Posts Tagged ‘Valley Yarns on Ravelry’

Valley Yarns on Ravelry – Deerfield

Sunday, September 9th, 2012
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This week I’m highlighting some beautiful projects on Ravelry knit in Valley Yarns Deerfield. This baby alpaca and silk yarn in a DK weight works great for patterns with textural details such as lace and cables. It’s available in an elegant color palette of 17 colors plus natural. If you don’t see a color you love, Valley Yarns Deerfield is also available in 250-gram hanks, perfect for hand dyeing. Check out how nerdyknitting dyed Deerfield for her shawl below.

Follow the links to read more about each project knit in Deerfield.

Rose Red by Ysolda Teague knit by knancyknits and misformonkey
Pattern available to download from our website.

 

Aran Wrap Cardigan by Angela Hahn knit by IrinaMS
Pattern available to download from Vogue Knitting.

 

Harper by Katie Rose Pryal knit by winemeup
Pattern available as a free Ravelry download.

 

Begonia Sweater by Trudi Brown knit by teenyfireball
Pattern available as a free Ravelry download.

 

Textured Shawl Recipe by Orlane knit by nerdyknitting
Pattern available as a free Ravelry download.

 

Madrigal by Kristen Rengren knit by TheKnittyGritty
Pattern available for purchase from Twist Collective.

Valley Yarns on Ravelry – Colrain

Friday, August 24th, 2012
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It’s time for another Valley Yarns on Ravelry blog post. This time I’m focusing on some great sweaters knit in Valley Yarns Colrain, a luminous 50/50 merino Tencel blend yarn which has some gorgeous saturated colors including my new favorite, Ocean Blue.

Valley Yarns Colrain has been around awhile and has stood the test of time. Customers love the shimmery and soft sheen that the Tencel contributes. It’s a dream to knit with and has a lovely drape. A recent customer review says it all.

“I knitted a shawlette in perwinkle colrain. Love this yarn! Almost no splitting, very soft, beautiful color and drape. I find no negatives with it at all. It’s so soft and very nice to knit with, I have ordered more! And ya can’t beat the price!” Adamina from Centennial, CO

Check out these sweaters knit in Colrain from some talented folks on Ravelry.

Swing Swing designed by Janine Le Cras; Available for free at knotions.

Sorelle Lace-Edged Pullover designed by Angela Hahn, knit by BarbieKnits; Pattern available for purchase on Knititude.

Heron Cardigan designed by Dorothy Jane, knit by bhargavip08; Available to purchase on Ravelry.

Ingenue designed by Wendy Bernard, knit by sarah1; Available from the book Custom Knits.

Opulent Raglan designed by Wendy Bernard, knit by kellygirl; Available from the book The Best of Knitscene.

Middlefield Pullover designed by Melissa LaBarre, knit by jerdlngr; Available from the book New England Knits.

So, what have you knit with Colrain? Or have you not had a chance to try it yet?

Valley Yarns on Ravelry – Huntington

Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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Valley Yarns Huntington is Steve’s Deal of the Day until Sunday (7/29) at midnight for $3.29/50g hank, normally $4.79. Use promo code FBHUNTING2 in your shopping cart to get the deal price.

Since Valley Yarns Huntington is on sale this weekend as Steve’s Deal of the Day, I’d like to highlight a few projects posted on Ravelry which use this yarn. Four years ago we wanted to add a solid color sock yarn to our collection of Valley Yarns. But as you can see below, Huntington is not just for socks. It’s also perfect for fine-gauge sweaters, colorwork, and gorgeous lacy shawls.

Check out the great projects WEBS customers have been knitting (and designing) lately.

Henry Street Shawl by Nina Machlin Dayton knit by ninaknits
Available for purchase on Ravelry.

Dot’s Lace Shawlette knit by happykat
Available as a free Ravelry download.

Shetland Shorty by Gudrun Johnston knit by craftygeek
Available for free from knitty.com.

Fields of Flowers by Sarah Bordelon knit by Laceknitting
Available for purchase on Ravelry.

Dance of Robots by Soile Pyhänniska knit by yarnbee
Available for free on Ravelry.

Baby Merry-Jane – Booties by Bekah Knits knit by aaronruby
Available for purchase on Ravelry.

Waterville Hat by Marcy Vandale
Available for purchase from yarn.com.

 

Valley Yarns on Ravelry – Valley Superwash DK

Friday, July 13th, 2012
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Summer is the perfect time for knitting and crocheting smaller projects such as baby and kids garments and accessories. Nobody wants a big afghan or sweater sitting on their lap when it’s hot and sticky outside.

Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK is a great yarn for baby and kids projects since it’s soft, machine washable, and comes in 22 fun colors. And at $5.49/50g ball, it’s a great price for a 100% extrafine merino superwash yarn.

