Maine Yarn and Fiber

Bright Orange Wool Yarn by Bartlettyarns (worsted and super bulky)

$ 11.95

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 2-ply worsted weight (knitting at 4 1/2 stitches per inch) or a single-ply 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 worsted weight yarn, we are offering the Nezinscot Farm Hat pattern for free.

With the purchase of the bulky weight yarn, we are offering the free Dexter Mitten pattern. Using #11 and #13 double point needles, you can knit a pair in an evening!  Or you have the option of the free Falmouth Super Bulky Hat pattern, which can be knit in an evening as well. 

Make sure to add of the appropriate patterns for your yarn to your cart!


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Lynn W.
United States

Perfect Hunting Hat

This yarn is the perfect hunters orange. Yarn is consistent in thickness. There were a few bits of organic matter in it, but nothing that I found bothersome. I would definitely purchase again! Also, customer service is outstanding...they went out of their way to accommodate my request!!

Nancy N.
United States United States

Bright orange yarn

Loved the color! Made a hat for a friend, he loved it. I will be ordering again! Thank you!

Lynn W.
United States United States

Exactly what I was searching for!!

My guys wanted warm hats for deer hunting in Wisconsin. Perfect color! My guys are happy! And the customer service is outstanding! I’ll be buying again

United States United States

Decent yarn with a lot of kemp and a fair amount of barnyard

I ordered this yarn to make a scarf for someone who was OK with potentially scratchy wool. When it arrived, it was about the texture that I was expecting: soft-ish with some scratchy when you put it on sensitive skin. It's definitely neon orange. What I was not expecting: - There is enough straw spun into the yarn that I felt I had to go over every inch of it as I was winding it into a ball to make sure I pulled it all out. I tend to be picky about such things, so you may not feel this is necessary. I don't think I would have done it if it weren't destined to be worn next to skin. - There is a lot of kemp (extra coarse, brittle hairs) spun in. I pulled some out as I was hunting for straw but getting it all would take more time than I was willing to commit. - The yarn varies in thickness like handspun. It's pretty even; not enough variation for the final product to look like it was knitted out of art yarn. Not a problem, just unexpected. Overall, this yarn is fine, particularly for outerwear where it's OK if it's a little scratchy from kemp and straw. However, I think that in the future I will spin and dye my own (this adventure sent me searching for blaze orange dye and I finally found it). Also, this seller appears to be a fairly small operation that's close to the sheep, so I completely understand why the yarn is the way it is.

Ellen S.
United States

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.

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