Bright Orange Wool Yarn by Bartlettyarns
Bright orange 100% wool yarn sounds almost like an oxymoron, but it really exists! We think Bartlettyarns may be the only domestic yarn company producing it, and lucky for us, Bartlettyarns is in Maine. Bartlettyarns has been producing yarn since 1821 when Ozias Bartlett founded it in Harmony. It sits along side Higgins Stream in a vintage mill building that holds the last remaining working spinning mule in the United States.
We are offering this yarn either in a worsted weight (knitting at 4 1/2 stitches per inch) or a super bulky (knitting at about 2 1/2 stitches per inch). Each four once skein of worsted has 210 yards and the super bulky has 80 yards. This yarn responds well to blocking: softening it and smoothing the stitches.
The color of this yarn would be considered a "hunter's orange" and turned into a hat or mittens, it would make a great gift.
We are also offering the worsted weight in a kit to make the Nezinscot Farm Hat. The band of this hat is lined with cotton, making it perfect for anyone who may be wool sensitive, as well as offering an extra layer on the ears. We are offering three color options of cotton from a Maine company: navy, red, and silver. The skein of cotton in your kit will line two hats, so may we suggest buying another single skein of Bartlettyarns worsted weight and you can make two hats! You will need a #7 - 16" circular needle for the liner, and a #8 - 16" circular needle for the body of the hat.
With the purchase of the bulky weight yarn, we are offering a free knit mitten pattern. You will need #11 and #13 double point needles. You can knit a pair in an evening!
Bright Orange Wool Yarn
The color is beautiful, however the texture is rather rough on the hands during knitting process & not a very soft yarn. Also there is a lot of debris still in the fibers.
Great gift idea!
This is a very high quality wool in a color normally associated with horrible synthetic yarns. Protect your loved ones with hunter orange knitted garments!
Blaze Orange Wool Yarn by Bartlettyarns
So happy I could find this color in 100% wool, and not acrylic. Yarn is a little itchy, as wool can be at times, but still looks great. It came with a hat pattern and mittens pattern and I immediately knit the hat and wore it all during hunting season while walking my dogs around my rural homestead. So glad I could find a somewhat local place (New England) to purchase yarn! Will be returning for more yarn I am sure.
It was everything I was hoping!
This yarn was so excellent and fun to work with. The color was exactly what I wanted/expected. The fiber was spun evenly throughout- it never got super skinny or super bulky and there were no breaks in it at all. I made a beautiful, warm, stretchy winter hat with one skein. I’ve already gotten tons of compliments. I’m very pleased with my purchase!
Blaze-orange for the win!
I love the (perceived?) protection that a blaze-orange hat can provide while hiking. And I love wool, and I love knitting. Bartlettyarns and Fiber of Maine to the rescue! I bought the Hat Kit: the worsted wool is lovely, and I am happy with the softer cotton yarn used to line the hat. I ended up making a slightly more festive pattern than the traditional watch cap pattern that came with the kit. Win-win-win: a wool, blaze-orange, custom cap!