Yarn Giveaway!


I am just head-over-heels crazy-in-love with our new Oatmeal Heather yarn. I’m smitten! I’m twitter-pated! I’m ready to move in with it and give it my ATM pin code! It’s just so soft and lovely, and it’s gorgeous natural but it also dyes up beautifully.

I love this yarn so very much that I want some of it to come and live with you. So I’m giving away 10 whole skeins- 1600 yards. All you have to do to win is tell me what you’ll make with it if you win. Links to patterns are a-ok, the more detail the better. [I’m looking for some ideas for my own ten skeins, see.] 

All entries must be in by Sunday, May 31st at Midnight, Pacific Coast Time. [I hate to be predictable.] One entry per person please. Winner will be chosen at random on Monday, June 1st and will have 48 hours to contact us to claim his or her (but probably her) prize.

Good luck, y’all!

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  1. Ooh, ooh, ooh, that is so GORGEOUS! It’s just crying out to be a cabled, Aran-type sweater.

  2. It looks fabulous. I’m thinking something cozy, with a high collar, zip front and kangaroo handwarmer pockets. Maybe a little pattern stitching, but mainly plain stockinette, I think.

  3. I think I would dye it with natural dyes and knit some soakers. Or maybe a cardigan.

  4. I have been looking and looking for the right yarn to knit Oat Couture’s Celtic Cardigan. Nothing looked just right. This yarn looks JUST RIGHT!

  5. Kathy Sammartano

    May 27, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I would make my very first cardigan. (It looks amazing.)

  6. There is a celtic knot poncho that I’ve had my eye on for a few years that would look lovely with your yarn. It’s yummylicious!

  7. It’s my birthday on June 6, so I’d start on my ultimate birthday sweater: The Dollar and a Half Cardigan by Veronik Avery, but modded with a Skully Cable running down one side written by Adrian Bizilia. The lace pattern, skull cable, and the unusual construction will keep me busy until actual sweater-wearing weather. I’ve been waiting for a yarn like yours forever!

  8. Oh, how PRETTY! I would knit a poncho. Something just for me. Something that would challenge a newbie knitter that’s just getting known to the fabulous of good yarn!

  9. I would make the Dollar and a Half Cardigan from Interweave Knits Spring ’07. Yummy cables and lace all wrapped up in a cozy cardi :-)

  10. Hi, Susie! I met you at a Common Cod Fiber Guild meeting a few months back. I would make long fingerless gloves, so I can keep my hands warm and still knit; a tall cowl with a peplum (?) type part that fit over my shoulders and warmed my back and chest ~ sort of a long dickey; and maybe a pair of legwarmers. I’m always cold nowadays:( and I hate having to turn up the heat in the whole house to warm me up. This might just be the project(s) that induces me to finally learn cables. I hardly ever win anything, but, maybe I’ll get lucky with this. Thanks for the chance. The yarn looks gorgeous!

  11. I would make my very first sweater with it! Beautiful!

  12. Yummy! Hmm…I think I might design a rustic, belted cardigan in some kind of textural stitch – moss, seed, or something just slightly spicier – with deep pockets in front and a notched collar. Something for an outdoorsy 1920’s woman to wear while taking long walks on the misty English oceanside, with her walking-stick, her trusty dog, and her short, curly bob. Then (as long as we’re playing make-believe) I would call up Rowan or Kim Hargreaves and have them do the styling and photoshoot. :-)

  13. Susie! Sorry, somehow left out ~ over editing ~ the line about making my first ever grown up top down raglan cardigan: with cables, naturally. OK, that’s it.

  14. ooooooh, it’s so loverly! all my friends are having babies right now (and me, too!!!!!) so i would totally make a snuggly baby sweater and lots of baby booties/sockies!

  15. I would make #22 Garter Yoke Cardigan in http://www.vogueknitting.com/books/product_info.php?products_id=598 with this lovely yarn!!!!!!!!!

  16. I’ve been looking for yarn for a sweater for my daughter for her 40th birthday. I want something special, not just everyday yarn – and this looks perfect!
    This is the one I am planning on – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-cardigan-for-arwen. I’d like to do it I bit longer with this tree pattern on the back – http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Jacquelyn-/a-cardigan-for-arwen. I might make a few other changes, I’ve been planning this for months now …

  17. Oh! Oatmeal Heather would be perfect for the Owls sweater- that’s exactly what I would make!
    And it’s even my name! Drool…

  18. i want to make a round trip sweater…this would be perfect!!! and i would have some of your yarn from your babies…who could ask for anything more!?!

  19. Ooh that’s just beautiful!!! A friend of my in-laws is getting married and I was thinking about knitting her a shawl. Maybe Ishbel by Ysolda or creating something of my own. With the rest of the yarn, I’d make myself a snugly blanket, like the lace one in the new Knit.1 magazine. I just adore that pattern.

  20. Not sure what gauge it works up as, but I would knit the Fireside sweater:

    I think the heathery natural shade would be gorgeous with cables, and both your yarn and this pattern make me want to snuggle up!

  21. I’d use that yarn to make a sweater, definitely — probably one of the Elizabeth Zimmermann seamless patterns, or maybe the saddle-shouldered Aran cardigan.

  22. I would make raglan sleeve sweaters for my identical twin granddaughters (age 5) and a matching vest for their brother (age 6) for next winter. If there is yarn left over they will all endup with stocking caps. The brother’s vest would be done in a basketweave pattern for the front and a smooth back.

    These little darlings love all the things knitted and crocheted that I make for they and they would definitely love and appreciate this yarn!

  23. Well if that gorg yarn isn’t perfect for the Fireside Sweater (by Amber Allison) then I don’t know what is!! That is definitely what I’d use it for, it yelled at me and demanded to be made into one when I saw the picture.

    Rav Link Here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fireside-sweater

  24. Hi, My message is already posted on the bottom!

  25. Just about everything that I make turns into socks somehow. It’s a good thing though, I really really love socks.

  26. Eurasia for Rowan #42 if I could get gauge
    Cobblestone, if I was feeling generous, and lazy

    ooo, that was fun. Thanks for asking!

  27. Kathy / 60SpriteGal

    May 27, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Ooohhh, I think it would look quite nice done up as a vest made on the diagonal with a wider collar to snuggle up under your nose and a couple of pockets built into the sides. And, if one could be found, a sheep pull for a zipper in the front, or pewter sheep buttons…


    May 27, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    I have four grandkids ages 7 and under who would benefit from this gorgeous yarn with some warm hats, mittens and yummy scarves.

  29. Stephanie M. Rousseau

    May 27, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    What is better than a handmade hat? Why, a hat made of yarn that came from a sheepie with a NAME, of course! My favorite thing in the world to knit is hats, and I would loooove to win a skein to make a new one! Perhaps the Amanda Hat? 😀

  30. That yarn needs to be made into a couple of summer purses. The oatmeal color is perfect for a “beachy” looking purse–maybe a solid Haekelbeutel. And of course, I would make fingerless gloves with the leftovers!

  31. Shoshana Erlich

    May 27, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Oooh that is pretty, and I think the answer for what I’d do with it is easy!

    I’d make a hemlock ring blanket. something nice and cozy to cuddle up with on a long cold night. Mmmm just thinking about it makes me drool a little

  32. I’d love to finally make Demi, by Kim Hargreaves. That is a really beautiful sweater, and this just looks like just a yummy yarn!

  33. This is the sweater I’d knit, in time for fall. I know, I know, summer isn’t here yet but summer = the dreaded heat = no sweater wearing.

    It’s a ravelry link.

  34. I would use it to make mittens for my family members for christmas!!! I found an awesome pattern that has a simple twisting cable down the top side center.

  35. I would make matching cabled hat, mittens, and scarf. And if I have any left, I would make my little daughter a set as well.

  36. I know just the thing! I would be weaving this in to a gorgeous shawl. Probably a simple twill pattern. I would then do a nice knit or crochet pattern around the edges.

  37. I would make a button up aran sweater. At least after I got done rolling around in this beautiful yarn! Thanks Susan
    jsample on ravelry

  38. i have been hankering to make the Sierra cardigan and the nantucket jacket, by norah gaughan. both are interweave patterns, probably a few years ago. the color is just so yum! thanks for the opportunity!

  39. It looks beautiful! I’m entering for my chance to win… If I got 10 skeins I would probably make my very first sweater with it. Maybe February Lady? But in that gorgeous colour (that looks grey on my screen), it would have to be called “Lady of the Mist”.

    mishag on ravelry

  40. I’m feeling like it’s high time I knitted a sweater for dear Ted – and I’m looking at Jared Flood’s Cobblestone Pullover. This would be just great…. so snuggly! Ted likes blue – might have to overdye it blue. Niiiiiice.

  41. I would make a sweater!

    I am doing a happy dance inside my head right now, because I have a sock yarn that is very close to that color and I have fallen in love with it! Every time I look at it I swoon over it.

    I am not sure what kind of sweater it would be, definitely a pullover, probably something with Celtic style cables, which I would design myself, with my copy of The Knitter’s Handy Sweater Patterns and a stitch dictionary. I am part Irish so I have been wanting to do something with lots of cool Celtic-style cables for awhile now, but I had not yet found the right yarn. Looks like I have now!

  42. Oh! I know EXACTLY what I’d use that for. I’ve been looking for something earthy and real for this:


    One of the few shawls /I/ could get away with wearing!

  43. Jessie Anderson

    May 27, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    OOh, what I wouldn’t do with 10 skeins of wonderful yarn! I am thinking I would love to do a sweater/cardigan to wear around in the winter months when it gets cold here in Wyoming. I don’t have a pattern in mind, but have always wanted to make one for myself.

  44. that’s sienna not sierra. oops.

  45. If I were to win this lovely yarn I would make a cardigan – either the Adult’s Cable Sweater (pattern #25) or the Adult’s Aran Sweater (pattern #20), both from Yankee Knitter Designs:

  46. Yuuuummmmmmmmmm…. I think that Oatmeal Heather would make a GORGEOUS Marina! It screams MARINA! Check it out… http://www.cocoknits.com/knit/garments/women/marina.html With the leftover, I’d make my sons, Cleighton and Truman, hats for winter :)

  47. If I had 600 yards or more I would make the Liesl cardigan by Ysolde Teague. If I had a skein or two I would make a farrow rib scarf, from the “little box of scarves”

  48. Ann (yet another)

    May 27, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    It just cries out to be something textured, doesn’t it. I think a gansey styled sweater with patterning to midsleeve and chest and then plain to the ribbing. I think I have a design in mind on my drawing board. 😎

  49. Luverly. As I stare at it and drool, it speaks to me: “I want to become a lap warmer afghan, a sampler of stitches to show off my versatility.”

  50. i’m envisioning a hoodie

  51. Gorgeous yarn! If I were the lucky winner I would make Landon by Jordana Paige. I’ve been searching for just the right colour since I got the pattern :)

  52. Gorgeous yarn! I’d make my first sweater with it.

  53. Ohh!! I think Jared Flood’s Garisol would be wonderful in this!!!

  54. Oh, I love it. I am usually cold at work and I think that this:
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/19-cabled-cardigan-2 would be a very versatile sweater to have at my office!

  55. HilaryGermany

    May 27, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I’ll be needing a new wooly sweater instead of a winter coat for our new home in Sicily. Winters are too mild for my German winter coats, but will be perfect fro a cardi from Fiber Farm wools!! I’m thinking 2313 – Biscoto Car Coat fro Trendsetter Yarns site or Thick Knit Car Coat Pattern form the Knitpicks site

  56. This is a beautiful color and would love to live as a winter cape to wrap me in warmth during the cold So. Dak. winter snowstorms. I can’t think of a better birthday gift as today is my BD and as usual no one has remembered.

  57. Beautiful… just beautiful. I’m in desperate need for some nighttime diaper soakers for my 6mo, and this would be perfect, one of my favorite colors, too. Thank you for this great giveaway!!

  58. Colleen Derber

    May 27, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Beautiful! I’d like to make mittens for my sister, Kate, in Boston!

  59. So absolutely gorgeous!! It would be the perfect yarn to knit up a “Aran Pocket Shawl” from the book “Folk Shawls” by Cheryl Oberle. One for me, and one for my mom!

  60. MissyT (on Ravelry)

    May 27, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I would make the Owls sweater. My friend finished one just a couple months ago and it turns out so cute!! :)


  61. I’d knit a nice cabled sweater from that, for my husband. Not too many fat cables, which he doesn’t like. And seed stitch under the arms where he always snags something and I need to repair the sweater.

  62. I’m thinking something from A Fine Fleece….or maybe Little Rivers by Starmore.

  63. Wow, 1600 yards? I’m tiny, so that would make TWO sweaters for me. I’m not sure what weight it is, but I’d probably throw that into Owls (that’s been on my queue for ages) and with the other half, a cuddle cable sweater like this one.

  64. I would probably most want to try the forestry cardigan from interweave: (Rav link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/11-forestry-old-penny-cardigan) But I am also SERIOUSLY drawn to the fireside cardigan (Rav link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fireside-sweater ) because it is really amazing.

    This yarn looks amazing. I can almost feel it… :) so beautiful. Good luck finding a pattern for yourself!

  65. I will use it to make baby blankets for my twins who were just born on May 18th!

  66. It could come home and live with me! There’s lots of yarn there for it to hang out with. This is almost enough yardage to make Nicky Epstein’s Celtic Knot Afghan and definitely enough that I could finally make my first sweater!

  67. Hi there! I’d most definitely make a grown up version of the Baby Chalice Blanket by Lykkefanten (Ravelry). I love love love this blanket, and it would be so beautiful in this yarn!!!

  68. The Ethel Mildred Ferguson Sweater from Emily Johnson’s Family Trunk project. Such beautiful yarn deserves a sweater pattern with a great story.


  69. I will make a deeply cabled and lace pullover which I will wear in the office – I live in my pullovers in the office, so this is what everyone sees me in. It sounds really smooshy and soft, so something like the Zara Cabled Tunic,Plymouth Yarn’s Cabled Pullover, Lion’s Aran Pullover Sweater, or the scrumptious IK Interlocking Cables.

  70. I would make my very first every sweater!! I have two patterns that are for beginners who have NEVER dones a wearable. Can’t find them @ this very moment. BUT, that is what I would love to do with yarn that is so wonderful you would give in your ATM pin code!

  71. Something cable-y and wonderful!

  72. Oooh, I have a few ideas already.

    First, Jared Flood’s Giraosle, perhaps.


    Or maybe Meg Swansen’s saddle-shoulder aran


    Your yarn looks soo snuggly and soft!

  73. oooh, a luscious sweater for my man, something i could put my hands all over and never take ’em off! maybe another one like this: http://knitspot.com/?p=521 or like this: http://knitspot.com/?p=760

  74. the knittin' kitten

    May 27, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    What gorgeous yarn! I’m ready to make a baby-sized version of Melissa Leapman’s Sampler Afghan (on the cover of Cables Untangled) for the next grandchild.

  75. I have been wanting to make this gorgeous, cabled bolero my friend designed. This yarn is perfect!

  76. I’ve been holding off making this simple yet lovely candle flame shawl. I think I found the pattern link on ravelry one day. I think the shawl would look lovely in a heathered yarn.

  77. a knee length sexy cardigan for my wife. Ok I’m wierd and I just put it on the internet, think rowan a seasons tail.

  78. Hmmm… I’ve never done a sweater before; I’m a bit nervous about the sizing and putting together. However, I would love to do a big cozy blanket, something along the lines of this one: http://www.simplyirish.com/prodView.asp?idProduct=2562 to get practice with cables (Not a pattern site, but I like the design!)

  79. What a beautiful yarn, I love the oatmeal color!

    I was just looking longingly at a cardigan pattern on Ravelry, I think it’s called Chevron Lace, and this is perfect for it I think. If not something similar.

  80. I would make this beautiful shawl:
    Aran Weight Victorian Lace Shawl by Michelle Ciccariello

  81. I have been following you for months. I will buy in next season. I knit for the homeless women in the Seattle area, This precious yarn is perfect for those who feel so much less than the true precious spirits they are regardless od circumstances.

  82. I can see how you have fallen in love, it looks gorgeous. I would have to say that I would need to dream up a completely new pattern for this – I am seeing a cabled cardigan, maybe side pockets, something pretty but useful at the same time, so it could be worn all the time, dressed up or down :)

  83. I would make a sweater and a half! Jeebus that’s a lot of yarn! I would probably make the Lady February sweater and hats. Lots of hats…. I love hats. Berets the most. Maybe a matching hat for the Lady February sweater…

  84. Oooh, I know exactly what I’d make with it… A gorgeous top-down cardigan for me, perfectly fitted using my friend Tuulia’s pattern on KnitLob’s Lair. And oh, yes, with cables!

