Cherry Rumble KITS!

Cherry Rumble KITS!

 
The Cherry Rumble Cowl and Cherry Rumble Hat are the newest designs from our friend Thea Colman. Simple ribbing transitions into a one-of-a-kind lace motif. Knit in North Bay Fiber Heritage, this set is just beautiful.
We encourage you to set your alarms because we are having Cherry Rumble KITS in the online shop, Friday, April 8, 2022 at 6PM ET
 
 
We are thrilled to have a restock of our most popular selling colors Chinook and Pumpkinseed for this update. Be sure to grad a kit, or two, while you can!
 
 
Cherry Rumble Cowl Kits:  $51
The Cherry Rumble Cowl Kit will include 3 colors (1 skein each) of North Bay Fiber Heritage. Each section of the cowl takes a full skein.
 
 
Cherry Rumble Hat Kits:  $24
The Cherry Rumble Hat Kit will include 1 full skein of North Bay Fiber Heritage plus a mini -- just the right amount to make this adorable hat!
 
 
 
Please Note:
Pattern will not be included in the kit but you will be able to purchase your digital pattern download direct from Thea, via her website www.babycocktails.com or her Ravelry page.

⁣The patterns are $7 each, however she has a discount code to share with us! Today, through April 15, 2022, get 25% off with code:

RUMBLESET

The patterns are available today. Link HERE.
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There will be 3 color pairing options for the kits.
Do you have a favorite? All are limited quantities so be sure to ready for the online update
Friday, April 8, 2022 at 6PM ET!
 
 
 
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Thank you so much for your support!
Starting North Bay Fiber is a dream come true. I hope you continue to follow along as I share my journey; the story, sourcing, process, patterns, and of course…
the YARN!⁣
 
~ Jill 
 

 

April 07, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
LIMITED EDITION KIT: Cable Knit Kisses!

LIMITED EDITION KIT: Cable Knit Kisses!

 

CLICK the photo above to see the video sharing all the details about our limited edition Cable Knit Kisses Hat Kit!

Kit retails for $84 and includes:
• Cable Knit Kisses hat pattern (PDF)
• Heritage Yarn (Full skein and a mini) to make the hat
• 3 piece heart themed stitch marker set from @jackibeanusa
• Custom candle from @coyercandleco
• Heart shaped air freshener from @coyercandleco
@knitterella gift tag

These kits are limited edition and will go on sale 01.29.22 at noon eastern in the online shop at www.northbayfiber.com

While supplies last.

January 27, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
In A Flurry Sweater

In A Flurry Sweater

The In A Flurry Sweater goes live, January 26, 2022! We are also have a Heritage Restock to celebrate the release.

 

In a Flurry was inspired by those magical, first of the season flurries that seem to come out of nowhere and are gone just as quickly, leaving beautiful snowflakes behind. Designed in North Bay Fiber Heritage, this DK weight sweater is adorned with addictive colorwork motifs. This unisex sweater pattern has options for colorwork on the cuffs and hem. Either version you knit, this garment is an excellent addition to your winter knits wardrobe!

 

If you are interested in sweater sizing and yarn amounts, that is listed below. In the past, restocks have moved quickly, therefore for your yarn purchasing plans, we've listed the sweater size, specs, and yarn amounts.

 

 

SIZES: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Approx 33.5 (38.5, 43.25, 48, 51.5, 54, 58.75, 63.5, 69.75, 72)”/84 (96, 108, 120, 129, 135, 147, 159, 174, 180)cm full-chest circumference

Suggested Ease Range: 4–6”/10–15cm of positive ease at the bust. Sample shown is a size 38.5” and worn with approx 4.5” of positive ease.

 

GAUGE:
20 sts x 26 rnds = 4"/10cm in colorwork and St st, knit in-the-round and blocked

 

NEEDLES:
Needles listed are suggested. Always take time to swatch. Note: Depending on the size knit, a longer circular gauge needle may be needed to accommodate yoke and body stitches. Use the appropriate length for the size you are making.

