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.

This Month's Feature

Maryland Flag Cowl Kit

For this month’s Maryland Showcase we’re celebrating our beautiful Maryland flag while at the same time celebrating "March Madness" and the University of Maryland Terrapins. “March Madness” is the NCAA annual basketball tournament held in the month of March and is one of the most popular sporting events in America. Maryland last won the national championship in 2002 for the men and 2006 for the lady Terps.

Maryland's flag bears the coat of arms of the State's founders. The Calvert family was the family name of the Lords Baltimore and their colors of gold and black appear in the first and fourth quarters of the flag. The Crossland family was the family of the mother of George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore, and features red and white. Our flag is the only flag in the United States that is directly based on an English coat of arms and is one of four other state flags that does not feature the color blue.

Our exclusive Knitting Boutique pattern mimics the state flag with this Maryland Flag Cowl. We used Anacostia DK (100% fine Superwash Merino) in the colors red, white, black, and gold. This will be a great project to work on as you watch the NCAA tournament and cheer on the University of Maryland Terps while celebrating Maryland's unique and gorgeous flag! Click below for more information and to purchase your Knitting Boutique Maryland Flag Cowl Kit.