(Edited 1/25, a winner has been selected and this giveaway is closed.) I'm honored and humbled over the small acclaim my knitting blog has received over the last few years. Thank you so much for your readership and your comments, it has meant so much to me. I love connecting with like minded people (you!) from all over the world, and without this blog, I don't know how that could have ever happened. This blog has helped me to grow in more ways than I could have ever imagined, and I have to admit, it's been an awful lot of fun. Knitionary is celebrating a few milestones this week. I had my largest ever views last week as I had a few of my free patterns go viral, plus I hit 5,000 likes on my Facebook page. I'm thrilled. As a thank you for your support, I'm offering another awesome TOWER of YARN giveaway! Go ahead and enter, it's easy! (For the record, I enter every imaginable giveaway I possibly can, and hey, sometimes I win!) To enter, be a follower of my blog and make a commment on this post. For a second chance, go to the Knitionary Facebook page and leave a comment under the post that has the picture below. Please make sure I know how to get a hold of you if you win. Your email address or Rav. ID will work. I'll announce the winner at the end of the week. Good luck! This is open to international readers.
First let me tell you a little about this yarn:
It's all Rowan, because that's the brand I love and trust the most.
I love fine fiber that is well priced, and they do that the best.
It's all currently available; and three out of five are new realeases for Fall/Winter 2014/2015.
These are all yarns I've used and loved, and imagine you'll love them as much as I do.
Sitting at the bottom and holding up the tower is a big, fat skein of Big Wool Colour. Colour is the newest member of the popular Big Wool family, a new release for 2014/15. Shown in the jazzy Carousel, it knits up as a super bulky.
Brushed Fleece comes next and is also a new release for 2014/15. Knitting with this is bliss and wearing it is bliss. It's a super soft blend of fine merino wool and baby alpaca. Even if you don't think you care for chunky weights, I can't imagine anyone not loving this. I knit a coat with it and I swear, it's beyond gorgeous. Shown in the dark blue, Cavern.
It's funny to call such an elegant yarn a basic, but I think Kid Classic would qualify as one of Rowan's basic yarns. It's been around for many years and remains one of their most popular yarns. It has excellent yardage, wears like iron, almost refuses to pill, and has a lot of pattern support. If you have tension problems, this yarns eliminates that look of uneven tension that can spoil the look of stockinette. I love it for outer wear and have used it countless times. I still have the first sweater I knit with it and it must be 10 years old, worn hundreds of times and it looks new. Really. Kid Classic is a blend of lambswool and kid mohair and is shown in the gray/blue Nightly. I recently knit Poetry with KC.
Resting on top of KC is the feather light, lace weight Fine Lace. Many people use Fine Lace to knit lightweight lacy shawls. Check out this amazing shawl my friend Konrad knit for me! I am still in shock over the generosity of this gorgeous gift. You'll also find many patterns that teams Fine Lace with another fine yarn. I've knit it combined with a strand of Kidsilk Haze and it was a beautiful knitting experience, plus made a lovely fabric. Fine Lace is a blend of baby alpaca and fine merino wool and feels like a cloud.
Floating on the top is a little bit of magic aptly named Rowan Finest. Now THIS is why I love Rowan so much: they blend luxurious fibers together and give us knitters a bit of heaven to work with. Finest is a blend of extra fine merino wool, royal alpaca (the finest and rarest of all alpaca grades) and cashmere. It's easy to knit, makes a lovely matt fabric that is next to the skin soft and is very well priced. Newly released for 2014/2015, Finest is fingering weight and is shown here in the mid blue Star.
I hope you enter.
The winner will have tons of fun playing with this tower for sure!
I've got an appointment with my in-house photographer tomorrow.
Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
I know you understand.