• Gauge Needle: Size US 6 (4.0mm) 16", 32", 40", and 60" (for sizes 46.5"/116.5 cm and above) circular needles—or size necessary to obtain gauge
• Smaller Needle: Size US 5 (3.75mm) 16", 32", 40", and 60 (for sizes 46.5"/116.5cm and above) circular needles—or one size smaller than gauge needle

 

YARRN:
RECOMMENDED:
North Bay Fiber, Heritage (100% Targhee-Polypay; 150yd/137m per 50 g)

Top sample is shown in colors: Natural (MC) 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins, Watershed (C1) 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins, Algae (C2) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins, and Bullhead (C3) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins.

Bottom sample is shown in colors: North Bay (MC) 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins, Chinook (C1) 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins, Natural (C2) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins, and Algae (C3) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins.

OR Heavy DK, light worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:

Yardage for version WITHOUT Cuff/Hem Colorwork:
• MC: 797 (872, 961, 1041, 1111, 1147, 1243, 1328, 1445, 1500)yds/725 (793, 874, 946, 1010, 1043, 1130, 1207, 1314, 1364)m
• C1: 233 (259, 300, 313, 347, 361, 409, 442, 495, 535)yds/212 (235, 273, 285, 315, 328, 372, 402, 450, 486)m
• C2: 69 (76, 89, 92, 102, 106, 120, 130, 135, 140)yds/63 (69, 81, 84, 93, 96, 109, 118, 123, 127)m
• C3: 56 (62, 72, 75, 84, 86, 98, 106, 118, 129)yds/51 (56, 65, 68, 76, 78, 89, 96, 107, 117)m

Yardage for version WITH Cuff/Hem Colorwork:
• MC: 661 (737, 828, 909, 981, 1018, 1116, 1202, 1321, 1378)yds/ 601 (670, 753, 826, 892, 925, 1015, 1093, 1201, 1253)m
• C1: 252 (281, 315, 347, 374, 388, 425, 458, 504, 526)/ 229 (255, 286, 315, 340, 353, 386, 416, 458, 478)m
• C2: 66 (73, 82, 90, 98, 101, 111, 120, 132, 137)yds/ 60 (66, 75, 82, 89, 92, 101, 109, 120, 125)m
• C3: 71 (78, 88, 97, 104, 108, 119, 128, 140, 146)yds/ 65 (71, 80, 88, 95, 98, 108, 116, 127, 133)m

 

We hope this helps with your project planning!

 

Thank you for your support and happy knitting!

January 25, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
Holiday Hat Kits

Holiday Hat Kits

 It's knit-giving season and we are SO excited to reveal our Holiday Hat Kits!
This kit is designed around the upcoming In A Flurry hat pattern designed by Jill Zielinski (aka Knitterella).
 Designed in North Bay Fiber Heritage, this DK weight hat is adorned with addictive colorwork motifs. You’ll find this hat knits up in no time! Written for 3 sizes, this might be the perfect knit for all your holiday knit-giving!
Our limited edition Holiday Hat Kits come in two options.
The "Winter Holiday" hat kit comes with the following:
• A 4-color mini skein set in colors Natural, Redear, Marsh, and Algae - the perfect amount of yarn to make the an A Flurry Hat in the colors shown above.
• A handmade faux fur pom pom from @jackibean in color Creme Brulée
• A  @jackibean stitch marker in a wintry motif - designs are assorted
• Last but not least, a custom candle! For this substantial, 16 oz hand-poured soy candle, I teamed up with local Michigan maker, @countryscentsbysondra. Together we created a custom scented candle that is the perfect addition to the kit.⁣ The "Winter Knitter" candle has notes of peppermint + eucalyptus + pine. I wanted this candle to smell crisp and refreshing like a winter walk in the woods.
 
This limited edition "Winter Holiday" hat kit retails for $89.
The "Cozy Holiday" hat kit comes with the following:
• A 4-color mini skein set in colors Natural, Chinook, Steelhead, and Shoreline - the perfect amount of yarn to make the an A Flurry Hat in the colors shown above.
• A handmade faux fur pom pom from @jackibean in color Stormy
• A  @jackibean stitch marker in a wintry motif - designs are assorted
• Last but not least, a custom candle! For this substantial, 16 oz hand-poured soy candle, I teamed up with local Michigan maker, @countryscentsbysondra. Together we created a custom scented candle that is the perfect addition to the kit.⁣ The "Cozy Knits" candle has a totally opposite scent from "Winter Knitter". Notes of cranberry + mandarin + cinnamon evoke the warm and cozy vibes of being at home cuddled up with your knitting.⁣
 
This limited edition "Cozy Holiday" hat kit retails for $89.

