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Don’t spin ’em like they used to? Bartlettyarns: yes they do!

Bartlettyarns is a New England favorite, for good reason.

We love visiting Bartlettyarns! This local, traditional mill, has an historic 100%-legitimate, old-timey ambiance that takes us to a cozy place. Here, yarn is spun on machinery made of wood and metal, without plastic or computers. Using an original mule-spinner, it’s spun from regionally sourced fleeces, in small batches. Quality counts.

This type of spinning gives the yarn a lofty hand and rustic looking quality that’s perfect for mittens and sweaters. The mule spinning process mimics a long draw in hand spinning and the yarn has more of a homespun quality than anything else we’ve seen.

So we were delighted to see the story, pictures, and video tour of Bartlettyarns by the Bangor Daily News. It’s a great tale of how the business has stayed true to it’s ideals over the course of close to two centuries! Yes, you heard that right: at 196 years, we’ll call it two centuries. (By comparison it’s a drop in the bucket, but Halcyon Yarn has proudly stocked Batlettyarns for over two decades.)

Take a gander and you’ll be see why we love the yarn, the mill, and the people behind the brand. Then, take a gander at Bartlettyarns Maine Wool Yarn, a favorite Maine yarn that carries a wonderful weight of tradition. The Bartlettyarns Maine Wool - Sport Yarn is available by special order as well.

 

Bartlettyarns Maine Wool Yarn Bartlettyarns Maine Wool Yarn
Bartlettyarns Maine Wool - Sport Yarn Bartlettyarns Maine Wool - Sport Yarn

Thank you Bartlettyarns, and thank you Bangor Daily News for sharing the story!

 

Bartlett Worsted Weight Yarn is beautiful woven in blankets, and is a great yarn for these classic knitting patterns:

Candide Ragg Socks and Cap Number 38 - Pattern download

 

Candide Ragg Socks and Cap Number 38 - Pattern download  Candide Ragg Socks and Cap Number 38 - Pattern download

Portuguese Fisherman Pullover - Pattern download

 

Portuguese Fisherman Pullover - Pattern download  Portuguese Fisherman Pullover - Pattern download

Neck Down Cardigan by Knitting Pure and Simple

 

Neck Down Cardigan by Knitting Pure and Simple  Neck Down Cardigan by Knitting Pure and Simple

Adult Aran Sweater - Yankee Knitter - Pattern download

 

Adult Aran Sweater - Yankee Knitter  - Pattern download  Adult Aran Sweater - Yankee Knitter - Pattern download

 

Related items of interest: • Our yarnsMedium weight yarnsWool yarnsFine weight yarnsKnitting Patterns

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