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Swans Island Legacy Contest: Robin’s Sweaters

Today’s touching story of how items can carry on the legacy of our loved ones comes from Robin: I grew up in my mother’s yarn shop. All of my memories of my mother are tied to her knitting or crocheting something for someone. She had a “signature” baby sweater she made for anyone who was […]

One Of A Kind

Centuries of selective breeding have yielded hundreds of varieties of wool with highly specialized characteristics. There are different wools from different breeds of sheep for carpets and for sweaters, for the top of a sock and for the heel, for winter blankets and for summer. Wool breathes and absorbs moisture without feeling damp, so when […]

Custom Blanket in Tar Heel Blue and Summer Weight

Our blankets tell a lot of stories. Of people, place, history, and tradition. But we’re always ready to add new chapters, especially at the request of our customers. Last summer, one of these customers visited us in our Northport showroom, excited about the prospect of a custom blanket. He talked with General Manager Scott McCormac about […]

Fall Weekend Escapes in Maine

Weekend escapes about Maine in October are our favorite times of the year. The leaves turn delicious hues of red, gold, and orange, giving every town a vibrant glow. Pumpkins abound. And the colder days and nights call for light layers and hats. Swans Island cowls and scarves are perfect for fall days–crafted with the […]

Looking For A Unique Wedding Gift?

Finding a unique wedding gift for the couple can be challenging. The perfect gift is something that is stylish and beautiful, as well as timeless; something both the bride and groom can enjoy; and something meaningful that can be passed on from one generation to the next. Swans Island products make exquisite gifts and come […]

Keepsakes for the Bride and Her Maidens

Wedding season is a time of excitement here in Maine! With an endless array of breathtaking vistas and waterfront locations, many flock here for their special day. Recently, our friend Jessie tied the knot, and as a special thank you to her bridesmaids, she gifted them with Swans Island grey-and-white wraps, each trimmed in silk and […]

Swans Island Takes Manhattan

The New York Times featured an article about furniture designer Tyler Hays and his admiration for antique fabrics and wool blankets.  We love BDDW, Tyler’s high end furniture store in New York, and we appreciate the high quality of craft and timelessness of design.  Needless to say we were excited that Swans Island was one of several blanket companies […]