The Holiday Hat Kit Update
will go live in the online shop on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST.

 

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PLEASE NOTE:

• There are limited amount of Holiday Hat Kits and will only be available while supplies last!

• The candles will only be available in these Holiday Hat Kits. They will not be sold separately.

•  The In A Flurry pattern is NOT included in the kit and this is why…Since there is no hard copy of the pattern to sell, it is in the best interest for you to purchase the digital download direction from NorthBayFiber.com, Knitterella.com, or Ravelry.com. That way, if there is ever an update to the pattern, we have the ability to send automatically email you an updated copy.  

• The In A Flurry hat pattern, designed by Jill Zielinski (aka Knitterella) will release on Thursday, December 9, 2021. The pattern is $7.00.

 

December 07, 2021 — Jill Zielinski
It's Giving Tuesday

It's Giving Tuesday

After a long holiday weekend of sales and spending I think it's wonderful and important to celebrate Giving Tuesday!
 
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It's a day to donate to charitable causes and encourage each other to give back to their community.
 
This year for Giving Tuesday, I'm donating 10% of today's yarn and pattern sales (Knitterella.com included) to Michigan Sheep Producers Association.
 
The Michigan Sheep Producers Association advocates for the growth and development of the sheep industry in Michigan. They provide scholarships, mentorships and education opportunities in support of budding shepherds. After seeing first-hand the labor and dedication involved in yarn production, I am proud to donate to the Michigan Sheep Producers Association. We will do our best to ensure North Bay Fiber will source local, breed-specific yarn for years to come.
 
November 30, 2021 — Jill Zielinski
POST 3 of 3:: North Bay Raglan

POST 3 of 3:: North Bay Raglan

There are 3 new pattern designs on display this weekend at Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival. Please note, the patterns are NOT available yet but will be soon. They are them on display so you CAN purchase yarn for them!
This design is called North Bay Raglan.

Clever knits and purls create a woven-like, all over texture, top down unisex raglan. NBF Heritage really showcases that texture! The pattern is #sizeinclusive and even offers child sizes!
> Rhinebeck attendees can purchase yarn in person. North Bay Fiber will be in the Zeilinger Wool Co booth ( located in Building 31 / Booth 32⁣ )
> Not going to Rhinebeck? My next online update will be Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at noon eastern.⁣ You will be able to purchase yarn then!


Sizing and yarn info is posted below for all your yarn preparation needs!

 

SIZES & MEASUREMENTS
Note: The first 3 sizes are designed to be child sizes 6-7 (8-10, 11-13). The remaining sizes are adult sizes. All measurements listed are finished full bust measurements.

Approx 27.5 (30, 32.5, 35.25, 38.5, 43.25, 46.5, 50.5, 53, 57.5, 62.5, 65, 70)" / 69 (75, 81.5, 88, 96.5, 108, 116.5, 126.5, 132.5, 144, 156.5, 162.5, 175) cm full-chest circumference

Suggested Ease Range: 4–6” / 10–15cm of positive ease at the bust. Sample shown is a size 38.5” and worn with approx 4.5” of positive ease.

 

YARN
RECOMMENDED: 
North Bay Fiber, Heritage (100% Targhee-Polypay; 150 yd / 137 m per 50 g); 4 (6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18) skeins. Sample shown in color Sandbar.

OR: Heavy DK/light worsted weight yarn in the following amounts:

• Approx 584 (773, 839, 970, 1137, 1333, 1440, 1644, 1778, 2007, 2212, 2361, 2608) yds/ 531 (703, 763, 882, 1034, 1212, 1309, 1495, 1616, 1825, 2011, 2146, 2371)m

 

ADDITIONAL YARN NOTE:
Adult sizes are written for a cropped length. For a more traditional length, add 2.5" / 4cm or desired amount to length prior to ribbing. If you choose add 2.5" / 4cm to the body length, additional yarn/yardage would be as follows:

Additional Skeins Needed: - (-, -, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2)

Additional Yards Needed: - (-, -, 103, 112, 126, 135, 147, 150, 168, 182, 189, 203)Additional Meters Needed: - (-, -, 94, 102, 115, 123, 134, 136, 153, 165, 172, 185)


GAUGE:
20 sts x 26 rnds = 4" in pattern, knit in the round and blocked

 

NEEDLES:
Needles listed are suggested. Always take time to swatch. Note: Depending on the size knit, a longer circular gauge needle may be needed to accommodate yoke and body stitches. Use the appropriate length for the size you are making.

