Posted by Fair Isle Yarn on Sep 12th 2017



The Fair Ilse Yarn team loves a good “Make One Give One” project, and being able to make it with your own two hands is even better. We teamed up with The Seamen’s Church Institute to create our first charity kit to keep the mariners out at sea warm for the winter. Since 1898, volunteers of The Seamen’s Church institute have knitted, collected, packed, and distributed gifts to the mariners who are miles away from their homes during the holidays. They invite all knitters and crochets to create a piece for the hardworking men and women at sea. Read more about their mission here.

This nautical themed kit includes everything you need to create 2 stunning winter hats-one for you, and one for a hard working mariner. Our Nantucket acrylic and superwash wool yarn used in the kit is beautiful, simply soft, and easily workable. The kit comes in 2 color ways for you to choose from- Pewter/Merlot and Indigo/Gold, Whatever floats your boat.(Pun intended!)

I was fortunate to meet many bloggers and designers and introduce them to Fair Isle Yarns while at the booth. The knitting community is very tightly knit (pun intended) so it was very exciting to be able to share my experience with our brand new yarn company and to get more crafters excited to use our yarn. We are lucky to have so many qualities that work for a wide range of projects and to have such a beautiful color palette.

But wait, there’s more!

The kit also includes 1 pair of straight knitting needles that is sponsored by thebrand *Stitchiz and an easy to follow pattern. The pattern specifically chosen for this project is gearedtowards knitting a hat with anchors dwelling all around the middle. Not only are you giving a handmade hat to a hardworking mariner at sea, but a portion of the proceed from each kit will go to the Christmas at Sea charity organization.

Being able to create with your own two hands, knowing it will be going to someone who needs it, is an indescribable feeling. Order your kit now, and get started on this fast, fun, and heartfelt creation.

*Knitted needles are a promotional item only and not intended for this project.

Hat by Helen Kaun @yarnwildfree