Holiday Ornaments, Gift Ideas
Here are several Holiday ideas, quick and easy to do. Use them as ornaments, or as gift 'wrapping'. Make a simple snowman, wreath, stocking, Santa hat or wreath. They can be made small or large, and will work with almost any weight yarns. Experiment and enjoy!
Comes as a pdf download
Sock it to Me No Heel Sock Pattern
Fun easy knit, this well fitting sock requires 9” Size 7 Circular or DP needles
14 WPI Handspun or mill spun wool Total yardage 220 ( 110 yds for each sock)
Comes as a PDF download
Rustic French Beret Knit Pattern /Tour de Fleece 2017
This simply, country style beret pattern was inspired by our 2017 Tour de Fleece. Shown here are several versions spun and knit with our French fiber. The pattern allows for a bulky yarn or a worsted weight. You can adjust the pattern easily to your needs, knit it as a solid color, or a gradient, it should knit up fairly large so that you can full or felt it down for a custom fit. The ribbing shown is a 'French rib' stitch, but you can easily substitute any rib stitch.
There are endless possibilities. This pattern is Shepherds Talk Ideas & Patterns for Art Yarns: A Guide to Using Textured Handspun Yarn
Four lock-y Patterns
Simple to knit adding beautiful longwool locks directly into your work.
Four simple ideas: a headband, a fully locked cap and a locks brimmed hat with pompom and a darling baby hat
Comes as a downloadable PDF file
Crochet Pumpkin Pattern
Simple and fun this single crochet pattern is for a great seasonal decoration. These can be pumpkins, squash or gourds, whatever tickles your fancy!
Pattern is a PDF download
Anne with an E Cowl Pattern
Create a warm cozy rustic look with lumpy bumpy natural colored handspun, or a wild and fun head turner of a cowl with a palette of bright colors or even a soft Victorian classic cowl using an evenly spun finer yarn in natural white. Simple, easy to follow pattern using almost any weight yarn!
This is a downloadable PDF file
Building Blocks Hat and Scarf Pattern
Our Building Blocks Hat and Scarf pattern uses the Brick Stitch . This knit stitch uses a slip stitch to create the look of stacked blocks. It really shows off lovely your bulky textured, core spun or lock spun yarns. Here we chose a bulky single in a complimentary color for the background color. The stitch pattern is not hard once you get the idea.
Spiral Knit Hat Pattern
Working in a spiral stitch creates a wonderful easy to knit pattern that swirls round and round your project. If you choose to use a complimentary color along with your beautiful hand spun, your spiral will really ‘pop’. Very versatile, this is a great stitch for many different projects. The hats pictured were knit using worsted weight and a bulky single yarn.
Pattern comes as a PDF download
Eloise Cuff Pattern
This is a fun, quick knit. All level knitters can make this. If you’re a seasoned knitted and would knit on dp needles go ahead. Length can vary to the designers liking. )more or less yarn will be needed) This is knitted flat with sewn side seams.
This is a great way to use up left over handspun.
Pattern is a downloaded PDF file
Seed Stitch Lined Knitting Bag or Tote Pattern
This simple lined knitting bag uses a seed stitch and a soft bulky yarn. Makes a wonderful gift or an even better bag to keep for yourself as a reward for being such a good knitter!
The pattern is a downloadable PDF
Shepherds Lariet Pattern
This is a simple leaf pattern, super easy and fun. Knit a forest of fall colors and then stitch them to an icord for great neckwear! You will get the PDF pattern as a downloadable file.
Spiral No Heel Sock and Easy Handwarmer Pattern
Knit a no fail no heel spiral sock or a fingerless hand warmer.
This simple pattern is truly NO FAIL!
Skills needed are simply knit and purl stitches.
This is a downloadable PDF file
Shepherds Talk 'Workshop" Make a Wall Hanging Video
This is a video tutorial. You will receive a link to download the video
Knitting an I Cord
Video: Working Locks Directly into your project
BONUS - We have included a bonus download tutorial with this purchase, which includes "Knitting Long Locks into a Locks Collar" and "Working with Shorter Locks for a Shearling Look". Enjoy!
Atlas Shawl Pattern and Yarn
This shawl pattern was designed exclusively for Shepherds Talk by Samantha Guerin (c) 2019.
The Atlas shawl is cast on with just a few stitches and is worked with increases on every right side row until you've reached your desired size or run out of yarn!
This uncomplicated design is perfect for showing off a special skein of hand spun yarn. Atlas is flexible in terms of gauge and yardage. The pattern includes a guidance for choosing a needle size to match your yarn, as well as instructions for weighing your yarn to determine the amount needed for the border tows and bind off. The sample shawl was knit with 8 oz. of bulky weight thick and thin Merino yarn on US 10.5 needles
You receive a PDF download of the pattern, and two 4 oz skeins of natural white Merino thick and thin yarn. Shipping within the continental US is included in price. Contact us if you would like to purchase outside the US as there will be addition shipping.
Spin to Knit a Heelless Spiral Sock - Video Workshop with Pattern
This video workshop, was initially created by Pam and Virginia to go with a complete workshop in a bag. Right now our supplies are running low, so we are offering just the tutorial and pattern, you supply your own fibers! This will give you all the inspiration and instruction to spin the yarn for your own wonderful no fail spiral sock. You will also get the pattern as a pdf file.
The pattern is simple to follow, uses an easy spiral pattern ( just knit and purl stitches) and was created to accommodate various weights of handspun. Be creative, you can dye your fiber, knit a solid color sock, or create a different color cuff, or you can easily add a heel if you like, but we love the ease of the heel-less sock as it fits all sizes.
This is a workshop that works equally well for first time sock-ers, as well as the more experienced. We have geared this to be successful and fun, no matter what your experience level, and have added more advanced challenges for those who seek them!
We use nylon that we blended into our fibers for strength. We do have White Nylon Fiber available for sale, but you can spin your fibers without it and still have a wonderful warm sock to wear or give as a gift.
Here is what you download:
Shepherds Talk Spiral Sock Video tutorials:
Part 1 MP4 download
Part 2 MP4 download
Part 3 MP4 download
Shepherds Talk Spiral Sock booklet PDF file
NOTE- we have broken these up into several segments for easy downloading, but they are fairly large video files, and we do not recommend downloading to your phone.
Casalana Felted Neck Piece
You will need for this project, over 2 oz. of fiber (contact Nui Milton on Facebook if you would like to use her lovely Merino)