Posts Tagged ‘Valley Yarns on Ravelry’

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #15 – Northampton Bulky

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
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This issue of Valley Yarns on Ravelry features Northampton Bulky. People love this yarn for finishing projects quickly and for its great stitch definition and softness. Now is also a great time to stock up on this yarn since it is this weekend’s Deal of the Day yarn. Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky is normally $5.99/skein, but will be on sale through 3/4/12 for $4.19/skein. Use Promo Code FBNOHOBUL3 in your shopping cart to get the deal price.

And now for a little inspiration, check out these great Northampton Bulky projects posted on Ravelry recently.

 Nor’easter Mittens & Hat by Katy Wight
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

Denise or Denephew? cardigan by Ned Renfield
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)

owls pullover by Kate Davies knit by halfbrits
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

First Encounter hat by Elisabeth F. Parker
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

Issara cardigan by Anne Kuo Lukito knit by Msknittingsue
(pattern available for purchase on Crafty Diversions)

Duffers, 19 Row Felted Slippers by Mindie Tallack knit by moxymomma
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

What do you like to make with Northampton Bulky?

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #14 – Northfield

Friday, February 17th, 2012
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Valley Yarns Northfield is a customer and staff favorite. Soft enough to wear against the skin, great stitch definition for cable work, and 22 lovely colors to choose from. These nine Northfield projects on Ravelry are excellent examples of why we love Northfield so much.

Erin’s Mittens
and Hat
 by Debbi Stone
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

Babette Blanket
 by Kathy Merrick, crocheted by Carajv’s
(pattern available for purchase from Interweave)

Henna Cardigan
by Veridian Design Team, knit by ksporter
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

Trailing Vine
designed and knit by ksporter
(pattern not available, but it’s so stunning I just had to include it)

by Kim Hargreaves , knit by helmade
(pattern available in the Nectar pattern book)

by Gudrun Johnston , knit by jerdingr
(pattern available for at

Orkney Pi
by Elizabeth Lovick , knit by motherbee
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

by Ysolda Teague , knit by ravelry name
(pattern available from the book Little Red in the City)

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #12 – Charlemont for Accessories

Monday, February 6th, 2012
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I’m wrapping up the Valley Yarns Charlemont series with a collection of great projects, many of them available for free on Ravlery. There are cozy socks, cute fingerless mitts, a lacy shawlette, and two self-designed weaving projects. Really nice work everyone.

Bouton d’or socks
by Nicole Masson, knit by klynnknits
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)

by Cookie A, knit by chapala
(pattern from The Knitter’s Book of Socks)

by Clara Parkes, knit by tinkrbell
(pattern from The Knitter’s Book of Socks)

Straightforward Mitts
by Simone Draeger, knit by MissusVonkysmeed
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)

by Velma Aho, knit by Nileinthesky
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)

Holden Shawlette
by Mindy Wilkes, knit by whylion
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)

Waffle Scarves,
 woven by carpeyarnum
(Leslie Ann combined random skeins of fingering weight yarn for the warp and used a single color of  Charlemont in the weft.)

Defense Against the AC Shawl woven by knit4fun972
(Joanne gives details of her shawl on her Ravelry page.)

All of this love for Valley Yarns Charlemont has got me itching to start another project using this yarn. I’ve knit and crocheted with it. I think it’s time to finally trying weaving with it too. Leslie Ann has created some spectacular woven pillows using Valley Yarns Charlemont Hand Dyed. She’s working on writing up a draft for them now. Maybe that should be my next project.

What would you like to make with Charlemont?

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #12 – Charlemont Shawls and Scarves

Saturday, February 4th, 2012
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Today I’m highlighting some beautiful shawls and scarves knit and crocheted in Valley Yarns Charlemont and Charlemont Kettle Dye. Charlemont is a great choice for projects like these with its great drape and lovely sheen.


