This week I wanted to show off Yearling, JMF’s bulky weight 60% merino 40% cotton blend created for the Spring  Summer 2012 line. Talented repeat designer Pam Wynne created 12 lovely patterns that were mostly kid-centric.

sparker created this girly Charlie by using Firetruck, Leafy, & Bashful. Pam Wynne designed this pattern, as well as the companion patterns Marci & Lucy which give you the same look for matching photos! (or if your tyke just adores this sweater you could make her a matching tunic as she ages. Ya know, if you’re not into matching Christmas pictures or something.)

These Lamb Shoes (in recommended colorway Snowball) by laurelcat are also in the Yearling booklet. And they are another baby to adult pattern, as there are matching adult slippers! I just adore the sleepy lamby faces.

 Pam Wynne outdid herself with all the wonderful patterns for little ones made in Yearling, I wanted to show off how great Yearling looks on adults, too!

thewonderfulone made this Sunkist for her mom in Bashful. I love the tag sewn in; such a nice detail and great for care instructions. I can easily see me slipping into this cozy cardi!

katertater knit this Winkle-colored Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet within two days! I made one for my little sister early on in my knitting career and it took me WAY longer. (In fact, I think I finished it on the plan returning from a farm trip!)

Even though I wanted to show you adult patterns, I couldn’t resist showing you  maryvooigt’s Immie Baby Blanket in Cloudy. Look how lovely the lace blocks out!

Mollinn striped Firetruck and Cloudy to make her Oatmeal Pullover. I love the bright stripe with the gray neutral for added pop.

This Dorfinger Tee was made by mstgarden in Kiwi. Another lace pattern! I wouldn’t think of using Yearling for lace, but it looks like it’s working out well!


And finally, another Pam Wynne-designed project to round out the makings. This time it’s the title pattern Yearling! Again in Snowball, MNKnitter did a lovely job!

I don’t know if there’s enough time to knit much else for Christmas (but that’s not going to stop me from trying), but if there’s a way to meet your knitting goals it’s with a Bulky weight yarn like Yearling!

As always, click on the picture to be taken to the project page for more pictures as well as a link to the pattern.

You can find Yearling in a LYS near you by clicking here then clicking “find a store,” inputting your zip code and selecting Juniper Moon Farm as the yarn brand.