What’s old is new.Over 40 years ago, Halcyon Yarn created a yarn with a distinctively tight, pearly twist. Originally called “Scottish Tapestry,” this Aran weight 2-ply wool later became known as “Botanica.” Although this squishy, sturdy yarn was first developed for weavers, we couldn’t help but take our knitting needles and crochet hooks to it over the years. Now with new pattern support for both knitters and weavers, we’ve given our old favorite a beautiful refresh… (Re)Introducing: Norumbega Yarn.
Yarn info: • 100% USA wool, made in Maine • 160 yards (145 m) / 4 oz (115 g) skein • 14 – 18 sts & 20 – 24 rows = 4″ in St st on US 7-9 knitting needles • 11 – 12 sts & 10 – 12 rows = 4″ on US I/9-K/10.5 crochet hook • WPI: 7.5 – 9 • Weaving sett: 6 E.P.I. tabby, 8 E.P.I. twill
Care: Hand wash gently in lukewarm water. Lay flat to dry.
Still spun in the same family-run Maine mill from 100% American wool, not much has changed except the name. No matter what your craft is, you can expect projects made from Norumbega to last. The smooth, worsted-spun twist that makes this yarn so unique also makes it extremely durable and resistant to pilling. Unlike fuzzier woolen-spun yarns of a similar weight, the sleek surface makes it less itchy than other yarns, so it’s great for rugged mittens, hats, and scarves. The soft squishiness and broad color range of this classic New England wool makes it a favorite choice for sweaters, winter accessories and home decor.
Check out these patterns from the Norumbega Fall 2018 Collection: