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!

leaftMay News

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on May 26, 2015

New Colors of Legacy DK
Legacy DK Colorways
Legacy DK (clockwise from left) Brown Bear, Oyster Mushroom, Bluebell, Lake Erie and Bee Balm

Legacy DK needed a facelift, and that facelift has finally arrived! Two pops of color, and three perpetually stylish neutrals. I love them and I hope you will, too. I'm considering using all 5 of them in some kind of beautiful colorwork project, but Lake Erie or Oyster Mushroom would make the most wonderful Fall sweater... click here to view pattern inspirations in Legacy DK.

Three New Patterns in O-Wash Sport

Follow Me Follow Me, designed by cabinfour, is a half-circle shaped shawl knit with two skeins of Cattail and one skein of Barn Owl. This peaceful design looks like a joy to knit, perfect as a cozy shawl for lakeside evenings or to keep the air conditioning breeze at bay.

FINISHED SIZE: 66" wide, 20" deep

GAUGE: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch (after light blocking)

NEEDLES: Size US 6 (4.0 mm)

Little Hop A Long Romper
The Little Hop-a-long Romper by Jessica M. Anderson, can be found in the  June 2015 I Love Knitting. I love the color combination here of Salamander and Boreal Bluet. O-Wash Sport is a perfect choice for baby items - remember, it is a machine-washable certified organic merino yarn!

FINISHED SIZE: 16 (18, 19, 20)" chest

GAUGE: 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

NEEDLES: Size US 4 (3.5 mm)

Midsummer Meadow
How adorable is the Midsummer Meadow? Heidi Atwood-Reeves designed this versatile knit for girls which can be knit to dress or tunic length, and the pattern includes instructions for sleeveless and cap sleeve versions. Shown here in Cuckoo Flower.

SIZES: 3mo, 6mo, 12mo, 18mo, 2yr, 3yr, 4yr, 6yr, 8yr

GAUGE: 22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round

NEEDLES: Size US 5 (3.75 mm)

Enjoy what remains of May! Happy knitting! 

leaftNew Patterns & a Pop-Up Shop in MD!

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on April 28, 2015

The fiddlehead ferns in my yard are sprouting. Spring is here!! That means some new patterns and a Maryland Sheep & Wool Pop-Up Shop!


  Forbidden Drive Scarf in O-Wash Fingering

Fobridden Drive Scarf
The first new free pattern I have to share with you is the Forbidden Drive Scarf. Knit with two skeins of O-Wash Fingering, shown here in Pearly Mussel. This stuff was such a pleasure to knit with -  I know you'll love working with it. It incorporates some easy lace and cables and the stitch definition is outstanding. The pattern includes a chart and written out directions.

FINISHED SIZE: 9" wide, 58.5" long

GAUGE: 12 sts of large center cable = 1.25"

NEEDLES: Size US 3 (3.25 mm)

NOTIONS: tapestry needle, cable needle.

Click here for O-Wash Fingering yarn

Three Ponds Scarf in Balance 

Three Ponds ScarfThe Three Ponds Scarf is my idea of a transition into Spring. It uses a lovely dark green color and has a fun and easy Spring-inspire stitch pattern. Four skeins of Balance are needed, shown here in Emerald. This is a lovely, large, plush scarf, perfect for your favorite guy or gal!

FINISHED SIZE: 10.25" wide, 62.5" long

GAUGE: One horizontal repeat of Chart = 3.25"
One vertical repeat of Chart = 1.5"

NEEDLES: Size US 7 (4.5 mm)

NOTIONS: tapestry needle, cable needle.

Click here for  O-Wool Balance yarn

O-Wool at MDSW Pop-Up Shop!

The Knot House Indie Pop Up Shop 
The Knot House in nearby Frederick is hosting a Pop-Up Shop during Maryland Sheep & Wool, and O-Wool will be there! I will have O-Wash Fingering, Local, Balance Bulky, Legacy Bulky and some lovely samples. I will be in and out of the shop over the weekend, between stints of sheep-researching at the festival (I'm up to something exciting...).

The Pop-Up is open during these times:
Friday May 1: 5-9pm
Saturday May 2: 8am - 9pm
Sunday May 3: 10am - 6pm

The Knot House
129 E. Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Susan B. Anderson's Tiny Owl

Little Owl Plushie 
  One last adorable thing to leave you with. Whoooo wouldn't love this Little Owl? This fast and fun project from Susan B. Anderson is a seamless knit from the bottom up using O-Wool Balance. The wings and feet are picked up and knit directly onto the body. At 4 1/2-inches tall, this little buddy is perfect for little hands, tucked in among the pots of seeds you might be starting inside, or even a friend to sit on your desk. 
Thanks for your interest and support! It means the world to me.

All the best,
Jocelyn J. Tunney

leaftNew pattern, new colors, and a podcast interview!

Posted by Jocelyn Tunney on March 23, 2015

Garden House Baby Blanket
A new FREE pattern!
Garden Baby Blanket Kits 
   I love knitting baby blankets. I love them so much that I don't know enough babies to give them to. However, the Garden House Baby Blanket had a very special recipient - a special friend's little boy, Sebastian! They live in an adorable little house called the "Garden House" - so naming this pattern was obvious. My special gift for him can be your special gift for someone you love - the pattern is a free download!

This blanket is *super easy* to make! I've kitted up 5 different colorways for inspiration. I used O-Wash Fingering for easy machine washing, and held it doubled for a quick knit. The kit includes enough yarn for the Crib Blanket (shown) (30.5" x 32.5") with some leftovers for matching cute things, or the larger Lap Blanket (41.5" x 44.25"). 

Woolful Podcast
I'm pretty picky about the podcasts I listen to, but the Woolful podcast totally sucked me in. And then Ashley asked if I would be a guest! I shared my "fiber journey" on Episode 13: Organic Fiber, Realizing Dreams, Regeneration and Permaculture - check it out to learn more about O-Wool and yours truly. 

  New Colors of Classic Worsted
Classic Worsted
Clockwise from top left: Coral Reef, Carpenter's Run Scarf, Aereon Cardigan, Lake Erie, and the Doric Cardigan.

Classic Worsted
 needed a little boost in it's color range. It needed a new, fun bright and a nice dark neutral. Behold: Coral Reef & Lake Erie! Need something to make with them? There are a variety of accessory and garment patterns in Classic Worsted on O-Wool.com, perfect for layering as the spring thaw settles in!

Thanks for your interest and support!

All the best,
Jocelyn J. Tunney