I'm super excited to have added Peace Fleece to the Verra line-up! In addition to having some great yarns the company's mission is right up our alley. Peace Fleece is brainchild of Peter and Marty Hagerty, who through the work of their yarn company, are committed to helping historic enemies cooperate and prosper through trade. Seriously, does it get much cooler than that?
From the Peace Fleece story included with their kits:
"Our office is a sheep farm in Maine, a crowded family apartment in Moscow or the back of a pickup truck somewhere between Tel Aviv and Jericho. After we return from each trip, we appreciate the courage of our partners, many of whom are in the midst of a political, social or economic crisis and some are living in a war zone. By working with people who sell wool and tend to livestock every day, we hope to find common ground that can slowly lead to mutual understanding and interdependence, no matter how deep the hurt or how old the conflict."
To read more of the Peace Fleece story, visit their website.
A quintessential fall yarn, Peace Fleece Worsted is a sturdy blend of wool and mohair in tweedy color combinations that just begs to be made into hats and sweaters.
Looking for some inspiration?
Accordion from Knitty (a kids cardigan) -- free pattern!
Central Park Hoodie (a classic women's cardigan) [rav link]
28thirty (super cute cropped jacket) [rav link]
Sweet Double (double-breasted jacket)
Be on the look-out for more great products from Peace Fleece at Verra in November!