  85. I would make a February Lady! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/february-lady-sweater . And a Give a Hoot http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/give-a-hoot . (I’m small, so I can get a lot out of that yardage!) Then I would dye some and make a Lucky 7 http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lucky-7-hat . Then maybe some socks? I’d have about 400 yards left at the point. Maybe some leg warmers. 😀

  86. I’ve never made a garment before, because they call for so much yarn, I just can’t commit to the purchase! I’ve been dreaming of making this cardigan though: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ridge-swing-cardigan which would look fabulous in an oatmeal heather!

  87. Oh that is pretty. The Great American Afghan seems like a good one to do with this.

  88. I’d finally get around to designing and making a Zimmermannesque aran sweater. But for whom? It might be time to be a selfish knitter . . . .

  89. Definitely a cardigan with some cables…or maybe a sweater for my hubby…nah…something for me. 😉

  90. Always wanted an aran cabled sweater … but the Great American Aran Afghan pattern has been nagging me forever. Wouldn’t it be beautiful.


  91. I’m thinking the Forestry/Old Penny Cardigan by Veronik Avery. Mmmmm!!

  92. This yarn is gorgeous. I want to taste it, it’s so beautiful. It looks like it wants to be a heavily cabled cardigan, with seed stitch borders and vintage buttons salvaged from a thrift store jacket.

  93. Wow! I’d love to win this yarn! It’s hard to say what I’d knit with it, but probably either a sweater or small blanket….or a bunch of little things like gloves and hats. :)

  94. LOve, love, love that oatmeal colour. And there are so many options, but here are a few sweater ideas:

    And for the wee ones:

  95. Soooooo pretty!!!!! I would knit a cozy shawl for my friend who has cancer and with the left overs I would make the Sagaro mittens in the Winter 2008/Spring 2009 magazine

  96. Beautiful yarn! Congratulations! I would made a cable cardigan for myself! (selfish me)

  97. i really enjoy visiting your magical web site :)

  98. I would overdye the yarn and make the February Lady sweater (a long sleeved version with some extra-special buttons to complete it).

  99. Mary Scott Huff’s Faery Ring would look fabulous in that yarn.

  100. Well, it depends on what weight it is (Aran?), but I think it’s begging to be made into the Opulent Raglan, a pattern that’s been lurking in my queue forever, awaiting the perfect yarn!

  101. Oh, how pretty! I’d make the February Lady Sweater – partly because I’ve heard it’s relatively easy for a first time sweater knitter plus I think it would look beautiful and be very versatile in this yarn.

  102. It looks gorgeous! I’m thinking of using it with these patterns:


    I think either one would be great for this yarn.

    This will most likely be my first sweater/cardigan.

  103. I’m thinking a garter yoke cardigan from knit1, a rogue, or some kind of small blanket. The possibilities are endless!

  104. I’ve never really been a garment knitter – I’ve always been the girl to coo over everyone else’s sweaters and shawls and wraps but stick to my mittens and cowls and hats. But then along came the February Lady Sweater… I couldn’t possibly love a pattern more! I am super excited to knit it up, and I’m fairly positive that it will be THE perfect sweater for me!

  105. Well, after the disappointment my mother expressed last year over the lovely sweater I made her for Mother’s Day when what she really wanted was an afghan I swore the only other thing I would ever knit her would be that afghan…The Oatmeal Heather would make a wonderfully cozy and super fluffy afghan. I would make the Nature in Nature Afghan…I so love this pattern! http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2245/2242753628_c84bbb9c0c.jpg And then it would be kind of like the tree of life quilt I made for my Grandmother!

  106. That yarn so looks so soft and warm! I would love to knit a snuggly cardigan with it to keep me warm in the fall and winter.

  107. It would make a nice Kepler sweater (from Emily at Fathom Harvill, online). The sweater has a cool intertwined cable at the bottom hem and sleeves. By the way, what’s the fiber content of the yarn?

  108. I would love to make a sweater, something with Celtic cables to show off how beautiful the yarn really is. Thanks so much for the give-away!

  109. Is that a worsted wieght? Maybe the sideways spencer from Interweave Knits?

  110. Wow! This yarn is simply gorgeous! I have been looking for the perfect yarn to make a Girasole (http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/2008/12/girasole.html) for a housewarming gift for my sister. I think I have found it! If there is any left over, I would love to knit a Sam the Ram – he is just so adorable!

  111. Roxanne aka VelvetMarmoset

    May 28, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Oy, so many choices for such gorrrrrgeous yarn!
    I was eyeing the radiance cabled jacket: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/radiance-cabled-jacket

    But then I saw this awesome shawl collar jacket, to which I might add some cables: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/106-11-jacket-with-shawl-collar-and-moss-stitch-in-silke-alpaca

    But then I saw the fireside sweater that so many others have already linked to!

    If I could find the perfect button placket sweater for my fiance though, reminiscent of the old WWII mechanics sweaters ( http://www.galaxyarmynavy.com/item-5349.asp ), that would be awesome.

  112. Holy cow, I would LOVE to win this yarn! It looks and sounds like heaven.

    I would make a beautiful and much needed throw/blanket for my couch – my (new!) husband and I are still working on sloooowly furnishing our first apartment together, and I’ve been promising to knit us a blanket!

    Jared at brooklyntweed recently posted a lovely baby blanket he did – garter with a ripple edge, that would be a tempting pattern choice. (His post here! — http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/2009/05/tweed-for-baby-blanket.html) Pick me pick me!!!

  113. Hi Susie! With such a beautiful, subtle yarn, I think I’d make my next go-to cardigan! Something cabled and very wearable!

  114. wow, what an awesome gift!
    now, what to choose to make with this?
    sooooo many patterns, sooooo very little time!
    let’s see….
    i think i would get started on something from coco knts.
    her patterns are sooooo cool. many of them are knitted in one piece (which i LOVE cuz i do hate to sew!!) and they are sized for all body types. take a look here:
    now, i am REALLY lusting for this yarn!!!
    happy motoring and safe travel… :>

  115. I’m in the midst of raising money so that I can move into a larger home & foster teens. Helping them get out of the system & discover the gifts that lay dormant w/in the situations they have gone thru.
    I am looking forward to fixing them breakfast in bed & all kinds of things they have never had. Like creating a scrapbook for each of them.
    With your yarn, I would love to knit them their own special sweaters or scarves. Something they can keep forever.

  116. Patty Franklin

    May 28, 2009 at 12:21 am

    You are so generous! The natural color is beautiful and looks so cozy that I want to jump into it! I would knit either a wrap or a cozy throw. Thanks for thinking us.

  117. Since today is my birthday, I am going to hope for a little birthday luck and finally win a drawing you have! This yarn is stunning and of course I hate to admit it, but I would have to make something just for me! I hardly ever knit for me, but this time I’d make an exception. I think I would have to seriously put this in the running for this yarn http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/assemblage one of my knit gals made this and it was spectacular! I would hope to be able to do as good a job as she did.

  118. i have two competing projects in my head begging to be made with this delicious yarn. the first is hooded cape (a la Red Riding Hood) with Celtic cables edging it – for those cool evenings in the woods… the second is an Aran sampler blanket. all the women in my family seem to have knit one, but after 25 years of knitting i have yet to do a single afghan. now that i’ve turned 30 it’s about time.

    thank you again for generously putting wonderful stuff up for grabs!

  119. Bridgid Fennell

    May 28, 2009 at 12:29 am

    I also vote for the Fireside Sweater. I like the use of a traditional material for an updated classic. I think this yarn might not be bulky enough though???

  120. Oh My! It just screams Beth Brown Reinsel, and looking @ her “knitting gansey’s” I’m thinking to use the inverted triangular neck gusset but do the White Gansey and stiek the front right up the middle of the triangle.
    Dreams are cheap!!!

  121. Ooooh, If I had that beautiful yarn, I’d use it to make the “Fife Banded Gansey” Sweater from “Country Weekend Knits”. That yarn is perfect for stitch definition, :)

  122. I forgot to say thank you for being so very generous to some lucky soul!
    Thank You!!!

  123. I have a sweater pattern in my head this will be perfect for. I’ve been looking for a color like this!!!!!

  124. Gorgeous yarn! I would make something from Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan. Probably the Hex Coat (http://knittingnature.blogspot.com/2006/06/hex-coat.html )

  125. A cabled sweater for sure – probably one by Janet Szabo. She does beautiful stuff….

  126. This is gorgeous stuff!! (you are very generous!). I would make the fingerless mitts with the raised leaves on the back, for my best friend, who is an avid gardener and is having to learn to live w/arthritis. Her hands would feel better; between the wonders of wool of great beauty, and the TLC of actual handknits! Plus my Dad has been petting my latest pair of socks – and mentioning that the last pair he had were made by his sister, lo, these many years ago. Tjink he is due, and I’ll be learning EZ’s mocassin socks at Sock Summit – be fabu holidays presents!!! thanks again.

  127. I think that yarn is gorgeous! I would knit a hat, or a winter cowel….and some mittens…..maybe some slipper socks too ( I would crochet the slipper socks) I sure would like to win it!!!

  128. I’d definitely knit a warm and cozy hoodie … with kangaroo pockets … and I’d make it long enough to cover my bum :-)

  129. wow that is beautiful! I’d probably use it to make a blanket for my bed.

  130. I would make a cabled throw. Wow would that be gorgeous.

  131. I would make a cabled throw. It will look lovely in the living room.

  132. It’s 42 degrees here tonight and I’m thinking I need a sweater to toss off the chill. This yarn? PERFECTO for a great cardigan. It would be a lovely thing.

  133. So lovely! I’d make an urban aran cardigan.

  134. Danielle Wahlgren

    May 28, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Well, I think I would love to use this squish-tastic yarn to make some matching baby/toddler sweaters for my SIL. She has a 18 mth old and one on the way. The sex of the new baby is going to be a surprise!

    I would want to make a top-down raglan sweater set for each of them. There would be an off-center button placket to make the head easier to slide over. There would be cables running down the arms over a background of seed stich and reverse st st. Additionally, there would be a braided cable pattern down the chest of the sweater.

    Course, It’d love to make matching soakers/longies with the extra.

    Ok ok, I might make me a nice cabled hat – very earthy.

  135. tolebytobielynn

    May 28, 2009 at 12:59 am

    MMM.. it looks yummy warm. I think I would make something for my uncle from this for when he’s walking the dog – she’s a husky and loves the snow, he’s elderly and always cold – I’m thinking a nice manly cabled hat and gloves, plus a cozy warm scarf/cowl for around his neck and chin on those cold winter days….

    OR… I could (and quite likely would) keep it for myself and make n nice set of warm chunky mittens for me…

    I’d like to be nice and say I’d knit for charity, but lets be honest, I’d have to hold and snuggle it’w fibery goodness… hmm, maybe a sweater for my puppy? Then I don’t feel guilty about being selfish by knitting for her, and I still get to feel and snuggle it 😉

    Thanks for the chance to win :) Tobie-Lynn

  136. Hayley Albertson

    May 28, 2009 at 1:05 am

    This yarn is beautiful. I have had the Fireside sweater on ravelry stuck in my head for weeks now. It is a beautiful sweater based on one worn in the movie “The Holiday.” http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fireside-sweater This yarn looks perfect for this project and I would leave it in it’s natural color. This would also be the perfect amount for my size. Serendipitous, no?

  137. Ooh, fireside sweater but this yarn would make such a cuddly rogue sweater, too!

  138. I’m guessing it’s aran weight (worsted)? Something like the Gilmore vest would rock in that. Okay, that’s DK, but still. There’s Owls if it’s a bulky. I wouldn’t mind Give A Hoot mittens either.

    Apparently, I’m into owls right now. Who knew, since I”m such a frog girl. :-)

  139. yummy!
    to me, it’s just begging to be made into a tweedy skirt. I can see its lines in my head… must go sketch!
    what a lovely accidental surprise!

  140. Your Oatmeal Heather is just beautiful. I’d turn it into the Roundabout Cardigan by Kim Kotary on Ravelry. It’d be comfy and warm for those nippy spring mornings or cool fall evenings. I hope more wonderful accidents occur in your future projects, as long as they’re as nice as this one.

  141. Beautiful! That screams to be an Aran sweater–top-down saddle-shouldered, Janet Szabo Follow the Leader-style.

  142. Oh this is perfect for the vest pattern I’ve been trying to find the perfect yarn for! Deby Lake’s Isabella vest – its on Ravelry for sale.

  143. My kid sister is fighting Inflammatory Breast Cancer and I would love to make her a shawl to wear during chemo. this yard looks like it was made for the task and is screaming for some cables! thanks for the opportunity!

  144. I’m seeing a lovely simple sweater with just a bit of detailing down the sleeves and around the edges.

  145. I think I’d have to make http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cobblestone-pullover for my wonderful husband. He teases me about how I’ve never made him a sweater; I was always afraid of violating the boyfriend rule (never make a sweater for a boyfriend), but since we’ve been married for a year now and just had our first baby, I’m ready to make the sweater commitment to him. :)

  146. OOH that’s lovely looking yarn. I really love heathered yarns. I would make myself a February Lady Sweater to showcase the heathery goodness in lace pattern (and because I love to knit sweaters from the top down.)

  147. i would love to make one of the two below linked patterns with it (and it looks like there would be just enough!!) either:
    Swiss Miss : http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/08-swiss-miss coat


    Ethel Mildred Ferguson Sweater : http://www.ravelry.com/projects/emilystarr/ethel-mildred-ferguson-sweater

    Both have been in my wish list to knit and that would be the ideal colorway!

  148. Wow, just my colour because I’m a ginger! I’d make a lovely cuddle sweater to snuggle up in!

  149. I would make a helmet liner for a soldier.

  150. I love the color! I would make the ribbed cardi in the Knit.1 Spring 08 magazine. I made it last year in pink acrylic, and it would look so much better in a wool yarn. I think there would even be some leftover to make a hat and scarf for my little boy.

  151. I´d make a gorgeous shawl to wear at church. In the winter, the church where I work isn´t heated during the days, so when I work there, I´m usually cold. I need a cozy and wonderful shawl to cover up whilst I work, to stay warm enough. I haven´t found a pattern yet, but will.

  152. I’d knit a heavily cabled coat. Full sleeves, shawl collar and belted at the waist. The yarn looks absolutely wonderful.

  153. Hi,
    How exciting!!! I would love to make a pull over tank top. This would be my first “sweater” ever made. My buddy and I have been talking about doing this for about 6 months. Just been deciding what pattern and exactly what I would make. How exciting and special of a project this would be. 1st sweater/tank top pull over, 1st yarn win, 1st garment posted for all to see. Oh my gosh how exciting!! I will pray that I win. I believe in a win. You would be a part of many 1st for me. Thank you for the opportunity to enter and the best to all who enter! I would like to be the winner. God speed to you and yours.

  154. That is some gorgeous yarn! I would definitely turn it into a sweater. As much as I’d love to knit Wisteria by Kate Gilbert from it, I’d probably end up making Weekend Pullover by Veronik Avery.

  155. ooo! I would love to make that into Tiramisu! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tiramisu-baby-blanket

    but of course, the yarn is the one who ends up making the final decision for us, right?

    crossing fingers :)

  156. Barbara Boner

    May 28, 2009 at 2:09 am

    I have a pattern for a small jacket, I think this yarn would do it justice!

  157. I would love to make a tailored scallops cardigan!

    Count me in for the draw!

  158. Beautiful yarn! The first image that came to mind was a cape that’s been on my to-do list for months – the pattern is by Barbara G. Walker and shows up in Ravelry as Sheepsdown Cloak. I’m sure 1600 yards would be plenty to make a generously-sized wrap, so please put my name in your drawing!

  159. I would make a cable cardigan for myself.

  160. If I win the 10 skeins, I will make scarves, hats and mittens for homeless men (woman generally prefer more color than neutral). Ten skeins will allow a few more to stay warm, since the shelters won’t let then in until the thermostat is at 34 degrees. Can you imagine?! I get cold when it drops below 50! Wish me luck! :)

  161. beaniebankbeth

    May 28, 2009 at 2:53 am

    Oh, so dreamy looking! I think it’d look lovely as a shrug or cardigan, something like Hey Teach! http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer08/PATTheyteach.html

  162. Ok, that’s just screaming to be made into a big cozy cabled sweater. It’s gorgeous!

  163. I will make a fisherman sweater! A coworker bought me ‘Fishermen Knits’ by Alice Starmore and has been dilly-dallying on finding yarn, so I would surprise her at Christmas!

