Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Win a bag of yarn

Jennifer Steingass has a new pattern called Nordic Nights (pattern purchased on Ravelry). I love the colourwork. Very simple yet effective.

Nordic Nights is a beginner-friendly top down, seamless circular yoke sweater that is knit entirely in the round. Use fingering or sport weight yarn for a light weight and flexible fabric with increased wearability through the seasons. This design was inspired by a moonlit forest on a snowy night.

The sweater is knit in fingering weight yarn so you have many choices. A few people used Biches & Buches Le Petit Lambswool and a few used Rowan Felted Tweed. I would suggest Dyed in the Wool for the colourwork.

Speaking of Rowan Felted Tweed. 

One thing we were able to save from the Edge was a box from UPS with a bag of Felted Tweed in colour 199. I have decided that I am going to give the bag of yarn away. 
There are some rules
  • Open to anyone in Canada and the US
  • Leave a comment on this post with
    • Your first name
    • Last initial
    • Ravelry name if you are comfortable giving it
    • Hometown so we can differentiate between people with the same name
    • The name of a sweater that you would use Felted Tweed for - other than Nordic Nights - that makes it too easy
We are going to draw one name and that person will win the bag of yarn. We will draw on Monday February 29th at 7pm. My dad will choose a number and the corresponding comment number will win.

NOTE: I moderate the comments. Your comment will not show up right away.

We picked up my car today but I didn’t go very far. From Winegard Motors in Caledonia to home which is 16kms.

Boscoe says hi. Yes, that is Lucy he is standing on.


Jan Roser said...

Jan R. Ravelry name JanRoser (so orginal) Hamilton ON
I’d make Palladium by Martin Storey

Hope you’re feeling better. Nice new wheels!

Valerie said...

I'd knit the Dockside Sweater designed by Alexandra Tavel.
Valerie C from Kitchener, RioBioBIo on Ravelry

Lynda Franczek said...

Lynda F Wiartonknits on Ravelry Home town - Wiarton, Ontario
I would make Martin Storey's Savoy

Anonymous said...

Susan L
Souxie (Ravelry)
Birkin by Caitlin Hunter (2 colour version)

arcanuity said...

Hi Julie,
Cathy K
Niagara Falls, NY
I would use the yarn for Arboreal, also by Jennifer Steingass.

radclika said...

Hi Julie

Kathy R
Paris Ontario
thinking Santaim Canyon by kay Hopkins or Cosy Classic Raglan by Jessie Made Designs

Adrienne said...

Adrienne H
I’m thinking this would make a beautiful Silverlining by Jenn Steingass - an appropriate project name for this yarn!

Anonymous said...

Stephanie M
I would make Arne and Carlos Olava

Sfs51 said...

Sue S sfs51 on Ravelry
North Bay
Lapwing by Marie Wallin

Susan said...

Susan W
Susie white
I would make montage by jenifer Owens.
I love cardigans with cables.
The car is gorgeous, nice colour.

Susan said...

Hi Julie
Nice car.
Ravelry name susieW
I would make montage by Jennifer Owens
I love cardigans with cables.
Kitchener, on


Tracey W said...

Tracey W.
London ON
Lidiya Scarf by Kaffe Fassett using up the rest of my stash from Greenwood with this beautiful colour.

Lois Evensen said...

Lois E
Cincinnati, Ohio

freedomknitting (but haven't been on Ravelry for a long time. It seems my password no longer works.

I design my own sweaters and other items so perhaps my cables and lace sweater or basket weave sweater. An intarsia sweater is another good possibility.

Thank you for doing this!

Anonymous said...

Hi There. I’m Melissa VR and my Ravelry name is Witchknit. New Hampton NY. I’d knit Garden Gate another Jen Steingass pattern. That yarn color is lovely and I bet there are many Spincycle that would go beautifully with it. Thank you for giving us the chance to win.

Unknown said...

Fiona P
fcp on Ravelry
Acton ON
I would knit Aileas by Isabell Kraemer as I have wanted to knit this cardigan for a long time! Glad you are ok, that crash looked terrifying.

K1teach2 said...

Amy C, K1teach2 on Rav. I’d make Ferness by Emily K Williams or Ramona Light by Elizabeth Smith

wildmag said...

Hope you're recovering well. Boscoe cracks me up.
I think the Humulus which has been in my queue for ages. Wendy M, Boston area. Ravelry name wwild.

