[Editors’ Note: Thank you for your amazing entries to the giveaway! We’ll be contacting the winner today.]
It’s a special day when we have the chance to announce the arrival of new yarn. New yarn is like a new baby, or kitten, or puppy around here.
After a fairly lengthy incubation period, Alice O’Reilly of Backyard Fiberworks fame has delivered unto us a precious cargo of eight new, MDK-exclusive shades of Sock, a 100% merino superwash that MDK knitters have ordered up with glee over the past year.
We now carry a palette of 16 exclusive shades. They are glorious. They are artful. Alice is just so talented and so careful in her work.
As you know, we love a fingering weight sweater. In expanding our selection of Backyard Fiberworks shades, we were looking to create a palette that would yield perfect pairings for colorwork sweaters, and also for shawls and accessories.
We think Alice hit the target in the exact center. This palette is vibrant, rich and eminently wearable.
Sometimes we see a design and just about lose our minds. That’s what happened when I got a look at Isabell Kraemer’s confection of a wrap, A Girl’s Best Friend.
It’s a game of texture, proportion, color, bobbles, and . . . pom poms.
It’s fun, that’s all. It’s exactly what I was craving after finishing my Sail-Away Shawl, which was a glorious garter stitch ride.
And our new colors of Backyard Fiberworks were rattling around in my head. The combinations are many. Up top, you can click through the gallery of possible combinations I put together. Two lighter shades and a dark? All dark? All light? Tonal or contrasty? You can see all 16 shades in the MDK Shop and make up your own combination. (Please note that Isabell’s sample is made with three different yarns from Manos, Shalimar, and Wool of Fame. So those colors are not part of our Backyard Fiberworks palette.)
I went with Slate, Wine Dark Sea, and Blue Jean Baby.
The textures are great.
Right when you start to have had enough, guess what: it’s time for something else.
We’re giving away a trio of skeins of Backyard Fiberworks Sock—your choice of colorway—and Isabell Kraemer’s pattern for A Girl’s Best Friend.
Two parts to this giveaway:
- Take a peek at the 16 shades of Backyard Fiberworks Sock, here on the product page, and leave a comment with your favorite combination of 3 shades.
- Sign up for Snippets, our weekly newsletter aka Where The Fun IsTM. The signup window is at the bottom of this page. If you already subscribe, you’re all set. (And thanks!)
Deadline for entries: Wednesday, September 12, 11:59 pm Central Standard Time.
One name will be drawn at random from all eligible entries and contacted by email. The winner will receive a PDF pattern for Isabell Kraemer’s A Girl’s Best Friend and three skeins of Backyard Fiberworks Sock in the colorway they named in their comment.