  164. I’d definitely use it in the first-ever sweater knitted for my first-ever husband for our first-ever anniversary! so probably either the cambridge jacket, the urban aran cardigan, or something from the queensland collection book 9.
    ooh I hope I win! it’s beautiful.

  165. I would make Mrs. CB’s camp jacket by Bonne Marie Burns. It is a cardigan, very textured with moss stitch, cables, 2 pockets, and a shawl collar. Sweatery bliss!

  166. Gretchen (brownbear on ravelry)

    May 28, 2009 at 3:57 am

    A cardigan for sure. Probably one with cables on it.

  167. Julie Millrion

    May 28, 2009 at 4:03 am

    I love to make knitted toys. The natural fibers make the best toys. From knitting all kinds of toys, I have developed my own hopper (bunny)pattern. I make clothes for them both knitted and hand sewn. I have lots of doing this. Wouldn’t that Oatmeal heather be so perfect. You say it is so soft that makes for even a better knitted hopper. Of course hopper can have friends and maybe a pair of slippers for me.

  168. I would learn how to knit cables and make a sweater.

  169. Oh absolutely, positively the Hemlock Ring Blanket by Jared Flood. Yarn like this must be knit for an heirloom project.

  170. ohhh! I love this color. The first thing that comes to mind is Nicky Epstein’s ‘Celtic’. The pattern is a patchwork style poncho but I would like to turn it into an afghan. There is a very intricate Celtic cable on one of the blocks that could be made bigger and used on a (quilt style) medallion style block. My brain runneth over with ideas!

  171. I live in Japan and it is the custom to remove one’s shoes upon enteringt he house. The good hostess provides slippers that guests can wear in your home. I want to make felted slippers for myself and my guests. Of course 1600 yards would be very generous in slippermaking but then, there’s always Christmas presents to make, right?

  172. beautiful stuff – I think I hear it saying that it wants to be Wendy Bernard’s lovely “Something Red” (renamed “Something Oatmeal” in the yarn’s honor. I’m going to Alaska in September. Perfect pattern and perfect yarn to snuggle into for when the Alaska nights get chilly.

  173. This is gorgeous! I would make matching Hemlock Ring blankets for my grown-up sons. Though, on second thought, it might be hard to give it up! Maybe something a little smaller, so I can make three and I can keep one.

  174. I will make a hooded cape for walks on cold foggy mornings.

  175. can’t wait to see what ewe have come up with this year!

  176. This is such beautiful yarn! It would be perfect for the twisted stitch Fishtrap sweater from A Knitter’s Almanac.

  177. how about matching Aran style sweater for me Irish babies?!

  178. Oh my stars, I love this yarn… it’s gorgeous! It would become a Rogue (pattern on Rav)… hands down. The cables in the sweater would look amazing in this yarn!!

  179. Oooh, that is gorgeous… That would look great with this pattern I have. It’s a German pattern from the 80’s (but actually one of the pretty patterns from that era…); it’s a quite straightforward jacket/ coat thing with very wide ribbing and cables. If I had a scanner, I would post a picture… but oh well. It would look beautiful in this yarn, however.

  180. Wow, what a generous giveaway! I would make the girasole blanket, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/girasole

    I think it would look beautiful with the oatmeal yarn.

  181. Looks like sweater yarn to me. :)

  182. Well, having just had ear/brain surgery, my head is still sensitive to ANY breeze at all, so I would make a hat. Maybe a nice, lacy sort of one so it wouldn’t be TOO warm for the summer. Matching mittens and scarf would be good for chillier weather. :o)

    Pretty pretty yarn!

  183. A lovely hat or mittens. So many things. Looks beautiful.
    I hope this my entry. Would love to win

  184. Gorgeous. I really adore the natural-colored yarns most of all. I think that this would call for something Elizabeth Zimmerman–maybe a cozy Bog Jacket, which I’ve been wanting to knit forever.

  185. wow, this is so pretty! I would leave the yarn as such for:
    – Cabled cardigan
    – 2×2 rib sweater

  186. I think it wants to be a turtle neck sweater with raglan sleeves and a really big, complicated cable down the front. No other adornmnent, just that lovely big fat twisted cable winding its way up an otherwise simple sweater.

  187. Gorgeous! I love natural colors for a great sweater that I’d wear all the time. Linden from Twist Collective comes to mind. :)

  188. That yarn is beautiful, and I’d love for it to come live with me! If it did, I’d make one of the sweaters from the Paton’s pattern books, maybe the Street Smart Hoodie. I’d have to see it and pet it for awhile before making a final decision, but it looks like it would cable beautifully! Thanks so much for the chance to win:)

  189. I was eyeing this in the shop yesterday!
    It would look great knit up into:

    Twist by Bonnie Marie or
    Neck Down Cardigan for Women #9725 by Knitting Pure and Simple

  190. Lovely…. I would make my mom a sweater. She is always trying to take my clothes and sweaters so I would make one for her that I can borrow back :)

  191. if I won 10 skeins of that yummy yarn, I’d make Dickinson, from interweave knits fall 2007 issue – I’ve made one already (PugUgly on ravelry, it’s in my projects, http://www.ravelry.com/projects/PugUgly/dickinson-pullover), and my daughter is headed for college, so would love to make her one to take with her.

  192. It would make a lovely fireside cardigan by Amber Allison or one of EZ’s V-necked Aran Cardigans.

  193. Lisabeth Morche

    May 28, 2009 at 5:52 am

    My husband just surprised me for my 39th birthday with a family cruise to the Caribbean. So I have been trying to work my butt off, literally. I have over 100+ lbs to lose. I am realistic that I won’t lose it all by the time we go. So I would want to make a shawl/wrap for a new thinner,healthier me while on the cruise, something to warm me from the cool midnight salt ocean spray! Something romantic.

  194. Ooooooohhh! What lovely yarn! I think I would make Eris from The Girl From Auntie.

  195. I’d give it to my dad and help him knit a sweater for himself. He just picked up knitting and loves it!
    Something with cables, he loves cables. Big cables along the center of both front and back, simple ribbed hems and collar. Perhaps a short, open shawl collar.

  196. Rebecca George

    May 28, 2009 at 5:56 am

    I would make the meseta alta shawl from the book Shear Spirit.

  197. What lucious, lovely yarn! I think I would go for the V-Neck Cardigan from the book Traditional Knitting from the Scottish and Irish Isles.

  198. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Ayearandaday/fylingdales-cardigan

    I made this “flyingdales” sweater from “A fine fleece” for a friend. I’d LOVE one for myself in your soft oatmeal yarn!!

  199. I would design a pattern just for this, something inspired by midsummer on the moors at dusk, that point when the light goes all golden and soft, and the world becomes very magical. This yarn looks perfect for this type of project, really gorgeous.

  200. I would love a pair of Twilight Mitts for my mom who has Raynaud’s Syndrome and always has purple fingers-even in the Summer!

  201. Jayne Bartolotti

    May 28, 2009 at 6:02 am

    I don’t have a local yarn store. I would love to knit my first sweater and this is beautiful yarn. It looks like something I would love to touch and I think I hear it saying, “Jayne, Jayne, feel me, love me, knit me”!

  202. I would make either Green Gable: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/28-vihervaara–huppari—greengable–hoodie or Vivian http://www.twistcollective.com/collection/index.php/component/content/article/60-winter-2008-patterns/148-vivian-by-ysolda-teague . As someone else said, this yarn wants to be cables! Also, when making this, I would learn how to do shaping and fitting properly so that it actually fit me in the end.

  203. ooh, how lovely! i think I would make the wisteria sweater (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wisteria-7) or the Tangled Yoke sweater (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tangled-yoke-cardigan). both I’ve wanted to make for some time now, and I think both would look gorgeous in this color.

  204. Carol Schwendeman

    May 28, 2009 at 6:04 am

    Looks like the perfect wool to learn cabling – my husband is patiently waiting for a Irish Fisherman’s sweater!

  205. I lovely cabled sweater probably from the book A Fine Fleece like “St. Patrick’s”

  206. I know right away what I would make with this yarn (is it Aran Weight?)

    I have been wanting to try FLAK pattern by Janet Szabo. FLAK stands for Follow the Leader Aran KnitAlong. This is more of a technique than a particular pattern. Her directions look so easy to follow.

    It is for a top down Aran knit. You pick the cable patterns to use (or you can use hers) and she shows you how to size it perfectly for the person you are knitting it for. It just makes so much sense to knit a sweater this way!

    It would be for my 23 yr old son. He’s very picky about what he wears and with this type of pattern we can make sure it suits him as I go along.

  207. i’d give it to my girlfriend to create and assemble as she saw fit……..something unstructured and unhindered…..well balanced but not symmetrical…………as warm to view as to adorn……….

  208. Margalioth on Ravelry

    May 28, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Definitely a sweater, probably for my husband — he’s been angling for one, and I think we’ve been married long enough now to avoid the boyfriend curse — maybe Jared Flood’s Cobblestone?

  209. NEGal on Ravelry

    May 28, 2009 at 6:08 am

    That is beautiful!!
    I can’t quite make up my mind! A few kids sweaters would look great in your yarn….
    Provence Cabled Pullover http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/provence-cabled-pullover
    Trellis http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trellis
    This adult sweater also comes to mind….
    Linden http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/linden-2

  210. Sally Stollar

    May 28, 2009 at 6:09 am

    This is scrumptious looking yarn. So…I think I would have to do something scrumptious. A cabled Aran that I could wear every day to keep away the chill.

  211. I believe an Aran style sweater, probably a cardigan, is in order here. It would certainly look authentic in the new, absolutely gorgeous, oatmeal heather yarn………

  212. I would make a cobblestone pullover for my husband, who has wanted me to make him a sweater ever since I learned to knit (12 years ago). http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cobblestone-pullover

    The yarn looks so soft & squishy! Beautiful!

  213. Claudette DeClemente

    May 28, 2009 at 6:10 am

    OOhh Susie what fabulous yarn. I would make a great sweater from the Gedifra 082. I have been looking for just the right yarn. Have a great weekend. All the knitters will want one too!! and the non knitters also

  214. I would make a hat with a cable brim and a cabled cardigan.

  215. I would make one of those lovely shawls that you could either snuggle up on a couch with or throw on when you go out in the fall for that meandering little house on the prairie feel.

  216. Lovely, I would make Rogue or Eris, just enough cables to let the yarn pop and ss to just zone out, knit and feel the yarn. It looks very squooshy.

  217. roseknits24-7

    May 28, 2009 at 6:17 am

    I’d dye up some of it,
    and knit a Sheep Afghan for my Mom.(http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/37-sheep-afghan)
    She’s going to be living with us soon,
    and a cozy handknit afghan like that
    would make her feel right at home.

  218. I would finally make OWLS – I love that Jumper

  219. Jenna Stewart

    May 28, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Yummy! I just love oatmeal!!!
    Looks like a irish fishermans sweater in the raw. I have been “designing” one in my head and this would certainly be the nudge that would get it on paper and ion me!

  220. margaret sandercock

    May 28, 2009 at 6:22 am

    I would make a sweater. The amount of yarn you give with our “shares” is not enough to make a sweater for an adult. So I have been longing to make a sweater for myself with your yarn, but have not done so.

  221. Jeannie Provencher

    May 28, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I would make a aran knit cardigan which was a pattern that my great grandmother would make for herself and her 5 sisters. I have her hand written instructions and measurements of family members. I have family photos of her wearing the sweater while pushing a large black baby stroller.

  222. It’s probably time to make the baby (almost 9 months old) another sweater for the fall/winter. Maybe a winter hat for me too. With cables. And I’d have to try dyeing some of it.

  223. Lovely yarn!!! I would knit up a pretty shoulder bag, felt it and then embellish with lots of beautiful hand needle felting….will be perfect for the fall.

  224. One of my best friends is about to adopt and bring home twin girls from China. She’s been waiting so long, and I’m so excited for her. Now, I’m knitting up a storm–toys, backpacks, etc–but I haven’t made any clothes yet. Maybe two little sweaters for the cuties.

  225. What beautiful yarn! Youe sheep did a fabulous job! I would make a beautiful poncho, just for myself – for once. Something with some shags on the edge, a beautiful pin on the upper right hand side to catch the attention of folks so they ask questions of the yarn as well as the pin! Thanks! Congrats on sheering season being over!

  226. gotta do somrthing with cables for that wonderful yarn!!!

  227. Ooohhhhh!!! I totally see this as an Alice Starmore design…like St. Brigid…

  228. Looks wonderful. Would be perfect for something special for the love of my life!

  229. I love your yarn, and would make a sweater for someone I know who is going through very hard times in their life right now. I do believe that this gift and the beauty of your natural yarn, will make this person focus on the basics in life: “with very little, you really can have very much” !! The warmth of your natural yarn made into a boatneck pullover sweater, “hugs” you all over. That’s priceless.

  230. I have been wanting to make this sweater for my hubby: http://www.yarmando.com/washsweater.html
    And I have every intention of stealing it from time to time…. :-)

  231. Oh, I know exactly what I would do with it – knit a gansey-styled vest to wear in the winter! How pretty it would look with my brown cords!!!

  232. I think I would knit a shawl-collar cardigan with raglan sleeves and big pockets – maybe with cables or maybe in a seed stitch.

  233. Kristina Martin

    May 28, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Lovely yarn. I would make the Aran Cardigan from Two Sticks and a String. Here is the Ravelry link:


    Thanks for running the contest.

  234. While I have many pattern ideas for a sweater for me or multiple items for my little one, I would stick to a simpler pattern (Dan – on ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dan or thru the Berroco site: http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/dan/dan.html) – this would be for my husband as I’ve not yet knit him a sweater – and it’s totally one that I would “borrow”! :)

  235. oohh, one skein would be a pair of convertable mittens.
    2 skein, mittens and hat
    3 skein mittens, hat and maybe a tea cozy
    4 skeins- mittens, hat, Sam the Ram
    5 skeins mittens, hat and a reverse cable scarf
    6 skeins- weave a shawl on a tri loom
    7 skeins mittens, hat, cowl, maybe st st with garter edges
    8 skeins Mara shawl
    9 skeins mittens, hat, cowel in fisherman’s rib and a tea cozy
    10 skeins – I think my head will explode- mittens, hat, Sam the Ram and Sue, Mara shawl and a tea cozy.

  236. WOW! Lovely! If I were lucky enough to win, I’d make the hand-to-hand aran sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann. It’s been in my queue for a long time.

  237. Jmartinelli13

    May 28, 2009 at 6:41 am

    I would make my very first sweater! As a SAHM I can never justify buying enough nice yarn in that quantity for myself, so I continue to drool over sweaters and then make smaller projects for other people… I’ve been eyeballing Central Park Hoodie and Beautiful Bohus on Rav for a very long time!

  238. HI there, This is fun :-) If I were blessed to win I would knit Barbara Harpur’s Newfoundland Pullover. Thank you. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/newfoundland-pullover

  239. Oh man, I don’t think I’ve got enough time to decide! I love my 28 Thirty I made with my share for last year, so I think some thing simple, and cuddly. I prefer cardigans, but maybe some kind of pullover, with a kind of wide turtleneck and a pocket on the front, or maybe two!

  240. Liz McReynolds

    May 28, 2009 at 6:43 am

    What pretty yarn, I would make an aran style cardigan style sweater!

  241. First of all, if I won your yarn I would be waiting at the letterbox like an excited puppy! Then when it arrived I would tear off the wrapping and snuggle into it’s sheepy lovelyness before grabbing my needles and setting to work on……
    Hmmmm…what would do it justice?
    Methinks it would make a georgeous little A-line swing coat, bursting with cables and bramble stitch. I would have a stand-up collar so that I could snuggle into it as I wore it, with deep pockets to keep my hands cosy.

    Please pick me – my needles are poised & ready!

  242. I need something yummy like the heather oatmeal yarn for my stash!

  243. I just don’t care if it is hot and humid, I want to cast on right now! Or just bury my face in lushness.

  244. OOHHH! Yummy Yarn. I actually have the perfect sweater for this yarn. The Berroco Poonam sweater is currently in my queue right waiting for yarn to be knit. Here is the link: http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/poonam/poonam.html

  245. There’s a wonderful poncho pattern in one of Sally Melville’s books. Can’t get to my books right now because I won’t be home for another week, so I don’t know what it’s called. I would love to make one of these with this beautiful yarn!

