These are made from an 85% wool, 15% mohair blend. I knit them very over sized and shrink them down to fit. This is called felting, and it makes the mittens more weather resistant and durable.
$39.00 adult sizes
Tablet, e-reader and phone covers:
These are knit three times larger than the finished product and then felted. Shrinking the covers this much makes them very thick, durable and padded to protect the items inside.
The hats are either made from 100% wool, or the wool, mohair blend. These are not felted so they remain stretchy for more comfort. I make over 75 different color and pattern choices, and they are all lined with fleece around the ears.
These come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and are also very firmly felted for durability.
Felted wool slippers:
These are very firmly felted wool slippers with a double bottom for exceptional durability. We find them very warm.
About Barn Swallow Garden:
My name is Elizabeth and Barn Swallow Garden is my small business. I started this business in 2008 growing 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, garlic and and other vegetables for the farmers market. I specialized in unusual varieties you couldn't buy in the grocery stores. Being a life long knitter, I knit a few mittens and hats to spice up my market offerings. The mittens and hats were such a big hit, that I now have my hands full with the knit items for the farmers market.
Thanks for your interest in Barn Swallow Garden, and a big thank you for supporting this local business! I have really enjoyed being part of the Mill City Farmers market and meeting many of you there. Thanks also to Mike and Rose for helping at the markets.
Where Barn Swallow Garden products are sold:
Midwest Mountaineeering- 309 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis http://midwestmtn.com
Mother Earth Gardens-3738 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis http://motherearthgarden.com
Mill City Farmers Market - Runs Saturdays starting May 7th, I am only there late in the season. http://millcityfarmersmarket.org
Please contact me:
Send me your email address and I will send you a newsletter on where I will be selling in 2012, as well as information on new products. Let me know if you have any questions, feedback, or would like to buy something directly from me.