The Morehouse Merino Flock
The Morehouse Merino Flock

Welcome to The Flock...

It's an amazing place to learn or practice new techniques in a community of supportive knitters.

About Us

Morehouse Farm is the first superfine Merino sheep farm in America!  Located in New York's Hudson Valley, we grow the softest farm yarn you'll ever feel. We spin our yarn in 5 different weights and have 118 colorways to choose from for projects that inspire creativity.  

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Each month, we host project dedicated to learning and practicing our craft.

Each project comes with a LIVE virtual class conducted via Zoom and 30 days of project support via
- a self-paced course which breaks the project down into daily goals
- video tutorials so that you have THE video you need when you need it
(no more wasting an hour to find *the* one on YouTube!)
- studio hours to answer questions you have on any project
- chat support
- times to knit and unwind with your fellow members
- access to the course library
    (that's right, all the past courses stay for you for as long as you're a member).

all for just $45 when you join at the Shepherd/ess level.


Our community encourages each other with three guiding principles:
1) Be good to each other - and yourself
2) You can't say the word can't unless it's followed by the word YET
3) Behind isn't a project status, it's only something you sit on.


Why You Should Join Us

When you join The Flock, we'll help you take your knitting to the next level so that you can knit absolutely anything you put on your wish list!  

You'll have your choice of three different membership levels to help you pick the level of instruction and connection that's right for you.  Here are just some of the benefits:

  • Your own personal knitting instructor, across the internet
  • A new project every month to learn and practice new techniques - at your own pace, with daily goals to follow (or come back to later)
  • The instruction you need at your fingertips for the project you're working on ... without searching through a dozen YouTube videos
  • Dedicated studio hours so that you can get one-on-one help with any project
  • Virtual knit-ins so you can enjoy the company of other like-minded knitters
  • The chance to learn how to fix a mistake without ripping it all out
  • Help substituting yarn so you know it will work for your project before you even start
  •  The confidence and skills to knit anything you put on your wish list
  • And most importantly,
    you'll be taking care of yourself - because knitting is good for you:  mind, body, and soul.

Upcoming Classes

Morehouse at Home: Placemats
for the holidays


This December, we'll be adding wool to another room in the home:
the dining area.

Using three colors of Morehouse Merino 3-strand worsted, you'll whip up a pair of placemats that add warmth and fair to your table, along the the added benefit of being both absorbent and (hand) washable!

We'll learn or practice:

- choosing the right stitch for a project that needs to be FLAT
- even cast-ons that don't ruffle
- the linen stitch... in three! colors
- creating a neat edge when carrying multiple colors
- reading your knitting so you know where you left off in this stitch pattern
- bind-offs to match the cast-on
- blocking for square

In class, we'll practice on a swatch, which happens to make a fantastic coaster. (3 skeins will make two placemats, and if you knit to gauge, you'll have just enough left to make two coasters too!)

Materials needed:
- 3 skeins of Morehouse Merino 3-strand worsted
(For class, and the coaster, 20 yards of each of 3 colors will do it!)
- US #7 circular needles, 16" or longer (we're knitting back and forth AND you need to be able to work from both ends )
- The pattern, which is free to Flock members in December!


Homework:  Wind your yarn :)


Class times:
Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 PM EDT
Saturday, December 11 at 10:00 AM EDT


 

How do I register for a LIVE class?

Join the Flock with a Shepherd/ess membership!
Not only do you get
a seat in our live virtual class
you also receive 30 days of project support
so that you finish your project with confidence.
There's daily chat support, studio hours for one-on-one help,
and a chance to knit and unwind with your fellow flock members.
Plus, you get access to the entire Morehouse Merino Flock Course Library for as long as you're a member!


Prefer to work at your own pace?
The Farmhand Membership lets you take advantage of the
- self-paced course with video instruction just as you need it
- chat help with any questions
- 30 days of project support
- our Knit and Unwind gatherings


Why become a member?

When you join the Morehouse Merino Flock Online Learning community,
 you're a member of the Flock. 

Flock members knit and learn and grow together, supporting each other through new projects, long projects, and life in between.

We join in from wherever we are.
We have our knitting in common.
We want to learn new things.
We try them.
We practice them.
We build our confidence.
We're ready to start whatever's on our wish list.

All together.  All supporting each other.  All learning faster together.  


Just a sample of what's in
 Our Course Library...

Wanderly: delightful toe-up socks with an afterthought heel
Atlas Headband: double-knitting in the round that'll have you saying you've conquered mountains
Atlas Cuffs: learn double knitting on the flat, and turn them into mittens
Tansie Wrap: gorgeous beaded wrap by Louisa Harding
Fizzy Drinks Felted Coasters: learn mosaic knitting and felting at the same time
Christine's Cowl: a one-skein cowl that's a go-to gift
The Calvin Sweater:  a sweater for the whole family.  Adults and  Children

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