Rhinebeck is this weekend!
New York Sheep & Wool Festival weekend is almost here! I'll be in Barn 35 (same spot) with a whole bunch of new samples and boatloads of yarn. Come see the full range of new colors in Local, O-Wash Fingering, Legacy Bulky and Classic Worsted. Can't wait! 

New Yarn!

Chunky Merino Pearly Mussel  Chunky Merino Black BearChunky Merino
Let's all welcome Chunky Merino, the newest member of the O-Wool collection. I love this plump, fluffy, joy of a yarn! This 2-ply has a lovely, classic look you'll just want to squish. As the name implies, it is a chunky weight knitting up at 15 sts over 4". All eighteen painstakingly chosen colorways are now up on the website! I've had Elizabeth Smith's Ramona Cardigan in my pattern library forever and couldn't quite find the right yarn for it. So... I made the right yarn for it! (These are the perks of owning a yarn company ;)
Valley Green Inn Cowl

Firstly, yours truly has a new free pattern, the Valley Green Inn Cowl. You'll need one skein each of five colors ofClassic Worsted. Shown in Mustard Seed, Barn Owl, Natural, Wood Dove and Coral Reef. I have put together four different color ideas into kits which you can view and purchase here. But, the combo ideas are endless and I can't wait to see your unique combination! 
FINISHED SIZE: 26" circumference, 12.5" tall
GAUGE: 15 stitches and 30 rows = 4" in garter stitch
NEEDLES: US 7 (4.5mm)

Carol Feller's new book, Short Row Knits includesEstrella, a gorgeous cardigan with reversible cables and elegant shaping. Depending on size, ten to seventeen skeins of O-Wool Classic Worsted are called for. The colorway shown here is Ash.
BUST: 32 (35, 38, 41, 47, 50, 53, 56)" / 81.5 (89, 96.5, 104, 112, 119.5, 127, 134.5, 142) cm

GAUGE: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, blocked
Cable measures 2" (5cm) across
NEEDLES: Size US 8 (5.0 mm)


Brightsides, by Elizabeth Elliott, is worked from the center out with a slipped stitch texture and garter stitch stripes, ending in a garter stitch mosaic stitch border. It looks more complicated than it actually is to knit. This project is sized to be a baby blanket, but can easily be modified to be a shawl. 
You will need three colors of O-Wash Sport:
(MC) 4 skeins Appalachian Stone
(CC1) 2 skeins Barn Owl
(CC2) 1 skein Arrowgrass

GAUGE: 22 stitches = 4 inches in main pattern st & mosaic st 

NEEDLES: Size US 6 (4.0 mm) & US 7 (4.5 mm) 
The Pathways Chunky Lace socks, by Christina Danaee, are fabulous clog socks and layering socks! Two skeins of O-Wool Legacy DK will work up quickly into this pair, but you may want to have an extra skein on hand if you need to make a larger size. 
SIZES: S/M 9" (23cm) long
          M/L  9.75" (25 cm) long
 GAUGE: 24 stitches and 32 rows 
   4 inches in stockinette stitch
 NEEDLES: Size US4 (3.5mm)

See you this weekend, I hope!
All the best,
Jocelyn J. Tunney