project inspiration: what to knit with Homestead!
Wondering what you can knit with Homestead…?
Since picking it up from our mill in early December, Homestead has been PERMANENTLY on my needles. I just love it, you guys! We do have a few design collaborations in the works but I know that it can be challenging to know if a yarn will lend itself well to a project when you’re not able to squish it or see any pattern examples. So today I thought it might be fun to share with you a few of the projects I’ve been knitting or am planning to cast on, as well as a few designs that I think would be a great match for this yarn.
People ask me all the time what I think our yarn best lends itself to. Personally, with Homestead I’m feeling all the hats and sweaters. I’ve also seen quite a few mitten WIP’s floating around out there (see here & here for example) Overall, Homestead is woolly and hardwearing, with great stitch definition which makes it great for projects featuring cables or textured stitches, as well as any garments you want to be extra warm and long lasting. Of course it’s really up to you, the knitter, what you choose to create- which is one of my very favourite parts of making this yarn. The creative process doesn’t end with us but really only begins there. In case you need a few ideas of what to cast on, here’s what I’ve been knitting and planning and dreaming about!
If you’re currently knitting with Homestead (or if you have plans for a specific project that you’d like to cast on soon!) I’d love to hear about it. Feel free to share your projects over on Instagram with the tags: #raincloudandsageyarn & #raincloudandsagehomestead. Of course you can also email me any time (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’ve got a project you’d like to share or if you’d like some advice on what sort of projects Homestead would be well suited to. I’m happy to provide suggestions and advice where I can.
If you’d like to see more project inspiration ideas, feel free to visit us over on Pinterest. I’ve got a “knitwear” board over there which is filled with projects I think would be perfect for Homestead or Origin. Happy Knitting!