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Kelbourne Woolens


  • An icon of American craft, Germantown was originally developed in Philadelphia in the early 1800s.

    The name Germantown is synonymous with a good quality worsted yarn and we are delighted that Kelbourne Woolens are reintroducing this U.S. sourced and spun classic to the market after so long!

    Kelbourne WoolensGermantown is a Territory wool. Territorial wool (or range wool) is a bit of an archaic name for wool that comes from the former US Territories, broadly anything west of the Missouri River, but in the case of Germantown, mostly from Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.

    The most prevalent breeds are Rambouillet, Targhee, Columbia, and Polpay. The natural color of the fleeces has a more creamy tone than the whiter Australian or South American wools, and more crimp and body which makes for a loftier yarn with more bounce.

    Germantown is a worsted spun yarn, as opposed to a woolen spun, which means the fibers are combed, adding strength and a nice, smooth quality to the yarn.

    We love the vintage sausage-hank-ball presentation, which not only looks really cool, but means no ball-winding required! Perfect for beginners and experts alike!

    A labor of love and research over many years, KW's inspiration for these gorgeous 18 colours came directly from Germantown's long history as America's first yarn.

  • Ingredients:
    100% North American Wool

    201m (220yd)


    4 - 5.5mm (US 6 - 9)
    16-20 sts = 4” (10 cm)


    Kelbourne Woolens is Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn. Founded in 2008, we are the N. American distributor of excellent knitting and crochet yarns, creator of our own brand of yarns, creator of distinctive, educational knitting and crochet patterns, developer of useful notions and accessories, and educators in the industry.

    Our shared experiences in fine art, textiles, retail, knitwear design, and many years of knitting experience all inform our day-to-day managing of Kelbourne Woolens. 

    To keep up with new yarn and color development, the publication of our free and for sale patterns, tutorials on expanding your knitting and crochet skills, and information on the happenings in our busy lives, please check out the blog or sign up to receive our newsletter.

    Kelbourne Woolens is for thosewho love the craft as much as we do. 

natural 105
tan 278
pebble 059
black 005
oxford blue 419
old blue 446
jade 338
sage 340
myrtle 319
honey 708
goldenrod 725
salmon 667
pink 665
persian red 613
rhododendron 609
pansy 514
lilac 536
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