Maryland showcase



About Maryland

Maryland is an east coast Mid-Atlantic state with abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Baltimore is the state’s largest city and is the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem.


Hon Cowl

This Month's Feature


Hon Cowl

Beehive hairdos, Berger Cookies, Rowhouses with marble steps and Natty-boh beer are all part of our Baltimore culture. Baltimore is a predominantly working-class town and many Baltimoreans have a distinct way of pronouncing words. Typically, many syllables are simply dropped liked the word Annapolis becomes “Napliss.“ And the abbreviation for “Honey” becomes “Hon,” Hon is almost always used at the end of a sentence like “how bout dem O's, Hon?" when asking about the Baltimore Orioles.

In celebrating our “Baltimorese,” Baltimore native and filmmaker John Waters parodied the Hon culture in his movies including his 1972 movie Pink Flamingos. Dresses with colorful prints, matching lipstick and cat-eyed glasses were all part of the local working woman’s attire. We also have a restaurant called Café Hon and celebrate Baltimore with our HonFest.

Hon Cowl
Hon Cowl

In this month’s Maryland Showcase, we celebrate the uniqueness of Baltimore with our Hon Cowl designed by Kino Knits. We used a supersoft and silky yarn by Wondering Wool. Udaiper in Fingering weight is 437 yards of 50% Silk and 50% Superwash.