COMING SOON: The Pathways Collection by Laura Nelkin

When we were dreaming (Scheming?) about ways to promote our newest yarn, Road to China Lace, the designs of our good friend, Laura Nelkin of Nelkin Designs immediately came to mind. 

Her love of lace, feminine aesthetic, and unique approach to construction and style seemed like the perfect fit for the Road to China Lace. 

The Pathways Collection is a 4-piece accessory collection with a little something for everyone.

COVERT is a cowl knit in one piece and then seamed. The 2-sided lace is visually and texturally interesting and the customization options are endless. 

• Tanzanite, 1 skein.
• 24 sts + 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in lace patt, after blocking.
• US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, straight or circular.
• 36” (91.5 cm) circumference, 11.5” (29.25 cm) width.

VESA is a half-circular shawl featuring 4 different lace patterns and a stunning center panel. Both feminine and geometric, it is designed in two sizes to suit a variety of styles.

• Pewter (small), 1 skein. Blue Tourmaline (large), 2 skeins.
• 24 sts + 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st, after blocking.
• 2 - US 5 (3.75 mm) straights or dpns, 1- US 5 (3.75 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular.
• 52 (70)” [32 (177.75) cm] wide at top, 19 (30)” [48.25 (76.25) cm] at center back.

PROSPECT is a lacy shrug knit from the back center out Perfect as a soft layering piece, or, as pictured, as the perfect accompaniment to a gorgeous party dress.

• Peridot, 1 (2) skein(s).
• 24 sts + 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needle, after blocking.
• 1 - US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular and set dpns 1 - US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular.
• 17” (43.25 cm) high at center back, 40” (101.5 cm) across.

STILLWELL is a lace and garter shawl in a unique boomerang shape. Once the lace border is complete, the garter body is worked back and forth, and joined as you go.

• Sapphire (small), 1 skein, Rhodolite (large), 2 skeins.
• 22 sts + 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Garter st, after blocking.
• 1 - US 5 (3.75 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular, 2 - US 5 (3.75 mm) straights or dpns.
• 45.75 (70.5)” [116.25 (179) cm] width at top, 36.25 (56.25)” [92.25 (143) cm] garter edge, 29.5 (44.75)” [75 (113.75) cm] bind off edge.

The patterns will all be sold individually and will be available January 2015. We hope you love them as much as we do! 

Join us for the Second Annual Kelbourne Woolens Pop-Up Shop!

With the weather becoming colder, and the the holidays getting closer and closer, we're excited to announce that we'll be hosting our second annual Kelbourne Woolens Pop-Up Shop! 


From knit checks to mill ends, project bags to exclusive pop-up shop kits, we're here for your last minute gift shopping for friends, family, or yourself (we won't tell anyone, promise!) We're ecstatic to showcase our products at The Art Department; an amazing workshop and gallery space in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Focusing on handmade goods and local Philadelphia artisans we couldn't imagine a better place to host our second pop-up shop. 

We'll be at The Art Department all weekend long, with a scheduled knit night on Friday, December 12th, starting at 6 o'clock until we close at 8. Bring your WIP's, recently finished objects or those last minute knitted gifts. Can't make it to knit night? No worries, we'll be open on Saturday, December 13th from 12pm-6pm, and Sunday, December 14th from 12pm-4pm for those last minute gifts. 

So stop on by - we'd love to see you! For more information about our second pop-up shop, check out the Facebook event page, here


We're so excited to announce that we've moved our office to a new (to us), bigger, brighter, and better location!

After moving into an 18th century manor house in August of 2011, we thought we were safe in terms of our office space and square footage needs for some time. Luckily for us, though, we quickly grew out of our beautiful stone house, and this summer, it became clear we needed new, bigger digs - and our shipping company made it clear we needed a loading dock. 

Our new location, while built in 1890, doesn't have the same adorable charm of our 18th century manor house, but it is centrally located in the vibrant neighborhood of Manayunk, is a large open floor plan (with original hardwoord floors), and, much to the delight of everyone, is a single-story space with a loading dock!

We'll be working hard over next few weeks to put everything in it's place and make it our own. In the mean time, we're back to fully 100% operational with all shipping, communications, and delivery out of the new location,, so please update your address book with the new address and phone number!