  246. I would love to knit two “heart-strings” cable sweaters for my little granddaughters, one of which you can see in this month’s Fit Pregnancy, page 74 (Mom is on page 73…the tall redhead)

  247. would love to try your yarn! it looks great!

  248. Shannon Meers

    May 28, 2009 at 6:47 am

    I’d make baby things. My first is due November 10, so I’d make hats, and sweaters, and socks for my wee one.

  249. I would make one of Debbei Bliss’s sweaters from her fall/winter magazine. The are screaming for heather oatmeal……..

  250. I’m thinking about a fisherman’s pattern afghan???

  251. Ooooh, it wants to be ‘Vivian’ from Twist Collective Winter 2008 (http://twistcollective.com/2008/winter/magazinepage_010.php)! And because I’m so tall I’ll be able to use up every scrap of this fab wool with the oh-so-beautiful name!

  252. Ohh… I would like to use my xlarge extreme knitting needles and make a scarf … after I dye it at our guild’s dyeing day! I’m new to the fiber arts so my project isn’t elaborate…just useful!

  253. We’re expecting our first child in November, and I have yet to find the right yarn to make some knit pants and a sleep sack. This might be just the thing!

  254. OH!! How lovely! I make all natural stuffed sheep that wear little hand knit sweaters and I would LOVE a few sheep to wear a sweater made of this yarn! The oatmeal color is perfect!

  255. oonagh rabenwald

    May 28, 2009 at 6:58 am

    oooh purty……

    i’m thinking maybe a big, squooshy shawl…..really not sure of the pattern yet, but this looks like something to snuggle up to!!

  256. So lovely. I’ve been wanting to make a zip-up cardigan for a while now. Maybe one with some ribbing on the hem and sleeves and perhaps a fold-over collar?

  257. This looks just perfect for a cabled cardigan I’ve been wanting to make! It’s beautiful yarn – hope I win!

  258. I love your yarn! Makes me want to go out and buy a herd of sheep! Not sure my goats would like that, though (nor my husband!). I can think of so many projects your yarn would be perfect for! Thank you for hosting this yarn giveaway! Love your website!


  259. This is such a beutiful colour! I have been wanting to make some kind of aran dress/tunique (round yoke, not just simple raglan, and either with two separate pockets or maybe on single pocket, kangaroo tyle) this winter but have not found the right colour, but I think this so much would fulfill the craving.

  260. Alex Capshaw-Taylor

    May 28, 2009 at 7:03 am

    I would love to have this yarn on my needles!

  261. This looks to be the perfect fit for the vintage cabled cardigan for my DH. I made one so far for him, but did not take into account vintage patterns are just a bit different than current ones. I think this would make a perfect fit for him. :)

  262. Ooooooooooh! I love this yarn! It’s destined to be made into the tangled yoke cardigan by Eunny Jang! If there were any extra, I’d make a pair of cabley mittens. I love the color of it…very natural and soft-looking.

  263. Oooh, it’s gorgeous! I’d knit something warm and snuggly…. Right now, I’m hoping to try out the shalom cardigan with sleeves (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/veera/shalom-cardigan), and I’m thinking it might be a good pair for that project. : )

  264. Wow, that is quite an offer…hard to know what I’d make out of it without fondling it first…but since you mentioned dyeing….I think I’d dye it first, and I haven’t dyed anything yet…then I think it’d be some sort of cabled cardi……

  265. Cindy aka counting goats

    May 28, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Boring,boring,boring, but I love to knit thick chunky socks.

  266. I would make a pretty cabled cardigan. Not sure which yet, but the Dollar and a Half has been something I’ve planned for quite some time now…

  267. How about one of these beautiful poncho’s for a cool day this fall! They are so easy to knit and look beautiful on. These patterns are all about the beauty of the yarn!!



  268. OOOOOOOOOOOOO…it’s yummy. I would use it to make either a shawl or lots of mittens/hats for the ravelry/yahoo charity group I crochet for, a Lakota reservation in South Dakota. They like to have wool items to help keep people warm, it is severely cold there in winter. It would make a lovely shawl for an elder, or hats and mittens for the kids.

  269. Oooh, it would be fabulous in the #30 Aran Wrap Cardigan from Vogue knitting.

  270. Cafe Bastille Cable Pullover, definitely. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cafe-bastille-cables-sweater
    For the sweet husband who indulges my fiber addiction, spends entire weekends at Maryland Sheep and Wool, knows what swatching for gauge means, and said last night that it’s okay if I want to go ahead and get the kiwi wheel I’ve been eyeing so that I can try some MVFF wool on my own. I think he’s pretty deserving, don’t you?

  271. I would make a beautiful Aran blanket for my brand-new nephew, Quinn Colton, born May 12th at 4:10 PM. He is a beautiful red-haired little boy and I think that the Oatmeal color will set off his lovely hair and complexion nicely! :) I have a pattern in mind as well – it’s from one of my booklets I picked up at Michael’s (Our Best Baby Afghans).

  272. That is gorgeous and although I don’t know what kind of sheepie it came from, it does look incredibly soft! I love making comfy sweaters and that’s probably what I’ll make when I win your generous gift!!!! Mmmm looks so good! Thanks.

  273. Katherine Beauchamp

    May 28, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I would make this cute baby hoodie by CoCo knits. It has a zipper up the back!!! How easy to get a wriggly little baby out of!

  274. Well I think with yarn that beautiful I could see a beautiful cardigan sweater. With either a zipper or some fancy buttons. Maybe some cable stitch around the bottom edge and cuff’s. A sweater usually requires 1400 yards of yarn so there maybe 200 yards left. I think I’d make a scarf or mittens to match the beautiful sweater.

  275. I would make the aran coat from “opinionated knitter” by the grand dame, Elizabeth Zimmermann for my daughter to take to college with her in about a year (just time enough to make it).

  276. I will make a sweater for my 14 yr old son. He’s about a boys size 16, but skinny. He is currently into earth tones, so we’ll leave it natural. It will be a cross between Ann and Kay’s ravelympic sweaters for afghans for afghans,

    I will do the traveling cable (because those look like fun, and low stress!), but I’ll make it a thicker, wider (probably 3 or 4 sts) cable (because I like the bouncy, thick look of Kay’s red sweater), and I think I’ll have sections in the front, a wider one in the middle, and narrower ones at the sides, that have the traveling cable in them. I’ll put a simple twist going up between them. The side sections will wrap around to the back, just a bit, so that the center back traveling section will be very wide.

    I’ll do it in the round (as usual). Then my too-skinny, always cold son won’t be cold any more!

  277. I would make a classic Aran pullover with all the Celticy-cabley-goodness such a simplistically beautiful yarn would make shine! …saddle shoulders, twisted ribbing,…I want to make Alice Starmore dream of me!

  278. Wow, what a lovely giveaway! If I had that much yummy yarn, I would either make a Tilted Duster by Norah Gaughan for myself or a Cobblestone by Jared Flood for my husband. Both have been in my Ravelry queue for a long time, and either way, it would be my first adult-sized sweater. Oooh, I hope I win!

  279. I would either make Snow white by Ysolda Teague, a form fitting scoop necked beautifully ribbed sweater, or a sweater for my mom at Christmas. I can’t find a pattern I like so it’s up to me to make it up. I want a cabled cardigan that mimics sea life, as we both travelled to Ireland together and she loves the beach.

  280. Oh that looks lovely! I think a wonderful cabled sweater would be just the thing, and since I’m quite petite I’d use the leftovers for a hat/mitten set…

    Alternatively, a cabled blanket. It looks like yarn that shows off cables really well. :)

  281. I’ve been really wanting to make the Butterscotch Cardigan from Interweave Crochet (yes, crochet!). It’s beautiful and so ladylike.


  282. Your yarn is lovely… Keep up the beautiful work!

  283. oatmealy goodness!!!! it is screaming out to be made into this Shirley Paden Diagonal Zip Cardi that has been my oldest queue item i think!!!
    Just imagine the beauty!
    Thanks Susan. and have a safe trip to PEI!

  284. What lovely yarn!!! If I won it I would make a “Hello Teach” sweater for myself. It would have long sleeves instead of short, and probably button all the way to the bottom. Hello Teach is a free Knitty.com pattern.

  285. I’d make any of the sweater patterns from A Fine Fleece. So many beauties to choose from and I think this gorgeous oatmeal heather yarn would work perfectly.

  286. I saw a great pattern for a sontag about a year ago, and thought how gorgeous it would be in grey with black trim. And wow! that oatmeal yarn is just the perfect color.

  287. Oh I would LOVE to make myself a sweater. Something with cables would look great in this yarn!

  288. It looks so soft and warm. I think I would knit a pullover sweater, or a nice warm shawl for sitting and reading a book……

  289. Oh my gosh. Well I’m going to be going down to dye some wool in a month, so even if I don’t win, I’m still looking for a project to make with my freshly dyed wool. I think the first thing I would start out with is a simple crochet amigurumi. This person (http://www.youtube.com/user/WireMySoul) has made a bunch of videos showing how to make various amigurumi dolls and components, and I’m sure there are others as well as plenty of web tutorials and books. The reason I would do this is so I could make a bunch and give them out as presents! That’s my favourite part in the craftmaking process, giving out the final results, and that’s good cause my place would sure get cluttered up if I didn’t!

    I would probably move on to socks or armwarmers, as I am still a novice knitter. Maybe a hat would be cool, I could probably get it done right in time for fall. I might feel confident enough to try a sweater, though I do love the idea of applying my dying knowledge and creating tons of amigurumis :)

  290. Mariesa Robbins

    May 28, 2009 at 7:32 am

    I would probably make a really nice shawl for my mother and me (matching of course) and I would look for some elaborate cabling to work through for the shawl.

  291. Barbara Shade

    May 28, 2009 at 7:32 am

    That would be perfect for a wear-with-everything cardigan. I think Mr Greenjeans or maybe Garter Yoke Cardigan. Or Ondule? And by the time of the giveaway, there probably be many more patterns released that would work just as well.

  292. Natalie Fuechsel

    May 28, 2009 at 7:34 am

    That is some fine looking yarn! I’d love to knit a sweet little cardigan, fitted at the waist, of course, with cables running up and down and a nice seed stitch collar and placket. I think I even have the perfect buttons!

  293. How very excellent of you to want to share this beautiful Oatmeal Heather. I would probably want to knit
    The Valpuri a cute cabled sweater. http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/valpuri/valpuri.html
    Thanks for the chance.

  294. sandee richey

    May 28, 2009 at 7:36 am

    I am so excited to become a part of the Fiber Farm CSA. I have known Patrick since he was in High School. I have never know him to be involved with anything less than striving for excellence. I met susan a few years back. She seemed lovely. She must be. I am a felter, dabble in crochet and have knitted in the past. I plan to make a jacket… Felted. and adorn it with yarns of natural color. I tend to think of myself as a natural kind of gal.
    I was just on a master gardener trip to Cricket Hill and while sitting next to a lovely woman named Grace… Fiber Farm came up. I shared my excitement and low and behold she too knows of Fiber Farm and was present at the birthing of two sets of goats. She was so happy to have been there. I hope to become more involved with Fiber Farm in the future and to share good times with Patrick and Sue.
    I will take pride in my creation with fiber farm roving adorned with fiber farm yarn. And it has now spurred me on to want to join our local crochet and knitting group to become better at those two skills. What a great adventure Pat and Susan are on and we get to ride along. Sandee

  295. sandy cooksley

    May 28, 2009 at 7:37 am

    Hi love the colour it speaks of a lovely cabled bag to me. It will show up the cable definition wonderfully I even know what bag I would do it on Rav and called brea and would just look amazing as my bag to go to a wedding with. Hope this link works http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brea-bag. Have fun with your skeins and look forward to seeing what you make and whose ideas you choose.

  296. I think this would make a lovely cardigan, with a cabled yoked collar of some kind. In my mind, it’s sort of honey-comb shaped and it buttons with a few large round wooden buttons right at the top.

  297. Melissa Savoy

    May 28, 2009 at 7:40 am

    It’s gorgeous! I would make a cozy sweater with minimal patterning so the yarn would be shown off to its best advantage!

  298. Ooooo….. That is lovely! I think it would be awesome as Sherwood ( http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTsherwood.html ). It would also make a great winter hat and mitten set! I would definitely do the sweater for my DS, though. :)

  299. Valerie (foetle on Ravelry)

    May 28, 2009 at 7:40 am

    I’m thinking a slightly shorter Sylvi:

  300. I will probably give it to my friend to use overseas for baby blankets or clothing for orphanages. All those sweet little faces need great things too.

  301. hmm… i would probably try my hand out at dyeing for the first time with a skein and then make my very first sweater with it!! It looks so soft and yummy!! :)

  302. This yarn says something cabley and Alice Starmore-ish to me – maybe something from Aran Knitting. I would leave it in its natural color, too, as it sings of moors and drizzle and warm fires on a cold day.

  303. Ooooh, I think I would dye the yarn with walnuts and make a sweater that was totally lovely and totally practical. One that I would want to slip into every winter evening when I got home from work to do my chores and cooking. Like a comfy pair of slippers. It would be a sweater that said “welcome home” every time you put it on.

  304. Looks like the makings of a wonderful cardigan to me. Probably October Frost from Lisa Lloyd (A Fine Fleece). Wonderful looking yarn.

  305. Something this beautiful needs to be cuddled, so I’d consider a teddy bear, or a lap blanket for the office (so I can gloat in front of others). I’d probably stick with a simple stitch so as to admire the beauty of the natural colors; garter, stockinette, maybe a simple reversible cable…

  306. How exciting! This would make a lovely EZ-inspired baby blanket like the one brooklyntweed (Jared) made and posted on his blog here:


  307. Since it’s warm out and I can’t knit full adult sweaters with hope of finishing over the summer , I’d go with the Veste Everest cabled vest by Veronik Avery from Interweave Fall 2005. http://bit.ly/iLU3v No sleeves, but nice twisting.
    I like the term ‘twitter-pated,’ very clever!

  308. Susan in Katonah

    May 28, 2009 at 7:56 am

    I’d knit either the Nimbus cardigan (Berroco Design Team) or cocoknits Katarina (both visible on Ravelry). Or maybe the Sleeveless Long Cardi from http://www.blackerdesigns.co.uk, with the nifty cabled shaping in the back.

  309. I would probably attempt to make my first sweater – I’m thinking probably Pink from Custom Knits.
    And if there was enough left (because I’m pretty small), I’d make a vest with the rest.

  310. I’d probably make either a Garter Yoke Cardigan (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/22-garter-yoke-cardigan) for myself or EZ’s Seamless Hybrid (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/seamless-hybrid) for my husband.

  311. Looks perfect for making Amused from Knitty. Or maybe a cozy baby blanket.

  312. I’ll make an earflap hat with a pointy elf like top!

  313. a sweater coat or a puncho for myself.

  314. Gorgeous yarn! It would be perfect for Notre Dame de Grace sweater that I’ve had queued forever – a lovely union of texture and color. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/notre-dame-de-grace

  315. Wow–it looks gorgeous! I am dying to try my hands on an adult sweater, and I love this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/february-lady-sweater

  316. I’m turning 40 in less than a month and I’ve never knit something for me. I would knit this cabled cardigan:
    to get me through the cold winters in Vermont.

  317. My goal is to knit a blanket using your yarn. I’ve kept what has come in from Shareholder last year, and am looking forward to this year. I would add this to the group and then begin. I’m looking at the patterns in Mason-Dixon Knitting. I think the geometric shapes would translate beautifully from color to texture instead. I think this will be a lovely throw to wrap up in on cold nights, and yes, it can be cold in California.

  318. Beautiful! With that yarn, I would knit the Sylvi coat, but without the hood, just a nice collar.

  319. I am new at this but am excited to get this real yarn. it is beautiful

  320. I am Agoraphobic with severe panic disorder and have been crocheting a lot lately. It helps me to not panic by keeping me busy with the repetitive stitching which is supposed to be relaxing. I am almost done with a blanket now and want to start another one, but I will be running out of yarn soon :( I love animals and would love to do what you do and make my own yarn someday. You are an inspiration to me. I love your story on etsy :)
    I hope I win so I could make another blanket. I know it’ll be SO soft and cuddly. Thank you for offering this contest. You are SO generous. Have a good day.

