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.

Octoberaccessories

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.

Please enjoy shopping through our website. If you have any questions or need more information,  please call Catherine 626-221-8817. 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.

Accessories & Name the Yarn Update

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®.

Accessories

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!

Name the New Red Barn Yarn!

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

Yarn Trio
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

Yarn Close Up
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!

 

Red Barn Yarn Project and Pattern Inspiration

Though the weather outside may still feel like summer, the magazines that come to the mail box and the popular patterns on Ravelry are showing the early signs that fall is coming. Red Barn Yarn® would like to take this opportunity to share with you a few patterns that we think would look particularly nice in our yarns.

shawl and mitts
The Age of Brass and Steam shawl and Autumn in the Ozarks mitts

Accessories are a great choice to work on this time of year. If the weather is still hot they do not create a large pile of yarn on your lap and they work up quickly! The Age of Brass and Steam shawl and Autumn in the Ozarks are each currently available on Ravelry as a free download. Red Barn Yarn® Powder River is a perfect dk-weight choice for these patterns and one skein of yarn (with 260 yards in a skein) would be enough to make a small shawl or the fingerless mitts!

sweater patterns
From left to right: Pepper, Salt & Chili, Lady Sunnyside, Fretwork Pullover

Sweater weather is sure to be here before you know it, so if you prefer to start on a sweater here are a few we think are fantastic! Pepper, Salt and Chili is a easy-to-knit seamless top down sweater. The semi-solid grey with the pop of red is wonderful; we could see this in Red Barn Yarn® Worsted! The Lady Sunnyside is another choice for our Worsted in a simple yet detailed and very classy cardigan. The Fretwork Pullover, in the new Vogue Knitting, took our breath away with the cablework. This design calls for a dk yarn – Red Barn Yarn® Powder River maybe or our Raw Wool & Silk would create a showstopper of a sweater.

How are you knitting your way through the end of summer and start of fall? Let us know on our Facebook page, share your Red Barn Yarn® projects with us on Ravelry or leave us a comment here!

 

Spotlight on Red Barn Yarn Powder River

Red Barn Yarn Power RiverUnlike other bases, which start out basically a soft white, Powder River yarn starts as a lovely two-ply of soft, natural colors (camel and soft gray). The colorways translate into wonderful gray tones of the Red Barn Yarn colors,  creating a totally different palette  from which to work, and knitters will love the lofty, soft hand of this Mountain Merino and Alpaca blend.

Limestone Scarf Letterman Scarf

Each skein of this dk weight yarn has 260 yards in 3.5 oz, presenting plenty of yardage for use in a variety of projects. A perfect one skein project is Jill Wolcott’s Limestone Scarf, available as a Ravelry download. Just click here to purchase the pattern and add it to your Ravelry library! In the current issue of Love of Knitting (Fall 2014), you’ll find the Letterman Scarf, by Jennifer Burt. The sample shown above is knit with Chambray and Water Sapphire. Choose a pair of team or school colors, or your favorite color combination and cast on today!

Hot Pink Socks Powder River image

Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it! Recently Stephanie, of Hot Pink Socks Reviews, took a closer look at Red Barn Yarn Powder River and shared her review on her blog. We’d love to hear your thoughts in our Ravelry group or on our Facebook page. If Red Barn Yarn Powder River isn’t available at a store near you, please contact info@redbarnyarn.com to purchase directly.