I've got farm yarns on the brain these days, having just launched my new book, The Knitter's Book of Wool.
Which may explain why Jennifer Appleby's M'Gonigle hat called to me, with its simple ribbing, wandering cable motifs, and classic wooly look that begs to be knit in an old-fashioned farm yarn. That's what I decided to swatch for this issue. M'Gonigle presents an ideal opportunity to wander through a variety of sheep breeds and spinning techniques to illustrate how using fiber from different breeds can give you strikingly different results from a single pattern.
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