News You Can Use, Plus a Wee Contest

By Ann Shayne
December 1, 2016
188 Comments
  • wild guess – Jill Draper Mohonk?

  • Euroflax?

  • Knitpicks Chroma Twist Bulky?

  • Euroflax

  • Zauberball? Zauberflöte?

  • Jill Draper Rifton and Mono?

  • Stone Wool Cormo in special MDK colorways (I hope)?

  • Louet Gems

  • zauberball

  • Good morning to you and Thank You for adding Shipping to Canada to your services!!

  • Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Crazy?

  • Jill Draper Mono & Rifton…

  • Jill Draper Mono and Rifton

  • Jill Draper in Rifton and Mono

  • THANK YOU! From a Canadian!

  • Rifton and Jill Draper Mono

  • Desperate plea- shipping to Australia??!

  • Crazy Zauberball

  • Not a clue, but the stitch def is amazing and the twist too. I’m eager to learn the yarn’s name and the pattern

  • Euroflax

  • My guess is Euroflax.

  • I’m joining the chorus of Rifton and Mono. 🙂

  • Jill Draper Mono and Rifton

  • It’s got all that twist to it – looks like Artisan Sock from Hazel Knits.

    • And thanks for a contest! Nice way to kick off December.

      • Euroflax

  • Euroflax Sport Linen

  • I tried to order from Canada (perhaps even before reading the rest of the news . . . ) but it is still not letting me – any chance I’m just impatient and things are still being worked on?

    • Not impatient, Jane–we’re still finalizing the changes to the Shop. Sorry to send you there prematurely–thank you for your patience!

      • I will happily be patient a while longer 🙂 Like Anu writes below, we’re obviously keeners here in Canada!

  • Yay!!! Shipping to Canada!!!

  • Hi there – just tried to order from Canada and once I hit the order button the message at the top indicates that it cannot be shipped to Canada! So I think the order page may not yet be updated?

    • Thank you, beloved Canadians–I will investigate. Apologies for your trouble!

      • Just goes to show what keeners we are up here; we don’t even give you a chance to finish updating the order site before we rush in to buy!

  • Euroflax sport? I love it, whatever the correct answer turns out to be.

  • Hi Ann, sorry to point out errors but the second zig down from your needles has 4 stitches out of place on one row (the dark brown with yellow).

    Also, some clues about the yarn (still haven’t figured it out myself). It’s a two-ply with slight barber pole effect on the color changes, meaning it’s wool dyed. (And it’s definitely wool or at least wool blend.) It is slightly over-plied giving it a corkscrew look. And from the size of the needles and stitches I’d guess it’s about a worsted weight. Both yarns appear to be the same brand in two color ways, with long color changes.

    So it’s not Jill Draper anything from what I can see on her Etsy listing, and not Euroflax.

    • It’s a swatch, freehanding a test run. You should see the back side! ; )

      • Darn it! I have no idea what the yarns are, but I was hoping it was a pattern – I love it.

      • Oh good! I love the zigzags with the color changes. It’s like a more jazzy version of the standard Noro stripe.

    • Could be finer yarn than I initially thought, so Schoppel-Wolle’s a possibility. Man, this is tough.

  • Rifton!

  • Jill Draper Mono and Rifton

  • I think the yarn is Jill Draper’s Rifton Mono.

  • Brooklyn Tweed Shelter? Love the definition and lack of fuzz!

  • Knitting Fever Painted Desert or Painted Sky?

  • Yikes meant BT Arbor. I am sure I am off as too many out there to tell:)

  • Jill Draper Mono and Rifton

  • THANK YOU for shipping to Canada!! Still trying to figure out the yarn.

  • Koigu

  • Hazel knits?

  • Zauberball crazy

  • Jill Draper Mono and Rifton Love the patter

  • Have no idea what the yarn is but I love the subtle color change.

  • I think Brooklyn Tweed Arbor.

  • I’ll join the ranks of the “no idea” people, but I agree it is beautiful. I’m hoping we can buy it here soon.

  • Ella Rae? Lace Merino Aran??

  • Jill Draper Rifton is my guess.

  • Mossy oak

  • This Canadian is thrilled that you’re shipping to us now. And feel free to ship yourself here too! We’ve got plenty of space and lots of yarn.

