HHC KAL

Jill Zielinski
Knitwear designer and owner of North Bay Fiber

Join us!

Time to get your needles ready...We are hosting our first ever KAL!

Last week's release of the Heritage Home Collection has given us the perfect opportunity to host the Heritage Home Collection KAL (HHC23 KAL)!  

As you know, the Heritage Home Collection is a collaboration featuring patterns designed by myself and Dori Kershner (@florydori). We will both be your hosts for this KAL. All KAL participants are invited to a Kick-Off Zoom Party on February 20, 2023 at 6:30pm eastern (link to come).   

 During the Zoom we will discuss the patterns, the yarn and colors, plus, Dori will demonstrate various techniques used in the Heritage Home Collection. I will be available to help with color choices and pairings for anyone making last minute selections. It is sure to be a fun evening!


WHEN:

The official HHC KAL runs February 20, 2023 - April 20, 2023. However, you are welcome to swatch now so your are ready for the kick-off.The HHCKAL will happen in the North Bay Fiber Ravelry Group.


WHERE:

The official HHC KAL runs February 20, 2023 - April 20, 2023. However, you are welcome to swatch now so your are ready for the kick-off.


ZOOM PARTY!

Let's party! And by party, we mean KNIT!

The Zoom Kick-Off Party will be 02.20.23 at 6:30pm eastern. 

(Zoom link to come - and will be shared in the Ravelry Group)


MORE DETAILS:

You may cast on during our Zoom, but you are also welcome to get a head start and cast on anytime after the Collection release (01.26.23). Feel free to knit at your own pace, however to be eligible for prizes, projects must be complete with FO photos posted in the HHC KAL FOs thread before 04.20.23. 


HOW TO JOIN:

To join the HHC KAL simply head to our North Bay Fiber Ravelry Group, first join our group, then go to the "HHC KAL Official Thread" in our group and comment there. Simply introduce yourself and let us know what pattern(s) from the Heritage Home Collection you plan to knit and in what color(s). We love hearing all the yarny details!


RULES:

The rules are simple: You must only knit patterns from the Heritage Home Collection and you must use North Bay Fiber yarn. You may cast on anytime after January 26, 2023. To be eligible for prizes, projects must be complete with FO photos posted in the HHC KAL FOs thread before 04.20.23. On 04.22.23 winners will be drawn at random and posted in the HHC KAL Prize Thread.   

As a reminder, the qualifying patterns from the Heritage Home Collection are: 


https://www.northbayfiber.com/collections/kits/products/master-angler-blanket-kit

MASTER ANGLER

 We took the Angler shawl and mirrored it to create a blanket! Worked from the center out with wide garter stripes this simple piece makes a grand statement. Our colors are inspired by the iconic Hudson Bay Blanket, but the blanket would be just as beautiful in a solid. Knit in our Heritage base, this woolly blanket will be an heirloom for years to come.

https://www.northbayfiber.com/collections/kits/products/angler-pillow-kit

ANGLER PILLOW
 Worked entirely in one piece, the Angler Pillow will add a pop of color and texture to your favorite room! The front panel is a large mitered square. Mitered triangles are then picked up and knit, creating easy access for your pillow insert! With 3 different sizes available, we know you’ll enjoy working up a set for your bed or sofa. 

OUTER BAY
 A  stylish color-blocked raglan cardigan that is the perfect sweater to add to your wardrobe. The Raglan yoke provides a flattering fit across all sizes and the ribbed placket hugs your neck with short row shaping, creating a gorgeous fold-over collar. Afterthought pockets are a charming accent to this top-down, cool weather staple!

SAGINAW PILLOW
Named after the Saginaw Bay, twisted cables flow in and out, creating an intricate yet surprisingly intuitive design. The stitch pattern is easily memorized. All these elements make for a fun and engaging project that you’ll want to return to time and time again, each time you redecorate. Choose from a square or lumbar shape, or knit both and you’ll have a beautiful set to accent your home!

HERITAGE SOCKS
 Wool socks are a knitter’s wardrobe staple and this cozy pair doesn’t disappoint! With a thicker DK weight yarn and simple twisted stitch pattern, the Heritage Socks are a perfect first sock for newer knitters or also a nice quick, mindless project for our experts! The simple pattern and lofty Heritage will fly off your needles! 

