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Yarn Along: Ponchos and Friends

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The Sachem Farm

Though I have all the yarn I could possibly ever want from my own flock of Romney sheep, I still enjoy knitting with yarn from other small family farms. My good friend and fellow shepherd, Jennifer, from The Sachem Farm in CT, raises a small flock of Romney and Border Leicester sheep. A year or two ago, after visiting with Jennifer, I found myself coming home with an armful of her yarn. I was drawn to the lovely green yarn with flecks of blue, yellow, and red. I held on to my stash of Sachem Farm yarn for a few months, trying to decide what to knit. Last spring, Jennifer introduced me to a poncho pattern from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. I am constantly wanting something around my shoulders during the long Vermont winter, and this poncho seemed just the right thing.

Anna – Wearing My Poncho

It took me 8 months to complete the poncho as I have been nursing along a hurt hand and have limited my knitting time. Jennifer’s yarn has a lovely drape and wonderful handle, which  made knitting a delight, despite the monotony of just knitting a large rectangle.  In December, I finally finished my poncho and I have been warm ever since. Thank you Jennifer!

The Sachem Farm yarn can be purchased online here!

Jennifer also runs a lovely small Bed & Breakfast in a peaceful and beautiful setting on Lake Waramaug.

This post inspired by Yarn Along.

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4 Responses

  1. A Little Blue Dragonfly
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    I’ve had this poncho pattern in my favorites for some time now. Maybe next fall? Yours is beautiful! 🙂

  2. Andee
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    I love your poncho!

  3. Leigh k
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    This is fabulous! Stopping by to say hello via Ginny ~

  4. Amber
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    It looks lovely! I just added the poncho pattern to my library on Ravelry!