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Juniper Moon Farms Spring 2013 Yarns

KS: JMF Spring 2013

Mostly because I can’t help myself, I wanted to give a shout-out to Juniper Moon Farms for the Spring yarn collection.

First, the facts:

Yarn: Moonshine

Company: Juniper Moon Farm

Fiber: 40% Wool, 40% Alpaca, 20% Silk

Yardage: 100g/197yd

Weight: Worsted

Gauge: 5 sts = 1″ on US 7

The Patterns: Moonshine patterns from the new book.


Yarn: Sabine

Company: Juniper Moon Farm

Fiber: 40% Cotton/30% Royal Llama/30% Merino Wool

Yardage: 100g/218yds

Gauge: 4.75 sts = 1″ on US 7

The Patterns: Sabine patterns from the new book.


Yarn: Yearling

Company: Juniper Moon Farm

Fiber: 60% Merino Wool/40% Cotton

Yardage: 100g/109yds

Weight: Bulky

Gauge: 3.5 sts = 1″ on US 10.5

The Patterns Look: Yearling patterns from the new book.


Yarn: Findley Dappled

Company: Juniper Moon Farm

Fiber: 50% Merino Wool/50% Silk

Yardage: 100g/798yds

Weight: Lace

Gauge: 7.5 sts = 1″ on US 2

The Patterns: Findley Dappled patterns from the new book.


As a matter of full-disclosure, I’ve known Susan Gibbs, the woman behind this farm, since she started her Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm back around 2007/2008 and consider her a friend. My mother and I went to the first Shearing celebration of her flock in 2008, and I’ve been getting her CSA shares on and off ever since. I also test-knitted one of the sweaters in this Moonshine line (the one on the cover, in fact), and helped proof-read some of the patterns. In other words, I’m not exactly unbiased, but I’ve loved every one of her yarns that I’ve tried and am a big fan of her, her farm, and her blog (which you should be reading if you’re not already), so … even though these aren’t the kinds of books I usually review … I couldn’t help myself.

Oh, and for the record, knitting with Moonshine was a dream–beautiful and soft with a really gorgeous sheen. It was a delight. And Findley (dappled or otherwise) has become one of my favorite lace yarns. It’s smooth, even, has a gorgeous shine and blocks like a dream. Just saying.

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