PRIZES:

Everyone that participates and posts a finished project will receive a FREE pattern of their choice, either from North Bay Fiber, Knitterella or Dori Kershner. 

Also, at the end of the KAL there will be Grand Prizes. For the Grand Prizes we will draw 2 winners for each category, at random, from the HHC KAL FO thread. As long as you post your FO photo in the HHC KAL FO thread and have a Ravelry project page completed on or before 04.22.23 you will be entered.  

 Prizes are as follows:  


 — From the HHC KAL - Master Angler   
• 5 skeins of North Bay Fiber Heritage in the color of your choice.
• A North Bay Fiber tote bag.  


 — From the HHC KAL - Angler Pillow
• 2 skeins of North Bay Fiber Heritage in the color of your choice.
• A North Bay Fiber project bag.  

 — From the HHC KAL - Outer Bay
• 5 skeins of North Bay Fiber Heritage in the color of your choice.
• A North Bay Fiber tote bag.  


 — From the HHC KAL - Saginaw Pillow
• 3 skeins of North Bay Fiber Heritage in the color of your choice.
• A North Bay Fiber project bag.  


 — From the HHC KAL - Heritage Socks
• 2 skeins of North Bay Fiber Heritage in the color of your choice.
• A North Bay Fiber pattern of your choice.  


  NOTE:  Max 2 grand prizes per knitter.


The HHC KAL is sure to be a fun time and in the end, we all will have beautiful knits for ourselves and our home! 


Head over to our Ravelry Group and join the HHC KAL today!

January 31, 2023 — Jill Zielinski
Heritage Home Collection

Heritage Home Collection

After over a year in the making, we are thrilled to announce that our Heritage Home Collection has arrived!
The Heritage Home Collection is a thoughtfully curated, five-piece pattern collection, designed for you and your home. The collection is a collaboration between knitting friends Jill Zielinski (@Knitterella) and Dori Kershner (@florydori). All pieces are knit and designed in our signature North Bay Fiber Heritage yarn.

Our beloved Heritage yarn is light and lofty, and each pattern perfectly highlights its attributes. From a cozy cardigan perfect for layering to beautiful pillows for your home, each piece is sure to become a treasure.

Without further ado, let us introduce you to the Collection...
We took the Angler shawl and mirrored it to create a blanket! Worked from the center out with wide garter stripes, this simple piece makes a grand statement. Our colors are inspired by the iconic Hudson Bay Blanket, but the blanket would be just as beautiful in a solid. This woolly blanket will be an heirloom for years to come.
W orked entirely in one piece, the Angler Pillow will add a pop of color and texture to your favorite room! The front panel is a large mitered square. Mitered triangles are then picked up and knit, creating easy access for your pillow insert! With 3 different sizes, we know you’ll enjoy working up a set for your bed or sofa. For an extra treat, knit the companion Master Angler blanket to match!
O uter Bay is a classic color-blocked raglan cardigan, and is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Knit in the lofty Heritage yarn, this cardigan gives you all the warmth without the weight! The Raglan yoke provides a flattering fit across all sizes and the ribbed placket hugs your neck with short row shaping, creating a gorgeous fold-over collar. Afterthought pockets are a charming accent to this top-down, cool weather staple! 
Named after the Saginaw Bay, twisted cables flow in and out, creating an intricate yet surprisingly intuitive design. All odd rounds are simple knits and purls, and all cables are performed without the use of a cable needle. The stitch pattern is easily memorized. All these elements make for a fun and engaging project that you’ll want to return to time and time again, each time you redecorate. Choose from a square or lumbar shape, or knit both styles and you’ll have a beautiful set to accent your bed or sofa!
Wool socks are a knitter’s wardrobe staple and this cozy pair doesn’t disappoint! With a thicker DK weight yarn and simple twisted stitch pattern, the Heritage Socks are a perfect first sock for newer knitters or also a nice quick, mindless project for our experts. They are lightweight but will keep you warm during the cold Winter months. The simple pattern and lofty Heritage will fly off your needles. We can’t wait to see these peeking out of your favorite boots!
To celebrate the release of the Heritage Home Collection,
we are offering a free pattern incentive on kits:
Now through February 2, 2023, purchase 
any Heritage Home Collection Kit 
and receive the pattern for FREE!
January 26, 2023 — Jill Zielinski
Holiday Break!

