Introducing Shorn: A Farm to Skein Yarn!

Shorn, my first farm-to-skein yarn, was released on Sat, March 2nd at 1:00pm! I’m currently SOLD OUT, but I do have a short waiting list (in case skeins become available) Please contact me at to be put on the waiting list 🙂  


Shorn’s Story
This is a limited edition, locally grown and spun yarn made from the fleece of sheep who live right down the road from me on Fox Run Farm (Monticello, Il) and Seven Sisters Farm (Sidney, IL)! It’s been left in it’s natural, cream-colored state and minimally processed by Stonehedge Fiber Mill in Michigan. Because the mill does not use chemicals, the yarn has a small amount of VM (vegetable matter). This yarn is a delight to knit and makes a beautifully dense and warm fabric! Limited supply available! Add a skein to your stash OR purchase a kit designed specifically for this yarn!

In a nutshell, Shorn is:

  • Blended for next-to-skin softness and strength: 80% Cormo / 20% Corriedale
  • Grown and Gathered from two local Illinois shepherdesses
  • Milled in Michigan
  • Spun to be a sport weight yarn
  • Skeined up in 250 yd / 4oz hanks of squishy goodness!
  • Best for: close-to-the-skin accessories such as cowls, hats, or shawls . . . but it would also make a beautiful sweater!

Patterns for Shorn
To make this launch even more special, I’ve teamed up with my friend, Albina McLaughlin, the brilliant designer behind LB Handknits. She has designed two “Csilla” patterns: a 1-skein cowl and a 1-skein hat perfect for this yarn. Both accessory patterns have been tech edited and test knit. During the launch, kits for both will be available!!



I’ll also be having a little YouTube yarn launch party with some giveaways! Shorn is in limited supply, and I’m hoping you can get your hands on some.

All you have to decide is what to order! I have three options available:

  • skeins for $20 each + shipping
  • a Csilla Cowl Kit (1 skein of yarn + pattern ): $24 + shipping
  • a Csilla Hat Kit (1 skein of yarn + pattern ): $24 + shipping

**I am currently *SOLD OUT* Email me to be added to the waiting list:

To purchase your own piece of this farm-to-skein adventure, please email me at with your Paypal email address, ZIP code, AND your order (number of skeins an/or kits). I’ll send a Paypal invoice directly to you with shipping pre-calculated!  I’ll be accepting orders on a first come, first serve basis as of 1:00pm CST on Saturday, March 2nd.

I can’t wait for Saturday . . . can you??

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11 Responses to Introducing Shorn: A Farm to Skein Yarn!

  1. Debbie says:

    I have seen and felt this yarn in person, and you just gotta have it! Cormo is so soft, airy, and warm! I have processed Cormo from the fleece, and it is so much work. All the work is done for you with this yarn! You have to try it.

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  2. metaspencer says:

    yarn looks awesome! very cool that you’re doing this

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  3. Trich says:

    This is so exciting! I just recently discovered your v-cast and am enjoying watching episodes in reverse order.

    How exciting to be offering for sale yarn made with wool from nearby flocks. I’ve got a couple sweaters in mind (Clio, Camas and the Library Vest) if I’m able to acquire 5-6 skeins. It would be fun using your yarn for a Modification KAL sweater.

    Be looking for an email from me on Saturday. Fingers crossed I get enough yarn for a sweater…


    On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 9:03 AM Knitting the Stash! wrote:

    > knittingthestash posted: “Shorn, my first farm-to-skein yarn, will be > released Sat, March 2nd at 1:00pm! Please scroll to the bottom of the > page for purchase options. Shorn’s Story This is a limited edition, locally > grown and spun yarn made from the fleece of sheep who live ” >

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  4. Wishing you all the best of luck with this. I am totally besotted with cream wool at the moment, must be spring in the air.

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  5. arannaknits says:

    Love your Podcast, Melissa🌿
    Shorn looks scrumptious✨Way to go making this happen💫
    My greatest maker moment would be to have knit a pullover or cardigan for each member of the four generations of my family – that they all like and wear🙂 That’s the tricky part! lol
    Looks like you are having fun with ‘Knitting the Stash and doing a great job of sharing the fibre-love🌻 Thank you🦋

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  6. Alba says:

    Wow! I look forward to knitting with Shorn! A great moment would be writing a pattern for one of my designs. I am a huge fan of modifications too, and lately I have started creating designs from scratch. I love teaching and writing a pattern seems quite similar to it…

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  7. Tina says:

    Love your podcast and all that I learn from it. Thank you for taking the time to share with us! My maker moment is when my kids come to me and ask for another hand knitted item – be it socks, hats, mittens or sweaters! I love that my kids are so knitworthy! I would love to knit something out of Shorn!

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  8. Ana hentze says:

    That was a beautiful podcast. Short and sweet. The yarn is awesome and I really like the cowl pattern.
    My grewatest maker moment would be to meet a sheep. Get done fleece from such sheep. Spin it. Dye it and then knit a shawl!! But it is a lot !!

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  9. Louise Travill says:

    Melissa your cormo looks amazing. I am relatively new spinner and I aspire to someday being able to do sheep to skein.

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