  321. Beautiful! There would be Aran knit scarves for every member of my family!

  322. Oatmeal — no kidding — is one of my favorite colors, goes nicely with my orangish skin tone. Your yarn Iooks soft and yummy, like a bowl of morning oatmeal. I would use the skein for a hat in one of the following patterns: throughtheloops.typepad.com (Thorpe and One Day Beret) or mathgirl40.blogspot.com (Speedy Cabled Beret or Speedy Cabled Cowl). Thank you!

  323. shelle schiffer

    May 28, 2009 at 8:09 am

    ooooh- so pretty! i want to eat it up!

  324. This is a tough call. The obvious answer would be a sweater/cardi for me, but there are so many possibilities! In the natural oatmeal color, it seems made for a Rogue sweater, but if I dyed it…. well, that opens up another whole area of tops. And then there are bags or blankets it could become too! (I’m not too decisive – can you tell?)

  325. Beautiful! I would make my first cardigan with this lovely yarn.

  326. Ooooo!!!!! Susan, how exciting! I would love to make a Cassidy (http://www.chicknits.com/catalog/cassidy.html) for myself. I made one for my son’s fiance for Christmas. I love the cables in this pattern and would love to make one for myself. This is just the type of yarn I would use. I could wear it with nothing on under it so I could take full advantage of the softness and luxury of the fiber. Each time I put it on I’d think of you and your flock.

  327. What lovely yarn! I think that it would probably work well with The Brenda Cardigan (http://redfiberfiend.blogspot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html) which has been in my queue forever on Ravelry.

  328. mugginsquilts

    May 28, 2009 at 8:11 am

    mugginsquilts on Ravelry
    This is crying to be made into an Aran-style afghan for my new farmhouse! I’d make up my own pattern from a conglomeration of known stitch patterns and my own ideas.

  329. Paula Campbell

    May 28, 2009 at 8:11 am

    I would make the Einstein Coat by Sally Melville.

    (please let me win…please let me win…please let me win)

  331. I would knit Greenjeans or Oblique from Knitty. I’ve been thinking about these for a while.
    http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTgreenjeans.html or

  332. ooooooooo! I love Oatmeal! I would like to knit while the kids are swimming this year at the local pool. Christmas presents for everyone. There were a few jealous relatives last year that didn’t receive a knitted scarf, hat and fingerless mitts. What a great surprise in my inbox this morning!

  333. I would make my husband an Aran sweater.

  334. This is definitely the yarn that could help me conquer my fear of making my very first sweater! I’m perusing free sweater patterns on http://www.lionbrand.com right now just in case!!

  335. pick me, pick me!

  336. It looks like it begs to be made into Assemblage by Norah Gaughan:
    Or, maybe the Ardent Jacket by Kay Coyle:
    Well, maybe I don’t know exactly what pattern, but I can say if I got those skeins, they would definitely be made into a sweater.

  337. I absolutely LOVE that color! I think it would look just smashing and fantabulous as a sweater for me (yes it would be the first thing I make for me) Infact, I have the pattern all picked out – Jack’s Aran Pullover. You know the one, it’s on the cover of Men in Knits…

    Susie and Erin, don’t you think it would look smashing on me? After all, me and the model on the cover look so much alike, that we can be taken for brothers – no?

  338. Oh, so pretty! I think an Aran cardigan would be perfect! My husband’s grandmother has handed down her old knitting magazines to me, and I think there are some patterns in that stack that would be just perfect…

  339. I’m thinking a top down cardi with a bit of a stand-up collar, maybe in a 2×1 rib. Lots and lots of cables running down the front and top of sleeves, with seed stitch thrown in. And the sleeves would be extra long so I could either fold up the cuffs or pull them down over my hands for warmth.

  340. guess I should have read the instructions, but I was excited by the look of it! It screams to be a sweater, the type you put on practically everyday in winter — that first one you pull out on the first cool day of fall. It looks divine.

  341. I would make the Hemlock Ring Blanket (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hemlock-ring-blanket) and then with the leftovers make my daughter a sweater and both of us some arm warmers. YUM!

  342. Lovely…with a lovely project in mind if I win.

  343. Oh and to all the others out there, in the words of my hero, Daffy Duck…

    Go, Go, Go, Down, Down, Down, Mine, Mine, Mine!!!!

  344. I’ll make my sister teach me how to knit!!! (Or make her very happy by giving her the yarn!)

  345. Steph in Canada

    May 28, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Beautiful yarn!

    I would make a lovely cabled blanket – baby/throw-sized. Something that would be a future heirloom.

  346. Oh, that’s just beautiful! I would make “Jess’ Birthday Sweater” http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jess-birthday-sweater, or maybe there’d even be enough to make my husband a Wanderer sweater! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wanderer

  347. Lovely yarn! I’m make my first sweater! I’d do the 91-7 Sweater in Alaska and Vienna by DROPS Design!

  348. Definately the his and hers sweater from Country Knits for my dear hubby!

  349. Yum – 1600 yards! will make a long, belted shawl collared sweater just perfect for wearing all winter in the house with the heat turned low to save gas.

  350. OMG. I just found the perfect cardi pattern that I must make, and 10sk would be perfect. i’d have to dye them of course, the pattern is here, http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/cardi.html it’s the #241, Neck Down Shaped Cardi. Thanks!

  351. Lovely color yarn that I would make into a soft and cuddly lace and cable wrap to keep me warm on a snowy New England evening.

  352. Roz (AmIAKnitterYet)

    May 28, 2009 at 8:29 am

    ooo. I love the color. It looks all snuggly like. I can’t easily find a pattern but probably a simple oversized pullover sweater would be lovely–maybe with a scooped neck (and a white tshirt underneath) or a blanket for snuggling on the couch with cabling or openings. mmmm. (sorry not enough pattern detail, I just want to make sure I get my comment in!)

  353. Oh my! Makes me want to eat it! It’s summer vacation for me so it’s time for me to knit!

  354. I would love to make the Ethel Mildred Ferguson Sweater: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ethel-mildred-ferguson-sweater The asymmetrical design is stunning and I think it would really pop in the oatmeal color.

  355. Jessica Anderson

    May 28, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Lovely yarn! I’m thinking the Cardigan for Arwen by Kate Gilbert, (http://www.kategilbert.com/p_arwen.html). Gorgeous stuff!

  356. Oh, I’d definitely make an Aran sweater with it. I took a class last fall about how to design your own, and now I have the confidence to do it!

  357. Hmmm. An einstein coat – from Sally Melville’s Knit Stitch book. Great for everyday wearing, and simple!

  358. I’d dye it some unexpected color that I don’t usually wear like a deep plum, and make a Central Park Hoodie with big wooden buttons out of it, which I would wear as absolutely much as possible.

    My god I love it!

  359. The yarn is beautiful! I would make the Child’s Aran Coat from Debbie’s Bliss’s How to Knit for my granddaughter!

  360. Nina (XenaBob on Ravelry

    May 28, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Very nice! I’m thinking the Central Park Hoodie.

  361. ooh-yummy-I’d love to make some cabled fingerless mitts-pattern by Carissa Browning http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabled-fingerless-mitts-2

  362. Definitely a sweater. Probably with cables. Maybe the Cycling Aran. Maybe Central Park Hoodie. Or possibly a Cardigan for Arwen.

  363. I love to knit and love your yarn. I wish I had more time. It seems that my job is getting in the way of my hobbie!

  364. corinne slade

    May 28, 2009 at 8:42 am

    I have 2 new grandsons and this yarn would look so great with their coloring. I would probably make some cardigans for them to grow into. One lives in Colorado and one lives in Boston and they could use something warm and toasty. I love the green yarn I got from the CSA. Thanks, Cookie

  365. A cardigan in pearl stitch would look fantastic. .

  366. Christina in Canada

    May 28, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I would knit a whopper of a warm but simply elegant shawl with it, v-shaped, (k2, yo, knit to end, repeat). And add a nice fringe. Oh what a nice shawl it would make. Sure hope I win! Hug your sheep for me!

  367. That yarn is gorgeous! It’s crying out to be a cardi for me, me, me!!

  368. I would use it to make hats and mittens. 1 set for me, the others to give away.

  369. Ooooh! Pick me, pick me! I would make this: http://www.loopyarn.com/Detail.asp?ProductID=48032 (the Wonderful Wallaby)! I’d make two, one for my niece and one for my nephew. Their adorableness is irresistable! http://www.flickr.com/photos/lara-b/3572569971/.

  370. I would love to make a snuggly afghan to cuddle on the couch with my grandson (He calls me his Snuggly Muggly Gramma.) or to curl up in when I knit in the cool of the evening.

  371. I think I’d knit up a cabled sweater for my husband. What a lovely Christmas gift that would be for him.

  372. I’d make my husband a sweater (something I’ve never done….). No specific pattern in mind, but definitely something cabley!

  373. The yarn looks incredible! If I were to win, I’d knit Baby Cables and Big Ones Too – it’s a sweater I’ve been just dying to knit myself. Any leftovers, I’d knit a purse – something cable-y to a go along with the sweater.


  374. Well goodness, I’d have to pet her to be sure but I’m thinking a blanket honestly. I’d bring them to my LYS to find a pretty border color (or poke through your site of course!) that would help her stand out among the crowd. A basketweave seems far to plain for her, but maybe something with a good pattern that isn’t super busy. Maybe then I can get all the girls (cats) to snuggle all at once! I can’t wait to see who wins.

    And maybe now I have a better excuse to talk my father into letting me head out there next time he visits the Vineyard!

  375. The first thing that came to mind when I saw this is Eunny’s Tangled Yoke cardigan.

  376. Stephanie (brianbabymama)on rav

    May 28, 2009 at 8:49 am

    I would use it for my Christmas knitting. Scarves and hats for everyone!!

  377. I’d make Honeycomb by Sarah Castor!
    It’s something I’ve been dying to try and would be my first long-term big project! And it would be all mine and just for me!

  378. What a gorgeous yarn! It looks so soft and squooshy. With 1600 yards, it would make a beautiful lap blanket made up of a bunch of squares of different cable patterns.

  379. Hmm — either Vivian (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vivian) or Cardigen for Arwen (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-cardigan-for-arwen). I’ve been looking for a good excuse to buy both of these patterns!

  380. Oh i don’t know about a specific pattern but I would definitely be making a sweater for myself! I never make adult sweaters because i never have enough of one yarn to do so. So my kids get lots of fun knit appearal and i just keep telling myself I’ll make a sweater for myself someday soon. This would be my turn! :)

  381. It would require some definite skein petting time to be sure. A zipped hoodie with pockets…a sweater for foggy October mornings.

  382. I would knit the Owls sweater. Of course the yarn would also be beautiful for the Cobblestone sweater or the Rogue sweater. But Owls is what came to mind initially – the oatmeal heather color looks so much like the color of an Owl.

  383. I’ve been wanting to knit my daughter a sweater from Esebeth Lavold’s book “Viking Patterns for Knitting”, the pattern named “Rafn” a lovely jacket with a shawl collar with a stricking Celtic pattern worked up each side of the jacket and worked neatly into the outside of the shawl collar. It’s a beatiful sweater that deserves a beautiful yarn. I believe that your oatmeal heathered yarn would be a winner.

  384. If I was lucky enough to win your wonderful yarn-I would make something that I could keep close to my heart, so I could feel all the wonderful love that goes into the yarn-like a vest, scarf and mittlets set, a smaller meme(blanket for naps)-something that could be near me at all times.

  385. Cindy Wysocki

    May 28, 2009 at 8:54 am

    What gorgeous yarn! I’d use it for a cabled cardigan….lots of cables.

  386. Oh, wow, that is goregeous! I’d probaly brave the big scary world outside of scarves for this one and tru a sweater… something with a military style double button row front. yes, that’d be perfect…. :)

  387. I would make a really nice warm sweater. It gets cold in Wisconsin :)

  388. Mary (Grandmatutu)

    May 28, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I re-designed a pattern a number of years ago and loved, loved, loved that sweater. It’s gotten so old and tattered, though, that I’d love to make another. This yarn is so perfect for that sweater and I’d love to have 10 skeins of it to play with. I think whoever wins it, though, should post a picture — do we need a new page on the web site for posting projects made from MVFF fibers??? Or maybe on Ravelry??

  389. Wow, beautiful yarn. I’d love to make a gansey-style sweater for my husband, who is recovering from a heart attack and quintuple bypass at 52. We’ve been married 23 years, and I have never knit him a sweater (many pairs of gloves, though). I’d probably cadge together some patterns from “Knitting Ganseys” from Beth Brown-Reinsel. He’s lost so much weight since the surgery that 10 skeins should be enough, even for his broad shoulders.

  390. You are so generous. I don’t really know what kind or which one, but definitely some type of sweater would absolutely beautiful from this yarn. The natural color can go with so much…jeans, khaki’s, black…etc. The possibilities are endless. There would probably be enough left for some wonderful mittens…mmmmm.

  391. Barbara Koffsky

    May 28, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I’m thinking of a cardigan sweater that Elizabeth Zimmerman created. It has a Shawl collar. The orginal was a sleeveless vest, but I would make it with sleeves. A nice warm cozy sweater for working out of doors in cooler – to cold weather.

  392. A blanket for my bed. Not sure if it would be lace or plain garter stitch, perhaps I’d use it to make the one Brookly Tweed just made. I know the cat would love it regardless of the style! http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/

  393. HOW BEAUTIFUL! I love this! I will make a Gansey type Cabled Vest and House Socks if there is any left over!

  394. I would make the “Totally Autumn” afghan from Knitty’s Fall 2007.

  395. the Owls sweater was the first thing I thought of, it’s been in my queue for so long! But then again a Central Park Hoodie would be fantastic in this as well, all the gals in the LYS are making them but me!

  396. I think it needs to be a shawl. The kind that gives you a yarn hug whenever you feel sad or sick.

  397. I love this soooo much! I’d love to use it to make the Ethel Mildred Ferguson sweater. I’ve been smitten with it since I first saw it. It’s just gorgeous! http://www.familytrunkproject.com/pages/ethelmildredferguson/index.html

  398. Julie Habbouche

    May 28, 2009 at 9:05 am


    I love this pattern & have been wanting to make it for awhile!

  399. What beautiful yarn. I’d make http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTbelleepoque.html. The pattern calls for a mohair blend, but I’m not a fan of mohair. I’d rather use your lovely yarn.

  400. I’d make a nice cabled cardigan ala Elizabeth Zimmerman……Love the yarn!!

  401. Beautiful yarn! I would make a sweater. I’ve never had enough skeins of a particular yarn to make a whole sweater.

  402. Shirley Buechner

    May 28, 2009 at 9:07 am

    The oatmeal heather is wonderful. Too many choices for such beautiful yarn. Francis, February Lady, Owls……and the list goes on. Whatever is made from this yarn would be special as it comes from someone as special as you.

  403. If I win the skeins I will attempt to make my first knitted wrap.

  404. Kelly Gonnerman

    May 28, 2009 at 9:08 am

    what lovely yarn

  405. For a couple months I’ve been sketching up a cowl/neck-gaiter that has a hood (clearly I need to come up with a simple, cute name for this garment). A piece I could keep in my shoulder bag for days like today, when it looks like spring in the morning but starts to feel like it’s still winter by afternoon.

  406. Debbie Furtado

    May 28, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I would like to use it to make Louise’s 4-1 Fishernan vest Design 56. It would be fantastic in that yarn. Louise works at Sakonnet Purls in Tiverton, R. I if you are interested in learning more about this fabulous pattern.

  407. Love the color of the yarn and the Heather look. I would probably make an aran fisherman sweater or other cardigan.

  408. Kelly Gonnerman

    May 28, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I’d make a febuary lady sweater

  409. It’s beautiful! I think it would work well with Forest and Frill:


    or the Avril cardigan:

  410. Oh what a lovely give-away… I would either make Linden by Veronik Avery from the first issue of Twist collective
    http://twistcollective.com/collection/index.php/component/content/article/50-autumn-2008/79-linden-by-veronik-avery OR Wisteria by Kate Gilbert from the same issue. http://twistcollective.com/collection/index.php/component/content/article/50-autumn-2008/77-wisteria-by-kate-gilbert-

  411. I would make a scrumptious pair of legwarmers!!! Beautiful! :)

  412. Gorgeous! I have a niece or nephew on the way who is going to need nice, warm sweaters to make it through cold, snowy, Western NY winters!

