As preparations for the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival continue here at GHC headquarters, we reveal a few more items that we’ve been working on behind the scenes, including project bags and Sarah’s latest knitwear design.
The Inner Harbor shawl pattern was inspired by the saturated tones of Neighborhood Fiber Company’s beautiful merino yarn. Featuring a wave-like texture, each shade fades into the next, providing visual interest on a reversible fabric.
This meditative knit is perfect for relaxing at the beach or by the lake on your summer holidays. The long sail shape can be styled for a variety of looks. Wear it as a scarf, open cowl, across your shoulders, as a sash, or as a head wrap. Contrasting tassels provide a bit of weight to keep the wrap in place, without the need for a pin.
As part of our commitment to support local communities, we’re donating 50% of the pattern sales of Inner Harbor to the Baltimore Youth Arts program.
You can get your Rustic Merino Fingering gradient set at the Neighborhood Fiber Company booth at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, or order from their online shop if you’re not able to attend the event.
Other vendors to visit:
American Coopworth Registry – Roving, yarn, washed and dyed locks, and sheep ear headbands.
Cooperative Press – Independent publisher of pattern and crafting books.
Green Mountain Spinnery – Vermont’s cooperatively owned fiber mill.
Middle Brook Fiberworks (at the Folktale Fibers booth) – Anne Choi creates beautiful natural-colored yarns by blending wool from her flock with other local sheep breeds, and specialty fibers.
Jill Draper Makes Stuff – A perennial favorite source of sheep-to-skein hand-dyed yarns,
Strauch Fiber Equipment – High quality tools for fiber artists.