In this issue of Valley Yarns on Ravelry, I’m sharing some cute projects knit and crocheted in Valley Superwash DK – hats, sweaters, an elephant and even a stylin’ chevron stripe dress.

Zippy by Valerie Morris knit by ilovemath
Available for purchase on Ravelry.

Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker knit by eversosmall
Available as a free Ravelry download.

Easy Baby Cardigan by Diane Soucy knit by chipmunk-knits
Available for free from Knitting Pure & Simple.

Elephant by Kristen rask crocheted by chipmunk-knits
Available in the book Creature Crochet.

December Stripes Hat by Elinor Brown knit by knittywood
Available as a free Ravelry download.

Sweet Little Hat crocheted and designed by April Garwood
Available for purchase on Ravelry.

What cute baby and kid projects have you made with Valley Superwash DK?

Valley Yarns on Ravelry – Franklin on Cones

Friday, June 8th, 2012
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Many of you have used our Franklin Hand Dyed sock yarn before and even have a favorite Kangaroo Dyer colorway. But did you know that undyed Franklin is also available on cones? These cones are perfect for the hand dyer.

Valley Yarns Franklin Natural is sold by the pound, $18.99/lb.
75% Wool/25% Nylon and machine washable, it’s perfect for socks. But it’s also great for any fingering weight project.

Below you’ll find a collection of inspiring Ravelry projects showcasing some of the interesting things you can create when you experiment with dyeing your own yarn.

OpArt by Melissa Dominguez, pattern available for free from Knitty.comknit by beakerm
With the way Becky’s hand dyed Franklin looks in the OpArt pattern, “Dr. Who Meets Dr. Seuss” is the perfect name for this baby blanket.

 

Pogona by Stephen West, available in Westknits Book One pattern book, knit by Blunckie
Andrea dyed Franklin in an ochre yellow creating a beautifully subtle tonal color.

 

Snowbird Mittens by Elli Stubenrauch, pattern available from Vogueknittingknit by Marlana
Marlana dyed Franklin to match a coat and combined the green with the undyed yarn to create stunning two-color mittens.

 

Luiza by MaweLucky/Jane Araujo, available for purchase on Ravelryknit by Mawelucky
Even though dyeing the yarn didn’t turn out as Jane had planned, I think the darker edge of the shawl is a happy accident, creating a cool “dipped” effect.

 

Zirkel by Stephanie van der Linden, available for purchase on Ravelryknit by ikumi
Ikumi creates a lovely plum color using Cushing’s Acid Dye.

 

Nikolai by Marysia Nodzykowska, pattern available for freeknit by momtofour
Shawna hand dyed the yarn with egg coloring to create a pretty, dappled look.

 

Koi and Lotus Sweater by AlphaMango
Wanting to commemorate a family trip to China, Jen dyed Franklin with Sapphire Blue, Royal Blue and Black to create a semi-solid blue with depth and character. Don’t miss reading her whole story of this incredible sweater.

 

Black Tie, Optional by Adrienne Fong, available for free on Ravelry, knit by AlwaysRosie
Carol chooses to use the undyed Franklin for her socks to really let the pattern shine.

Have you ever tried dyeing your own yarn? Share your dyeing tips, triumphs, and mishaps in the comments.

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #20 – 2/10 Merino Tencel

Friday, May 25th, 2012
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Our Anniversary Sale is ending in a week. But there’s one more yarn in the sale I’d like to highlight. Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (also known as Colrain Lace) has been around for over 4 years now and has grown to be a favorite with knitters, crocheters, and weavers. I think one of the things I love most about this lace weight yarn is the beautiful color palette. I still daydream about getting one of each color and having fun playing with combining them.

2/10 Merino Tencel is on sale through 5/31/12 for $16.79/cone (normal retail is $23.99). Check out these great Ravelry projects for a little inspiration for what you can create with this yarn.

Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier, available for purchase on Ravelry, knit by lismete

 

Java Wrap by Nariko Oomae, available from a Japanese pattern book, crocheted by herbivore100

 

Eyelet Twist Pullover by Kira Dulaney, available for purchase on Ravelry, knit by bekala and combined with Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo, also on sale this month

 

Queen Anne’s Lace by MMario, available as a free Ravelry download, knit by violinknitter

 

Camber Cardigan by jeshknits, available for purchase on Ravelry

 

Echo Flower Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen, available as a free Ravelry download, knit by LindaLovesLace

 

Twill Scarves available from handweaving.net, woven by knit4fun972

What’s your favorite color of 2/10 Merino Tencel? I could get lost in the Ocean Blue myself.

Have a great holiday weekend everyone!