  413. oooh. LOVE! i have always loved oatmeal heather; it’s so cozy and i eat oatmeal almost every day! since i never have 10 skeins of anything, i would crochet a nice jackety sweater that i could always throw on when there’s a chill in the air… something like this: http://needleandhook.co.uk/journal/2006/12/flicca_pattern.html but i’d rather crochet it!

  414. I would make a vest for my boy. He just came out of yet another hospital stay after 8 very long and hard days. He is always cold, so a nice vest he could wear everyday with everything would be perfect.

  415. This looks so De-Vine!!! I am going to be selfish here and say the very first thing would be a pair of fingerless mittins for myself, then a matching hat, scarf, ear warmers… and with what is left, sweaters for my children. With this, mommy would have to come first. 😉

  416. Ooh — that would make the best boy-wearing-kilt pullover! And he would wear it, too — the librarians where he works always compliment his mama-knit sweaters. Maybe a gansey with Jacob’s ladder patterns.

  417. WOW!! Gorgeous is right!
    I have a couple of ideas…either the Imagine sweater from this issue of Knitty: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring09/PATTimagine.php
    I know that it’s suppose to be in cotton, but…but…I could make it work.
    If not a sweater for me, then I would have to make a few scarves. There’s a fairly well known band from Chicago that ADORES my 9 year old daughter. They’ve brought her onstage to sing with them about 6 times. Anyway, I started giving them knitted things. Since they live in Chicago, it’s rather cold and I think they really appreciate my thank you gifts. I have the book “The Great American Afghan” and there are several stitch patterns that look rather masculine that would make great scarves.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  418. LOVEEEE that color..

    I would make “For Me” (for a change…) a Shepherd’s Jacket, with home made sheep buttons….

  419. Oh so beautiful! I’ll make Shannon Oakey’s Rivulet Cardigan with it to wear to the Farmer’s Markets on chilly mornings or to snuggle in with a cup of tea.

    (and I think I should win because my birthday is June 3rd!)

  420. If I had heathered yarn, I would make the Urban Aran Cardigan (see Brooklyn Tweed’s here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/urban-aran-cardigan

    I would have to see the wool first (I might like it just natural) but I would consider a dark cornflower blue.

  421. I’d made the shawl collared Aran because it looks like a big hug and that’s what I would want to do to the yummy yarn…hug it !


  422. To me that looks just perfect for some sort of afghan. With cables or some sort of texture to it. Perfect for snuggling. :-)

  423. That’s some beautiful yarn!!

  424. Vanessa Yvonne

    May 28, 2009 at 9:28 am

    This yarn is begging to be knit into an OWLS sweater!

  425. EZ seamless hybrid of course…shows off the yarn. Or perhaps, depending on gauge Jane Ellison’s “Beck” from the Queensland Collection Book 9…or maybe I’ll dye it and make Alvin from the same book, a sweater vest.

  426. beautiful! that looks like it might be a hubby sweater – maybe brooklyn tweed’s cobblestone.

  427. A yarn give away that is like saying free gold! Of coarse I will stop by and leave a comment! But I really don’t need a yarn give away to stop by this site I love it. Well done!

  428. Hello Good souls of Martha’s Vineyard /Hudson Valley Fiber Farm,
    Definitely would knit up something to cuddle up in – would design a cabled outdoorsy sweater, with a hood, to cover every inch and keep out the damp chills of fall, or to keep the thermostat down in the house in the winter…Something like Girl from Auntie’s “Rogue” hoodie comes to mind, or the cardigan version “Eris” http://www.girlfromauntie.com/patterns/shop/

    Many thanks!

  429. I would make the cardigan I’ve been dying to do- a horozontal rib on the bottom and a vertical rib for the top and arms- made from only two pieces. The pattern has been percolating in my brain for quite some time and I’ve always pictured it being that exact lovely oatmeal shade.

  430. What gorgeous yarn! Wow!

    If I won I would make one of BrooklynTweed’s Cobblestone Pullovers with it. I think it would be stunning in a heathered yarn. It would be so cozy and so wonderful for fall.


  431. Wow! Gorgeous yarn. I would either make Durrow ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/durrow )for DH or Bonnie ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bonnie-5 ) for me

  432. Oh my.. it is Dashing…
    I think it’ll be mine-all-mine in something akin to the “Central Park Hoodie” by Heather Lodinsky.

  433. Ohhh, sounds wonderful. I would make a sweater coat that I’ve been longing to make and perhaps dye it red for the fall. CJK

  434. Stunning! That would be the PERFECT amount for a Bonnie from Twist Collective for me! 😀 http://twistcollective.com/2008/autumn/magazinepage_028.php

  435. Diane Tetreault

    May 28, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I want to make an Elizabeth Zimmermann Jacket– with lots of beautiful stitches and cables.. your yarn looks delicious!!!!

  436. Ooh, ooh, ooh! I can’t wait to see this yarn in person! I’d make Dickenson (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dickinson-pullover). I think that the oatmeal heather just looks like it loves cables!

  437. I’ve been knitting for 9 years and have yet to make myself a sweater. I make stuff for everyone else, but nothing “big” for myself–I would love to use this yarn to make a sweater for ME! :)

    I’m thinking the February Lady Sweater. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/february-lady-sweater

  438. Wow! That’s beautiful!
    Think I’d keep it in its natual state. Alternate with some jewel/deep earthy tones for a diagonal knit jacket. Garter stitch, most likely. To show it off and to get it done quick. Thanks for the opportunity!

  439. There is a cabled cardigan that has been on my wish list for quite a while. This yarn would be perfect!

  440. Wow! That’s so pretty. I would definitely make a cozy sweater like the Tweedy Aran Cardigan http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tweedy-aran-cardigan
    or something from the book A Fine Fleece. maybe the Portland pullover or the Amanda cardigan?
    That yarn would also make an awesome Rogue cardigan.

  441. This is absolutely gorgeous yarn and I’m torn between keeping it the oatmeal it is or dying it with natural dyes to make a beautiful colorway. I think I’d be too anxious to knit with it and so I’d probably keep it oatmeal. Which is fine, it’s still awesome!

    If I knit for me I would be tempted to do a cardigan. One with a lattice design and some ease because I don’t like negative ease. Button-up, possibly Hey Teach! From knitty now that I think longer about it. But I would probably mod it because I’m not totally in love with all of the work done on it.

    But it’s also very, very likely that I would knit up most of that yarn in color-work or by itself for charity. I knit for a group that distributes to the homeless and since the yarn was given to me I would be tempted to give it away as well. So I have limitless options open to me.

    (By the way, this is incredibly generous of you, so THANK YOU!)

  442. If I win I will make either a cocoon, a coat, or maybe a really big reversible cable shawl (I love doing cables) with this beautiful and lush looking yarn of yours! Your gorgeous yarn looks like something to wrap oneself in for luxuriating and self-cozying!

    Maybe this: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/convertible-coat-m002

  443. The yarn looks like it would love to be an afghan so that I can snuggle in and be carried away to nirvana!

  444. To keep the winter cold away, I would use it for a pair of legwarmers, fingerless gloves, neck warmer/dickey, and a hat.
    Even though I live in the south, cold weather makes me hurt worse and wool is wonderful for keeping me warm and in less pain~

    PS – It is beautiful yarn and I wish I could come up to pet it in person~

  445. a nice new (winter) hat for my hubby (the oh-so-famous “Mr. Maria”), who’s lost the wicked cool one I’d made for him a couple yrs ago….

  446. I just love the look of this! Oatmeal is my favourite Fall and Winter breakfast …. it looks nice and cozy, depending on weight it would make a nice “Kællingesjal 1897” or a nice fisherman type sweater (lots of cables and knots)

  447. Oh boy! It’s lovely. I would make Norah Gaughan’s Nantucket Jacket with it :).

  448. Jennifer Wilson

    May 28, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I would make my mom this great Ocean Breezes Duster I found in Crochet! Mag. We have been searching for a great yarn, and this is a wonderful yarn!

  449. I would make a sweater for my Mom! She made me a sweater years ago that I still have and it is time that I return the love! I would likely choose a cable from Alice Starmore’s books and then freestyle the sweater shape to match an old one that she loves. A nice natural grey would be an excellent fiber….

  450. Barbara Jensen

    May 28, 2009 at 9:58 am

    I am teaching a class next fall to “at risk” 9th grade students. The class is on personal responsibility, study skills etc, I want to teach them to knit it’s a great ice breaker with kids to get them to share. It also teaches them math skills and is good for developing both the right and left hand sides of the brain. We will be mostly making caps and scarves. It would be great if I could win some of your fabulous yarn to add to our stash. I’ll be happy to share pictures with you!

  451. I don’t know if I am brave enough to make me a sweater, but I love to knit animals.. my kids would all love new animals- maybe a sheep this time or some new bears? I know that I have a few friends trying to have babies and that would be a perfect gift for those new little ones. I love the giraffe pattern, we have three of those at our house… I have a zebra and lion too. I think some cute little sheep would make that yarn happy too!!
    My twins love the lambcam- me too!!! Thank you for all you do!

    Can’t wait to see who wins and what they make with that all sooo lovely yarn!!!

  452. How is it possible that a mere picture can communicate enough info that I can fall in love with this yarn?! It makes me think of garter stitch a la Jared Flood or a heavily cabled, oversized sweater a la Alice Starmore. I’m feeling the warmth already!

  453. I would bundle myself up in Linden http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/linden-2

  454. Yummy!, Just the name of the yarn brings up thoughts of warmth and comfort…As a night nurse I would probably wither make a simple cardigan(and let the yarn speak for itself) or a hoody(my essential wardrobe all winter long). It sounds funny, but patients really respond to hand-knits….like they just know If I love enough to spend time knitting, then I love enough to care for them….

  455. That yarn is gorgeous! So, I went Ravelry-surfing, and thing it would make a gorgeous Truffle, sort of like this one:

    but I could see it as many things. Definitely something with cables or similar texture, though.

  456. In addition to all of the sweaters people mention, I think that it would also look really pretty as a hat/mitten set or in some cowls. Maybe something like the Celtic Cable neckwarmer or the Surrey Hat? I’d probably also make the Cabled Cowl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian – which would look beautiful with this. (all patterns on Rav) Good luck deciding!

  457. Definitely a sweater. Haven’t ventured in that direction in a while but that would be a perfect cardigan!

  458. I’d have to make Scarlett some longies because they would go with anything, and then I’d make something for me. I’ve never knit anything for myself before but I think I would find a pretty (but simple) sweater pattern.

  459. Teresa (Knittingdancer on Ravelry)

    May 28, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I love the color of the oatmeal heather, it will go with anything. I am thinking about a sampler afghan or a shawl or a poncho if I should win this yarn. It will be a hard decision. You are so generous with the prizes you give away to fellow knitters.

  460. Wow. How beautiful. I would probably try to make my first sweater. I’ve only been knitting just over a year and have never owned 10 skeins of any yarn! This would be great. Thanks for your generosity.

  461. I think that I would make a central park hoodie. It is a great color that would go with almost anything. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  462. Beautiful color. Great for a this sweater which is on my short list http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTripley.html
    It is called Ripley which is a gansey-style pullover with aran detailing and a nautical flair

  463. Beautiful yarn! I’d make that cardigan I’ve got the pattern for, but haven’t yet found the right yarn to make it with.

  464. OMG. It looks wonderful!!! I’d make a cardigan.

  465. I’d love to win, please, just this once :)

  466. Looks perfect for a cute pair of legwarmers! Lots of cables and pom-poms…

  467. Oooohhh, I’d love to win, just this once :)

  468. this would be the much awaited for yarn for my first cozy sweater! oh please.oh please! it looks gorgeous!

  469. This looks like great yarn for my first-ever sweater! Pullover style, perhaps cables, perhaps hood. Gorgeous!

  470. I adore that yarn, it will make the perfect Portuguese Fisherman Pullover for me, of which, I just bought the pattern Tuesday. Must be a sign.

  471. Barbara Brundige

    May 28, 2009 at 10:46 am

    It sounds yummy! I’d love to make an Aran throw with it.
    Thanks, Barbie

  472. I adore that color and the yarn. It will make the perfect Portuguese Fisherman Sweater that I just happend to buy the pattern for on Tuesday.

  473. Gorgeous! I’m thinking… A beautiful cabled sweater, like this: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/woollystuff/bliss OR a Cambridge Jacket (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cambridge-jacket)

  474. The Central Park Hoodie, this would make such a wonderfully richly cabled cozy CPH!

  475. Now, that is what I call yarn! It’s beautiful I would knit a sweater, or perhaps Amherst, a type of jacket/sweater.

    It’s lovely and you are kind and generous!

  476. I would make matching cabled, hooded tunic sweaters for my boys.

    What a wonderful, generous giveaway!

  477. My new beau has been so encouraging & patient with my knitting addiction that he deserves a lovely Aran inspired cardigan that he can throw on after a big bowl of oatmeal (his fave breakfast)!

  478. I’m guessing it’s roughly worstedish weight, yes? Unfortunately, it’s just not enough for a sweater for Ian, due to his height, but it IS enough for a gorgeous sweater for me!!

    I would probably make either Wisteria http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wisteria-7 (a gorgeous cabled top/bottom number from a recent Twist Collective) or Cassidy http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cassidy, a super-cute intricately cabled hoodie cardigan that would look STUNNING in the oatmeal yarn.

    Actually, Wisteria has a bit of a high neck, and I can’t stand shirts that squish my neck, so I would probably make Cassidy. In fact, the more I look at Cassidy, the more I want to cast on right now! Maybe I’d even be able to try steeking, rather than knitting it flat…

  479. I would make my very first non-scarf item, the vest I promised my teenage daughter. I’m ready to do it!

  480. Hi Susan, hope you can take it somewhat easy now that the shearing is done!!!!

  481. This looks just perfect for the Wool Peddlers Shawl I want to make. What do you think…should I do the lace edging? the fuffle? Leave it plain? Winter’s always just around the corner in northern NY.

  482. I’ve been considering the Drops 103-1 Jacket http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/103-1-jacket-in-eskimo-or-silke-alpaca-with-a-shape
    This yarn is just lovely.

  483. If there is yarn enough, I would definitely go for the Cable Vent Jacket that was on the cover of the first Debbie Bliss magazine. Beautiful!

  484. Alita A former doily being made into blankets and shawls on Ravelry and your gorgeous yarn would be perfect for it!

  485. Wee, that’s so squishy looking! Hope I get lucky with the random number generator.

  486. Ummm, 10 skeins? 1600 yards ~~~~I’d find a really good crochet sweater pattern!

  487. I think I would use it undyed for the Must Have Cardigan. It screams classic cables for a New England fall.


  488. I would knit one of the two patterns I have been covetting. The Selma cape which has wonderful construction and a cool vibe. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/selma-cape

    or….the Hemlock Ring Blanket

  489. I love the color….and since it is so soft..I would want to make a aran knit pullover with a nice big turtleneck to keep me nice and warm in the fall and winter….

  490. I will make a nursery wardrobe for my newest cousin, who is definitely one of the ten most beautiful babies I have ever seen. I am sure he will be happy to model for you once his wardrobe is complete. I don’t have my patterns here, but I am guessing the yardage will cover a blanket (in which he can dream about the Vineyard) and a jacket or a hat to keep him cozy in Detroit (to which I will add my own embellishments, because this is one cool baby).

    Thanks to all the folks at Fiber Farm for the opportunity!

  491. My dad and I have bonded lately over our respective old-school hobbies — he’s recently gotten into woodworking like I’m into knitting. We indulge each other’s rambling about what we do; he makes me knitting tools (handmade lazy susan!); and I recently learned that he really, honestly appreciates the work and art of knitting. Clearly the man needs some knitwear. I asked him what he’d like, and he said a sweater vest (this is news to me — he’s never worn a sweater vest). I was thinking something like Veronik Avery’s Veste Everest (http://www.interweaveknits.com/images/backissues/toc_fall05/vesteeverest.jpg), but with mirrored cables, a horseshoe cable at the front, and a zipper. Or buttons.

    And with the leftovers I’d just have to make something for me. Another cabled vest, perhaps. Or a snuggly scarf… or…

  492. I’d make a sweater from Lisa Lloyd’s wonderful book, “A Fine Fleece.” One of my favorites is the Flyingdales cardigan. Lovely yarn!

  493. I’ve always wanted to do Beth Brown-Reinsel’s Celtic Dreams. This yarn would be perfect!

  494. What beautiful yarn! I’ve been wanting to make the Central Park Hoodie from Knitscene and I think it would be fabulous in this yarn!

