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Written on October 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm, by Allison
It’s that time of year again! Just 4 days left until the 5th birthday of I Love Yarn Day! The Craft Yarn Council is calling for all fiber friends to #stitchitforward by teaching at least one person how to knit, crochet, weave or spin. It only takes a few minutes to share your love of yarn with another person and chances are, they are going to love it too! Post your projects across facebook, twitter, pinterest and instagram!
To help you share your love of yarn, Plymouth Yarn is giving away one of it’s biggest prizes ever! One lucky winner will receive FIVE– that’s right- FIVE, cowl kits containing our best selling yarns!
To Enter: Comment on this blog post with 1. Your favorite yarn shop. 2. Your favorite Plymouth Yarn 3. Your favorite place to knit/crochet/weave or spin. You must include all 3 to be eligible for the grand prize. Winners will be notified on October 19th via email. One runner up will receive one Baby Alpaca Grande Cowl kit.
Here are the fabulous cowl kits that are included in the Grand prize. They would all make fantastic gifts. Don’t want to wait to see if you win? Download the patterns here and run to your local yarn shop to get the yarn. Free pattern links are located under each picture.
Plymouth Yarn employees and immediate family members are not eligible to win. Contest open to U.S. residents only.
Category Accessories, Design/Patterns, Free Patterns, Happenings, Magazines, Plymouth Sales Reps, Plymouth Staff, Yarn, Yarn Shops | Tags: Baby Alpaca Grande,craft yarn council,crochet,Encore,encore mega,Free Pattern,Galway,gina,hand knitting,homestead,I love yarn day,knitting,pattern,Plymouth Yarn,spinning,weaving
Written on September 18, 2015 at 8:14 am, by Allison
On September 17th, The Knitty Gritty yarn shop, in Vero Beach, FL, celebrated their 4th anniversary. They partied in style with refreshments and door prizes. They even had a visit from Plymouth Yarn President, Dick Power!
They are celebrating all month long with a Plymouth Yarn trunk show and sales on Plymouth products! If you are in the area of Vero Beach, FL, be sure to stop in and say hi. You can find the Knitty Gritty on facebook too.
Written on July 28, 2015 at 8:07 am, by Allison
At this years Pitti Filati show in Florence, Italy. Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Terry Phillips along with his lovely wife, sales rep, Jennifer, arrived to splashes of color in all sorts of interesting mediums. Stuffed animals, traffic cones, and multicolored smoke were just a few ways they were displayed.
It was a long, hot week and Plymouth Yarn is excited to develop new products to share with you in the coming months.
Category Accessories, Design/Patterns, Happenings, Plymouth Sales Reps, Plymouth Staff, TNNA, Yarn, Yarn Shops | Tags: baby alpaca,crocheted,Galway,hand knitting yarn,Italy,knitting,Pitti Filati,Plymouth Yarn,Yarn
Written on July 15, 2015 at 9:00 am, by Vanessa
During my vacation last month, I ran across this really cool DIY blog post for a woven pillow. I just had to make it!
I dug through my stash but I couldn’t find any roving laying around (how is that possible? I am ashamed to call myself a yarn stasher :)). But, because necessity is the mother of invention, I realized I had everything I needed when I pulled out some complimentary colors of Galway Roving.
I followed the directions on the blog, but used 4 strands of Galway Roving held together in place of using the actual roving. It took 2 full balls of the Tan and a little more than 2 balls of the Grey.
I do like the results, and the finished pillow is so soft and fluffy!
Written on June 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm, by Allison
Head on over to Martingale’s blog for your chance to win! Here are just two of the beautiful Plymouth designs that you can find in the book….
Category Accessories, Design/Patterns, Happenings, Magazines, Plymouth Sales Reps, Plymouth Staff, Yarn, Yarn Shops | Tags: contest,encore worsted,free,giveaway,hand knit,Jeannee,knitting,martingale,patterns,publishing,Yarn
Written on June 15, 2015 at 8:10 pm, by Vanessa
I am pleased to announce the release of my new shawl knitting pattern, Ojo De Dios Chunky. Plymouth Gina Chunky self stripes into modular-motif triangles. The seamless triangles form the border of the shawl. A v-shaped garter stitch body is picked up and knit afterward. Some of you may know of my original, “little sister” shawl, which is the original Ojo De Dios knit in Plymouth Gina (a worsted weight). I really enjoyed re-designing this shawl concept. Since this is knit in a chunky weight, you’ll be able to knit at a faster pace. I think it took me 3 evenings.
