March 26, 2020 in Brown Sheep

Brown Sheep Yarn and Fiber Inspiration

Brown Sheep Yarn and Fiber Inspiration

We’re happy to see our wool making the rounds both online and in print this season. In case you haven’t had time to browse your favorite blogs, podcasts, and magazines, here’s a round-up of what crafters are making with our yarn lately.

We know many knitters and crocheters are branching out into other crafts like spinning and dyeing. Looking for a new fiber arts adventure? Brown Sheep’s wool roving is perfect for home dyeing and then handspinning. Check out this collaboration with Handmade by Stefanie and The Corner of Knit and Tea — the results are truly stunning and the entire process looks like so much fun.

Wool dyeing in a crockpot (Handmade by Stefanie)
Handspun yarn by The Corner of Knit and Tea

Of course, fall finds us diving into sweater projects– sweaters for little ones are especially fun to make. Our Cotton Fleece yarn was featured on the podcast I Thought I Knew How: A Podcast About Knitting and Life. The host, Anne, reviewed Cotton Fleece and created a lovely Olearia cardigan using the Spryte colorway.

The podcast Smells Like Yarn also featured a review on Cotton Fleece that you can check out on YouTube. We are happy to see more and more bloggers sharing about Brown Sheep yarn on different kinds of platforms.

If magazines are your preferred type of media, you may have noticed a variety of new and interesting designs. Here are some highlights:

Interweave Knits, Fall 2019 features our Nature Spun Fingering for the gorgeous Autumn Rain Shawl by Susanna IC.


Vogue Knitting’s Fall 2019 issue features our yarn as well – they selected our Prairie Spun DK for the Pleated Tunic by Deborah Newton.

SoHo Publishing

For those looking for a cozy blanket to curl up under while knitting, check out the Slip-Stitch Plaid Blanket by Kennita Tully featured in Knit Simple, Fall 2019. Lanaloft worsted is the perfect choice for a soft, warm blanket.

SoHo Publishing

We are seeing some beautiful self-published designs on the web, too. Michael Harrigan makes excellent use of our Wildfoote Sock Yarn with his new shawl pattern called Stripes, Interrupted.

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