Gotland Sheep Cotton Towel
This lovely 100% organic Gotland sheep cotton towel is custom designed and woven for us by Ekelund Master Weavers of Horred, Sweden. It measures 14 inches by 20 inches and has a convenient loop for hanging the towel on a hook on the back side. It softens with each washing and is perfect for kitchen or bathroom use.
The towel features our Gotland ewe named Carie portrayed by Vermont block print artist Mary Azarian. It makes a wonderful gift for the Gotland sheep lover.
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Gourd Yarn Bowl
Our yarn bowls are made from gourds grown on an Amish farm in Pennsylvania. They are then hand cut with an opening in the top and a slot for your yarn. Each gourd is then cleaned and sanded before painting with ink. The inside of the gourds have been sanded and then either stained with black walnuts, or decoupaged with silk fabric or paper. The gourds have been weighted to make them more stable.
They are just lovely with rich color. The gourds vary in size but measure between 6-7 inches at the opening. Combine with a skein of our Gotland yarn and you will have a wonderful gift for a knitter! Colors may vary.
Gray Gotland Yarn
Gotland sheep produce lustrous long curls in varying shades of gray from light silver to deep charcoal. The yarn has a very silky handle and a lovely drape when knit. This light shade is a true heathered gray, reminiscent of the mist that forms over the mountains on our farm in Vermont. The mill spun this wool in a 3 ply worsted weight. Each skein weighs approximately 3 oz. with ~110-120 yards to the skein. We have a limited number of skeins, so please order for your entire project.
Read more about this special breed of curly sheep from Sweden under “History of Gotlands”.
Spinners and fiber artists love Gotland roving for its lustrous long curls. Their fleeces come in varying shades of gray from light silver to deep charcoal. The wool for our roving is processed by a small Vermont fiber mill. They offer custom processing and specialize in fine fibers. Our Gotland roving comes in three shades of lovely true gray. The listing is for 2 oz. of roving.
Gotland Wool Handwoven Blanket
This elegant handwoven blanket is crafted by a friend and textile artist named Jane Woodhouse. We collaborated with Jane to design the perfect farm to home Vermont blanket. Jane raises angora goats on her Vermont farm and has been production weaving for the past 30 years. We selected a herringbone weave pattern to showcase two shades of our Gotland gray yarn, raised right here on our farm. The blanket has a lovely drape and silkiness common to Gotland fiber. The long fringe on each end of the blanket measures about 4 inches. The blankets measure approximately 62 inches in length and 30 inches in width, perfect for keeping the winter chill out.
Wrap yourself in the warmth of Gotland wool!
Sheep Rug Hooking Kit-small
This winter I have had fun doing some sheep rug hooking with our Gotland fleece and yarn. I have designed two patterns to share with you!
This sweet Gotland ewe kit comes with a primitive hook, and the sheep pattern drawn onto a piece of Scottish Burlap and stretched onto a wooden frame. It also comes with a handful of our Gotland fleece. All you need to add is some yarn for the back and legs and yarn for the background.
Once you have completed the design, use a flat screwdriver to lift the staples from the wooden frame, releasing the burlap. Then you may either turn it into a pillow or a small wall hanging! I have pictured my completed pillow for some inspiration! The reusable wooden frame measures 9 inches x 11 inches.
Knitting Project Bag
I could not resist making this knitting project bag out of this cute sheep fabric. Each bag has a white cotton lining, making them sturdy enough for your pointed knitting needles. The large bag features 2 long black woven straps for ease of carrying. A pocket with a Velcro closure on the inside keeps your scissors and stitch markers secure. A pocket on the outside holds your knitting needles or drop spindle, and cell phone. This bag is sized for your large projects.
Large Gotland Project Bag: 15 inches x 17 inches
Vermont Grand View Farm Sheep Mug
This sweet, custom made 12 oz. sheep mug features our Vermont Grand View Farm logo on the front. Each mug is handmade especially for our farm by Deneen Pottery. They are microwavable and dishwasher safe. The perfect mug for your morning cup of tea or coffee!
Vermont Cardigan Sweater Pattern
Knitwear designer, Hanna Maciejewska, worked with me to design this lovely classic cardigan for our Gotland yarn. The Vermont Cardigan is knit as a seamless, top down raglan sweater. The back has a beautiful textured lace design. The pattern includes directions for both a long and cropped version as well as long or short sleeves.
710 – 1330 yards (649 – 1216 meters) of worsted weight yarn that knits up to gauge
Gotland Yarn Worsted Weight [100% Wool – 56g/ 120 yards (110 meters)]
18 sts and 22 rows per 4″ (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with larger needles after blocking
US 6 [4 mm] & US 7 [4.5 mm]
This pattern is sold as a digital download.