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Norumbega: A classic Aran weight 2-ply yarn, made in Maine

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.

Woven Chickadee Blanket


Norumbega Yarn 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.

Woven Vacationland Pillows & Knitted Eastport Pillows

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.

Lobster Roll Pullover & Whale Watch Beanie

Check out these patterns from the Norumbega Fall 2018 Collection:


Whale Watch Beanies  Whale Watch Beanies
Whale Watch Beanies - Pattern download  Whale Watch Beanies - Pattern download
Auditorium - Knitted Backpack Pattern   Auditorium - Knitted Backpack Pattern
Auditorium - Knitted Backpack Pattern (Download)  Auditorium - Knitted Backpack Pattern (Download)
Vacationland Woven Pillows  Vacationland Woven Pillows
Vacationland Woven Pillows - Pattern Download  Vacationland Woven Pillows - Pattern Download
Eastport Pillow  Eastport Pillow
Eastport Pillow - Pattern Download  Eastport Pillow - Pattern Download
Popham Cowl  Popham Cowl
Popham Cowl - Pattern Download  Popham Cowl - Pattern Download
Chickadee Woven Blanket  Chickadee Woven Blanket
Chickadee Woven Blanket - Pattern Download  Chickadee Woven Blanket - Pattern Download
Pemaquid Mittens - printed pattern  Pemaquid Mittens - printed pattern
Pemaquid Mittens - pattern download  Pemaquid Mittens - pattern download
Lubec Pullover  Lubec Pullover
Lubec Pullover - Pattern Download  Lubec Pullover - Pattern Download
Rangeley Cardigan  Rangeley Cardigan
Rangeley Cardigan - Pattern Download  Rangeley Cardigan - Pattern Download
Lobster Roll Pullover  Lobster Roll Pullover
Lobster Roll Pullover - Pattern Download  Lobster Roll Pullover - Pattern Download
Ship Shape  Ship Shape
Ship Shape Kid's Crew - Pattern download  Ship Shape Kid's Crew - Pattern download


Norumbega Yarn Norumbega Yarn

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