leaftAndorra Wraps, Sale Yarn, O-Wash Sport, and new patterns

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on November 24, 2015

Andorra Wrap & Kits!
Andorra Wrap Yarns 
The Andorra Wrap was the belle of the barn at my Rhinebeck booth last month. The wrap is available as a free pattern, and I am so pleased with how it turned out. If you weren't able to attend the festival or you weren't sure on the colors, don't worry! I put together a whole bunch of different color combos in the "Kits" section, ready for you! Each Andorra Wrap kit includes 6 skeins of O-Wash Fingering, 1 skein of each of Colors A, C, D, and E, and 2 skeins of Color B. Feel free to direct anyone browsing your wishlist to the Yarn for Andorra Wrap page! Don't forget to note the colorway you like best!   
20% off Legacy DK
Legacy DK 
Legacy DK has been in the O-Wool family for many years, but the time has come to make room for new, wonderful yarns and colors. While supplies last, Legacy DK is 20% off (was $7.35, now $5.88) and is a final sale. Snap up the best colors while they are still available! 

New O-Wash Sport Colors! 
O-Wash Sport
Did you spot this on Instagram? I'm so excited about the new colors of O-Wash Sport
that are in stock and ready for you! I've tweaked the twist and yardage a bit to make it even more of a joy to work with. In my humble opinion, it's the perfect yarn for baby items and lightweight sweaters.  
Arctic Frost Hat

Stay warm with the
Arctic Frost hat by Madeline Nancy. Here O-Wool Legacy Bulky in Cypress and Clay are knit in a slouchy, textured, two-tone beanie. This is a quick knit and easy to customize in school or team colors, and it is topped with an oversized pom-pom.  
Snowflake Mittens
It feels too soon to be thinking about snowy weather accessories, but you know it's coming. Christina Danaee designed the Snowflake Mittens to be knit with O-Wool Balance Bulky on small needles. This creates a dense and warm fabric to keep your hands warm when you're out having fun in the snow. Shown here in Natural and Azurite. One size fits most.

Morea Detail
Morea, by Klever Knits, is a v-neck cardigan that hits just above the hips, featuring patch pockets and lace details at the body hem and sleeve cuffs. Knit in O-Wool Balance Amethyst, this sweater will be light yet warm and has a unique tweedy appearance. Don't forget, due to the blend of fibers, the dye is taken up more "tonally" - I would suggest alternating skeins when knitting!
Stacked Timber
The Stacked Timber hat was inspired by an Instagram photo of stacked wood, according to designer Jennifer Knight. The pattern includes option to create a colorwork or textured stacked diamond pattern, in a beanie or slouch style. Shown above left in O-Wool Local Grey Birch. 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for you!
All the best,
Jocelyn J. Tunney

leaftOctober News

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on October 13, 2015

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

leaftSeptember News

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on September 01, 2015

New Colors of O-Wash Fingering
Don't tell the others, but O-Wash Fingering is currently my favorite O-Wool yarn! Being the favorite, I gave it a makeover and expanded the color range to 30! Two skeins is all you need for the lovely, lacy Forbidden Drive Scarf. I haven't had time to do colorwork with these guys yet, but - my goodness - it will be stunning (send me photos if you have)! I also wanted more combination ideas for the Garden House Baby Blanket - so get started and show we what idea you've got!
New Patterns in O-Wool Yarns

MagdalenI'm thrilled about the Magdalen scarf, designed by Joji Locatelli. This stunning piece is on the cover of Issue 14 of Pom Pom Quarterly. Twelve skeins of O-Wool Classic Worsted are called for. The colorway shown here is Begonia, but I am currently putting 10 *new* colors of Classic Worsted up on the site, just in time for you to make this gorgeous wrap for Fall!

FINISHED SIZE: 16" wide, 69" long

GAUGE: 25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in over Honeycomb Cable Pattern
One repeat of the Twisted Rope Cable panel measures 7" wide and 4" deep

NEEDLES: Size US 8 (5.0 mm)

cabinfour is my favorite designer right now. The simplicity of the designs and freshness of the photos is striking, and I'm so excited O-Wool is featured on occasion! cabinfour'sFlower Child socks use one skein of O-Wash Sport, and is shown here in the color "Cuckoo Flower".  

GAUGE: 26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch 

NEEDLES: Size US 3 (3.25 mm) 

O-Wash Sport Mill Ends Sale!
When developing a new yarn, you go through some misses before you get a hit. This is a tightly-twisted, slightly thinner version of the "normal" O-Wash Sport. Perfect quality in it's own right, just different from what I was going for.

100% machine-washable certified organic merino yarn  
3.5 ounces / 100g - 336 yards / 307m
3-4 US / 3.25-3.5mm - 26 stitches = 4 in / 10cm
   50% off! Was $15.99, NOW $7.99
Make the most of these remaining summer days! 
All the best,
Jocelyn J. Tunney

leaftAugust News

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on August 04, 2015

On the Cover of Pom-Pom Quarterly & More!

MagdalenThe current summer weather cannot stop me from wanting to cast on immediately for Magdalen, designed by Joji Locatelli. This stunning piece is the cover pattern on Issue 14 of Pom Pom Quarterly. Twelve skeins of O-Wool Classic Worsted are called for. The colorway shown here is Begonia and truly is a perfect pop of color, don't you think?

FINISHED SIZE: 16" wide, 69" long

GAUGE: 25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in over Honeycomb Cable Pattern
One repeat of the Twisted Rope Cable panel measures 7" wide and 4" deep

NEEDLES: Size US 8 (5.0 mm)

Falcon Set
Heidi May, of the Velvet Acorn, has designed this hat and neckwarmer set in O-Wool Balance. The Falcon Set is a great unisex pattern and would make a great knit gift for your favorite hard-to-shop-for family members. Balance, being a blend of organic cotton and organic merino, offers breathability, softness and is lightweight yet warm.

SIZES AVAILABLE: Toddler, Child, Adult

GAUGE: 16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

NEEDLES: Size US 7 (4.5 mm) & US 8 (5.0mm)

Sweet Surplice
How adorable is the Sweetbriar Surplice? Heidi Atwood-Reeves designed this seamless, top-down tunic or dress, inspired by vintage milk glass. Shown here in O-Wool Legacy DK, the  Desert Blush colorway. 

SIZES: 6-12mo, 1-2yrs, 3-4yrs, 4-5yrs, 6-7yrs, 8-9yrs, 10yrs

GAUGE: 18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round

NEEDLES: Size US 5 (3.75 mm) & US 6 (4.0mm)

Summer Stash-up Sale!
Legacy on Sale  
Select colors of Legacy DK and Legacy Bulky are on sale for 40% off! Stash up now for your next fall project: a Moonshone Creek Cowl or Auger Cardigan in Legacy Bulky Gamboge maybe, or a Cosecha Bandit or Little Brown Cardi in Legacy DK. 
O-Wool's Moving Adventure

Moving OWool

O-Wool moved! It won't effect you much, but I just thought I'd share what I've been up to. As the pictures from Instagram show, there was A LOT OF STUFF. Yarn hoarders unite!

Enjoy the summer! 
All the best,
Jocelyn J. Tunney

leaft20% off select O-Wool yarns & colors

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on July 10, 2015

20% off select O-Wool yarns & colors! 
The unfortunate reality set in yesterday when we got the keys - my office is moving. We will be packing up and heading to South Philly in the next handful of weeks. I am not excited about it, but it's been reported that an insanely delicious bakery is 1 block away, so at least there's that...

So, I've decided to move some overstocked colors from MY space into YOUR space, instead of taking them along! How does that sound?

I've set aside specific quantities of the below items for the sale - when those run out, they go back to regular price.
No sale code, just click here!

reg: $7.35, sale: $5.88
Top: Coal, Sprig, Dandelion
Bottom: Saffron, Rutabaga, Lava

reg: $12.50, sale: $10
Cabbage, Gamboge, Sprig
reg: $7.35, sale: $5.88
Sky, Dogwood
Thanks again, friends!

leaft20% off select Local colors

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on June 12, 2015

Out with the old, in with the new!  
Snap up the final skeins of the previous batch of Local at 20% off!
No sale code, just click here - get 'em while they last.

Thanks again, friends!