Norbouillet Project Gallery

par Elizabeth Sullivan juin 28, 2020

Norbouillet Project Gallery

It's that time of year again! Our 2020 batch of Norbouillet fleece is already at the mill, ready to be custom-spun into this year's batch of our locally-sourced, 100% Canadian yarns.

This year as we were setting up pre-orders for our Norbouillet yarns we took some time to look through all the beautiful projects that our customers have made with them over the past few years, and we were inspired to share a few of our favourites here. Thank you so much to everyone who gave us permission to share your photos!

We're taking pre-orders again this year for the two yarns we use the Norbouillet fleece for because it helps us to decide how much of each weight of yarn to spin, since our Elora mini-skein sets are fingering weight and Norwood is DK weight. (It also allows you to order exactly what you want in advance!)

If you'd like to learn a little bit more about where these yarns come from, we shared the story of how we first started working with Norbouillet fleeces in this blog post. If you'd like to learn a more about how the pre-orders work you can find all the details on our FAQs page.

Impressionist Stripes cowl knitting pattern in Elora yarn
Pattern: Impressionist Stripes by Natalie Servant
Yarn: Elora in Midnight Garden
Designer/knitter/photo credit: Natalie Servant (NatalieServant on Ravelry)

Cozy Purple hat in Norwood hand-dyed yarn
Pattern: Classic Ribbed Hat by Purl Soho
Yarn: Norwood in Professor Plum
Knitter/photo credit: Debora (Modwitch on Ravelry)

Limberlost Girl handknit fingerless mitten in Elora
Pattern: Värikartta - Color Chart Mitts by Heidi Alander
Yarn: Elora in Girl of the Limberlost
Knitter/photo credit: Kerstin (ladyolivia on Ravelry)

Handknit fingerless mitts in Elora yarn
Pattern: Portraiture Mitts by Elizabeth Sullivan
Yarn: Elora in Lantern Hill
Knitter/photo credit: stitched_zone on Instagram

Ocean Dreams handknit hat in Norwood yarn
 Pattern: Tidal by Wei S. Leong
Yarn: Norwood in Pirate Cove
Knitter/photo credit: Kerstin (ladyolivia on Ravelry)

Handknit sweater featuring Elora in Midnight Garden
Pattern: Storm & Unicorns by Karine Larose
Yarn: Elora in Midnight Garden (combined with Tina from La Maison Tricotée)
Knitter/photo credit: Knitjoa on Ravelry

Ranunculus sweater in hand-dyed Canadian Norwood yarn
Pattern: Ranunculus by Midori Hirose
Yarn: Norwood in Four-Leaf Clover
Knitter/photo credit: Isabelle (isapirro on Ravelry)

Gather hat handknit in Norwood hand-dyed yarn
Pattern: Gather by Tin Can Knits
Yarn: Norwood in Professor Plum
Knitter/photo credit: Anne (midnightfarm on Ravelry)

 Arboreal handknit sweater with Elora yarn
 Pattern: Arboreal by Jennifer Steingass
Yarn: Elora in Girl of the Limberlost (combined Knit Picks City Tweed DK)
Knitter/photo credit: Emily (EmilyStumpf on Ravelry)


Thank you again to all the talented crafters who created these beautiful pieces, we love seeing what you've created with our yarns!

September update: Pre-orders for the 2020 batch of Norwood and Elora have all been shipped. We have a limited number of Elora sets available for purchase on our website. Please join our mailing list for all future updates!

Elizabeth Sullivan
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