Red Barn Yarn® is absolutely thrilled with the response of our friends and fans when we put out the call to help us name our new yarn. We would like to take an extra moment here to say Thank You again to all the podcasters and bloggers that helped us to spread the word about the newly developed yarn in the Red Barn Yarn® line. Please do check out their podcasts and blogs!
A special Thank You also to everyone who participated in requesting a sample and thoughtfully submitting your ideas. The entries were wonderful, and this was not an easy choice!
Our team of judges included Catherine Petitti, owner of Red Barn Yarn®, Jennifer Burt, Editor-in-Cheif of Love of Knitting magazine, and Valerie Spanos & Karen Hostetler of Mountain Meadow Wool. We received over 50 entries, many of them clever and well researched. Catherine felt several of the names were so wonderful that she will be asking permission to use them as new colorway names! So, what is the name of the new Red Barn Yarn?
- Grand Prize Winner: Denise, with “Creekside“, wins a 1 year subscription to Love of Knitting magazine, 7 skeins of our new yarn and for the first year of sales the yarn will have a special tag with her name on it!
- Second and Third Place: Annette, with “Zen“, and Ruth, with “Allure“, each win a 1 year subscription to Love of Knitting magazine and 2 skeins of the yarn!
We have exciting plans for this new yarn! Look for it in the Spring 2015 Love of Knitting. Creekside will be posted to RedBarnYarn.com shortly, stay tuned to Ravelry and the Red Barn Yarn® Facebook page for further announcements and details. You may order this yarn now, on a pre-order basis as the mill will be spinning for us in June. Expected delivery to customers will be in late June, early July 2015. At that time we will also have a mystery knit along shawl pattern, that will require three skeins of yarn, and is available in 3 different color-ways; jewel tones, earth tones, or primary colors, each color-way will have a total of 6 different colors contained in the three skeins.
For your Holiday gift giving, please check Ravelry for newly posted one skein shawl patterns using our hand-painted Mink yarn.
Happy Holidays from Red Barn Yarn!
The holiday season is starting to pick up speed and Red Barn Yarn® hopes that you will be able to carve out some time to cast on a new project or two. Are you looking for a great gift idea or maybe a special project for yourself? In this blog post we wanted to share with you a bit of project inspiration!
The Winter 2014 Issue of Love of Knitting includes 2 patterns that call for Red Barn Yarn®! You don’t have to make a special trip to the shop to pick up your copy (unless you want to, of course!), you can click here to purchase the digital edition!
The Angela Jacket, designed by Therese Chynoweth, features an on-trend chevron stitch pattern. Knit in Red Barn Yarn® Bulky, the resulting toasty fabric is perfect for chilly winter days. Easily dressed up or down, this beautiful tailored cardigan will knit up faster and easier than you’d ever imagine. Click here to purchase the Angela Jacket pattern!
Layers are perfect for transitioning from fall into winter. The Moroccon Spice Set, designed by Jill Wright and Tina Jackson, is knit in Red Barn Yarn® Powder River. The vest features a cabled back and lacy front, with elongated front pieces for a uniquely fashionable look that complements the simple and chic skirt perfectly. Click here to purchase the Moroccon Spice Set pattern.
Which projects are making it onto your hooks and needles? Let us know in our Ravelry group or share your project on our Facebook page!
Red Barn Yarn® Diva Bundles
Diva Bundles are designed to give you a tidy grouping of Red Barn Yarns for a quick project or gift item. Diva Bundles are also just enough to use to make braids, tassels, fringes or embellishments to other projects. The Diva Clutch and Diva Clutch 2 are each available as free downloads on Ravelry and each project can be made with just one Diva Bundle. To order a Red Barn Yarn® Diva Bundle, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify your color preference of reds, blues, or greens. Each bundle includes 70 yards of Red Barn Yarn plus fancies for $10 plus shipping.
Name the Yarn Update
We are past the mid-point in the Red Barn Yarn® Name the Yarn promotion! Hopefully you have received your sample and have been inspired with a name idea. If you’re still swatching and letting the yarn speak to you as you work with it, that is OK. Name submissions will be accepted until November 15,2014. In the Red Barn Yarn® Afficianados, our Ravelry fan group, we have set up a thread in which you can share what you made with your sample! Share your photo for a chance to win a skein of newest Red Barn Yarn®! To further inspire you to work up the Name the Yarn sample, we have created a Pinterest board devoted to projects that can be knit or crochet with minimal yardages!
Be sure to keep an eye our Facebook page and Ravelry group for more as-it-happens Name the Yarn information and Red Barn Yarn® news and events!
We have fallen for fall – the colors, scents and even the chill in the air that makes you pick up the needles and hooks after the summer hiatus. Red Barn Yarn® is ready to be the yarn in your next project!
Autumn Inspirations immediately comes to mind. This pattern is available for you to purchase on Ravelry and add directly to your library. Memories of growing up in Ohio, and watching the Maple leaves turn each year was the genesis for this design. The shawl uses one Uniquity and coordinating colors: Plum Rosa, Liquid Amber, and Coral Bells on the Red Barn Yarn® Worsted base.
