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  • Template knitting—Ann Budd's Handy Book series

    Posted on September 15 2021

      The yarn was calling your name, so you bought it. Maybe you picked up the skeins at a sheep-and-wool festival, maybe you found them in your local shop, maybe...

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  • Cushy, thy name is Cormo

    Posted on September 15 2021

      Cormo is a modern sheep. If you look them up in a breeds tome published before 1960, you won't find them mentioned. Young though their breed may be, Cormo...

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  • Day in the life: A Romney Farmer

    Posted on August 25 2021

      Charlene Carlisle is an ICU nurse by night and an avid Romney shepherd every hour of the day.  We're glad and grateful that she took time to tell us...

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  • Catching Up with Eri Shimizu

    Posted on August 19 2021

    Knitwear designer Eri Shimizu models her latest pattern, Autumn Forest, now available at Stone Wool. Here at Stone Wool, we’re halfway through August and getting ready for cooler weather and...

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  • Cozy Up Socks with Ann Budd

    Posted on August 13 2021

    Stone Wool's Pam Allen recently sat down with knitwear designer, Ann Budd, to talk about her newest pattern, the Cozy Up Socks. Grab your current WIP and tune in for...

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  • Cozy Up Socks for the Family

    Posted on August 06 2021

      These handmade socks are appealing in every way: they’re fun and quick to knit, require some interesting moves, and are endlessly varied—in color, shape, and size! Equally important, they...

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  • Knit a Warm Embrace

    Posted on July 23 2021

    Ann Budd is a knitter’s knitter. Among her many tasks as managing editor at Interweave Knits, she edited Beyond the Basics―a column that provided a comprehensive examination of knitting techniques...

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  • Sheepy Thoughts with Tammy White

    Posted on July 21 2021

    Pictured: Just a few of the many friends you'll find at Wing and a Prayer Farm, from which we've sourced our Limited Edition Cotswold yarn. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Bakos....

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  • Cotswold, our new best sheep

    Posted on July 15 2021

    Meet Neptune, the Cotswold. Photo courtesy of Tammy White, Farmer at Wing and a Prayer Farm. The Cotswold is a longwool sheep developed in the Cotswold Hills of Southwest England, near the...

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  • Color Dominance: Tips & Tricks

    Posted on July 08 2021

      Want to make your color patterns pop? You can use the concept of color dominance to achieve the desired effect.  Consider the pictured Border Leicester project, the natural color (Scour) is...

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