  495. That is beautiful…I was almost speechless, but for me that’s impossible.
    My first thought would be an Aran-Fisherman type sweater with cables, of course …2nd is a tree of life sweater. I’ve always wanted to knit one of those…and it would have to be knit for someone who would truly appreciate the beauty of the yarn.

  496. You know, I’d make the Houndstooth Car Coat.
    (or http://tinyurl.com/onqlsq without ravelry)
    Shorten to just below the hip, keep the natural oatmeal color for one and make the contrast just a shade darker/greyer to make it look textured/embossed but not bright, and use my grandmother’s antique shell buttons – two on the outside edge, snaps on the inside edge. I think the yarn would change the character of the pattern completely so something delicious but wearable without a pillbox hat.

  497. I don’t know if my prior comment posted but I would make The Must Have Cardigan. The yarn just screams New England fall sweater.


  498. Ooooh, that much lusciousness would have to be a cardigan. My first for me! Hmm. . . Something simple with a little detailing. Maybe Brompton (Alice Bell) . . .

  499. I’ll make a sweater for my husband! He LOVES this color – in fact he just peeked over my shoulder and said “Yeah, that!” as if we were in the middle of a discussion! 😉 I’m thinking a top-down raglan with random thick cables, a little rustic, with a looser neck. He’s tall, athletic, and gorgeous, and I’d be happy to send you a pic of him wearing it for your site. :)

  500. Rhonda Frobose

    May 28, 2009 at 11:08 am

    If I were the lucky winner of your giveaway I’d make 10 twin cabled purses with this lovely yarn because I made one for myself and now all of my friends want one, too! Only I don’t want to ask my friends for money to buy good yarn and I don’t want to spend my own money to buy the yarn, either. I would only use good yarn and this is very lovely and the color lends itself well to accessorizing :) Here’s a link to the pattern:

  501. Lorrie Durbin

    May 28, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I love the color of this yarn. It would look great as Alpaca Beaded Handbag at http://crochetme.com/alpaca-beaded-handbag

  502. What beautiful yarn! I would definitely make my first sweater with it – a cardigan Dancing with the Devil on ravelry. Looks easy and would s how off the yarn!

  503. Susan

    May 28, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Are the comments still working?

  504. It’s hard to choose, but maybe Amelia (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/PATTamelia.php).

  505. loooooove this yard. i’m hoping to make some knit cuddly toys for the babies being born all around me!

  506. Love it! I would make my first sweater, a cardigan on Ravelry called Dancing with the Devil.

  507. The Houndstooth Car Coat.
    (or http://tinyurl.com/onqlsq without ravelry)
    Shorten to just below hip, use natural for contrast with main color dyed ever so slightly darker brown/grey so the houndstooth looks almost like an embossed texture, not bright. My grandma’s old shell buttons – maybe only two off them. I think that the yarn would totally change the character of the pattern and make it more easy to wear, while still being flattering and beautiful.

  508. I have a beautiful brown couch, that we all snuggle on I would love to make it into a cozy crazy patch quilt.
    I think all of your goats and sheep would be proud!

  509. Lovely color! It screems for a nice Cardi– something to wear in the overly-air conditioned office!

  510. oh, I love that yarn too!!! If I win it I will crochet (cos I never learned to knit!) a turtleneck sweater for my mom who’s always chilly. Fingers crossed – thanks Susan.

  511. I would crochet a lovely cabled baby blanket with a celtic knot border for my grandbaby which is due in November. A nice warm blanket for the wee one for winters in Montana.

  512. Lovely! I would knit the shalom cardigan with this. That colour would make a lovely neutral item for any wardrobe, and the yarn would make it lovely and toasty!

  513. I would make the infamous Owl Sweater. The oatmeal shade is perfect for those beautiful birds.

  514. I love this yarn!!! I have never crocheted a sweater, so this yarn would end up as a sweater for either me or mom. Thank you Susan!!

  515. I will may a sweater for my-own-self!!!!!

  516. I would make a chicknits ribby cardy, or the hourglass sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts or Wicked on Ravelry – or a top down raglan with some details found on some of the cool sweaters in Fitted Knits – like rib panels at the waist bordered top and bottom by a garter row or two for waist shaping

  517. Well, it just seems appropriate to try: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fuzzy-mitten-lamb

    I’d like to make a shawl, but I’m still on the hunt for the perfect pattern. I will update when I find it though!

  518. Oh, what to make….so many choices! My first thought was a nice jacket type sweater for the fall for me but in reality, I would probably use the beautiful skeins to make matching hats/ mittens/scarves for my 3 children and my mom. My mom taught me to knit when I was 7 or 8 and I am now able to pass the tradition on to my children so I would make something to reflect our family knitting ties.

  519. It looks so warm and cozy. I think I would make Rogue or Central Park Hoodie out of it. Lots of simple stockingette, but cables for details.

  520. I would probably make either a toasty blanket, a simple, cozy pullover or maybe some hats and buttery, warm cowls.

  521. Wow, how gorgeous is THAT?!?! I’m a fledgling designer, I think this yarn definitely wants to be an awesome cabley cardigan, can’t you just see it now?? It’s also my Birthday, maybe I’ll have some lucky birthday mojo. Either way, gorgeous yarn, well done!!

  522. I’m seeing a roll neck and hem sweater that you wear like a sweatshirt.

  523. Oh…what to knit with so many choices! My first thought would be to knit myself a lovely jacket type sweater (collar, button up, seed stitch cuffs & trim) for the fall using the beautiful skeins. In reality, I would probably use the skeins to knit hats/mittens for my 3 children and my mom. My mom taught me to knit when I was around 8 and I am now passing the tradition on to my children. My mom is known as the “mitten lady” so matching mittens & hats would be perfect. Another option…get everyone involved in knitting helmet liners or hats for our soldiers (hubby & I are both retired soldiers…Go Army!).

  524. Oh! It’s lovely! I can see why you are smitten!

    I am not sure what weight the yarn is, but if it’s worsted, I would make the Simple Knitted Bodice by Stephanie Japel, or Mr. Greenjeans (probably I would leave it natural for the SKB but dye it green or purple for Mr. Greenjeans). If it’s thinner than worsted, I would probably make the Gathered Pullover. Thanks for the giveaway! Jen (zgma on Ravelry)

  525. A wool peddler’s shawl from Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle. It would be perfect. Especially when I have to run outside with the beagle on a cool fall night. . .

  526. Ooo! Oooo! Central Park Hoodie! It’s telling me that’s what it wants to be!
    ::crosses fingers and wishes hard for the random number picker to randomly pick my number::

  527. I’m thinking this would be perfect for something along the lines of the Baby Cables and Big Ones Too pullover.

  528. Lovely yarn. I’d make a Interweave’s Cobblestone pullover.

  529. Maureen Meany

    May 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I will make a shawl with it

  530. Oh, a beautiful classic cardigan like Louisa Harding’s Fitted Cardigan from Modern Classics. I hope I win!

  531. This would be *perfect* as a little cropped, short-sleeve sweater with a matching purse! My oldest niece is a fashionista, and the color would be ideal for her!

  532. I’d make an afghan for the family room couch at home. We’re always looking for a blanket against the chill. One that’s not covered with cat hair! What a dream to cuddle up on something handmade while you’re busy making something else handmade.

  533. I am a relatively new knitter, and I have been dying to try a sweater. I have a lovely pattern my mother gave me — it’s really old, and she’s used it several times, but I’ve never tried it. I always get stuck in this thought loop: a sweater is going to take me so long and require such effort that I don’t want to knit it out of crappy acrylic. But I can’t afford nice yarn, some of which will inevitably be spoiled by my fumbling experiments. I’m getting pretty good, and I’m ready to do it! The pattern says it requires 6 skeins of 4oz each for my size. That doesn’t seem like much, can that be right? Anyway, your yarn is so gorgeous I thought “THAT would be the perfect yarn for the fisherman’s sweater.” So that’s what I’d do!

  534. Oh my! I crave this, I want to bury myself in it and nap away the whole dreary day. Lovely!

    I find myself itching to knit some warm mittens, a scarf, and a hat, and all for mememe. Heh, what a selfish piece of work I am today. But with 10 whole skeins, I bet I could knit something for my mom, too, or my son, or husband… Whether I would is another story, of course. This yarn looks so cuddly and huggable, I’d be awfully tempted not to share.

    I’m very happy for whichever lucky person wins this yarn, because I think they’re in for a real treat.

    Now, I may need to bake myself some buttery, creamy, cinnamony oatmeal-walnut cookies this afternoon, blood sugar be damned. This yarn just looks like those cookies to me. I can almost smell them now.

  535. I just might finally make something for me! with 10 skeins I’m guessing it would be enough for a sweater, maybe the central park hoodie? i love that!

  536. Love The Yarn

  537. I think I would make Greenjeans cardigan – what beautiful yarn!!!

  538. Judith Bandieri

    May 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    I’m a big fan of Aran and Gansey patterns. My DIL has been hinting for a new Aran so I’d probably find a wonderful Alice Starmore pattern. I look forward to visiting your place this summer when we visit MV.

  539. Lucy-6toknit4

    May 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Rambling Rose sweater. So perfect.

  540. Barbara Vaccaro

    May 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Love natural colored yarns. Enough for a big shawl or sweater. I am allergic to cats but have found that they leave me alone if I give them toys knit of natural yarn.

  541. I would give it to Deb to knit up that Aran-type sweater she just mentioned… and who by the way, likes oatmeal :)

  542. I have the perfect pattern! I just picked it up the other day. It is a cardigan from Knitting Pure & Simple. V neck with an I-cord tie. It would look lovely!

  543. That would be an absolutely gorgeous casual cardigan–shirt-tail hem, some cabling, wear it with jeans. It would be slightly dressy and classic, yet just right for jeans.

  544. Oh, my — that’s swoonworthy! I would definitely go for something from “A Fine Fleece” — Halcyon, maybe? Or Portland?

  545. billie gordon

    May 28, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    beautiful yarn – a cardigan for sure.

  546. I think I would make a cardigan, perhaps be brave enough to try one with a zipper on it. The fun would be looking for a pattern.

  547. I’m thinking of a pullover with some cabling. (Maybe that first venture into Barbara Walker’s Knitting from the Top without using a pattern…)

  548. I would use the beautiful skiens for a warm cabled afgan for the upcoming fall! Great lap afgan to keep me warm while I knit in the fall and winter!!!

  549. I have been oogling this awesome cabled hoodie and this would be perfect…. it’s BEAUTIOUS!

  550. Ooh…this needs to be a sweater! Some type of simple cozy pullover with a hood…mmm, a lovely thought on this cold and rainy day.

  551. Wow – I think a zip front hoodie would be ideal! Cables and pockets required.

  552. I would make my first cardigan, a kimono style wrap sweater using this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/origami-wrap-sweater

  553. That is a beautiful yarn, as always! I’d be undecided as to whether to leave it natural or dye it a rich burgundy color. Either way, I think this would be a great pattern to use it for. http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/PATTamused.php =)

  554. Robin Goldman

    May 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Oh, there are so many choices I could do with this yarn. I am into creating bags these days. In fact, I have just about finished a prototype design of my own.

    Its basically a circular beach bag type or on the lines of a small duffel bag I like to play with all types of fibers so I tend to mix them. I am spinner too so I would spin this up with some silk or cotton and make a really cool duffel. What’s also great is this yarn could be over dyed to make a really cool color combo.

    I would love to have some to try it out! You also, could knit it with a bulkier yarn and make a rug with it! So many choices, so little time!

  555. I would love to use this yarn to make my first wool sweater. I made a practice sweater with an acrylic yarn, but I’d love to make a sweater with lots of cables.

  556. This is absolutely beautiful. You can see how warm and luscious it would be next to the skin. I thik I’m in love!
    This needs to be a wonderful warm shawl knitted to drape around my shoulders.
    Come to me lovely oatmeal heather yarn.

  557. Oh, it does look sooo lovely…if only you knew how obsessed I am with natural heathered colors. I am thinking a big afghan with lace elements but knit in the round, ie a giant doily-in a good way. It would be for my Gran’s birthday, she is the one I learned to knit from. If there are leftovers those would become charity knits.

  558. Yarn that snuggly and oatmeally deserves to be made into a comfort sweater, quite possibly this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-cardigan-for-arwen

  559. I would probably make a sweater for my adorable granddaughter Amanda. If it is that soft, she would flip for it. Maybe I would do a flip for it too! Robin

  560. like Minsiemom, I am also thinking of Oat Coutre’s Celtic Cardigan. I have made it once w/ cascade 220 green heather. That was the pattern I thought of first when I saw this yarn.

  561. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…….. will go well with fresh baked artisan bread

  562. Kathryn A Wendorff

    May 28, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    What a generous gesture to give away your own yarn! I love undyed yarn and simple designs. I would choose the Inverness Cape pattern by Carol Lapin in Simply Shetland 4. Wish me luck.

  563. OOOH! Me,me,me! It’s calling my name– is meant to be a cabled, cuddly throw to warm me as I knit and spin!

  564. The yarn looks very rich and beautiful. If I were lucky enough to win I would probably make Brooklyn Tweed’s Girasole.

  565. Love the texture! I can see a large wrap / shawl — with lace /eyelet detail around the staggered edges.

  566. I love cardigans so a nice comfy cardigan and it would be the first ever project for myself. Since I’ve learned I made something for everyone but me.

  567. I would use it for my perfect sweater! Haven’t found the exactly-right pattern yet but I know it’s out there and this yarn would be the incentive I need to hunt it down!

  568. I would make Meg Swanson’s saddle shoulder Aran for my hubby!

  569. I hope it’s not held against me because I crochet but I see a hooded sweatshirt. The hood would give you just that much more to cozy up with that awesome yarn.

  570. Ohhh its beautiful.

    Me personally I’d slow dye it so the color is a slow change. (I love blue so more likely than not it would end up being a blue or maybe a green).

    After petting it ages and spending time daydreaming and smiling as I looked over it again… it more likely than not will end up being a jacket of some sort for the children. Something to keep them nice and warm in the cold winter weather.

  571. I would knit a fantastic bolero or shrug for myself, and then make a sweater or longies for a newborn with the extra. With cabling.

  572. I would make a sweater. Something yummy and warm for those cold days. A cardigan perhaps, I like the lines on the February Lady sweater, but maybe something less lacy than that.

  573. I think a great tunic would be wonderful in this yarn! I just love the look of it – I can almost feel how soft it is!

  574. Margaret Weiner

    May 28, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    It will make a gorgeous cabled baby blanket, sweater & hat.

  575. lovely, lovely yarn! I’m in the process of hunting for yarn to knit “Not Your Mother’s Suit Coat” from Sally Melville’s “Book 2: The Purl Stitch.” The pattern calls for either bulky or combined yarn, so I’m looking for yarn to combine with variegated Manos de Uruguay yarn that is pink, yellow and green.

  576. I would make this http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/high-street . It’s a perfectly geeky sweater vest for a perfectly geeky girl…

  577. Marisa Fritzemeier

    May 28, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I would make a big soft comfy rug.

  578. Beautiful color.

    I’ve wanted to make this for a while and this yarn would be perfect!!!


  579. Ellen Andresen (lnand)

    May 28, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Wow, such a suble and wonderful yarn! I’d like to make Berreco’s Remember by Norah Gaughhan as I live in Norway and certainly need a warm and classic sweater in this yarn!

  580. Socks! (if I can learn how, that is)

  581. Heather Bradshaw

    May 28, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Lovely yarn- I would make several little Wallabies for my grandchildren. They would be great fall items, nice and warm and so versatile colorwise.

  582. Billie Harmon

    May 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Soooo pretty

  583. Gina (PrettyCranium on Rav)

    May 28, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    What nice yarn! It needs to be made into a cabled cardigan — maybe a Vivian from Twist collective?

  584. What beautiful yarn! I would make myself a cabled pullover.

  585. i’m in!!!! definately baby blankets to children’s hospital in washington, d.c. or john’s hopkins nicu in baltimore

  586. i would love to make some blankets for the nicu at johns hopkins in baltimore and baby blankets at childrens hospital in washington, d.c.

  587. it looks just beautiful I would love to make a scarf
    good luck to all

  588. Oooh, that’s got cardigan written all over it. I’m thinking the Circumnavigated Cardigan: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/circumnavigated-cardigan

  589. I am hoping to knit a cabled cardigan for my mom this summer, and couldn’t find any suitable yarn from my stash. These beautiful creature wouldn’t be the best yarn I could hope for! Then the tricky thing is, I might want to knit something for myself with them.

