Morehouse is a lovely Merino farm located in New York State. They raise the sheep there, and have the wool spun into beautiful yarns right in the USA. I love their focus on local operations in the production of their yarns. I first learned about Morehouse Farms when the Barents Hat and Cowl were in their testing phase. On of my testers – Erin – used Morehouse Merino featherlight in her test, and I was fascinated – it’s a lofty bulky yarn … and just look at the sheen on that hat!
Erin asked if it would be OK to offer the pattern in a kit with her family’s yarn, and I immediately agreed – who could resist that fiery Barents texture? Better yet, she’s having a knitting party over in her Facebook and Ravelry groups! If you want to knit along with us just click over and come hang out! You can either grab a kit from Morehouse (the kits start at just $15.99 😮 ), or buy the pattern from me, and raid your stash or LYS for the perfect bulky yarn. The only other things you’ll need are size US 11 (8mm) 16″ circular needles (or size to obtain gauge!), double pointed needles or longer circulars for the decreases, a stitch marker and a tapestry needle 🙂
So come on over – I’ll be knitting another Barents Hat along with you! Erin’s sending me some squishy Merino featherlight so I can try it out … and I *might* have loaded up my cart with other goodies from Morehouse Farm as well 😉