If you’re anything like me, you’re going, going, going, and then you stop and think “now where did that last week go?”

Time just seems to go by faster and faster. I meant to release last week, but today I released Thoroughbred, a quick pair of fingerless mitts knit up in Swan’s Island’s new Eco-Wash yarn. Some of you already know I’m a fan of SI.(Can we also talk about how GORGEOUS Alora AND her horse are?)

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For those of you who don’t, let me tell you why you need to try this stuff: It’s like the champagne of local yarns. Out of all the US-made yarns I’ve worked with, Swan’s Island is the most luxurious. Their new yarn is 100% Merino superwash–but not superwash as you know it. Most typical superwash yarns are run through a bleach bath or worked over with other similar chemicals to burn off the “scales” on the yarn (much like cuticles on your hair). SI’s new eco-wash is rendered washable with a special enzyme instead. This makes it friendlier to the fibers themselves and also the environment.

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For those of you looking, you can find Swan’s Island’s new yarn here. I love every single color–I haven’t found a combination that doesn’t work in some way. The colors are just so perfect for autumn.

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In celebration of this release, I’m giving away a skein of Swan’s Island’s laceweight yarn from my personal stash…just gorgeous!

To enter, go favorite Thoroughbred on Ravelry if you haven’t already, and share this post on facebook-leave me a note here saying you did!

I’ll be drawing each day’s giveaway a week or so from the original post, so the other giveaways are still open, too!

Until next time!

xoxo

 

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28 thoughts on “Thoroughbred & Swan’s Island Yarn Giveaway

  1. Linda

    I love this pattern and the color is perfect!
    I don’t have a facebook account anymore, but hope I can still participate in the contest.

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  2. Michele

    Faved the Thoroughbred pattern on Ravelry! Can’t share on facebook (don’t use facebook), but I would definitely if I could.

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  3. trillium

    I put as fav on Ravelry & shared post on FB (under my real name). If this post is chosen, email me and I’ll give you my Ravelry & FB names. One can never have too many pairs of fingerless mitts!

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