Aeshna Shawl PDF

The unique crescent shape of this shawl is filled with fireflies and glorifies the border of dragonflies at the lower edge, stirring memories of warm, balmy summer evenings. The original hand-spun yarn takes advantage of slow colour transitions but the design will look delightful in many different styles of lace yarns.

Index • 6

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.

Elmvale Mittens : spin the yarn

When I have a pretty, lively, colourful braid of hand-dyed roving in my hands, it presents an endless number of possibilities as to how to spin it up.

Mystery Shawl KAL Clue #3!

Our 3rd Clue for the Mystery Shawl is available!

Hollow Oak Socks PDF

These socks feature a toe-up design to make the most of your handspun yarn. They have easy cables running from the toe up to the cuff and are sized for both S/M (women’s) and M/L (men’s) feet. They feature an easy and fun-to-work gusset heel and a roomy toe.

Indie Spotlight • 6 : The Sweet Sheep Wool Shoppe

This Issue, Anne chats with Michelle Szeghalmi-Shirley of The Sweet Sheep Wool Shoppe. [...]

Contributors • 6

Contributors to our 6th Issue! [...]

Mini Breakfast Egg Puffs

If you prefer to start your day in a warm, savory way, this recipe is for you. [...]

Baked Berry Oatmeal

While the title says berry oatmeal, any fruit will do. Peaches, plums and cherries are just as delicious. In the middle of winter when tasty fruit is out of season, go ahead and use frozen. [...]


Granola is not just for breakfast, it is a wonderful snack to take when you are out and about and tempted by potato chips. [...]

Refractive Socks : spin the yarn

I love progression dyed fiber. There’s something magical about splitting a combed top in half and combining it back together to get something almost, but not quite, what you had before in terms of color. [...]

Spin 6 : Finding Your Spinning Noodle

Pasta is a serious business, it appears. The contents and sizes of particular types are governed by law on a global level, something many of us probably do not know.

So what on earth does this have to do with spinning? [...]

Product Review • 6 : Spinolution Hopper Spinning Wheel

Spinolution is a relatively new wheel production company. They began building wheels in 1983, and have a variety of styles to choose from including the Mach, the Queen Bee (their very small, foldable travel wheel) and the brand-new Wind, as well as their “art yarn” wheel, the Hopper. [...]