2023 Festival Lineup!


Festival season is up and running! 

Here is a list of our upcoming shows. Check back as we hope to add an additional event or two for this year.

PLY Away

April 20-22, 2023

Kansas City, Missouri

New Jersey Wool Walk

April 29 & 30, 2023

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

May 6 & 7, 2023

West Friendship, Maryland

Estes Park Wool Market

June 10 & 11, 2023

Estes Park, Colorado

Copper K Fiber Festival

July 15 & 16, 2023

Whitehall, Montana

Crystal Lakes Art Fair

September 3, 2023

Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Salida Fiber Festival

September 9 & 10, 2023

Salida, Colorado

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

October 21-23, 2023

Asheville, North Carolina

Festival Of Lights Valentine Flea Market

November 17, 2023

Loveland, Colorado


Upcoming Festivals!

Market season is up and running! 
Here is a list of our upcoming shows:

West Friendship, Maryland

Estes Park, Colorado

Whitehall, Montana

Allenspark, Colorado

Salida, Colorado

Please stop by to say hello if you are at any of these shows. Also, we will be posting some show specials on social media for those of you who would like to shop from home and have your order shipped to you instead. Thank you!


Margaret Dashwood Shawl knitalong starts on Valentine's Day!

Cast-on day is February 14, and we will knit along together for 28 days. We will end on Daylight Savings Day. Who wants to knit with me while we watch the days lengthen? I love watching the sun set a few minutes later each day as we wait for spring!

The pattern is available for automatic download via my Etsy shop. 

It is also available in the Jane Austen Knits summer 2012 magazine as well as the book, 
The Best Of Jane Austen Knits.

What you need:
Either: 2 skeins or Brooklyn Tweed Loft (11” by 70” finished shawl size) 
Or: 4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (15” by 80” finished shawl size)

Using the simplest techniques for lace and shaping, this is an ideal first shawl for a beginning or intermediate knitter.
Skills needed:
Knit 2 together
Yarn over
Knit front and back

I have written a series of prompts for anyone who wants to join us in sharing photos and posts on social media! See the image below for suggestions for prompts for our knitalong. Follow me on instagram @ joannajohnson to see our progress and to share photos of your project!

Little Women Knits print + digital set


We are pleased to share that the Little Women Knits print + digital book set is now available here in our shop.

When you order you will be receiving an autographed copy of the book, along with a download sent to your email for the ebook of Little Women Knits.

Perfect time to cozy up and plan some fall and winter knitting projects!


Announcing Emma Knits!


We are overjoyed to announce a new pattern collection, Emma Knits!
This project was designed in collaboration with Malabrigo Yarn Company and each of the six patterns features a different Malabrigo Yarn. This collection is available as an instant download eBook in our Etsy shop here.

You can read more about Joanna's design process for this collection over here on the Malabrigo website. Each pattern is inspired by the Jane Austen book, Emma, and is a modern interpretaion of traditional Regency-era fashions. Above you see Secret Engagement, a cropped long-sleeve jacket, and below, Village Ball, a cross-body shawl wrap.

We hope you enjoy this new collection!

(c) 2021 all photos by Christa Tippmann photography

Joanna's Cozy Knee Socks

I hope you enjoy knitting these cozy knee socks!

Adult M (L), foot circumference 7.5 (9.25) inches

Paton's Kroy Sock Yarn, 166 yards/50g, 75% wool, 25% nylon
Main Color Grey Marl, 2 (3) skeins
Contrast Color Muslin, 1 skein

26 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size US 2 1/2 needles

One set US 2 double pointed needles
One set US 2 1/2 double pointed needles

Yarn Needle
2 yards of waste yarn of the same weight as the sock yarn

These socks are knit from the top down on double pointed needles

Using contrast color and smaller needles, cast on 60 (72) sts. Being careful not to twist stitches, begin working in the round.
Needle 1: 16 (20) sts, Needle 2: 16 (20) sts, Needle 3: 28 (32) sts
Work in k2, p2 rib for 3 inches
Next round: decrease 4 stitches evenly across next round by working p2tog on purl stitches of ribbing, 56 (68) sts remain.

After this row, rearrange stitches as follows:
Needle 1: 14 (17) sts, Needle 2: 14 (17) sts, Needle 3: 28 (34) sts.
Switch to larger needles and main color yarn and work straight in stockinette stitch (knit every round) for 3 inches.
Decrease round:
Needle 1: k1, ssk, knit to end of needle
Needle 2: knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 3: k1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
4 stitches decreased. 52 (64) sts remain, Needle 1: 13 (16) sts, Needle 2: 13 (16) sts, Needle 3: 26 (32) sts.
Work straight in stockinette stitch until sock measures 8 (9) inches from cast on edge.
Repeat decrease round again, 4 sts decreased. 48 (60) sts remain, Needle 1: 12 (15) sts, Needle 2: 12 (15) sts, Needle 3: 24 (30) sts
Continue knitting straight in stockinette stitch until the sock measures 12 (14) inches from the cast on edge, or desired length from cuff to ankle bone. 

Needle 1: knit, Needle 2: knit, Needle 3, with waste yarn, knit across needle. With empty needle, knit all of the stitches on needle 3 once more, using the main color yarn.

Knit straight in stockinette stitch in the round until the foot measures (starting with row of waste yarn) 3 inches less than the final desired length of the sock. 
Change to contrast color.
Work decrease round as above, 4 sts decreased. 44 (56) sts.
Knit one round.
Repeat these two round until there are 16 (20) sts remaining.
Graft toe using kitchener stitch.

Pick up stitches on one side of the waste yarn as follows:
Needle 1: 12 (15) sts, Needle 2: 12 (15) sts.
On the other side of the waste yarn, pick up with Needle 3: 24 (30) sts. 48 (60) sts.
Carefully pick out the waste yarn, and now you have an secure opening to work the heel.
With contrast color, work 2 rounds straight.
Work decrease round as above, 4 sts decreased. 44 (56) sts.
Knit one round.
Repeat these two round until there are 16 (20) sts remaining.
Graft heel using kitchener stitch.


Little Women Knitting Kits

All of the yarn colors used in Little Women Knits were hand dyed by Rachel at Six and Seven Fiber. She is offering lovely knitting kits on her website featuring the ten colors used for the book, which can be knit up into the fun colorwork cowl seen below.

The cowl features a classic houndstooth stranded knitting pattern, reimagined in pairs of hand-dyed colors that play off one another beautifully. It is a modern retelling of a traditional pattern and shows off Rachel's colors beautifully!