When Fall is here and the cooler weather is upon us, I start craving an “instant gratification” project – something I can whip up in no time to welcome my favorite season in style. Of course, late summer/early autumn is also when a lot of knitters start counting the weeks (or knitting hours) left until holiday presents are due… Let’s get started!
Whether you’re getting started on your holiday projects or looking for a quick fix, our Norumbega Yarn (previously known as Botanica) is sure to satisfy any knitter’s wool craving. This Aran weight yarn is made from 100% American wool, spun right here in Maine. A cold weather favorite for over 35 years – now with a brand spankin’ new collection of patterns! These accessories knit up quickly, and you’ll love the squishy coziness they’ll provide for years to come.
The Whale Watch Beanies feature an easy twisted stockinette stitch pattern for subtle all over texture. One skein of Norumbega Yarn is all you need to make one of these slouchy hats. Worked seamlessly in the round.
Size: One size, fits youth through adult. Finished hat measures approximately 21″ around.
Gauge: 15 sts and 24 rows to 4″ in twisted stitch pattern using size US 9 knitting needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Yarn: Norumbega Yarn, 1 skein
Squishy Brioche stitch and Norumbega Yarn pair beautifully to create the Popham Cowl. This generously sized, reversible cowl is knit seamlessly in the round – and it’s a great beginner’s introduction to two-color Brioche!
Size: 27″ circumference / 12.5″ height
Gauge: 10.5 sts and 16 rows to 4″ in Two-color Brioche stitch using size US 10 knitting needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Yarn: Norumbega Yarn
1 skein Color A (shown in Pewter Gray)
1 skein Color B (shown in Pink Clover)
The Popham Cowl is also available as a kit!
Sized for the whole family, the Pemaquid Mitts are knit flat on straight needles. Choose from four Maine-inspired motifs (pine tree, whale, mushroom or anchor), or use the blank charts included to create your own!
Sizes: Child’s M/L (Adult S/M, Adult L)
Finished hand circumference: 6.75 (7.75, 8.75)”
Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows to 4″ using size US 7 knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Yarn: Norumbega Yarn
Main Color: 1 skein (160 yards)
Contrast Color: 1 skein (or approximately 80 yards)
Pemaquid Mitts are also available as kits!
To see the complete Norumbega Fall 2018 collection, click here!
More about the lovely Norumbega Yarn here!