One of the things we love about midcoast Maine is the unique community of talented artisans, storytellers, farmers and chefs — people who share in the same love of process, craft and history that underlines our own work and mission at Swans Island. In our community, we share stories and ideas with each other. We collaborate. […]
Breean Elyse Miller is the talented designer behind three of the knitting patterns in our 2011 Swans Island pattern collection: the Open Book Hat, the Snow Bowl Hat and the ever-popular Anna Cowl, which was featured as a Knit-A-Long for Jimmy Beans Wool a few months ago.
Earlier this month, we had the privilege of being featured on the up-and-coming, design-centric lifestyle blog The General Aesthete. David Tripp, who curates and writes the blog, covers a gamut of genres, from food and film to fashion and design, and he hones in specifically on work that is beautiful, intelligent and innovative. His gift guides […]
One of the perks of being on the Swans Island team is that every year, you get to create and keep a blanket of your very own. Check out the blanket that our talented seamstress and monogram designer Becky designed for herself. It’s a beautiful oatmeal base accented with alternating stripes of raspberry, brown, and […]
This month’s featured knit is a set of hand knit mittens from Lily Fox from Ewa, Hawaii. She designed and knit this gorgeous set of mittens for her friend’s son, James, using Swans Island fingering weight yarn in beetroot and marine.
Congratulations to our Facebook ‘Win Custom Throw Blankets’ contest winners. Our first place winner is Anne from Kenosha, Wisconsin, who wins a Swans Island throw that she will customize with her own color and stripe configurations. Our second place winner is Rosanne from Los Gatos, Calfornia. She wins a $75 Swans Island gift certificate, good toward any item from […]