Red Barn Yarn News

News about Red Barn Yarn

We are so happy to announce our move from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles,  to the peaceful surroundings of Palm Springs, California.  Many changes have occurred.  I am no longer working a 9-5 job that takes me from my true love and passion,  all things fiber, textile, color, fabric,  to name a few.  We have completed renovating the home we are living in,  and I am in a position to devote all the time I want to my beloved yarn company.  I have the ability to open my home studio, by appointment, for now,  and for open knitting, crocheting,  or any form of hand sewing in the near future!   I still have just those 70 or 80 production colors that you can find on the website,  and  the standard variegated combinations, also on the website,  but the fun ones are those ” Uniquities”  the one-of-a-kind, paintings on a skein of yarn,  inspired by nature,   that you can only purchase in the studio.   So,  feel free to reach out to me by email,  if you would like an appointment.

I was happy to look at the  Pantone Colors for 2017  and to learn that what is “new”  for 2017  are colors from within my existing palette of production colors,  whoo hoo!  Apparently  the 2017 ” color of the year” is our color Peridot,  introduced about 3 years ago.  ( I like to plan ahead!)

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My plans for new colorways,  center around team colors.  I have long wanted to do something in this vein,  and for now,  the first one will be to honor one of my favorites,  the Ohio State Buckeyes  and do a red and gray combo. In RBY-speak   that would be Holiday Red  and Charcoal.  I plan to do my 2 color skeins,  so you will knit or crochet  starting with one color, ending with the second color.

Does that look  like those Buckeyes, or what?   You can order now,  if you like,  just by emailing me,  info@redbarnyarn.com  or stay tuned to find this on the web site.  You may also place requests  for your favorite team colors.

Happy knitting, crocheting, quilting or whatever your passion of the moment is,

Painted with Passion,

Catherine

Red Barn 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!

New Patterns in Red Barn Yarn

The holiday season is starting to pick up speed and Red Barn Yarn® hopes that you will be able to carve out some time to cast on a new project or two. Are you looking for a great gift idea or maybe a special project for yourself? In this blog post we wanted to share with you a bit of project inspiration!

Love of Knitting Winter 2014The Winter 2014 Issue of Love of Knitting includes 2 patterns that call for Red Barn Yarn®! You don’t have to make a special trip to the shop to pick up your copy (unless you want to, of course!), you can click here to purchase the digital edition!

Angela JacketThe Angela Jacket, designed by Therese Chynoweth, features an on-trend chevron stitch pattern. Knit in Red Barn Yarn® Bulky, the resulting toasty fabric is perfect for chilly winter days. Easily dressed up or down, this beautiful tailored cardigan will knit up faster and easier than you’d ever imagine. Click here to purchase the Angela Jacket pattern!

Moroccon Spice SetLayers are perfect for transitioning from fall into winter. The Moroccon Spice Set, designed by Jill Wright and Tina Jackson, is knit in Red Barn Yarn® Powder River. The vest features a cabled back and lacy front, with elongated front pieces for a uniquely fashionable look that complements the simple and chic skirt perfectly. Click here to purchase the Moroccon Spice Set pattern.

Which projects are making it onto your hooks and needles? Let us know in our Ravelry group or share your project on our Facebook page!

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.