Yay! It's that time of year--time for another tower of yarn giveaway! I've had some fun collecting Rowan yarns (in hot reds and pinks this time) to celebrate some blog milestones. This is my favorite giveaway to have, as it includes some of my favorite yarns--yarns that knit beautifully and wear beautifully--and happen to be some of the most gorgeous yarns available for hand knitters today. I'm thrilled to share these with you and wish you good luck! The descriptions are below, plus plenty of ideas for what you can do with one skein. The end of the post describes how to enter the giveaway.
This is my wobbliest tower ever. Even kebab skewers didn't help much.It fell dozens of times before I could get it to stay. I just couldn't breath!
|My towers are usually blue, but I decided to go a different direction. How do you like these hot colors?|
Let me tell you about each of these from top to bottom:
Summerlite 4-ply was introduced Spring/2015. It's a lovely, soft, fingering weight yarn made from the finest Egyptian Giza cotton. The very soft hand makes a fine, even fabric; it's like no other cotton you've knit with before. One skein is enough to make the Diamond Purse from the Rowan Swarovski Evening Collection. Look for Rowan to add to the Summerlite line in 2016. 100% cotton, machine wash.
Softknit Cotton is a DK weight with a chain construction and beautiful drape. It's easy to achieve an even tension and looks great in cables. Light and cool, it's an easy-care, machine-washable blend of cotton, 92% and polyamide, 8%.
Wool Cotton DK, a 50/50 wool/cotton blend, is another easy-care machine-washable yarn. Great for year-round knits, it's a favorite of mine for children's knits. It comes in a fingering weight too. Great stitch definition and is another yarn that's easy on the hands for a great knitting experience!
Baby Merino Silk DK is just that, a blend of soft merino wool and silk that is machine-washable and another favorite of mine for children's knits. I've just put a sweater's worth (for me!) of a bright blue on my Christmas wish list! Combine the above pink Softknit, the orange Wool Cotton and this claret Baby Merino Silk DK for a totally adorable/totally free striped baby sweater! It will be beautiful!
Kid Classic, ahh, you beautiful yarn you. A blend of wool and kid mohair, this is perhaps one of my favorite yarns to knit. I have some deep, almost black navy in my stash to knit a bolero as soon as my Christmas knitting is finito! Kid classic acts like a bull-dog--it wears like iron and resists pilling, yet lives like a lady--the fabric is elegant, downy, and simply gorgeous. The color I've chosen is a sexy, deep, wine/purple. With one skein you can whip out several pairs of my Boot Cuffs for stocking stuffers this year.
Brushed Fleece, so maybe I saved the best for last. I discovered Brushed Fleece because I wanted to make this coat. Had to. Even though I thought I was allergic to big needles, I found that I loved the knitting experience of Brushed Fleece. It's bulky but uncommonly light weight, like it's been jet-puffed with air. The resulting fabric is soft enough to wear next to the skin and light-weight enough to make a big over-sized coat without heaviness--your coat won't stretch out with added weight--there is none! I am in the process of making another coat, more like a big boyfriend sweater, using this red. I'm hoping to have it done by Christmas, but my gifts are a priority right now--wish me luck! What can you make with one skein? Perhaps a hat, definitely some boot cuffs or wristies. Either way, you'll at least have fun petting it!
It's easy to enter. Just leave a comment below (one comment per reader) and LEAVE ME YOUR CONTACT INFO! Don't forget that little thing because you can't win if I can't find you. Either your Rav id or email address will work just fine. For a second chance to win, go to the Knitionary Facebook page, and under the post that has the Tower of Yarn picture, make a comment. I'll leave this open for about a week. Good luck, and thank you for reading!