Adult Nonfiction TT825 .L645 2008
Summary: Tucked away in a valley surrounded by a luscious landscape and rolling hills, Morehouse Farm is home to two former Manhattanites--Margrit Lohrer and Albrecht Pichler--who sought refuge from city life to raise Merino sheep and create the plushest wool of them all.Morehouse Farm Merino Knitsopens the gates of this magical farmland with a true city-to-country fairy tale and a fresh crop of patterns for merino handknits. Margrit Lohrer has developed more than forty patterns that range from lacy shawls and classic sweaters to adorable baby garments and colorful mittens, along with a selection of gorgeous accessories for the home--all inspired by the beauty of merino wool and the comfort of life on Morehouse Farm. These inventive patterns include something special for each member of the family, even the cat. Lively sidebars include anecdotes about farm life, helpful knitting tips, and methods for caring for merino wool. Full-color photographs of each handknit set against the lush Morehouse landscape will transport you directly to the farm. As you escape into this charming backdrop, discover the enchanting tale of the farm and follow the wool from sheep to shawl as you read firsthand accounts of caring for the flock, shearing, dyeing, spinning, and knitting with merino wool. Morehouse Farm Merino Knits offers more than forty designs geared for knitters who delight in the soothing qualities of working with a plush fiber. Spoil yourself with merino, the world's most luxurious wool yarn.
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