Episode 73: New Zealand and Norrland

Hello dear knitting folk! I have a fun episode all about New Zealand sheep and Maniototo Wool, plus a Norrland pattern modification from hat to cowl! Some KAL updates and a HUGE giveaway from Mary Furness Weir of Maniototo Wool. I’ll chat about color-coding charts, my favorite cable needle and knitting something on my life list 🙂 Come hang a while? ~Melissa

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Giveaway Info: To enter to win one of two prizes from Maniototo Wool, please leave a comment here, in the YouTube comments for the episode, or on the Ravelry thread for this giveaway. Visit Maniototo Wool (maniototowool.co.nz) and let me know which of Mary’s yarns are your favorite or which colors you love! I’ll draw two winners in two weeks time via random number. Please note: international winners are responsible for their own postage costs. Good luck!




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9 Responses to Episode 73: New Zealand and Norrland

  1. njquilter24 says:

    well I had to go buy the pattern and am going to tackle making this cowl and hat probably mittens too. I agree with you I started knitting because of colorwork its a dream of mine to make a full color work sweater…think Marie Wallin designs! I would love to use the same colors you did for your cowl as it just fits this pattern so much. As always thanks for the inspiration and teaching me something new about yarn. Thanks K inspiredbyfiber on IG

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  2. ReginaMary says:

    Hi Melissa! Mary has beautiful wool. Nice to see solids in a world of speckle!
    I have my eye on the Jewelled Gecko sock yarn. Such a pretty green.

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  3. Julianne Williams says:

    All of the yarns are beautiful! But I’m drawn to the Kowhai color. I am a sucker for all things yellow and this is a gorgeous yellow!!

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  4. Ursula Acton says:

    I’ve been a fan of your podcast for a while; this lovely yarn has made a commenter out of me. Loved learning about this yarn’s story and the colour ways are gorgeous. (I’m always a fan of speckled yarn.) I think Duckpond, with those hints of grey shining through, is my favourite. Simply beautiful.

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  5. Audrey Knippa says:

    I was just in New Zealand at country rumors and had the opportunity to meet Mary. She told me about your podcasts so decided to take a listen. I was traveling by bicycle so could only buy a few skeins of yarn in Geraldine, with the plan to check out other yarns when we got finished with our bike tour. As the world situation was changing so fast we had to cut our trip short and fly back to our home in Oregon. I regret that I only bought 4 skeins from her, and a couple of other yarns along the way. I wish you the best and will be sure to check out your posts.

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