Kathy said...

Kathy C
Boston, MA

My granddaughter’s 23rd birthday is coming up, she’s a pink gal and I’d love to knit her either Goldenfern or Gardengate by Jenn Steingass.

What a nice opportunity you are giving some lucky knitaholic! Thank you Julie

Jane said...

Mary Jane M.
Calliope by Espace Tricot

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your new car. Hope you feel better soon. I would make the Library vest by churchmouse Yarns.
Cheryl J
Seajaes on ravelry

Susan G said...

Susan G
Hamilton Ontario

I would knit Andrea Mowry’s Pink Fizz because it would look amazing in the pink Felted Tweed!
Nice car by the way!

Cathie K. said...

I can make Black Multicolour Zig Zag Jacket by Kate Fassett. This would allow me to use up my orphan balls of Felted Tweed too. Love your new car.
Cathie K Port Elgin, ON. cathiekraemer is my Ravelry name. Thanks for this contest

Anonymous said...

Julie P.
Callander ON
I would knit Alabast by Kari Hestness

Julie Ann said...

Julie Ann H
St. Catharines
Scallop Sweater perhaps.
Stay safe
How about March 1st?

Deborah McCullough said...

Deb Mc
Knittinglibra on Ravelry
Live here in Simcoe
I’ve been wanting to make the Peerie Leaves Jumper by Donna Smith

Vicki said...

Vicki D
Climb Every Mountain by Heidi Kirrmaier
Thanks for the chance to win! I'm glad you are ok and I hope you feel much better soon.

Liz said...

Liz B.
North Vancouver BC
I'd make Big Sister by Hinterm Stein. On my favourites list for a while.

deni m said...

Deni M
Hinterland - J Steingass

Thanks so much for the giveaway - Good luck knitter people :)

Anonymous said...

Gail S
Gailygail on Ravelry
Sweater may be Sylvester
Hope you’re feeling well. I read “A Really good yarn blog and enjoy seeing the antics of Boscoe.

Unknown said...

Valda R
Ravelry thisvalda
Hamilton/Georgetown Ont
I will choose Rown's Abbey

Do hope you will feel better soon and thank you for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

Lynn P (needler60) from Cambridge
I’d really like to use this for Remi or Lethe, one of my all time favourite colours.
So glad you are mending well!

Elizabeth said...

Elizabeth M.
Coba by This Bird Knits

Linda said...

Hope you are feeling better
Linda D
ravelry: lindamd
Sudbury, ON
I would knit Dunrobin, Rowan #68

Marilyn said...

Marilyn B.
Southbury, Connecticut

I would knit Abbey or Greenwich (Martin Strorey)

Thank you.

Please have a speedy recovery!

Unknown said...

Lynn R
Scallop Sweater- Rowan! In this gorgeous colour ❤️

Anonymous said...

Heather W
Ravelry heather20
I would knit Islay by Marie Wallin
Feel better soon!

Carolyn said...

Carolyn B
I woulld knit the Weekender with the yarn - the colour is gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Sarah w
I would make Climb Every Mountain by Heidi Kirrmaier

Hope you continue to feel better and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the giveaway!

Barb said...

Barb B in BC
Ravelry - brabb
Mcbride BC

I would most likely knit Kingfisher.

Thanks for the chance!!

Tiena said...

Tiena h
I would make shashiko by Bristol Ivey

And you do know there is no Feb 29th this year.

Kathleen Hutcheson said...

Kathleen H
Ravelery name Crouton


Pattern Hartwick Pullover
By Lisa Richardson

Elly S said...

Elly S
Ravelry name Elly2

Brantford, On

Sweater Sweet Chilly

Ummmm.... There are no 29 days in February lol

Flemisa said...

Started a comment then hit the wrong button so glad you monitor them.

I am Sandra F. and live in London Ontario. My Ravelry name is Flemisa.

I would knit either Honey Comb Swing by Marley Bird or Lace Rib cardigan by Katrine. Need to decide when the yarn is in my hands I guess.

Anonymous said...

Jane D.Midland,ON.A great gesture Julie! Thank you.I would knit Landscape by Martin Storey Rowan #68

Unknown said...

Heather T Port Credit
My choice would be Winters Beach Cardi by Andrea Mowry.
Lovely colour! Thanks.

