leaftMosaic with O-Wash mini-skeins!

Posted by Bold Commerce Collaborator on March 28, 2019

 My new fave: the Maasaw Cowl!

 I am *beyond* in love with Heather Heitz's new design, the Maasaw Cowl. Each unique section of slip-stitch mosaic patterning in this over-sized cowl creates very complex, rich fabric.  Heather is a nature photographer (check out her gorgeous work on IG @heatherknitz), and the beauty she finds through the lens of her camera clearly informs her knit design aesthetic.
The designer draws much inspiration in the landscapes of the Southwestern United States. Heather says, "The pattern is inspired by cliffs of the canyons and mesas, the brilliant colors... It is an exploration in simple colorwork, combining knit and slipped stitches to create unique texture."


I've put together a yarn kit for the Maasaw Cowl that includes the fifteen 
O-Wash Worsted Mini-Skeins featured in Heather's design: Juneberry, Pasture Rose, Pearly Mussel, Brook Trout, Black-eyed Susan, Porcupine, Barn Owl, Appalachian Stone, Silver Maple, Feldspar, Cresheim Creek, Brown Bear, Sea Pine, Northern Cardinal, and Mustard Seed.
Heather created a discount code on her pattern, just for you! Use code OwoolMaasaw when checking out on Ravelry for 25% off her design.

I always encourage folks to be creative and develop their own unique color combos. If you'd like to branch out from the original design and need some help, please drop me a line at info@o-wool.com and we'll come up with something great!

 Your Projects in O-Wool Yarns

One of the fun things Ravelry offers is the advanced search - and I love being able to peek at projects in O-Wool yarns! Here are just a few that caught my eye in recent months. 
LizArrow knit a Paloma in Legacy Bulky (left). 
VeryPink knit O-Wash Worsted in a Cave of Kelpius (right). 
More stunning sweaters! On the left, iMagiNewUsAn's Humulus is knit in LocalEviecat's Beauty School in O-Wash Fingering is on the right. 
Francene's Study Hall Shawl in O-Wash Fingering is so lovely, it's no surprise a family member borrowed it! I hope they return it kindly and quickly! 


Happy spring, and happy crafting! 
Jocelyn J. Tunney 

leaftIt's a Bounty of Bells Mill Cowl Kits in O-Wool

Posted by Bold Commerce Collaborator on March 06, 2019

 New Kit: Bells Mill Cowl

Bells Mill Cowl is one of my favorite designs, as the construction is very clever: it is a seamless cowl that is knit flat. What?! Indeed, I am "tooting my own horn" here, but it is pretty gosh dang cool. It's a super fast knit in O-Wash Chunky and you will be delighted by the seamless-yet-flat technique. 
We put together 15 color combos (yeah, we got a little carried away) that I hope will inspire you! Kits are $35.98 and the pattern is a freebie!
 New Patterns in O-Wool Yarns
Roni Halloran's Rose Avenue Beanie is a faux-brioche stitch beanie knit in two colors of O-Wash Chunky. You can use any of the above kits for this piece, too! It looks complicated to knit, but if you can knit and purl, you can handle this pattern. The tutorial design from Row House Yarn is available here

The Maribel Cowl, by Jessica Carey, is a crochet exclusive for the Rose City Yarn Crawl. If you're not in the area to participate, the pattern will be available for purchase on Ravelry in early March. Three skeins of O-Wash Worsted are used in this textured cowl. 
 Your Projects in O-Wool Yarns

I absolutely LOVE seeing your projects in O-Wool yarns! Here are just a few from Instagram (be sure to tag me! @Owool) that stopped my scroll. 
Sara, @Riv.creative, knit a Tread Hat in O-Wash Worsted (left). 
Annie, @knittingitup, has a Traveling Cable Hat ready for a pompom (right). 
These sweaters are amazing! On the left, @Beautiful_syster knit a Little Worsted Sock Arms. Would you believe that Caitlin Hunter's Tevara sweater in Local was one of her first adult sweaters she knit? 
@Jamievandeloo is on a roll! Her Foldlines sweater is stunning and I can't get over the in-progress shot of Wool & Honey and Whitehorse sweaters. 
Sometimes I see the colors you've used, and it doesn't just speak to me - it screams! @Anna.hase used O-Wash Sport in Green Ash, Pasture Rose, and Wood Dove in her gorgeous Drachenfels (left). @Amelie_the_knitter is sure to be cozy in an Om Shawl(right) where Basalt is the main color, and Peacock, Begonia, and Alumroot are the accent colors of Classic Worsted. Holy moly - I adore this so much! 
Last but not least: @anisantrees has a few more stripes to go on her Mrs.Watson shawl. Stun. Ning.