Earth & Sky
 by Stephen West, knit by denarae
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)


Traveling Woman
 by Liz Abinante, knit by PugMama
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)


Helix Scarf
 by Stephenie Gaustad, knit by a freespirit
(pattern available for free on


 by Kirsten Kapur, knit by gretchenoh
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)


Lucy Shawl
 by Debbi Stone
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)


Sprout Chains Shawlette
 by Kristin Omdahl, crocheted by xnedra2
(pattern available in the book Crochet So Fine)


Elise Shawl
 by Evan Plevinski, crocheted by jtellier
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #11 – Charlemont for Sweater Knitting

Friday, February 3rd, 2012
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We’ll be shooting a new video for Valley Yarns Charlemont soon so I’ve checked out Ravelry for projects using one of our favorite yarns. I was having such a hard time picking just a few patterns to highlight. I found myself adding so many to my queue. So I’ll be spreading out this post over this weekend.

Today I’m sharing six great sweater patterns to knit, each with unique details.

Grellow Cardigan by Amy Gunderson
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

by Jessamyn Leib
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

Dulce de Leche
by Marnie MacLean, knit by BeckyinVT
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

by Joji Locatelli, knit by KarynKoke
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

by Marjolein Thunnissen, knit by monatraix
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud, knit by ohsewcrafty
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

Tomorrow I’ll have some great shawl and scarf patterns in Valley Yarns Charlemont to share.

Happy Knitting!

– Dena

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #10 – Northampton Love

Friday, January 20th, 2012
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It’s been awhile since my last Valley Yarns on Ravelry post. What can I say? The holidays have a way of making my schedule extra busy. One thing is for sure, you were all quite busy too, finishing up projects over the past couple of months. It looks like  Valley Yarns Northampton was a popular choice for many of your projects. Here’s a few that stood out for me that I’d like to share with you.

Winter Berries
by Marjorie D. (pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

Levenwick by Gudrun Johnston, knit by pinsandstring (pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

Carnaby skirt by Nikol Lohr, knit by HCQ (pattern available for free on

Urban Necessity Gloves by Colleen Michele Meagher, knit by radioknitter (pattern available for free on Ravelry)

Creature Comforts Cardi by Madelinetosh, knit by yondercrawdad (PDF pattern available for purchase at

by Larisa Medina Brener, knit by ABell (pattern available for free at

Aspinwall Pullover by Susan Dittrich, knit by disyarnmama (pattern available from Interweave Knits magazine, Winter 2009 or from as a PDF download)

Have you used Valley Yarns Northampton yet? Share your favorite patterns you’ve used in the comments.

Happy Knitting

Valley Yarns on Ravelry Issue #9 – Sweaters

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
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In this edition of Valley Yarns on Ravelry, I’m highlighting some sweaters I’ve seen lately that have caught my eye. All of them do a great job of showcasing our Valley Yarns.

1.Valiant knit in Valley Yarns Berkshire available in Kim Hargreaves Heartfelt

2. Anisette Cardi knit in Valley Yarns Amherst available for free from Stitch Nation

3. Bamboo Diamond Shell knit in Valley Yarns Southwick available in Boutique Knits

4. Catch the Wave Tee knit in Valley Yarns Longmeadow available for free from Cascade Yarns

5. Harmonia’s Rings Tunic knit in Valley Yarns Stockbridge available for purchase on Ravelry

6. Acer Cardigan knit in Valley Yarns Northampton available for purchase on Ravelry

7. Vitamin D knit in Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen available for purchase on Ravelry

Valley Yarns on Ravelry Issue #8 – Stockbridge

Saturday, September 17th, 2011
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Steve’s Deal of the Day for today is Valley Yarns Stockbridge. This is our alpaca and wool blend yarn that is cozy, light and will create a nice drape in garments. Head over to our Facebook page to get the promo code for the Deal of the Day, $2.29/hank, (regularly $3.99)!

Check out some of these great projects I found on Ravlery made in Stockbridge for some inspiration.

1. Blankie for lil E knit by nbrench – have fun playing with color in this baby blanket which is a downloadable free pattern on Ravlery.

