Introducing Kelbourne Woolens Scout

2018 marks the ten year anniversary of Kelbourne Woolens and we are celebrating this milestone with something we have been dreaming about for a long, long time: Our own line of quality, affordable, classic yarns.

In celebration of our ten year anniversary, we will be launching a small selection of yarns throughout this year. Each season will bring a new Kelbourne Woolens yarn to celebrate all the things we love most about knitting, crochet, and our community.

We are delighted to introduce our second Kelbourne Woolens brand yarn, Scout, to the market. Celebrating the Spring Equinox, Scout celebrates the regenerative nature of a fiber we all love - WOOL.

Scout was designed by Kate, and it is totally a "Kate yarn". A DK weight, 2 ply, heathered wool designed with classic knitting and crochet in mind, Scout is yarn for the sake of yarn. It is unfussy, beautiful, high-quality, comes in a gorgeous color palette, and we hope you love it as much as we do. 


100% wool
2ply heathered
274 yards / 100 gram skein
20-22 sts = 4” (10 cm)

US 5-7  (3.75-4.5 mm) needle 


The color palette is driven by Kate's love of gray and neutral, but we have also included some pops of color and lovely, bright greens and blues.

We put together a new collection, the aptly named Scout Collection, in conjunction with the release of the yarn. Watch the blog for more information later in the week and next week about the six designs, their special features, and inspiration behind the designs!

Designer Feature: Beartooth Pass by Bonnie Dean

One of the most thrilling aspects of putting a new yarn out into the world is seeing what lovely designs others come up with! We're so delighted to see new patterns pop up in our first Kelbourne Woolens yarn, Andorra, and this cowl by designer, editor, and hand dyed yarn purveyor Bonnie Dean is no exception!

Bear Tooth Pass is designed using two highly contrasting colors of Andorra. Completely reversible, it features tuck stitches and an Italian tubular cast on and bind off.

The cowl is the first of four featured in Bonnie's Tuck Stitch Collection. The tuck stitch is used often in machine knitting, but isn't as prevalent in hand knitting, so I am excited to see Bonnie use it and cannot wait to see what the next few designs in the collection entail.

Kelbourne Woolens Andorra, Cloud Gray 057 and Sunshine Yellow 734 – 1 skein each.
Gauge: 26 sts and 48 rows=4”/10 cm in pattern stitch, in sport weight yarn, unblocked
Needles: US 7 (for cast on and bind off) and US 2.
Size: 30"/76 cm circumference and 7"/18 cm tall

You can purchase the pattern here. Lovely work, Bonnie!

February Featured Finds Round Up

For almost two years, we've been sending out a weekly newsletter, Featured Finds, where we share little tidbits from around the world that we find interesting. The topics range far and wide, and are guaranteed to be interesting, educational, or thought provoking. Once a month, we'll be sharing the top ten highlights (on no particular order) from the weeks prior. February highlights are below. Enjoy!

1 / Kay and Anne from Mason Dixon Knitting are "Banging out a Carbeth". Are you?

2 / As business owners who have young children, we have given a lot of thought to making our office welcoming to pumping. Most, though, aren't so lucky

3 / In honor of her son James, our dear friend - and spectacular ray of sunshine - Margaux Hufnagel started a campaign, The Rare Stitch. Read about it here.

4 / Knitting is my job, but sewing is my hobby. Enjoy your hobbies - not everything has to be a side hustle!

5 / This 90 year old Czech artist is basically the person I hope one day to become. 

6 / I created a tutorial on working increases within charts. A perfect new skill for working the Delia hat from The Andorra Collection or Bennett Creek from the Luma Collection!

7 / Cashmere. We all love it. And we're concerned about the care and health of the people and animals involved in the processing. But just how ethical is ethical cashmere?

8 / Which Bernadette are you?

9 / There were some pretty spectacular moments of the Olympics. But we couldn't help but notice all of the participants knitting - like this ski coach from Finland.

10 / Ada Blackjack: seamstress, survivor, inspiration.


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