Why Knot Fibers’ Spunky Yarn Up Close
Skein details: 100g / 3.5 oz. skeins / 271 yds / 100% superwash merino wool / sport weight
Knitting needles: US 5, 3.75 mm / 18 stitches & 24 rows over 4 inches
Crochet hook: US G-6, 4 mm / 19 sc & 24 rows over 4 inches
Cons: If you need to tear out a ton, Spunky can get a little splitty, so if you’re trying a new technique and anticipate a lot of tearing back, you might want to practice with some yarn ends first.
Pros: The color and the spring, friends! They’re really fun to work with – the spring makes it a tactile joy for sure. And the beauty of Why Knot’s semisolids can’t really be overstated. :)
Pattern ideas: For crochet, the Worker Bee Bag, of course! And for knitting, this would make a beautiful Outlander Chevron Shawl.
Our other prizes
Last week, we took a closer look at the wonderful lotion bar from Love & Leche (and over the weekend, two different varieties were added to the Shop!), so I’ll direct you to that post for just about everything you need to know about that prize. :)
Our Read Along Crochet Along prize pack for this go around also includes the very same yarn bowl I use in my everyday knitting – a handmade wooden yarn bowl from Darn Good Yarn. Yarn bowls are great because you simply run your working yarn through a coil-like shape and rest your yarn ball in the bowl itself. Then your yarn is in an easily accessible position to knit or crochet without you having to worry about it rolling away. One yarn bowl is included in the Read Along prize pack, but if you just can’t wait to hear who wins (or if you’re not a RALCALer), you can get one of Darn Good Yarn’s handmade wooden yarn bowls for 50% off using the code YB50. :)
In addition to the lotion bar, yarn bowl, and the yarn, there’s also a pair of handles from Jul Designs in the prize pack too! These are the very handles that helped inspire my Lopi Tote knitting design and, of course, the Worker Bee Bag crochet design. So if you’ve RALCALed along with us, you can finish your project with the same handles you’ve seen in the pictures. They are high quality and made with beautiful, durable leather. They attach to your work with screws so you can easily secure them to a finished knit or crochet project, and remove them to wash your handmade bag.
RALCALing? Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Let’s review. Our amazing prizes include: a skein of Why Knot Fibers’ Spunky yarn in Smoke and Shadows, a Sweet Sheep Lotion Bar from Love & Leche, a set of Jul Designs’ bag handles, & a handmade wooden yarn bowl from Darn Good Yarn.
You can enter the giveaway here or below. You must be participating in the RALCAL to win. Open to US, Canada, UK, Australia, Denmark & Germany. Entries close at 11:59 pm CST on April 30. Winner announced in the following Picks of the Week post. If you’re on mobile, you’ll have to click a button or visit this page to enter.
PS: As an added extra special treat bonus, one of our Read Along Crochet Along sponsors, Love & Leche, gave us a bonus lotion bar to give away! Enter in last week’s review post.