Holiday Break!

North Bay Fiber is on Holiday Break!

We are spending the last bit of 2022 with family and friends, enjoying each others company, reflecting on all that has been accomplished and all that we are thankful for. My family and I are beyond thankful for your support this year. It’s because of you that North Bay Fiber continues to thrive and grow. THANK YOU!⁣

Starting today, Friday, December 23, we will be on break through the end of the year. Any orders placed during our Holiday Break will be processed at the start of the New Year. Any in-stock items will ship once we resume processing orders. For yarn ordered that is not in our current inventory, we will dye-to-order and ship within 1-3 weeks from January 3, 2023.⁣

Happy Holidays to you and yours, stay safe, and knit lots! ⁣


P.S. The blanket shown in the photo is called the "Master Angler" and it will be one of the new pattern/kit releases for 2023. I can't wait to tell you more!⁣

December 23, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
PREVIEW: Winter Hat Kits 2022!

PREVIEW: Winter Hat Kits 2022!


We are SO excited to reveal this year's Limited Edition Winter Hat Kit!

The Winter Hat Kit Update will go live in our online shop this Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 2:00pm Eastern

This year's featured pattern is the upcoming pattern called Snowy Stripes by Jill Zielinski (aka Knitterella).


Tiny snowflake motifs overlay bold stripes making for a cute hat that is both fun to wear and quick to knit. Designed in North Bay Fiber Heritage, and written for 4 sizes, this wooly hat is the perfect hat for yourself or to gift. It's a simple yet eye-catching design to wear throughout the winter season!



Our Limited Edition Winter Hat Kits come in two options.


Winter Hat Kit - Option 1  (shown above)

THE KIT INCLUDES: 
• 3 colors of North Bay Fiber Heritage: One full skein plus two, 20 gram mini skeins - Just the right amount to knit the hat! Colors are Marsh (C1), Natural (C2), and Chinook (C3).

• A PDF download of the Snowy Stripes hat pattern - this will be emailed to you when your order ships.

• A handmade faux fur pom pom from Jacki Bean in color Creme Brulée.

• A snowflake stitch marker from Jacki Bean - designs are assorted.
• A Knitterella gift tag - designs are assorted.

• A custom candle! I teamed up with local Michigan maker Coyer Candle, together we created a custom scent candle that is the perfect addition to the kit.⁣ ⁣ This is a soy candle and packaged in a 9oz glass jar with a white lid. The scent is called "Knitting Warms My Heart" and it is a blend of cranberry and cinnamon - A wonderful, warm and cozy scent for the holidays.

• A snowflake shaped air freshener, also by Coyer Candle, and in the same scent.
• Plus, a sweet candy treat!





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Winter Hat Kit - Option 2  (shown above)

THE KIT INCLUDES:
• 3 colors of North Bay Fiber Heritage: One full skein plus two, 20 gram mini skeins - Just the right amount to knit the hat! Colors are Steelhead (C1), Natural (C2), and Black Stone (C3).

• A PDF download of the Snowy Stripes hat pattern - this will be emailed to you when your order ships.

• A handmade faux fur pom pom from Jacki Bean - You will either get a black pom or a white pom with black tips.

• A snowflake stitch marker from Jacki Bean - designs are assorted.

• A Knitterella gift tag - designs are assorted.

• A custom candle! I teamed up with local Michigan maker Coyer Candle, together we created a custom scent candle that is the perfect addition to the kit.⁣ This is a soy candle and packaged in a 9oz glass jar with a white lid. The scent is called "Knitting Brings Me Peace" and it is a blend of vanilla bean and peppermint - A cool, crisp, and welcoming scent for the winter season. 

• A snowflake shaped air freshener, also by Coyer Candle, and in the same scent.

• Plus, a sweet candy treat!



Our Limited Edition Winter Hat Kits retail for $96 
and are only available while supplies last!
 


