What Is Farm & Fiber Knits?

All of us at Long Thread Media are so excited and proud to bring you our new knitting project—Farm & Fiber Knits!

Anne Merrow Aug 14, 2023 - 4 min read

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Farm & Fiber Knits is our brand-new venture—connecting you with designers, fiber producers, yarn-makers, and teachers that make your knitting life more meaningful. We’re eager to help you fall in love with your next project, find new corners of the knitting world to explore, and deepen your understanding of yarn and fiber. Subscribe today and join us on this journey!

Go Deeper into Yarn & Knitting

  • Discover farmers who are preserving rare breeds, growing fiber according to sustainable principles, following in long cultural traditions, and producing fibers you can’t wait to get your hands on.

  • Explore yarn mills that conserve natural resources, employ traditional equipment and techniques, partner with small farms, and create yarns for every purpose.

  • Hear from farmers, yarn-makers, and designers in their own words through videos, podcasts, and virtual visits.
  • Find a new project with twice-monthly pattern releases—new projects from popular designers and favorites from our catalog—that pair thoughtful yarn choices and clever details.

  • Dig into yarn at a new level, considering structure, fiber content, and sources to help you understand and get the most from both your newly discovered and well-loved yarns.

  • Read original essays from fascinating writers and bestselling authors that explore the knitting life and how authentic and meaningful it can be.

This is just the beginning, and as it is with knitting, a work in progress. But with decades of experience in knitting media, the team at Long Thread Media is ready to deliver an exciting new knitting experience.

From the graphic motif to the sweet pom-pom topperMelissa LaBarre's Leaf Cap makes the most of unique yarns. Photo by George Boe

Who Are We?

Farm & Fiber Knits is a new project from a team wholly focused on fiber arts. As the publishers of Spin Off, PieceWork, Handwoven, and Little Looms, Long Thread Media has built our name on creating magazines, videos, newsletters, and other offerings that help fiber artists improve their skills and understanding.

We’re launching Farm & Fiber Knits to support knitters who are choosing yarns thoughtfully. Who are curious about fibers and farms and people. Who are passionate about natural fiber. And from the field to the sweater, we are on the journey with you. We’ve always been the home for stories and techniques of how yarn is made and how people practice needlework, but we’re creating a space just for following yarns to the source and appreciating the connections that knitting creates.

Our team are editors and writers and designers and even a shepherd, but at the end of the day, we always come back to knitting. One day I asked our cofounder Linda Ligon how her knitting was going, and she said with a little shrug, “It’s just what we do.”


Anne Merrow was working in a high-rise in Times Square when her boss taught her to knit and changed her life.

Linda Ligon can’t help starting something new, whether it’s a new publishing company (three so far) or a stockinette-stitch sweater.

Karin Strom has edited magazines and advised yarn companies around the world, but she always heads home to the ultimate farmhouse near the Delaware Water Gap.