• Gauge Needle: Size US 6 (4.0 mm) 16”, 32”, 40” and 60” (for sizes 46.5" / 116.5 cm and above) circular needles—or size necessary to obtain gauge

• Smaller Needle: Size US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” / 40 cm and 32" / X

 

 

Look for official pattern release end of November 2021.

October 14, 2021 — Jill Zielinski
POST 2 of 3:: Dock Of The Bay

POST 2 of 3:: Dock Of The Bay

There are 3 new pattern designs on display this weekend at Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival. Please note, the patterns are NOT available yet but will be soon. They are them on display so you CAN purchase yarn for them!
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Pattern shown is 2 of 3. This design is called Dock Of The Bay.

Clever knits and purls create a woven-like, all over texture, to this grab and go hat. The pattern offers 4 sizes and options for a classic beanie or cozy slouch. of course there is always an option to top with a pom!

> Rhinebeck attendees can purchase yarn in person. North Bay Fiber will be in the Zeilinger Wool Co booth ( located in Building 31 / Booth 32⁣ )
> Not going to Rhinebeck? My next online update will be Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at noon eastern.⁣ You will be able to purchase yarn then!


Sizing and yarn info is posted below for all your yarn preparation needs!

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approx 14.5 (17, 19.25, 22.5)”/36 (42, 48, 54) cm circumference x 6 (6.5, 6.75, 6.75)”/ 15 (16, 17, 17) cm for beanie version and 8.75 (9, 11.5, 11.5)”/ 22 (22.5, 29, 29) cm for slouch version

 

YARN
RECOMMENDED: 
North Bay Fiber, Heritage (100% Targhee-Polypay; 150 yd / 137 m per 50 g); 1 (1, 1, 1) skein for beanie version and 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s) for slouchy version.

OR: Heavy DK, Light Worsted Weight yarn in the following amount:
• Beanie Version: 85 (107, 128, 150) yds / 77 (97, 116, 136) m
• Slouchy Version: Approx 128 (156, 223, 260) yds/ 116 (142, 203, 236) m

Sample shown is size medium slouch in color Pumpkinseed.

 
GAUGE:
20 sts x 26 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in pattern, worked in the round, and blocked

 

NEEDLES:
Needles listed are suggested. Always take time to swatch.
• Gauge Needle: Size US 6 (4.0 mm) 16"/40cm circular needles and DPNs—or size necessary to obtain gauge
• Smaller Needle: Size US 3 (3.25 mm) 16"/40 cm circular needles — or one three sizes smaller than gauge needle

 

 

Look for official pattern release on October 20, 2021.

October 14, 2021 — Jill Zielinski
POST 1 of 3:: Corkline

POST 1 of 3:: Corkline

There are 3 new pattern designs on display this weekend at Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival. Please note, the patterns are NOT available yet but will be soon. They are them on display so you CAN purchase yarn for them!
This design is called Corkline.
A Corkline is an upper line of floats on a gillnet giving it the buoyancy it needs to catch fish. That is the inspiration behind this sweater. A vertical criss cross netting travels around the yoke with a bobble stitch accenting the center of each motif. This pattern also offers a chart that is without bobbles. Either design you choose, this top-down, knit in the round sweater is a unique colorwork sweater for your handmade wardrobe.
> Rhinebeck attendees can purchase yarn in person. North Bay Fiber will be in the Zeilinger Wool Co booth ( located in Building 31 / Booth 32⁣)
> Not going to Rhinebeck? My next online update will be Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at noon eastern.⁣ You will be able to purchase yarn then!


Sizing and yarn info is posted below for all your yarn preparation needs!