- Dena

 

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #19 – Goshen

Friday, May 11th, 2012
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The May portion of our Anniversary Sale is in full swing right now with over 40 new yarns on sale this month. One of those yarns is customer favorite Valley Yarns Goshen,on sale for $2.79/skein. This Peruvian cotton blend yarn is not only soft and drapy, the Modal® and silk add durability which will prevent pilling.

Here are some Ravelry projects using Valley Yarns Goshen, great for your spring/summer wardrobe.

Fan Kimono by Vicki Square, available from the book Knit Kimono, knit by Cyn557

 

Two-Tone Shrug by Erika and Monika Simmons, available as a free pattern, crocheted by deadalchemist

 

Abigail by Cheri Christian, available as a downloadable PDF pattern, knit by danceswithcats

 

Miette by Andi Satterlund, available as a free Ravelry download, knit by debby

 

Miss Terry by Kyla Hurst, available for purchase on Ravelry, knit by blackpebble

So, which of these garments would you most like to add to your wardrobe and why? I’m always curious what draws someone to a particular pattern.

Stay tuned to the blog next week when we kick off a new knitalong using Valley Yarns Goshen! We’re getting kind of excited for it.

Have a great weekend.
-Dena

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #18 – Longmeadow

Friday, April 27th, 2012
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There are just 4 days left of the April portion of our Anniversary Sale. One of the yarns on sale through Monday is Valley Yarns Longmeadow, an incredibly soft cotton and microfiber blend in a DK weight. Longmeadow normally $3.49, is on sale for $2.49. That’s quite a deal. Check out some of these customer projects found on Ravelry. Apparently the Lettuce color has been popular, a nice spring green.

Titania by Elizabeth Klett

knit by fiddletwist

(pattern available for free on A Mingled Yarn)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lace Cardigan by Simona Merchant-Dest

knit by mris

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dream Stripes by Cailliau Berangere

knit by Manduuuh

(pattern available for free on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Coaster Set by ChickenBetty

crocheted by ChickenBetty

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gavrosh Pants by Elena Nodel

knit by Tessa-Jane

(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey In Unst by Gudrun Johnston

knit by wonderliza

(pattern available for purchase from Twist Collective)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courthouse Step Log Cabin Blanket

knit by SmokingHotNeedles

(pattern available from the book Mason-Dixon Knitting)

 

 

 

 

 

What’s on your needles or hook this spring?

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #17 – Greenfield

Monday, April 2nd, 2012
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I’ve had some requests lately for cotton yarns and love to be able to point people to our Valley Yarns Greenfield. This unmercerized Egyptian cotton is a great for crochet projects but enjoyed by knitters too. For a little inspiration, check out these interesting projects found on Ravelry using Valley Yarns Greenfield.

Stir Me Up Potholders by MintyFresh crocheted by samdana
(pattern available as a free Ravelry download)

 

Kid’s Vest by Joelle Hoverson knit by lucythechurchlady
(pattern available in More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts)

 

Garter Stripe Square Bag by Ishi-knit crocheted by samdana
(pattern inspired by a garter stripe square bag)

 

Ambrosia by Katya Frankel knit by Chrilau
(pattern available as a Ravelry download)

 

Munchkin Blanket by Amy Swenson knit by jooleeyet
(pattern available as a Ravelry download)

What have you made with Valley Yarns Greenfield. Share your finished projects. We love to see what you’ve been working on.

-Dena

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #16 – Valley Superwash

Friday, March 16th, 2012
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It’s been a long time since Valley Yarns Valley Superwash was Steve’s Deal of the Day. Through Sunday, March 18, Valley Superwash is on sale for $3.99/ball, regularly $5.49. (Use Promo Code FBSUPERWA2.)

Soft and machine washable, this is just the right yarn for baby and toddler garments. I’ve scoped out Ravelry to highlight a few cute projects knit with this yarn.


Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February) by Elizabeth Zimmermann knit by misformonkey
(pattern available in Knitter’s Almanac)


Trellis by Britta Stolfus Rueschhoff knit by MediaPeruana
(pattern available for free on Knitty.com)


in threes: a baby cardigan by Kelly Herdrich knit by lunatepetal
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)


Criss Cross Booties by Angela Juergens knit by Cindi
(pattern available in 60 Quick Baby Knits)


Seed Stitch Baby Jacket by Elinor Brown knit by sabele
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)


#27 Vintage Baby Dress by Kristen Rengren knit by xoxoBlythe
(pattern available from Vogue Knitting Magazine, Holiday 2009 issue)


Cascade by Raya Budrevich knit by brendajosephson
(pattern available for free on Petite Purls)

What are some of your favorite things to make with Valley Superwash?