Susan Gibbs gave up a power position as a network news producer to become a shepherd and establish Juniper Moon Farm—and these 30 "modern country" knits all use her own popular line of commercially produced yarns. Featuring contributions by such notable designers as Tabetha Hedrick and Yoko Hatta, this contemporary, casual collection includes sweaters, shawls, scarves, hats, mitts, and other accessories. Gibbs also shares musings about and photographs of her life on the farm and her heartland aesthetic.
"For needleworkers, there's no such thing as too many patterns. Former news producer, now sheep farmer, Gibbs feeds into that need by asking a few knitting designers--some well known, some waiting to be discovered--to develop women's-wear items for others to reconstruct. The results, using Gibbs' yarns . . . show her styles to be traditional, with a twist. A straightforward cardigan picks up bursts of color. Shawls feature a surprising bit of lace or cables at the edges. Dresses, tees, tops, and accessories are shaded subtly, with figure-hugging shapes. Directions are well presented, including not only materials and color photographs but also graphs, stitch keys, and level of difficulty." --"Booklist"
A former New York City network news producer, Susan Gibbs left her job to become a shepherd, founding her first farm with just four sheep. In addition to creating and running the world's first community-shared agriculture (CSA) fiber initiative, Susan is the creative director of a commercially produced yarn line that bears the name of her farm, and the editor-in-chief of the digital magazine By Hand.