Essential Ribbed Hat - Updated

Essential Ribbed Hat - Updated

We love showing more samples and options to our patterns and today we have updated our Essential Ribbed Hat pattern with more photos. This time we are showing Ed wearing the slouchy version styled with a folded brim. We love this close fitting watch cap style!

 

 

The Essential Ribbed Hat takes only 1 skein of Elemental Sport. The pattern is written in 3 sizes and has options for a beanie or slouchy version. 

 

If you don't already have a copy of this pattern, this weekend the pattern is FREE with the purchase of one (or more) skeins of Elemental Sport.

 

NOTE: No code needed. Promo ends 09.04.22.
Pattern will be emailed to you when your order ships.⁣⁣

September 02, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
The Summer Moon Update

The Summer Moon Update

 

 

The Summer Moon Kit Update
Saturday, August 20, 2022
at 11:00 AM EST at
in the KIT SHOP

 

 

 

Summer Moon (designed by Jill Zielinski / Knitterella) is a bottom up, crescent shaped wrap, with gradual decreasing waves of color. The pattern has options for a 6-color, sport weight version or a 3-color fingering weight version. Whatever version you choose, the Summer Moon shawl is a stunning piece. You’ll love knitting this shawl and once you’re finished, you’ll find this wrap is the way to get cozy on those cool nights under the Summer Moon!

 

 

 

 

SHAWL KITS DETAILS:

The Summer Moon Kits will go on Saturday (08.20.22) at 11AM Eastern. There will be a limited number of kits so this update will only be available while supplies last. ⁣

The update will offer 3-Color Elemental Fingering Kits ($130) and 6-Color Elemental Sport Kits ($220). These kits will save the need to purchase full skeins and include just the right amount you'll need to knit your shawl. Also, the pattern is FREE with a kit purchase!⁣

 

There will be multiple kits to pick from.
Photos of available kits are to come.

 

 

 

The Summer Moon pattern is part of the Knitterella Rewind. Hear more about the Knitterella Rewind Series HERE.

 

 

August 18, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
NBF Anniversary Sale!

NBF Anniversary Sale!

I can hardly believe it...one year ago today, we made North Bay Fiber 'Instagram Official' and we are using this date to mark our anniversary!
Honestly, in all of the years I have been designing and working in the fiber industry I never thought I'd start a yarn company and I NEVER thought I'd be hand-dyeing yarn. Yet today I'm doing just that and I couldn't be happier. 
I am beyond grateful for all the amazing people I have met along the way who have given me their support and encouragement. North Bay Fiber is a dream come true. It's growing into a family business and we would not be here today without the support of you, our wonderful customers. My family and I could not be more thankful for you!
Of course, we could not let the day pass us by without doing something fun to celebrate! Going on NOW through Saturday, August 6, 2022, please join us for our Anniversary Sale!
NBF Anniversary Sale!
~ Now through Saturday, August 6, 2022 ~
Receive 10% OFF sitewide at www.northbayfiber.com
This sale includes everything! 
All of our patterns, goods, kits, and of course YARN!!!
As a special gift with purchase, 
we will include our logo enamel pin with every order over $150.

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 Zielinski

 

August 05, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
Love Me or Weave Me Kit Update!

Love Me or Weave Me Kit Update!

The Love Me Or Weave Me cowl is the newest design from our good friend Dori Kershner. It's a  very cute and clever design knit in our Elemental Sport and we will have KITS!

 

This stockinette, a-line shaped cowl has a double strand of yarn woven through the stitches creating the illusion of colorwork within a very simple project! Worked from the bottom up in the springy-soft Elemental yarn from North Bay Fiber, This simple piece is embellished with an I-cord bind off and a sprinkle of fringe along the edge.

We are excited to announce that we are having a Love Me or Weave Me Kit Update on Saturday June 18, 2022 at 3PM Eastern.

Love Me or Weave Me Kits:  $102

The Love Me or Weave Me Kit will include 3 full skeins of North Bay Fiber Elemental - - just the right amount to make this adorable cowl!

Please Note:

Pattern will not be included in the kit but you may  purchase your digital pattern download direct from Dori, via her website www.fitterknitternj.com or her Ravelry page.

 

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There will be 15 KIT options.

Below are photos of some of the available kits.

Love Me or Weave Me Kit Update will happen in the North Bay Fiber online shop on

Saturday, June 18th at 3PM Eastern.

Hope to see you there!

June 17, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
FREE Pattern with Purchase!

FREE Pattern with Purchase!

Now that the full 20 colors (21 if you count our Natural / Un-dyed option) of our Elemental yarn line are complete and LIVE for purchase, let's celebrate with a new pattern!

Everyone needs a ribbed hat so we designed the Essential Ribbed Hat! This unisex hat is designed in North Bay Fiber, Elemental. The springy, soft cormo wool, paired with a simple 1x1 ribbing, makes for a fantastic hat to knit and wear. 

The offers three sizes and options for both a slouchy version or a beanie style. You may also knit the hat in one color or mix it up with a contrasting brim. We have knit many of these hats and have a feeling you will too!

To celebrate this release, for two days only...

 

Purchase one skein of Elemental and get the Essential Ribbed Hat pattern for FREE!

For your free copy of the Essential Ribbed Hat pattern, simply purchase a skein of Elemental Sport and a PDF of the pattern will be emailed to you when your order ships. This is a great way to work with this beautiful base!

Promotion ends June 16, 2022.

 

 

SHOP YARN NOW

 

 

June 14, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
Elemental Feature by TKGA!

Elemental Feature by TKGA!

Arenda Holladay, the president of TKGA (The Knitting Guild Association) and editor of Cast On, recently wrote a featured article on our acquisition of Elemental.

What an honor to be highlighted. Thank you Arenda and TKGA! 



With permission, the article has been shared below...


June 13, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
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