Doré Way said...

So glad you are ok and starting to feel better! I love the yarn, so Thanks for the giveaway. If I win the yarn I make Churchmouse Yarn’s library vest or maybe Bibbe. My username is canadiancp.

Trina said...

Hi Julie,
I'd make Aileas - Ravelry id is cbaird25.
Trina from Dundas

froggiemeanie said...

Oooo. Fun. My name is Renée S, I live in Milton, ON and I’m froggiemeanie on Ravelry. I’d make an In Stillness Cardi by Alicia Plummer.

Anonymous said...

Ellen Y rav name elcrafty
I would knit In the grasslands by Hinterm Stein.
Hope you feel better soon! Thanks for a change to win.

Anne B said...

Anne B from Stoney creek
Revelry name Snickersandknits
I would make Homebody by Heidi Kirrmaier

I loved using the wool the Churchmouse folded poncho in the past. Thanks for. This generous idea, and congratulations to the lucky winner

Doreen W said...

Doreen from Hamilton.
Ravelry dorwil

So many patterns to chose from I would make Dyyni from Rievive from Laine Magazine #10. I love cables and tweed. Great colour.

Glad you are feeling better!

Karen F. said...

Karen F., Burlington
Dunrobin by Kristen Tendyke

Lovely colour! I hope you continue to feel better.

Anonymous said...

Margaret A.
I would knit Sunshine Coast by Heidi Kirrmaier in this lovely colour of Rowan Felted Tweed.

Glad you are feeling better.

Unknown said...

Kerry M from Calgary. Purdy on Ravelry

I would knit the Homebody by Heidi Kirrmaier.

Beautiful colour - glad you are feeling better

Susan said...

Susan M.
I would knit Gemma

Linda said...

Linda C.

I’d knit the Churchmouse folded poncho or Amaryllis by Marie Wallin

Kate & Jeremy said...

Kate G
New Meadows, Idaho

In the Grasslands by Hinterm Stein

Anonymous said...

Laura B (lebanfield)
A Shield Against Grief by Francois Danoy - the colour would be perfect for the design and message of the pattern
Thank you so much for this act of healing.
Happy to hear each day is better!

Anonymous said...

June W
Burlington Ontario
Weekender sweater
Your new car is great

Unknown said...

Janet R

My project choice for the Rowan Felted Tweed is Soiree by Emily Foden. The winterberry colour is perfect for a cozy winter sweater. With remaining yarn, I would knit the hat 'Skyhill' and mittens.


theresa said...

Hi. I'm Theresa H, -theresa- on ravelry. From Hamilton. I'd make the Gathered Pullover by Hana Jason.

RosalindClarke said...

Rosalind C
Jennifer Steingrass Arboreal
Burlington Ontario

Meredith MC said...

Meredith MC from Eugene, Oregon; mersknits on Ravelry.
I would love to knit Thea Coleman’s new pattern, Claret ( ) That color is perfect for it!
Sorry I don’t know how to make a link in the comments.
Anyways, I love Jennifer’s colorwork yokes. So many gorgeous sweaters!

Anonymous said...

Carol B. from Brampton, Ontario
carolone on Ravelry
I would make Cloud Cover by Heidi Kirrmaier.
Love working with this yarn.

Unknown said...

Pam B .. peber on ravelry. st. John's, Newfoundland
dreaming of a Forager by Isabel Kramer if i was the lucky winner

Carol Perecman said...

Hi there, glad to hear you are feeling better! And your new car is beautiful, here's to many safe miles of driving. I am Carol P. from Oak Park, Michigan, your neighbor down south...I spent every summer till I was 10 in Canada, two blocks from Lake Erie. Ravelry name is ceejay, and I would like to knit the Scotlander by Casapinka. Thanks for the giveaaway!

Shaunna said...

I don't see my comment from last Wednesday. Hope it's not too late!

Shaunna P.
Ottawa, ON
I would make Porcelain by Alina Schneider. Cheers!

Alex said...

Alex T from Burlington, Ontario, AJane on Ravelry.
I would love to be able to make the Dunrobin sweater from Rowan's number 68 magazine.
Thanks for the giveaway, and I am so glad you are doing well.
UPS obviously has very good packaging!

Unknown said...

Joan B. From Waterdown
I would like to make a vest from vogue knitting magazine done in felted tweed