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.

Oriole Shawl Kits

This Month's Feature

Baltimore Oriole Shawl

With gorgeous, flaming orange and black colors, the Baltimore Oriole is one of the most brilliantly colored songbirds in the North America. The Oriole shares the colors of the coat of arms of the 17th century Lord Baltimore. Our Maryland Showcase this month's celebrates our beautiful songbird during baseball season.

Unlike most fruit-eating birds, the Baltimore Oriole is specifically drawn to the darkest, richest colored berries and fruits. The males are a stunning orange and the females are more yellowish. The Oriole tends spend most of its time near the tops of trees whistling away. Female Orioles are a little quieter and do most of the work in nest construction.

Oriole Shawl Kits
Oriole Day Shawl Kits

Our Baltimore Oriole Shawl Kit uses a kit created by Kim Dyes Yarn, four skeins in fingering weight using Superwash in Blue Faced Leicester, 600 yards. Our pattern is by Stephen West, the Dotted Rays Shawl.