The design is part of a collection of 5 accessories that feature motifs in Interweave Knit’s newest e-book. Designs are from Grace Akhrem, Quenna Lee, Paula B. Levy and Daniela Nii. Just click the link to purchase your copy. You can also purchase a kit for the shawl from Interweave.
Now that I’ve introduced you to the new design……I want to announce I will be hosting a KAL (knit-a-long) and giveaway for my shawl on ravelry in the Plymouth Yarn Group.
To Participate in the KAL:
To Participate in the giveaway:
Everyone who completes the above requirements will be entered into our drawing at the end of the KAL.
The giveaway is a surprise and will be revealed at a later date. (Hint: There will be multiple winners!)
Written on June 15, 2015 at 2:05 pm, by Allison
We had a great time at the TNNA show in Columbus this year. There was lots of love to be had for our new fall yarns. It was great to see so many of you at our booth and we are looking forward to a successful year and hope that you share all of your projects with us on our social media outlets.
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Written on May 26, 2015 at 9:23 am, by Allison
So many of us just love our hats and with the Cleo Summer Tam you don’t have to wait for cool weather to wear them! Made using 100% Mercerized Pima Cotton this hat is an adorable addition to your collection. Knit it on your way to the beach and wear it that night! This is your chance to win the Plymouth Yarn Cleo yarn to make it too! Comment here on our blog and tell us your favorite summer knitting project. Several winners will be chosen at random Monday, June 1st. You can download the pattern here for free.
Category Accessories, Design/Patterns, Free Patterns, Happenings, Plymouth Sales Reps, Plymouth Staff, Yarn, Yarn Shops | Tags: Cleo,cotton,free,giveaway,hand knitting,knit,knit hat,knitting,mercerized,Plymouth Yarn,plymouth yarn company
Written on May 18, 2015 at 9:00 am, by Allison
It’s just about summer time here in Bristol. It’s hot and humid during the day but the evenings are still slightly cool. If you have a wee one, it’s still nice to cover their sweet, little heads on those cool nights by the fire pit or during a walk on the famous boardwalks of the Jersey shore. Plymouth Yarn has them covered! Pattern F597, made using Sesia Bimbo, a soft cotton rolled brim hat is just perfect for those nights. It’s available in 6 beautiful, baby friendly shades. We want to celebrate this yarn and the season by sharing the pattern and giving 5 lucky winners the yarn they need to make it! The hat is available in sizes preemie to 6 months. To be eligible to win, comment on our blog, or share the post on facebook, retweet and tag us on twitter, or you can even pin this post on pinterest. Winners will be chosen at random on or about May 26th 2015.
Category Accessories, Design/Patterns, Free Patterns, Happenings, Plymouth Sales Reps, Plymouth Staff, Yarn, Yarn Shops | Tags: baby,baby hat,bimbo,contest,free,giveaway,hand knit,knitting,Plymouth Yarn,sesia,Yarn
Written on May 11, 2015 at 9:54 am, by Allison
My 9 year old son was given the task of picking out my Mother’s Day gift all by himself with his very own money this year, for the first time. I have to say, he did very well. I received an array of nail polishes in every shade of blue (my favorite color) imaginable and a beautiful orchid. He’s growing into a sweet young man, that’s for sure. I adore and treasure all of the homemade picture frames, pipe cleaner flowers and finger painted works of art from the past years but I think the fact that he really put thought into my gift that made it so very special to me. I honestly thought I’d end up with a Lego set!
For three lucky ladies out there, we have the gift you really wanted! All you have to do is win it! This beautiful Bio Sesia 5 CROCHET cardigan kit, pattern 2804, comes in so many sizes it will fit and flatter just about every mom. The luxurious, 100% organic cotton Bio Sesia 5 is super soft with a beautiful drape. It will be your spring/summer/fall go-to coverup for that night around the fire pit with mommy drinks after the kiddos are asleep!
Would you like a chance to win this kit? Just comment on our blog with the best or “it’s the thought that counts” gift you’ve ever received for Mother’s Day. Not a mom? You can play too! Tell us the best or worst gift you ever gave your mom/teacher/Grandmom/Aunt.
Colors will vary. Winner chosen at random on or about May 15th 2015.