Monthly Archives: August 2011

Coastal Knits Collaboration

Our friend Hannah Fettig has been collaborating with fellow knitwear designer Alana Dakos on a book of patterns called Coastal Knits: A Collaboration Between Friends on Opposite Shores, set to be released in October.  Alana, who lives in California, and Hannah, who lives in Maine, each designed patterns inspired by their respective coasts.  They also wrote up a few company spotlights […]

The September Issue

Check us out in Elle Decor’s September issue.  They featured our indigo with grey stripes throw on their Hot list. Also check out Maine Magazine‘s September issue.  Writer Jennifer Hazard did a nice job of rounding up great places to shop, eat, visit and explore in the Lincolnville area for their “48 Hours In . . .” column.  The communities in and […]

The Cashmere Goat

We were so excited when The Cashmere Goat opened in nearby Camden earlier this summer.  The shop carries yarn, an assortment of notions, knitting books and knitting magazines.  Check them out next time you’re in town.  And if your significant other is not a knitter, there’s a comfy lounge section where they can kick back while they wait. The […]

The Secret Life of Looms, Part One

It takes about seven hours to weave our king-sized Swans Island blanket and almost three hours to weave our Swans Island throw.  But before our weavers can get to work, they have the painstaking task of preparing the looms for weaving. Here’s a glimpse into one part of the process.

Swans Island Summer Reading

Here’s what a few of us at Swans Island have been enjoying for our summer reading.  What’s on your list? Bright’s Passage, by Josh Ritter | A Perfect Red:  Empire, Espionage and the Quest for the Color of Desire, by Amy Butler Greenfield | Made For You and Me; Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home, by Caitlin Shetterly The Knitters Book of Wool: The […]

Summer slacking

We love our warm, summer days here in midcoast Maine, but we also appreciate days like we’ve had this past week:  fog unraveling along the coast, crisp coolness in the air, mild gray in the sky. Our creative director spent a recent morning slacking off on the beach and happened to have one of our indigo […]

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