Introducing Kelbourne Woolens Germantown

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.

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We are proud to announce the fourth and final yarn celebrating our ten year anniversary: Germantown. An icon of American craft, Germantown was originally developed in Philadelphia in the early 1800s. The name Germantown is synonymous with a good quality worsted yarn and we are delighted to be able to reintroduce this U.S. sourced and spun classic to the market.

A labor of love and research over many years, inspiration for the initial 18 colors came directly from Germantown's long history as America's first yarn. We worked hard to reproduce it as 100% U.S. sourced and manufactured and are incredibly proud to be able to bring this yarn back to the market after so long!

KELBOURNE WOOLENS GERMANTOWN

100% N. American Wool
4-ply. 220 yds / 100 gram skein
16 - 20 sts = 4” (10 cm)
6 - 9 (4 - 5.5 mm) needles

Made in the U.S.A.

THE GERMANTOWN COLLECTION

The building blocks of knitting.
We're going back to basics with the introductory designs for the Germantown Collection. With a focus on accessories, the collection will be the perfect resource for shops faced with beginner knitters wondering "What's next??" Each design - think classic hats, mittens, and scarves - will have multiple versions and options, giving the knitter choices in what skills they want to use and learn.

We’ll share individual skein and color info, and more about the designs - including all of the extra features in the patterns - next week!


Designer(s) Feature: Vogue Knitting Fall 2018

Meghan and I just discussed our realistic-yet-still-ambitious Rhinebeck sweater goals, which can only mean one thing: Fall is almost here! We’re on the tail end of a completely insane eighteen months that included a lot of emotional ups and downs, a(nother) new baby for Courtney, and the design, marketing, and release of 4 new yarns. (Look for #4 later in the month!) There has been absolutely zero time for even considering a garment for myself in over a year (I think this was the last thing I knit that wasn’t related to yarn or pattern development), so I am super excited to see my sweater come to fruition.

I know I am not alone in dreaming of all the new possibilities fall has to offer, and the release of the latest Vogue Knitting is filled with potential and inspiration. There are not one, but two designs in the issue featuring our very own Scout, the Asymmetric Triangular Shawl by Isabel Kraemer, and the A Line Tunic by Amy Herzog!

The Asymmetric Triangular Shawl is worked from the narrow point to the wide ribbed edge, it features a geometric lace pattern and asymmetrical increases. A large, wide wrap, it would be perfect for throwing on while cosying up in front of the fire, or to wind around your neck and shoulders to stave off the chill.

SPECIFICATIONS
Yarn:
 Kelbourne Woolens Scout, Graphite Heather, 3 skeins.
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm).
Size: 43” (109 cm) width, 55” (139.5 cm) length.

The A Line Tunic is worked in the round from the bottom up and features a colorwork band at the bottom, fitted sleeves, a deep colorwork yoke and funnel neck. The lovely graphite and gray heather is contrasted with sunflower and blue heather, for a small pop of color on a neutral ground.

SPECIFICATIONS
Yarn:
 Kelbourne Woolens Scout, Graphite Heather, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, Gray Heather, Sunflower Heather, Blue Heather, 1 skein each.
Gauge: 22 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) and US 8 (5 mm).
Size: 34.25 (37.75, 41.5, 45, 48.75, 52.5)”

You can view the designs in the issue here and here, or a quick overview of all of the patterns on Ravelry here