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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...

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Gyre

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, roving~yarn, wool and mohair, yarn | 2 comments

Gyre

Gyre – a unique lace wrap. knit with Freckles Fingering a Roubaix Wool yarn made from a blend of cvm wool and kid mohair. a sunburst surrounded by honeycomb lace makes the perfect late summer wrap. This clever design is by Bristol Ivy in Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 9 Lookbook a lovely cvm-romeldale...

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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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Gradient – a beautiful cowl pattern by Shibui

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 in cvm~romeldale sheep, finished projects, wool and mohair, yarn | 2 comments

Gradient – a beautiful cowl pattern by Shibui

it’s Done! and it’s Pretty! and  it’s Brilliantly simple to make and I will need to make this AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN! the Gradient Cowl by Shibui using handspun lace weight singles spun from kid mohair and...

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New Yarns

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 in colored angora goats, cvm~romeldale sheep, yarn | 2 comments

New Yarns

“Kingston” a winter white 2-ply worsted wt. yarn primarily composed of wool from my lovely CVM ram Kingston, blended with angora making a 80/20 blend of soft yarn with slight halo. can be found for sale in our Etsy store “Granite” a medium gray worsted wt. yarn with many taupe and brown tones this yarn is a 80/20 blend of naturally colored CVM wool and angora 3-plies make this a soft, elastic and round yarn with a slight halo this yarn is for sale in our Etsy store “Coal” a 2-ply charcoal gray/brown yarn with variegated dark charcoal gray/brown CVM~Romeldale wool provided by “Coal” this is an 80/20 blend of naturally...

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lace handspun

Posted on May 21, 2015 in colored angora goats, cvm~romeldale sheep, yarn | 1 comment

lace handspun

  summer knitting needs to be light and airy soft, yet in Minnesota – warm these handspun silk and kid mohair singles will soon be wrapped around my friend Lips’ neck in the pretty Gradient cowl (see this gorgeous one from The Yarnery – Gradient) while she relaxes on the shores of East...

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