Stay warm, friends - Spring is right around the corner! 
Jocelyn J. Tunney

leaftColors of the Rainforest, to brighten your winter

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on January 28, 2019

Rosy Green Wool:
 Limited Edition Colors  

Rosy Green Wool's newest release of Limited Edition colors are inspired by the rainforest. Meet (L to R): Fern Forest, Chameleon Green, and Haze. They are absolutely stunning: all 3 are right up my alley (esp. Haze, which is a mostly pale grey with a hint of mint green: swoon). And I can't help but think the 3 of them together would make the most amazing Drachenfels by Melanie Berg:
I'm thrilled to have the limited-edition colors in stock for you on the Cheeky Merino Joy base. Did I sell out before you could snap some up? Drop me an email (info@o-wool.com) and I'll special order them for you.  Cheeky Merino Joy has a huge library of pattern support if you need inspiration. Check out these patterns published in the last month! 

Top row: Neona by Isabell Kraemer (left) and Pyramide Pullover by Xiaowei HU (right).
Bottom row: Pauliina Hat by The Weststrand Sisters (left)
and Spirit and Soil by Matilda Kruse (right). 

   Only a few days left:
 Knitters Against Malaria 

Knitters Against Malaria is an international initiative with whom we are proud to partner. And, speaking of Rosy Green Wool and Melanie Berg - this is a project they initiated. Malaria is preventable, and treatable, yet continues to be a problem. Every two minutes a child dies of Malaria, most of them in Africa. Mosquitoes are most active at night so sleeping under a bed net treated with insecticides can drastically reduce infections. A net only costs $2-3 and lasts up to four years. We knitters can save lives. Please help us by donating to the Against Malaria Foundation by January 31, 2019.  O-Wool donated $200 (100 nets!). Please join me! 
New Patterns in O-Wool Yarns
Jessica Gore's Common Ground sweater in O-Wash Sport
features texture for days, beautiful proportions, and thoughtful details. Find it, and a handful of other gorgeous designs, in the most recent issue of Making Stories.

The Gabi Tunic, by Sue Peterson, is an over-sized tunic with dropped sleeves. The marled look comes from holding O-Wash Sport with a fingering weight yarn... O-Wash Fingering would pair well! The cowl is knit separately with two different stitch options, a ribbed stitch or brioche stitch.  
This cowl uses cables and a herringbone lace to capture the moment when the nets are hauled in full of fresh fish. Graeme Knowles-Miller's design, Morning Catch Cowl, is part of Knotions, January 2019O-Wool Classic Worsted is warm, have a great color palette, and the perfect stitch definition for a lovely design like this.

That's all for now! Stay warm and have fun crafting.

All the best, 
Jocelyn J. Tunney

leaftSpring Brings More Yarn, a Sale, Patterns!

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on March 15, 2016

30 colors of O-Wash Sport!  OWash Sport
O-Wash Sport now comes *30 colors*! All gorgeous colors in my humble opinion... It has a new and improved twist and a hair more yardage. Here's the whole palette together, all 30 colors, just like the fingering weight.

O-Wash Sport Palette    
Sport weight is becoming more and more popular recently - thick enough to go faster than fingering weight, but still thin enough to create great layering pieces. This yarn is an easy-care dream, making it a great choice for baby knits, socks, and just about anything else that may need to be cleaned frequently! There's a nice assortment of projects on Ravelry in O-Wash Sport already and I can't wait to see what new projects await!  

"Old Twist" Sale! 
OWash Sale Yarns
Now that the new O-Wash Sport is here, I'm ready to move out the "old twist" yarn and you can snap it up! The twist is slightly different from the new stock, so the yardage is slightly less. This is your chance to get O-Wash Fingering in PawPaw, O-Wash Sport in Cuckoo Flower or Boreal Bluet at 50% off! Make sure to follow me on Instagram - I always announce specials on there first!

Thumbs Up on a Super Cool Gusset & Free Pattern! 

Classic Mittens

Who's got two thumbs and a new free pattern that features a super cool thumb gusset? This girl! You can download the Basic Classic Worsted Mittens pattern here and you'll need two skeins of your favorite color of O-Wool Classic Worsted. The sample shown here is in the Brook Trout colorway.  

#OWool on Instagram   
O-Wool Projects on Instagram        
Some of my favorite instagrammers and designers are using O-Wool! It is so exciting to see these patterns progress. While they are still pending right now, you know I'll announce when they are released!  From left to right: BMandarines shawl in O-Wool Local, Dreareneeknits' project in Classic Worsted, and O-Wash Fingering in A_Homespun_House's shawl.

New Patterns  

Unfold in O-Wool
Unfold is included in Spring 2016 Pom Pom Quarterly. This crochet cowl is striking without being fussy and the fabric created with O-Wash Fingering is just devine. Shown here in Cattail.

Split Cowl  
 The Split Cowl by my fellow Philadelphia Tanya Seaman turns the traditional double cowl on its head! Worked in O-Wool Classic Worsted, it offers cozy warmth and a sophisticated, layered look with stripes running in different directions. Shown here in Alumroot and Pearly Mussel.

Intern Scarf in O-Wool
Intern is a cozy cabled scarf perfect for a crisp winter day or to keep those cool spring breezes at bay. It features 3 different cables that run the length of the scarf. The scarf is knit in O-Wool Balance yarn, shown here in Jade.

Thanks again, friends!