  • Spincycle

  • It looks like Euroflax Sport Linen — and someone made a mistake following the color pattern about halfway down the swatch! (I’m guessing that occurred when that loud crash in the MDK Yarn Testing Labs happened…!)

  • Koigu

  • How about we call that yarn “Absolutely Scrumptious”?

  • Jill Draper Mohonk!

    So excited you now ship to Canada!!!! Thank you!

  • Rifton or Euroflax

  • Jill Draper Rifton Mono

  • Rifton!

  • Noro Silk Garden

  • It looks like Louet Gems worsted to me!

  • Is it Rifton?

  • Don’t know what it is, but it’s gorgeous

  • I’m not peeking at anyone else’s answers, and I’m guessing Rifton Mono…

  • Classic Elite Liberty Wool

  • Zauberball is my guess

  • Nice swatching. Guessing it’s The Plucky Knitter, maybe Scholar, because it looks like superwash.

  • Jill Draper Rifton and Mono

  • Jill Draper limited edition Rifton

  • Jill Draper Ripton and Mono. Love,love,love the pattern!

  • Jill Draper Esopus

  • Rifton?

  • don’t care about the yarn. I want the pattern, is it a cowl? Is it in the round, dk or worsted.

  • It looks like the colors from the MDK Jill Draper Rifton, maybe using 2 skeins? (trying to figure out how you’re getting the colors to work)

  • You can tell I’m the mom of boys because when I saw the post title included a “wee contest” I didn’t think small…I thought urine.

  • Rifton 🙂

  • Rifton – I like the scarf – very neat!

  • Spincycle Yarns’ Dyed in the Wool?

  • I’ll be the oddball who say it looks like Stonehedge Fiber Mill Crazy, which has been an obsession at my LYS for 3 or 4 years. And when I say obsession…you have NO IDEA what happens when they get a new shipment, sinc enot two skeins are alike. (or maybe you do, if that is indeed the yarn shown). XOX gale

  • Noro! …Silk Garden?

    But more importantly, what is this fabulous stripey/chevron pattern??

  • Looks like Euroflax Linen. . . and the pattern looks like Kiki Mariko.

  • Beautiful. It is beautiful.

  • Jojoland Rhythm? although I can’t spot the colorway

  • It’s plied, tightly, like Socks That Rock, or Koigu, or Shibui, or or or … but with the long color runs of noro. Jojoland? Zauberball Crazy for the one on the right?

  • I love the yarn and the pattern and hope you soon stock it. I have been trying to order and not able to complete my transaction for hours now?? Password reset notice never came through? Are you swamped and having connectivity disorder?

    • Nevermind….everything was in my junk file! grrrr order placed and happy now

  • Mono and Rifton

  • Jill Draper Rifton and Mono?

  • Euroflax?

  • I’m going to say that that is Spincycle, Dyed in the Wool. The color on the left looks like Grumpy Birds, I’m not totally sure about the color on the right, but it looks like Huldra?
    Whatever it is, it looks yummy!

  • I’m going with Euroflx

  • I realized I was overanalyzing and had to stop. No answers lie that way. So I’m going with Wendy’s thought of Stone Wool Cormo in new colorways. It fits what I can see and would be awesome.

  • Zauberball

  • PS Love the herringbone pattern.

  • Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy!

  • looks as if I want to knit with it

  • Shibui Staccato?

  • Rifton and Rifton. Same skein, different areas of color.

  • Jill Draper Mono and Rifton

  • It reminds me of 1824 Cotton; at least, I think that was what it was called. Ouchy on the hands.

  • Jill Draper Rifton and Mono

  • This yarn is giving me the first small flicker of happiness since you-know-what. The colors have the softness of natural dyes, so I’m guessing it’s from someplace like A Verb for Keeping Warm.

  • Rifton Mono?

  • It looks like Liberty Wool to me!

  • Hazel Knits sock yarn?????
    Btw, I *love* that your bag is 100% fabric! It’s what makes MDK so great!

  • Looks like crazy zauberball to me.

  • Mission 1824?

  • Looks like Euroflax, linen to me!!

  • Uh…an as-of-yet unreleased gradient yarn! With really gorgeous stitch definition.

  • “Quick! Name this yarn.”

    Well, we’ve only just met but I’m thinking Alicia? Or maybe Teresa?

    • Ah! Great minds think a like. I was going to call it Claude.

