Today is like Christmas and my birthday all rolled in to one because today, we are unveiling The Shepherd & The Shearer designs! Remember way back in November when I first told you about this crazy idea we had? Actually, I blather on so long that it took two whole posts to explain the idea.

But you guys got it! You totally understood what we were trying to do and you got on board to make this kooky dream a reality.

You know who else totally understood what we were trying to do? Kate Davies and Kirsten Kapur. Two amazing, rock star designers who enthusiastically embraced this idea and jumped in with both feet.

And now, without further ado, I present The Shepherd & The Shearer!

The Shepherd and The Shearer

On the left is The Shepherd hoodie by Kate Davies and on the Right is The Shearer pullover by Kirsten Kapur. It was difficult deciding which sweater was named which, but in the end I think we got it perfect.



How can you not fall in love with The Shepherd and Kate Davies in it?






Who wouldn’t want to make and wear The Shearer every single day?






We are so happy that we can offer a limited number of kits in our new shop. The kits include yarn to make your sweater as well as a discount so you can get one of the two patterns for free – your choice (don’t forget to add it to your order)! You also have your choice for which kind of yarn you’d like – The Shepherd and The Shearer yarn that was milled specifically for this project and grown by small farmers along with Mid-Atlantic, or we have a very limited quantity of our 2013 colored flock yarn that would look amazing knitted up into one of these sweaters! Both were shorn by our Shepherd Emily Chamelin (who is back to shearing after her hand accident!). They were made to the same specifications just so that you could substitute them if you wanted.

We’re also offering the patterns as individual pdf downloads and we’re offering an ebook of the gorgeous booklet that our subscribers are receiving. It tells about the making of the yarn and the designing of the sweater and includes pictures of the process. You can find those items in our shop here.

We hope that even if you don’t purchase the patterns (or better yet the kit!) now, that you’ll favorite, queue, facebook, and pin these wonderful patterns. The designers deserve so much credit for creating beautiful patterns for our yarn and we’d love to see the patterns become wildly popular! We really appreciate your support in helping to send women to shearing school!

In case you’re still reading and not at the shop, here are some outtakes from the photoshoot – Jerry is such an attention hog (llama)!

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The Shepherd photos courtesy of Kate Davies Design.