2. Harvest Moon knit by plhigdon – grey cardigan with pockets, this would absolutely be my go-to sweater if it was in my wardrobe.

3. Liberty throw knit by gab-fab – so very striking in this color combination.

4. Blue Meanie knit by 17Q17 – love the simpler two-color version of Tubey with the addition of the pretty lace trim on the sleeves.

5. Autism Awareness Scarf knit by joilynn – love how she converted a Tunisian stitch pattern into a knitting patten.

6. Lena Warm crocheted by mng – since this shawl works up so fast, you could have it done in no time.

7. Fabric Stitch Mittens knit by sebaenen – great color combination of this Valley Yarns pattern by Kirstin Hipsky.

Valley Yarns on Ravelry Issue #5

Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Look at some of the great finished projects people have been posting on Ravlery using some of our Valley Yarns.

1. Ocean Heather Lavalette Shawl knit by Oshelle in Valley Yarns Northampton – Great free pattern from Kirsten Kapur found on her blog Through the Loops. Though she does offer the pattern for free, she suggests that you make a voluntary donation to Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Details on her blog.

2. Cotuit Sands Scarf knit by knittinggolfer in Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel – Designer Marcy Vandale offers the pattern for this light and airy scarf as a Ravelry download for $6.00.

3. Easter Stripey Rugby Sweater knit by shutterhoney in Valley Yarns Southwick – Love Stacy’s stripe color combination in this sweater from Barefoot Knits.

4. Something Blushy knit by fanciepants in Valley Yarns Southwick – Wendy Bernard‘s Something Red pattern has great drape in Southwick. Available for purchase on Wendy’s blog Knit & Tonic.

5. Tiny Tea Leaves Cardi knit by bestitched in Valley Yarns Goshen – How cute is Lily in this fun pattern from Melissa LaBarre.

6. Joseph’s Blankie of Many Colors knit by JessicaP in Valley Yarns Valley Cotton 10/2 – Normally Valley Cotton 10/2 is used by weavers, but here Jessica doubles it in this log cabin blanket from Mason Dixon Knitting.

7. Sally Cardigan knit by cupcake in Valley Yarns Sheffield – So many interesting details in Nikol Lohr’s pattern available for free on the Craftzine blog.

Valley Yarns on Ravelry Issue #4 – Southwick

Saturday, June 11th, 2011
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Valley Yarns Southwick is Steve’s Deal of the Day featured yarn this weekend, on sale for $3.99/ball (use promo code FBSOUTHWI3). These Ravelry projects using Southwick showcase what a great yarn it is for summer garments. It really shines in lacy shawls, cute tees and tanks, and cardigans with a lovely drape and amazing stitch definition. The pima cotton and bamboo blend feels soft and cool against your skin. What kind of Southwick garment do you want to add to your summer wardrobe?

1. Berry Smoothie Shawl crocheted by CraftyCSW – This Stellaria Shawl by Diana Troldahl is a nice mix of Southwick colors. And the Faroese shape will stay on your shoulders.

2. Summer Flies knit by TerryRoss – This free Ravelry download pattern from Donna Griffin is gorgeous in Southwick.

3. The Krista Tee knit by marymealittle – Joan McGowan-Michael design adds lacy charm to your summer wardrobe.

4. Diminishing Rib Cardigan knit by monstermum – The addition of clam stitch rows to this Interweave Knits pattern is what makes this cardigan so stunning.

5. Lotus Blossom Tank knit by akabori – Another great design from Interweave Knits.

6. Shirred Shrug knit by projectstashEL – A perfect little dancer shrug that pops in Nantucket Blue.

7. Heaven Shawl knit by DDCKnitt – Christy Verity’s 198 yds. of Heaven pattern makes a great lacy shawl in Southwick.

8. Ginger Kina knit by NancyBW – This short-sleeve cardigan would look equally good over a tank and shorts for a casual look, or paired with a sundress in a fun print.

9. Cables and Os knit by strawberries – I’ve always loved this cardigan from No Sheep for You.