Allen Farm Woolens
We take great pride in our wool products, not only because of the care we give to our sheep, but also because these products are a true representation of the skillful, creative, and inspiring weavers and knitters in our small island community.
Local knitters contribute a selection of hand knit sweaters, hats, scarves, and shawls made with our own Corriedale wool, as well as with cashmere and other specialty yarns.
We do accept custom orders.
We have a varying selection of hand knit sweaters made from our own Corriedale wool in cream, brown and grey, as well as locally knit sweaters of cashmere, and other unusual yarns. We also have a group of adult and children’s sweaters designed and knit in Ireland. Many of the adult sweaters are knit from lovely wool from Donegal, flecked and colorful.
These Irish Aran pattern hand knit wool hats by Betty are some of the prettiest items that we have in the shop. Available in one size.
Colors: cream, brown
Skeins of Wool
We currently have 4 oz skeins (about 200 yds) in a useful worsted weight, in several colors ranging from: cream and chocolate to grayish brown. The colors will vary according to the sheep, as all our wools are their natural color. If you wish us to attempt to match yarn from a previous purchase, we request that you enclose a sample.
4 oz skein about 200 yards, worsted weight
Colors: cream, light grey, light brown, and dark brown
We have been weaving throws at the farm for over 25 years. Clare Ives, our weaver, has mastered our custom built AVL loom. Although our patterns are simple, unique, and straightforward, we create a timeless heirloom, which make s a very special and unique Vineyard gift or wedding present. Our throws (suitable for either a country interior or a more sophisticated decorating scheme), are hand woven. They are offered in a twill pattern with a warp of our sheep’s natural shades of cream and brown. Some are woven simply in one color, while others have complimentary shades ranging from soft sky blue, hunter green to autumn’s reds and oranges.
Throws measure 53” x 75”
$375 plus sales tax and shipping
We have a selection of blankets woven in our wool by a small mill in central Massachusetts. These bed blankets are substantive but have a soft light feel.
Sizes: Twin, Queen, and King
Colors: cream, cream and brown herringbone, plaid pattern
160.00, 195.00, and 210.00, plus sales tax and shipping
We can gift wrap and ship blankets
Allen Farm Vests
Clarissa and Mitchell designed our vests, with the help of Valerie Beggs. Valerie lived on the island and developed a lovely line of woolen jackets and pants called “Woodland Waders”. She now designs for Woolrich. Our vests are generously sized, and can be seen on lawyers, academics, artists, gardeners, farmers, wood workers, stone masons, wine makers, boat builder’s, SSA employees, grooms and groomsmen, and men, women and children everywhere…
Our vests are 100% wool sewn locally in Fall River, Massachusetts
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL. They are generously sized with lots of pockets, a V-neck, and button easily.
Colors: brown herringbone, green, tan flecked, brown flecked, light grey, dark grey
Our adult vests are $150.00
Our children’s vests are modeled after our adult vests but with only one front pocket. It is sized for toddlers in S, M and L in dark grey. They are $95.00
Photography of Allen Farm Throws by: Blue Rock Design http://www.bluerockdesignco.com/