  • Based solely on the tones and no fibery analysis whatsoever, I’d guess the ball on the left is Rifton. The ball on the right looks like handspun to me…has someone discovered a new talent?

  • Copying many above & saying Rifton (I thought my free-ship-Friday order would also come with the free tote, but alas, no. Your beautiful mini skeins arrived today swag bag-less, so fingers crossed!)

  • Chickadee, Quince & Co

  • You are all so delightful!! I believe the yarn is Euroflax Sport Linen, Earth colorway!

  • The yarn has a bit of the look of Knitting Fever’s Painted Desert. But I am a Yarn-Noob, so am probably way out in left field with my guess.

  • Spincycle

  • Rifton and Mono

  • Little Fox Vixen?

  • At first I thought Rifton. However, I am always second guessing myself, so my final answer is Hazel Knits

  • Hmmm… Rifton?

  • Stone Wool Cormo

  • Zauberball Crazy

  • Jill diaper Rifton

    • Well, a diaper could come in handy for a wee contest, ya know?

  • Love the pattern. I think Euroflax?

  • Seneca Falls.

  • Spincycle!

  • Kasha. A sort of mashup between Ka(y) and Sha(yne).
    And because it looks like an earthy, tasty yarn.

    • Varnishkes?

  • hmmm….. Rifton

  • Looks like Spincycle

  • Jill Draper Mono and Rifton

  • Looks like Koigu based on twist.

  • shubui drift?

  • How about black tea meets sweet cream… lol , I have no idea.

  • Rifton

  • I changed my mind…I think it’s Euroflax

  • Rifton in the MDK colorway. 2 separate “cakes” started at different points in the colorway so they intentionally don’t match.

  • Another vote for Zauberball Crazy.

  • Plymouth Yarn? Not sure, but love the pattern and colors.

  • ARAUCANIA

  • I’d say it is Wolmeise Blend.

  • Rifton and rifton mono

  • Euroflax

  • Jiill Draper mono and Rifton

  • Hazel Knits?

  • Rifton

  • Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball

  • Rifton and Mono?

  • My guess is Euro flax Earth. Gorgeous colors!

  • I guess I didn’t understand the question. I thought you were asking to put a name on the yarn-like Maidenhair Fern. Then I looked at some of the comments and I guess everyone else is thinking of the type of fiber in the yarn. I would guess a bast fiber-either flax or hemp. I am not going to apologize for being a fiber nerd.

  • Jill draper – mohonk?

  • Jill Draper Mono and Rifton

  • Jill draper mono and rifton

  • Jill Draper Makes Stuff Mohonk

  • Artisan by Hazel Knits – hopefully

  • Euroflax

  • Elaine or Nancy from Schaefer Yarns.

  • Rifton. The colors are beautiful.

  • Euroflax????

  • My guess is Rifton.

  • Hazel’s squad mitts yarn

  • I’m guessing Rifton Mono too!

  • I’m going to venture a guess that it’s a new Hazel Knits yarn that you’ll be selling in the near future. The tight twist looks similar.

  • Zauberball

  • “Vectoria” or “Vectorian Tweed”

  • Are you trying out Clara’s Yarn? It’s beautiful, whatever it is.

  • Happy! Johanne from Canada ☺

  • I’m going to guess Rifton, because of the subtle color shifts.

  • Camo Whamo ?

  • Zauerball starke 6 (DK)

  • Zauberball dk?

  • Looks like Spincycle Yarns to me, maybe the private label sportweight? Say, you aren’t thinking about having your own private label, are you?

  • Jill Draper Rifton so yummy!

  • DARN – I missed it! This 61 year-old chub-chub was recuperating from walking the St. Jude Half-Marathon in Memphis TN and just now saw this BUT wouldn’t have missed it for the world – I’m slow but dangit I finished!

  • Is it too late? Rifton??

  • Okay…I think I was the only one to guess that these were Shibui. I could tell by the colors. But now that I’ve seen your latest post, I think that instead of Stacatto, they are probably the new yarn, Drift. Jeez…do I get any credit for at least having the right brand?

  • I would like to know what this yarn was, I couldn’t find the answer anywhere on the website. Let me know where I should be looking for it in case it is posted somewhere I couldn’t find. Or maybe you are going to devote a seperate post to it still to come.
    Thanks!

  • I’m in the Shibui Drift camp. Lovely yarn!

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