PLEASE NOTE:
• There are limited amount of Winter Hat Kits and will only be available while supplies last! 
• Orders will ship in 2-5 business days.
• Domestic orders over $175 ship free.
• Orders are shipped USPS. Cost will depend on order weight and destination and will be calculated at checkout.
• We currently only ship within the United States and to Canada. If you are outside of this range, please email us ( jill@northbayfiber.com ) and we will arrange shipping options for you. 
• You will receive shipping confirmation and tracking once order is processed.
November 30, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
Sunday Funday in our Fall Palette!

Sunday Funday in our Fall Palette!



We wanted to knit a striped sweater to showcase our NBF Seasonal Fall Palette and we thought the Sunday Funday sweater by Jill Zielinski / @knitterella was a great fit. We added 6 stripes to showcase the 6 limited edition colors of the fall palette. We love the result!

If you’d like to knit yourself a Sunday Funday like this, the yarn specs for the sizes are as follows:

SIZES: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
Suggested ease range: 10-15” / 25-37.5 cm of positive ease. Sample shown is a size 2 and worn with approx 14” of positive ease at the bust.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
• Approx 42 (48, 56, 62, 68)” / 105 (120, 140, 155, 170) cm at bust circumference

YARN SHOWN:
North Bay Fiber Heritage (100% Targhee-Polypay; 150yd/137m per 50g);
• (C1) Orchard 3 (3, 3, 4, 5) skeins
• (C2) Acorn 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins
• (C3) Harvest Moon 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
• (C4) Hubbard 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
• (C5) Grayling 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
• (C6) Black River 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins

PATTERN: Pattern is available for purchase at www.knitterella.com
PLEASE NOTE: The original pattern is not written for 6 colors. However, if you want to knit a Sunday Funday in a stripey 6 color version like the one shown, you may work the ribbing in your first color and then divide the rest of the sweater into 6 even sections of approx 3.5 (3.75, 3.75, 4, 4.25)” / 9 (9.5, 9.5, 10, 10.5) cm per color for the body and approx 2.5 (2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.25) “ /6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8)cm per color for the sleeves.


A little math but nothing too major. It will be worth it for a cute striped Sunday Funday!

November 18, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
In A Flurry Hat Kit Update!

In A Flurry Hat Kit Update!


The dust has settled since being gone to last weekend's trunk show at Spun Ann Arbor. The show was a big success and a lot of fun. We want to send out a special thank you to anyone that came out to support us. We appreciate you!
For last weekend's show we packaged up some super-cute In A Flurry Hat Kits to have on hand. These little kits are a great grab and go knit. A great hat to knit for yourself, give as a gift, or even purchase the kit to give to the knitter in your life!

The kits are $62 each and include the following:
• A full size faux fur pom.
• A PDF download of the In A Flurry Hat.
• 4 Mini Skeins of Heritage DK in the following amounts:

• Kit No. 1 (Holiday Kit) 
- Natural (C1) = approx 35 grams
- Marsh (C2) = approx 10 grams
- Redear (C3) = approx 35 grams
- Algae (C4) = approx 10 grams

• Kit No. 2 (Wintry Kit - with Grey Pom)
– Natural (C1) = approx 35 grams
– Chinook (C2) = approx 10 grams
– Grayling (C3) = approx 35 grams
– Shoreline (C4) = approx 10 grams

• Kit No. 3 (Wintry Kit - with White Pom)
– Natural (C1) = approx 35 grams
– Chinook (C2) = approx 10 grams
– Grayling (C3) = approx 35 grams
– Shoreline (C4) = approx 10 grams


The In A Hat Kit Update will be 

Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11AM Eastern
on the website ~ while supplies last!

 

SHOWN ABOVE:  In A Flurry Hat Kit - Holiday Palette
 

SHOWN ABOVE:  In A Flurry Hat Kit - Wintry Palette (with grey pom)

 
SHOWN ABOVE:  In A Flurry Hat Kit - Wintry Palette (with grey pom)

 
 
PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in a kit, we suggest you set an alarm and be to the site when the update starts. We are not sure if we will be having anymore of these kits anytime soon, as they are very time consuming to kit up and assemble.

November 10, 2022 — Jill Zielinski
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