We got a sweet little email from the folks at YarnCanada.ca asking us to help them promote a contest they're having. YarnCanada.ca, in partnership with Bernat & Patons Yarn, are offering $2000 worth of yarn to some yarnworthy folk. There are 12 prizes up for grabs and it could be you, or your knit group. The idea is to give to people who give back. So if you or your knit group have a cause that you support and you'd like some yarn support you should consider entering. The contest is open to fellow Canadians and has also been extended to our neighbours to the south. You can find all of the details and fill out the entry form here
I've been meaning to do this for a long time, months in fact. The lovely people over at YarnCanada.ca generously provided us with a hefty ball of Red Heart's it's a wrap and asked us to do a review. Needless to say the fall has been BUSY. The holiday season is almost in full swing so I thought I'd better get down to business!
I'll admit that I've got a pretty robust stash and when I do go hunting for a little something, something to add to my collection Red Heart doesn't usually cross my mind. I was skeptical about this review. The 50/50 cotton, acrylic blend had me wondering how this yarn would knit up and what it would feel like. My experience with cotton is limited to dishcloths, and I don't use a lot of acrylic so I was pretty in the dark about how this was going to play out.
So even thought life has been crazy busy these past few months, I did do a swatch immediately. The yardage in this ball is ample enough (seriously ample, 1100 yards of ample) to knit up a sweet summer t-shirt so I picked up my 3.5mm needles and swatched for Edie by Isabelle Kraemer. This swatch is AMAZING. It's soft and has drape and is feather light. The yarn is rated as #1 - super fine, and super fine it is. It's classified as a light fingering weight on Raverly and there are lots of patterns that would lend themselves well to this yarn. I picked the Comedy colour way to try to get out of my comfort zone. I am in love with the bright, bold colour combo that this colourway provides. If I hadn't already fallen in love with Edie, the ball band offers a super cute colour blocked shawl called Asymmetrical Knit Shawl.
So the second I finish my #committoknit2018 (you guys, I'm soooooo close) I'm casting this on, and you should too. Red Heart's it's a wrap is available on YarnCanada.ca for an easy $11.95. Seriously. Buy a few or check out some of the other great yarns available, because after you spend $45 you get free shipping.
Now, go forth and knit (and shop), relentlessly!
Emily and Karla, we knit relentlessly.