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!