reach high into the sky in South Dakota’s Black Hills.   You can drive to see these amazing rock formations,   but a hike in the pine forests – over lichen covered boulders and across icy cold streams – is far more awesome!   And one essential for your hike would be a great pair of hand knit wool socks!       Granite Spires Socks, unlike the rugged granite, will be soft and warm in your boots.   An easy knit with twisted stitches form rocky diamonds.   Knit from the top down on two circular needles and your favorite sock yarn....

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Lida Shawl

Posted on May 8, 2017 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, patterns | 1 comment

Lida Shawl

Eyelets and lace, cables and gorgeous yarn make the Lida shawl by Bristol Ivy. Knit in a 100% CVM-Romeldale yarn called “Earth” a 3-ply fingering weight yarn grown and produce here at Winterwind Farm:) An elegant warm weather knit project and perfect summer wrap. Earth

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Gradient – hand spun kid mohair and silk

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 in cvm~romeldale sheep, patterns, roving~yarn, wool and mohair, yarn | 0 comments

Gradient – hand spun kid mohair and silk

moody blues and gray handspun singles getting ready to become the Shibui Gradient Cowl (pattern here) kid mohair and silk blends in natural silver and white, kettle dyed to stormy Blue Heron and Harbor blues. a relaxing seed stitch pattern using 3 strands of yarn held as one, shifting colors one strand at a time to create a new shade. that is – Gradient. 1600 yards in 4 colors custom spinning requests can be made by contacting winterwind farm at fiber@winterwindfarm.com another Gradient by winterwind farm found here and there. Happy Winter – stay warm and knit!

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Tallgrass – a prairie shawl

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, patterns, yarn | 0 comments

Tallgrass – a prairie shawl

summer is over the bugs and humidity are leaving!  farmers are harvesting beans and the prairie grasses are turning brown. fall is in the air –  it’s time to think about knitting! Tallgrass – a new ROUBAIX WOOL pattern might be just the right project to start. lace and cables twist together to create the perfect fall wrap. knit with “Prairie” a warm sport wt. cvm/alpaca yarn grown here on Winterwind Farm and spun at  Dakota Fiber Mill in close by North Dakota. wrap yourself up in this warm shawl and settle in to watch the dazzling colors of autumn begin. the Tallgrass pattern and Prairie yarn are for sale on Etsy I think you will enjoy...

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Hayes, MTM and Cluck

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, patterns, roving~yarn, yarn | 0 comments

Hayes, MTM and Cluck

      super model MTM wearing the Brooklyn Tweed Hayes by Julie Hoover MTM is styling in  Hayes  and the sporty new Cluck! Crazy Hairy looking good in Hayes knit in Drift by Roubaix Wool CVM/angora/alpaca  – lovely!

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hand spun waits

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, patterns, yarn | 0 comments

hand spun waits

    cvm wool and silk (or was it bamboo) and kid mohair dyed in salmon and mint and pink sat in the stash waiting, waiting, waiting to become something ahhh… Traveling Vine Fingerless Mitts for J  

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