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Devon Mariner Hat - by Helena Timms


The Devon Mariner is a cosy fisherman’s rib beanie designed for keeping the Devon mizzle at bay. Knit in our Devonia DK yarn, which is made from wool sourced entirely from North Devon. Helena's hat features a top panel inspired by the detailing on the traditional Appledore Frock (North Devon sailor’s Guernsey sweater) and a cable representing the twin rivers of the Lyn Valley. This hat is perfect for keeping fishermen (and women) dry and warm in the blustery weather. 

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Devonia, DK (50% Exmoor Blueface, 30% Devon Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Devon Wensleydale; 233 metres per 100g) 

Amber Blaze (orange); 1 skein for all sizes 

Needles: 3mm 16” circular needle / 3mm double pointed needles, for crown shaping / 3.75mm circular or straight needle for cast on

Gauge: 17 stitches x 50 rows = 10 cm / 4” in Fisherman's Rib, knit in the round and using smaller needle 

Finished Measurements: Width of hat around brim when relaxed: 20 (21.5, 23)” / 52 (55, 59)cm. Length of hat: 10.5”/  27cm for all sizes. 

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Welcome to John Arbon Textiles’ website, every page adorned with our luxury yarns & fibre tops, a fine array of woolly wonders.

We develop & make our yarns & tops at our specialist processing & spinning Mill, Fibre Harvest, a haven of enthusiasm & creativity, snug in the heart of North Devon.

The new Mill arrival, Italian cone winder (Gino) has settled in splendidly, whilst Gillian the skeiner (one of our oldest machines at over 100 years of age) has had are-vamp & is running smoother than ever.

Our latest yarn & tops range, Devonia, a beautiful blend of Devon fibres in 14 deep, mottled, irresistible shades, proudly features on the front cover of our latest catalogue.  And our KBN 4ply minis are welcomed into the fold - all 103 Knit By Numbers shades now available in baby 25g hanks, perfect for colour-work.

Throughout the last year Mill Membership numbers have increased monthly & we’re planning more special treats for the Mill Members’ secret web page in 2018.

The fabulous Mill team, led steadfastly by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil & Natasha; our Lynton shop & office, with Juliet at the helm, is run by Ginette, Judi & Natasha (again), whilst Frankie is our roving ambassador.

2018 sees our 4th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 19th & 20th May, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East & Yarndale.

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