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It is really cold in New York today, but nothing like it was last year when we were at Morehouse Farm, shooting our knitting story for the current January issue of Martha Stewart Living. There had been an ice storm the night before, the power was out, but it was incredibly beautiful with the trees looking like they'd been dipped in glitter (perfect Martha Stewart Style) and the sheep slowly walking through the snow, calm and quiet. Take a look at this beautiful video:


Margrit and Albrecht, the owners of the farm and breeders of those amazing Merino sheep took good care of us. Our sweet little model was a trooper ( the handknit hat, cowl and mittens must've kept her warm enough) ...

... and a nap wrapped up in our  handknit blanket (made with yarn from the Morehouse sheep) was very cozy.

Depending if you need something to keep you warm very quickly, or you're planning for a project that will keep you happy knitting for those cold winter nights, there are many easy projects in this story. All based on simple rectangles, so even a beginner can soon be warm and cozy. Happy Knitting !

Comments (14)

  • Cheers to knitting. I was so excited to see knitting featured in the January issue. Such a cozy time of year for this hobby.

  • according to the instructions for the knitted blanket in the jan. issue of martha stewart magazine , this website will furnish directions. where are they?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Charlotte,

    You can view the instructions by clicking on the word 'blanket' in Silke's post. Here's the link:


  • Hello,
    I thought along with the knitting article I saw beautiful knitted chair covers and pillows. If so, where can I get the instructions for these items. I was reading the article at my doctors office and did not want to tear out the pages and have someone else miss out on this! Thanks.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hi Andrea,

    You can find the how-to for the stool covers through this link-
    The instructions for the pillows are in the back of the January issue.

    Hope this helps!

  • There's all kinds of knitting projects and you show how to knit .But you don't have anything for croceting.I.keep looking and waiting for something.Thank you for the other crafts you give us.

  • The knitted blanket looks so welcoming. It makes me want to jump into bed.

  • In your Martha Stewart Living Jan 2012 on page 103 there is a wrap star scarf. I would love to have the directions for this scarf...Thank you very much.

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hello Tina,
    the instructions for the scarf are on page 127. It is called 'purse stitch scarf'.
    Happy Knitting.

  • Purse _ stitch scraft cannot figure it out.

  • Crafter Comment:

    If you go to this link, there is a video you can watch on how to knit this.
    Hopefully it will help you with this stitch. It really is very easy once you figure it out. Good luck.

  • Crafter Comment:

    you can follow the instructions on this link
    You can use any needle size or yarn, just knit a swatch to determine your gauge first. Then follow the
    dimensions of the glove and have fun knitting.

  • There appears to be an error in the instructions for the purse-stitch scarf?

  • Crafter Comment:

    Hello Trina,
    take a look at this video. Hopefully it helps you to understand the purse stitch.

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