All the best,
Jocelyn J. Tunney

leaftSale yarn, new patterns, & kits!

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on February 02, 2016

Blue Stone Bridge Cowl Pattern & Kits
Blue Stone Bridge Cowl  
I'm so excited to kick off 2016 with a new pattern, the Blue Stone Bridge Cowl! And it's available for FREE! This is a super easy, quick knit in Chunky Merino. Choose your five favorite colors, or go with one of the kits I've put together! One kit will get you a few cowls. This is a new yarn for O-Wool and it's currently my favorite... it is SO SQUISHY. 

Livezey House Wrap Kits
Livezey House Wrap

I've updated the recent O-Wool favorite, Livezey House Wrap, to bring you seamless construction (super easy) and new color combos! The pattern is still free. If you haven't knit this yet, find out why there's 134 projects on Ravelry. There are also six color packs, each with four colors of Local, ready for you to order as a kit. Of course you can always put together your own combination! 
30-50% off on Select Yarns   
O-Wash Chunky in PawPaw
Legacy DK
Legacy DK
Now is a great time to enhance your stash with these wonderful, vibrant yarns. O-Wool Chunky in the Paw Paw colorway, above left, is 50% off (was $15.99, now $8.00). Bee Balm, center, and Dandelion, above right, in Legacy DK are also available to you at 30% off (was $7.35, now $5.15).

O-Wash Fingering Minis  - now available solo! 
O-Wash Fingering Mini Skeins
Previously only available in color packs of 30, now you can get these little guys solo! They are perfect for colorwork or other small projects. The O-Wash Fingering Minis are 25g / 100 yd skeins for $5.99 each.

Comfy Pocket Caardigan

Kristen TenDyke has a new design knit in O-Wool Classic Worsted in the February 2016 issue of  I Love Knitting. The Comfy Pocket Cardigan is easy to customize, fun to wear, and has pockets!

Suburban Station Hat _ Mittens
Natalie Servant designed this great hat and mitten set with a repeating motif from an art deco train station in my hometown of Philadelphia! The Suburban Station Hat and Suburban Station Mittens each use O-Wash Fingering in the Black Bear and Paw Paw colorways. I love this motif!
 Alright folks, enough talk - let's get knitting!
All the best,
Jocelyn J. Tunney

leaftGift Cards, Legacy DK Sale & more

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on December 22, 2015

Gift Cards!
Do you have a procrastinator in your family? Forward them this email with a link to my Gift Cards! They obviously don't know what kind of yarn you want, but you obviously will be stoked to start a new O-Wool project! Win win. 

30% off Legacy DK
Legacy DK 
I still have a selection of lovely colors of Legacy DK available to you at 30% off (was $7.35, now $5.15). Some best-selling colors (Natural, Charcoal, Bluebell) still have sweater-quantities left! 
Local's Journey
Top left: Loading up my teeny car with alpaca fleeces (not sure why we left the pick-up at home...).
Top middle: Skirting the fleeces on a lovely weekend day with by chicken buddy Lucille.
Top right: Packing up the large shipping pallets to send the fiber off to be scoured.
Middle left: The scouring process; Fiber being fed into the washers.
Middle right: The scouring process; Fiber in the washer, being gently agitated by those giant teeth.
Bottom: The scouring process; Fiber coming out of the dryer. 
An update on the life and times of Batch #4 of Local! A local 4H program had expressed interest in my giving a slideshow to the kids in their "Alpaca Pals" program (how cute is that?), so I decided to document this batch's journey from alpaca to sweater for them. My scourer was kind enough to take these photos of my actual fiber going through the cleaning process - I am *so excited* to have these to share! Next up is spinning. In January I will be making my first trip to the spinning mill and, rest assured, I'll be taking pictures along the way.

Baby Legwarmers

My favorite (and only...) employee Brenna has been begging for O-Wool to make a Baby Legwarmers pattern forever. So, we recruited local knitter Ettel Dobson to create a free pattern for us! Shown above on a 3-month-old, these will fit slouchier on a younger baby and more like leggings on a 9-month-old. Adorbs! One skein of O-Wash Fingering is all you need. 
Tussock Scarf
Heidi May has curated the cutest fall look on this beautiful youngster with her Tussock Scarf. The pattern calls for Balance Bulky and is sized for children or adults. This is a great, simple project for holiday travel! 

Candy Stripe Ornament
The Candy Stripe Ornament, by Christina Danaee, is a quick, easy, free pattern taking a bit of O-Wool Balance Bulky, some stuffing, and less than an hour of your time to have a fun gift topper or decoration!  
Grace Note Cowl
The Grace Note Cowl could be your first selfish project for 2016! Knit in O-Wool Classic Worsted, designer (and my local Philadelphia knitting comrade) Tanya Seaman, referenced grace notes as written in sheet music in this pattern. The curve of the "upside-down collar" has style, complexity, and warmth, and can be worn a couple of different ways.

That's all for 2015, folks. I am so thankful for your business, kind words and support this year. See you in 2016!
All the best,
Jocelyn J. Tunney