Category Archives: Yarn

Name the Yarn Winners!

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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!

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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?

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  • 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!

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Diva Bundles and Small Swatches

Red Barn Yarn® Diva Bundles

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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 info@redbarnyarn.com 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.

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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!

Falling for Fall

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 Wrap

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.

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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.

Accessories & Name the Yarn Update

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®.

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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!

Name the New Red Barn Yarn!

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!

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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

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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!

 

Spotlight on Red Barn Yarn Powder River

Red Barn Yarn Power RiverUnlike other bases, which start out basically a soft white, Powder River yarn starts as a lovely two-ply of soft, natural colors (camel and soft gray). The colorways translate into wonderful gray tones of the Red Barn Yarn colors,  creating a totally different palette  from which to work, and knitters will love the lofty, soft hand of this Mountain Merino and Alpaca blend.

Limestone Scarf Letterman Scarf

Each skein of this dk weight yarn has 260 yards in 3.5 oz, presenting plenty of yardage for use in a variety of projects. A perfect one skein project is Jill Wolcott’s Limestone Scarf, available as a Ravelry download. Just click here to purchase the pattern and add it to your Ravelry library! In the current issue of Love of Knitting (Fall 2014), you’ll find the Letterman Scarf, by Jennifer Burt. The sample shown above is knit with Chambray and Water Sapphire. Choose a pair of team or school colors, or your favorite color combination and cast on today!

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Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it! Recently Stephanie, of Hot Pink Socks Reviews, took a closer look at Red Barn Yarn Powder River and shared her review on her blog. We’d love to hear your thoughts in our Ravelry group or on our Facebook page. If Red Barn Yarn Powder River isn’t available at a store near you, please contact info@redbarnyarn.com to purchase directly.

Presenting the 2014 Colors

High quality, hand painted yarn, in luxurious, richly saturated colorways, is the passion and the mission of Red Barn Yarn. We embrace color and understand how it can draw you in, change your mood, and inspire. Each season we look to the color trends forecast by Pantone; the 2014 colors do not disappoint with the interesting mix of softer pastels and vibrant brights!

new colorwaysHere is our group of yarn representing the latest color trend report. From left to right: Hot Orchid, Olympia, Imperial Orange Topaz, Coral Bells, Yellow Yellow, Peaceful Green, Ash, and Tanzanite. Placid is shown at the bottom of this blog post, in the skein. Hot Orchid, Yellow Yellow, and Peaceful Green are new colors for Red Barn Yarn this year.

YarnThingRecently, Catherine was interviewed by Marly Bird on The Yarn Thing podcast. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here. Hear Catherine talk about the early days of Red Barn Yarn, working with designers and more!

placidStay tuned for our next blog post, as we have plenty of inspiration for colorwork projects! If you just can’t wait, check out our Pinterest boards, or offer your own ideas by leaving a comment on this blog post, on our Facebook page or in our Ravelry group!