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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Nomotta Festive Yarn

Nomotta Festive Yarn was rather short-lived, but oh my ... what wonderful patterns were created to for it's use. 
Interestingly enough, this 1950 magazine advertisement, featuring a skein of Festive yarn, does not actually profile this yarn, just the brand itself.    The bits of information known ...

Nomotta, an import from Germany, was introduced to the United States market in 1950.   No pattern books (as was consistent for this time period), were published to promote sales, however, a patterns were offered in magazines where Nomotta promoted their yarn.

"Fine quality crepe twist yarn of 100% virgin wool, 2-ply.  One oz skeins (195 yards) in a choice of twenty colors.  Typical gauge:  8 sts = 1 inch

The first newspaper advertisement (that I've been able to find) from 1955, listed the selling price at $0.65 per skein.

The last advertisement at 3 for a $1.00.   I'd assume this highly discounted price the result of the yarn being discontinued. 

It's hard to say if the lack of success on Festive Yarn due to the quality.  It's just as likely the result of poor promotion on the part of the distributors.   Only Nomotta know!

I have a couple of patterns in the shop that call for Nomotta Festive, if you'd care to browse and have no doubt there will be a few more as I continue working through the old magazines.   If you decide on a pattern that calls for this yarn, I'd suggest any lightweight dress yarn that meets the 8 sts to 1" gauge.

Thanks for dropping by. 

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