the Fiber Artist

Pegg spinning on her 200-year-old spinning wheel.

Pegg Thomas started knitting at age 9 in her local 4-H club. She has been spinning her own yarns since the tender age of 16 after she purchased a pair of English Angora rabbits to show in 4-H. From there she switched to French Angora rabbits and then to Border Leicester sheep.

Drafting and Design captured Pegg’s interest in high school and she went on to study at Lake Superior State University. However, her love with design went into a direction she never imagined. She started charting her own counted cross stitch designs. Published in numerous counted cross magazines throughout the 1980s and 1990s, when cross stitch started to slump in popularity, Pegg took her design skills and her love of knitting and started creating her own knitting patterns.

Today, Pegg creates her signature wool shawls from the fibers of her own flock of sheep. With the release of each new book, one of her newsletter subscribers is chosen to win the shawl that is themed to go with the new book.

Forged Embers Shawl
Beacon on the Bay Shawl
Northern Lilacs Shawl
Meadowsweet Shawl
Silvery Moon Shawl
Striped Sails Shawl

Free Knitting Patterns

Snug-Fitting Fingerless Mitts

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