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Suggested Ease Range: 4–6” / 10–15cm of positive ease at the bust. Sample shown is a size 39.25” and worn with approx 5” of positive ease.
• Finished Bust Circumference: Approx 32 (35, 39.25, 44, 47.5, 52, 56, 59.25, 63, 67.25, 71.5)” / 80 (87.5, 98.125, 110, 119, 130, 140, 148, 157.5, 168, 179)cm

 

YARN
RECOMMENDED (Bobble Version):
North Bay Fiber, Heritage (100% Targhee-Polypay; 150 yd / 137 m per 50 g); 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15) skeins in Pumpkinseed (MC) and 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins in Natural (CC)

RECOMMENDED (Without Bobble Version): North Bay Fiber, Heritage (100% Targhee-Polypay; 150 yd / 137 m per 50 g); 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins in Chinook (MC) and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins in Natural (CC)

OR: Heavy DK, Light Worsted Weight yarn in the following amount:

BOBBLE VERSION:
• MC: Approx 899 (1003, 1132, 1273, 1401, 1552, 1695, 1806, 1918, 2059, 2170) yds / 817 (912, 1029, 1157, 1274, 1411, 1541, 1642, 1744, 1872, 1973) m
• CC: Approx 137 (153, 173, 195, 214, 237, 259, 276, 293, 315, 332) yds / 125 (139, 157, 177, 195, 215, 235, 251, 266, 286, 302) m

WITHOUT BOBBLE VERSION:
• MC: Approx 808 (902, 1018, 1145, 1260, 1396, 1524, 1624, 1725, 1852, 1951) yds / 735 (820, 925, 1041, 1145, 1269, 1385, 1476, 1568, 1684, 1774) m

• CC: Approx 224 (250, 282, 318, 350, 387, 423, 450, 479, 514, 541) yds / 204 (227, 256, 289, 318, 352, 385, 409, 435, 467, 492) m

 


GAUGE:
20 sts x 26 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in chart and Stockinette stitch, worked in the round, blocked

 

NEEDLES:
Needles listed are suggested. Always take time to swatch. Note: Depending on the size knit, a longer circular gauge needle may be needed to accommodate yoke and body stitches. Use the appropriate length for the size you are making.

• Gauge Needle: Size US 6 (4.0 mm) 16”, 32”, 40” and 60” (for sizes 59.25" / 148cm and above) circular needles—or size necessary to obtain gauge

• Smaller Needle: Size US 5 (3.75 mm) 16”, 32”, 40” and 60” (for sizes 59.25” / 148cm and above) circular needles and DPNs — or one size smaller than gauge needle

 

 

Look for official pattern release on October 20, 2021.

October 14, 2021 — Jill Zielinski

Next Update

The next shop update will be when I return from Rhinebeck!

Please join me in the NBF online shop on:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at noon eastern

Be sure to sign up for the NBF eNewsletter at www.northbayfiber.com⁣

Hope to see you there!⁣ 

*For true to color product shots are shown in the NBF shop.

*Please note:  I will be listing all the stock that I have. Some colors once sold out will not return until I get another batch of wool from the farm. 

 

October 13, 2021 — Jill Zielinski

The Best Part…

The best part of starting North Bay Fiber is that I’m sharing this journey with my family. They are so supportive and together we have been learning so much!⁣⁣

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Showing my boys how to turn an idea/dream into a business is such an important message. Set goals, make a plan, work hard, and follow through. You don’t know, if you never try.⁣⁣

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing. - Georgia O’Keeffe⁣

September 02, 2021 — Jill Zielinski

Wool Approved

Dyed samples of my Targhee-Polypay fleece arrived! These are just 7 out of the 12 colors that I’m going to offer. It’s amazing how exact the colors are to the swatches I sent. ⁣I LOVE them!

I can't not wait to see the colors spun up into my first yarn for North Bay Fiber!

P.S. The skein on top is the yarn in it's natural, undyed state. It's such a pretty, creamy natural. I'm definitely going to be offering the undyed version too.

September 01, 2021 — Jill Zielinski

I’m going to Rhinebeck!!⁣


I’m so excited to announce that North Bay Fiber will be making its first public debut at this year’s Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool festival. I’ll be in the Zeilinger Wool Mill booth and my yarn will be available! The event is in Rhinebeck, New York at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds and is happening October 16-17, 2021. ⁣

I hope to see you there!

September 01, 2021 — Jill Zielinski