The Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden – Serenity 20 Color Bundles
Color Bundles pictured: Jazzy (blue & black) & Vivid (green & eggplant)
Skein details: The yarn base is ZYG’s Serenity 20 yarn: 400 yds / 366 m skeins; 70% superwash merino / 20% cashmere / 10% nylon per skein
Knitting needles: US 3, 3.25 mm / 20 stitches & 28 rows over 4 inches
Crochet hook: US F-5, 3.75 mm /22 stitches & 28 rows over 4 inches
Cons: This yarn is spun in Italy and hand-dyed in Canada. With cashmere in the mix, there’s a corresponding price tag. But if you consider your yarn an investment in your making process as well as the finished product, it’s not so bad.
Pros: It’s freakin’ hand dyed cashmere! It’s gorgeously dyed in epic, coordinating colors! Enough said.
Pattern ideas: When cashmere is involved, you’ve got to grab the right pattern! I recommend the Top Notched Shawl for knitters looking to experiment with different color stripe combos. For crocheters out there, alternating colors in the Granny Tassel Shawl would be a blast.
Coupon code: The folks at ZYG have also given us a coupon code (use HANDSOCCUPIED) to get 20% off a color bundle through 12/31/18! Can you say Christmas cashmere?
Enter to Win
To enter the giveaway, use the box below. If you’re on mobile, you’ll need to click a button that takes you to the entry page. If you’re on the desktop site, you’re all good to go right here! Open to North America. Full terms & conditions available by clicking the link in the box provided.
One Vivid Color Bundle (the green, cream and eggplant color set pictured) will be raffled off. Yes, that’s 3 skeins. ;)