Part of the fun of starting a new project is selecting the colors! These patterns are not only fun to knit or crochet, but also allow for creating a truly one-of-a-kind item! The Fall 2014 Love of Knitting included the Letterman Scarf in Red Barn Yarn® Powder River. On Ravelry, we spotted the Crystalline Cowl project knit by angrymeerkat with Red Barn Yarn® Chunky Sparkle. What a great use for any of the variegated colorways! The Mountains Cowl, a free crochet pattern available via Ravelry download, would also nicely showcase your favorite base and colorway(s) of Red Barn Yarn® Worsted.
We encourage you to shop from your Local Yarn Shop first; if you are not located near a Red Barn Yarn® stockist you now have the option to shop through our site. On RedBarnYarn.com shop our entire collection of bases and colorways for the yarn of your heart’s desire, add it to your cart and check out via PayPal.
The calendar says that fall is officially here, but you might not be ready to fully embrace sweater weather if your local weather is still holding on to summer. In this blog post we want to share some project inspiration for accessories that would be simply fabulous when paired with Red Barn Yarns®.
Barley, a tincanknits design, has sizing for babies through adults. The simple change in this hat’s stitch texture is pleasing especially when working with hand-painted yarns such as Red Barn Yarn® Worsted. The Campside shawl, a free pattern from Pompom Quarterly calls for a DK weight yarn, we would guide you to Red Barn Yarn® Powder River, our Raw Wool & Silk and our newest yarn that you could help us name! Keep your hands warm on your morning walks or when you’re working online with the Autumn in the Ozarks fingerless mitts. Any of our DK weight yarns would be a great choice!
We’re very excited about the flurry of activity that has come with the kick-off of the Red Barn Yarn® Name the Yarn Promotion! That post was our introduction of the yarn and blog tour, and today we have an update! We’d like to thank the following podcasts and bloggers for helping us spread the word about the new yarn:
Be sure to keep an eye our Facebook page and Ravelry group for more as-it-happens Name the Yarn tour information!
Red Barn Yarn® and Love of Knitting will be launching an exciting contest this fall to name a brand-new yarn which will be joining the Red Barn Yarn® lineup!
New Yarn Details
Our New Yarn Needs a New Name!
The new yarn is a 2-ply worsted weight yarn spun from 45% merino, 40% alpaca, and 15% mohair with 225 yards per skein. It is incredibly soft with a lovely halo, and it will be available in the vibrant dyed colorways for which Red Barn Yarn® is known. This yarn would be beautiful in sweaters, mittens, hats, scarves and even shawls!
Name the Red Barn Yarn® Blog Tour
Our New Yarn is Hand-painted in Exquisite Colors!
We’re sending our new yarn on a tour of sorts to assorted bloggers and podcasters, starting September 15. We will be posting on our Facebook page and in our Ravelry group the different tour stops as they happen, so be sure to like our page and join the group! We appreciate their help in getting the word out about our new yarn. Within their posts and episodes you will find the details on how you can get a free sample of this yarn and what you’ll need to do to enter your yarn name idea.
We’ll be awarding prizes for the top 3 submissions:
Grand Prize: 1 year subscription to Love of Knitting Magazine; a sweater’s worth of the as-yet-unnamed yarn (7 skeins, 1575 yards), and a special tag with their name on it for the first year of sales following this promotion.
Second & Third Place Runners-Up: 1 year subscription to Love of Knitting Magazine and 2 skeins of the as-yet-unnamed yarn (enough to make a shawl).
Our panel of judges will include:
Catherine Petitti & Jennifer Burt
We hope you will join us on the blog and podcast tour in the coming weeks!
Though the weather outside may still feel like summer, the magazines that come to the mail box and the popular patterns on Ravelry are showing the early signs that fall is coming. Red Barn Yarn® would like to take this opportunity to share with you a few patterns that we think would look particularly nice in our yarns.
Accessories are a great choice to work on this time of year. If the weather is still hot they do not create a large pile of yarn on your lap and they work up quickly! The Age of Brass and Steam shawl and Autumn in the Ozarks are each currently available on Ravelry as a free download. Red Barn Yarn® Powder River is a perfect dk-weight choice for these patterns and one skein of yarn (with 260 yards in a skein) would be enough to make a small shawl or the fingerless mitts!
Sweater weather is sure to be here before you know it, so if you prefer to start on a sweater here are a few we think are fantastic! Pepper, Salt and Chili is a easy-to-knit seamless top down sweater. The semi-solid grey with the pop of red is wonderful; we could see this in Red Barn Yarn® Worsted! The Lady Sunnyside is another choice for our Worsted in a simple yet detailed and very classy cardigan. The Fretwork Pullover, in the new Vogue Knitting, took our breath away with the cablework. This design calls for a dk yarn – Red Barn Yarn® Powder River maybe or our Raw Wool & Silk would create a showstopper of a sweater.
How are you knitting your way through the end of summer and start of fall? Let us know on our Facebook page, share your Red Barn Yarn® projects with us on Ravelry or leave us a comment here!