  590. It looks to me like a scrumble that speaks of rocks or trees, something to ground a profusion of freeform crochet colors.

  591. Omigawd, this is beautiful yarn. Is this the kind you send out with yarnshares? I’m hoping to be able to afford one some day.

    I have a specific pattern in mind. I sit long hours at the computer (and the loom) and my back gets cold, so I’d make the Berroco pattern, Napoli.

  592. This is gorgeous yarn. I would do the “Cozy” vest from Green Mountain Spinnery – and have the kind of warm – it’s-just-a-little-chilly-in-here topper that suits me. I’d LOVE to win this yarn!

  593. Juliette Loring

    May 28, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    I will make a FABU Portuguese Fisherman’s sweater. It is so warm, cozy and relaxed. I’ll put cables at the neck, and substitute all ribbing for mini cables. I’ll make a pair of mitts or socks for you.

  594. Caleb Richter

    May 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    love the yarn!!!!!! I wish I had sheep! : ) Looks beautiful and would adore to add it ot my stash: ) : )

  595. I think I would probably make my 94 year old grandfather and my Dad socks….my two favorite men combined with my favorite hobby! Couldn’t think of anything better….except mittens for my mom too haha!

    Thanks for this opportunity! Leanne (Lunatic84 on Rav)

  596. Kelly Tennant

    May 28, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    This would make a gorgeous sweater dress.

  597. That yarn is just BEGGING to be made into a soft, warm, cozy shrug to keep me warm while I’m reading posts on the Ravelry forum boards. :)

  598. oh, that is so lovely! I want to make Hey Teach, by Hélène Rush from the Summer 2008 Knitty.

  599. Candice Siviglia

    May 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm


  600. Nadine Collins

    May 28, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    This yarn would make a beautiful Spring Forward cardigan by Janet Szabo.

  601. I would definitely knit my little sister a cardigan for her birthday (next years probably) because she’s been looking for a new sweater.

  602. ooh. I’m thinking one of the lovely cardi patterns out of A Fine Fleece–which is a great book!

  603. Hmm, that yarn looks like it would turn into the Lacy Prairie Shawl from Cheryl Oberle’s “Folk Shawls”. Or possible the Highland Triangle Shawl from the same book. (I’m big on lace stuff. Can you tell? :p)

  604. I’m not a sweater type… But I am a shawl type!


    I love it when gauge doesn’t matter… 😉

  605. This looks like it would make a nice soft cowl/scarf or a toasty tam!

  606. What a beautiful yarn! I think it would be a really pretty Basic Chic Hoodie (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-chic-hoodie).

  607. Pretty yarn! I can’t pet it from here, but I can drool over the photo. :-) It’s generous of you to have all of these giveaways!

    Ten skeins would be about right for Wash’s Sweater (see http://www.yarmando.com/washsweater.html) — it’ll need some mods to fit me, but that cable is worth it!

  608. Such a lovely yarn! I can see myself warm and cozy in a cabled turtleneck poncho. I would place my cables down the middle of the front and back and strategically place tassels along the bottom edge.

  609. That yarn is calling to me to become a February Lady. My sis made one in green but for me a lovely neutral could suit me a my wardrobe best. It looks lovely.

  610. That yarn is calling out to be a February Lady Sweater. My sis made one in green and it is lovely. For me, neutral is the way to go. Just beautiful yarn.

  611. Twizzler on Ravelry

    May 28, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Warm cosy cuddly blanket – circular pinwheel

  612. Wow, this looks lovely. I have a project I would want to do with this yarn here http://www.ravelry.com/projects/PugMama/february-lady-sweater.

  613. i would make a long, belted cardigan to wear in my refrigerator of a classroom. probably with a shawl collar and some decorative stitching. i don’t usually like natural colors, but that is too beautiful to dye.

  614. I would love to make myself a sweather, I LOVE the natural color!!!

  615. Julie B Smith

    May 28, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    If I am the winner, I will knit or crochet an afghan or throw & trim it with teal yarn. Then, I will donate it to Ovar’coming Together(ovarian cancer) for their auction.

  616. super great oatmeal sheepy yarn! I have in mind to make ’em back into sheep – crocheted sheep for a baby afghan 😉

  617. I love reading everyone’s choices. I would something from one of my favorite books – A Fine Fleece. That oatmeal color is beautiful.

  618. Great oatmeal sheepy wooly yarn! It’d be perfect for turning back into sheep – crocheted wooly sheep for a baby’s afghan 😉

  619. Great oatmeal sheepy wooly yarn! Perfect for turning back into sheep – crocheted wooly sheep for a baby’s afghan 😉

  620. I’d keep the natural colour and make Vaila from Twist Collective!

  621. Oooh that is a pretty color. I would make a baby blanket for my soon to be baby.

  622. I debated making a sweater since I really like Janet Szabo’s patterns and I saw several of them at the Knit and Crochet Show fashion show in Portlan, OR this month. But most of her sweaters use a lighter weight yarn. So instead i want to make her All About Aran Afghan (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/all-about-aran-afghan) which is a sampler and also would allow me to try my hand at dying the yarn-probably in graduating shades of green or salmon to make the afghan. It would be lovely for curling up under on the rainy Pacific northwest days and nights. I have a sampler afghan that i made 20 years ago (from acrylic yarn) and I would so love to have a natural fiber one.

  623. Squee! That yarn = delicious. If I were to be lucky enough to win, I’d make a Vivian sweater by Ysolda Teague out of it (see link below). This yarn has a great color and ply to make the cables stand out. The natural oatmeal color is perfect! I hope I win!!


  624. I’m thinking a simple cabled or ribbed cardigan. Something smooshy and simple.

  625. Looks like the perfect yarn for Cabin Fever’s Guenevere sweater. A fun bottom up sweater knit in one piece with no seams!!I am currently knitting it for the General Mills Knit For the Cure silent auction and would love to knit one for myself.

  626. I’ve just started test-knitting new design, which I’m would be absolutely perfect for this yarn. It’s an estensively cabled pattern, in which the cables also form chevrons.

  627. I would knit the Turbulence sweater by Norah Gaughn. I’ve had it in my queue for a long while as I search for the perfect yarn for it. :)

  628. Oh! I would love to knit this into a Galactic Adventurers sweater for my brother. I’ll be test knitting it during the month of June. Link to picture: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/free-pattern-testers/632265/1-25#15

  629. I think the oatmeal would make a perfect sweater. Thank you.

  630. Hmmm.. That is gorgeous, makes the decision tough! I would probably make a good chill blaster winter coat. Something with a collar, turned sleeves and some lovely cable work or other type of detail on the back. This would be a wonderful project for my new complete of needles!

  631. I tend to make prayer shawls but am looking to make something for my home now that I am back from deployment…whatever it ends up being…it will be crocheted with love (unless it waits for my knitting classes after I retire from Active Duty next year)

  632. I love the yummy natural shades of this yarn. I agree with lots of people, it fairly begs to be cabled. I think I would use it to knit the Owls sweater with a whole bunch of odd vintage buttons for the eyes.

  633. What a treasure it would be to win this yarn from your babies! OOOHHHH!! I have just started experimenting with Cat Bordahi’s moebius knitting. There is the most beautiful poncho in her book. I would have to make that and treasure it!! Any left over yarn would go to a pair of fingerless gloves, for my 15 year old daughter that is the gueen of fingerless gloves. I love to make her things, since she is so appreciative. The rest would go to her so her creative juices could turn the yarn into a crochet creation…

  634. I’m thinking it would make a great skirt for work! It’d go with so many blouses. Any left over could be a matching bag. Hope this helps spark some ideas for your skeins. :) Thanks for announcing this!

    I’m also hoping to hear periodic updates about the garden. My yard, besides being small, has black walnut trees that retard food-producing plants. If I owned the property, those trees would be gone, but since I rent I am stuck gardening vicariously through others. 😉

  635. Jan Talkington

    May 29, 2009 at 6:09 am

    This yarn would grace my stash for a short time while I review my collection of aran patterns for the perfect use of this gorgeous yarn.

  636. SwordofaKnitter

    May 29, 2009 at 6:47 am

    I think I would make a blanket out of it. Maybe a Hemlock ring or a bear claw blanket by Veronik Avery. Probably a Bear Claw as I’ve been DYING to make one since I found it on Ravelry!! I would probably make the bear claw with the gorgeous brown color of this yarn with some of my stash of wools. oh!! this sounds soooo great! I might have to get some yarn to do this!! This is what I get for thinking about what I’m going to make next! Love the color!!!

  637. I’d make something warm and cozy with elaborate Celtic Knots. If I dyed the yarn, it would definitely be with natural, plant-derived dyestuff

  638. The yarn is so beautiful that I would hate to touch it but it’s meant to be touched! I would make a sweater in a toddler size and give it to my nephew. I love making baby and small size clothing for kids as it takes less time and gives me the ability to do MANY projects! I can see my nephew in this lovely yarn!

  639. That yarn is inspiring! It would make the perfect EZ ASJ, dye some but keep the natural color as much as possible. It’s time to show Southern Women that wool is wearable in the deep south and lovely to boot. I’ve been searching for the perfect yarn and hope that my search is over.

  640. Oh, that’s begging to be an Aran sweater. I think I’d design my own!

  641. Elizabeth Burdick-Romero

    May 29, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Well . . . if the skeins have enough yardage (I’m plus sized now so everything seems to take 10 skeins – darn it!) then I would make a Wonderful Walaby sweater just for me! The pattern is by Carol Anderson and seems to be loved by those who have knitted it. It is seamless and kind of sweatshirt-like. It has a kangaroo (wallaby?) pocket on the front and a hood which grows out of a placket on the vee neckline. Also, although the color of your new yarn is lovely (it really is) it looks like it might take a subtle overdye quite nicely as well so I see some possibilities there too . . . How sweet of you to have a give-away! Thanks!

  642. I love cables and that yarn would make an excellent sweater. I’m thinking top down raglan with cables down the center . . .

  643. The yarn looks so warm and lovely that my immediate thought was something to wrap in so either a fantastic shawl or Oat Couture’s Celtic Cardigan (which has been on my to make list for a long time searching for the right yarn).

  644. Lynn Stewart-Parker

    May 29, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Lovely, perfect for the Central Park Hoodie for my daughter’s 25th birthday…she’ll love it!

  645. Oooh! That yarn is just begging to be knit up in the Owls sweater pattern that I have been pining over for the last few months! I’ve been looking for soft, natural colored yarn, so it would be soooo perfect!

  646. Depending on your gauge I think OWLS would be lovely! The color looks perfect for a little nest of cabled owls, don’t you think?
    If its aganist the skin soft, a pullover like OWLS is a great choice!

    Cheers! (hoot?)


  647. http://www.limenviolet.com/blog/?p=4679

    Fireside Sweater!!! I have been wanting to knit this for quite some time, and I think this yarn would be perfect!!

  648. Robin Steinbeck

    May 29, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I would make Berger de France Poncho Jacket, It would be so cozy for those cold winter and fall days. I love the color!!!

  649. First sweater. Finally ready after baby blankets, shawls, scarves, bags, and washclothes galore. I would make the unisex knock-around pullover or berkshire pullover (from Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick)

  650. Oh! I’d make Corsica (a Ravelry download, I believe)–cabley goodness in a pullover. I think the cables would look spectacular in oatmeal heather, or else I’d try my first-ever dying project..
    Gorgeous yarn!

  651. I would so love that yarn. I’d make myself (not my children, not my husband, not my family and not my friends) a lovely top-down raglan – just a nice simple everyday warm sweatshirt type sweater. You know, too nice to be a bummy sweatshirt in looks, but comfy enough to be one and warm enough to wear when it’s cold. I live in the deep south, but have always been cold natured. That yarn is gorgeous!

  652. Clare Russell

    May 29, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I’d knit a cable bag for all my new knitting stash & projects – I’ve recently started knittng again after 20+ years so this would be a great project and challenge me a little. Everyone would see the fab yarn when I take my bag out.

  653. Beautiful yarn!

  654. I can no longer put off replacing my deteriorated cabled turtleneck sweater purchased in 1990. It was my favorite wintertime garment, but I finally had to put it down this year. Yarn that is so beloved by its creator is the perfect thing to be made into My Favorite Sweater of all Time! I’m planning to use Barbara Walker’s top-down method to make it, with wide rids and cables throughout, either raglan or set-in sleeves, and a high turtleneck for scrunching or folding over.

  655. I’m thinking mittens – thick, soft, warm, mittens. Pick me!

  656. lisa ruelling

    May 29, 2009 at 11:47 am

    i would make something so incredibly fabulous there isn’t even a pattern for it yet!

  657. I would love to win the yarn, sooooooooo many things I could make lol I will keep my fingers crossed Hugs, Mary

  658. I would make Vivian by Ysolda from the Twist collective Winter 08 collection. This yarn demands cables. With the leftovers, I would make some lacey legwarmers and a hat, maybe even my own Thorpe.

  659. wow, that is beautiful!!!!! I would probably knit myself a little sweater/vest/etc. because I just love that color!

    thanks for offering this contest!

    Have a great day!

  660. Cynthia Shaffer

    May 29, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I would make a felted purse with your yarn– a big type of roomy purse. Perhaps decorate it with an acorn- shape button closure.

  661. Cynthia Shaffer

    May 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    I would make a felted purse- roomy type and decorate it with an acorn-type button closure

  662. Very pretty! I think a simple, natural sweater. Let the yarn shine. I think A Cardigan for Arwen: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-cardigan-for-arwen

  663. Very pretty! I think something simple to show off the natural yarn. Perhaps “A Cardigan for Arwen”

    sorry if this is duplicated! I think my first one didnt’ post

  664. Joi Lynn Keller

    May 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Mmmmmmmm… I have twin 6 yr old boys and I’ve been quite particular in searching for some lovely tactile yarn to knit them some cabled & textured cardigans for “back to school” in the fall. One of my boys has autism, so soothing natural colors and lots of soft texture is perfect for him. It’s gorgeous!

  665. I would use this lovely yarn to knit a big warm “comfort-food-for-the-mind” shawl to keep me warm during meditations and cold Oregon winters!!

  666. Wow, what a great giveaway! I’d make winter dresses for my granddaughters with this beautiful wool.

  667. Although I’m already making this pattern, I have fallen in love! The Girasole is such a lovely shawl that I would love to make a huge blanket to snuggle up under.
    It a pattern where the yarn and pattern would compliment one another. The super soft and simple yarn would should off the pattern wonderfully, while the pattern would emphasize the greatness of the yarn and how well it does work in the pattern.

    Or maybe this would finally give me the push to make my very first sweater! What could be better, making your first sweater out of luscious yarn?

  668. It’s so beautiful, I could cry 😉 I would love to make the “No-Sweat Hoodie” found in “Guide to Crochet” by the Chicks with Sticks. I’m a newbie and I think this would be great.

  669. I would make Baby Cables and Big ones too: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-cables-and-big-ones-too LOVE this pattern. I’m just starting with natural dyes too, so I would probably dye it a bluey-purple colour. It looks wonderful as it is, but I think it would produce a wonderful muted colour.

  670. I think I’d make a Danbury Hooded Jacket.

  671. andrea morris

    May 29, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I love wooly animals! (and their yarnskys)

  672. andrea morris

    May 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    sorry, forgot to say what I’ll make… and it is valences for the living room windows for the winter. 0x0x0

  673. Cynthia Shaffer

    May 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I would make a big, roomy felted purse and decorate it with an acorn-type closure button

  674. I’d definitely make the Urban Aran from Paton’s. The yarn is gorgeous!

  675. Elizabeth Downs

    May 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    It is just beautiful, I am dreaming of what I can make

  676. The Cabled Riding Jacket is dreamy. This yarn would be perfect. Snuggly, warm and lovely cables. The ultimate sweater!

  677. I would definitely knit the evening gala aran!! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/evening-gala-aran
    All those gorgeous cables but no beads or feathers for me please!

  678. OOOH! I have made wallabees for all my grandchildren, and always wanted the perfect yarn to make one for me. I am 5’9″–a large granny–and your beautiful yarn looks soft and cuddly-great for Wisconsin winters!

  679. I’ve just found out I’m pregnant and have vowed to myself to make a February Lady Sweater as a maternity cardigan. This yarn would make it 😉

  680. Beautiful yarn! This would be perfect for making a Central Park hoodie for myself.

  681. Beautiful!! I would love to use this to make a “Snuggy” for my elderly mom. She is always cold now and cannot to pull on a sweater w/o lots of pain. This would slip on perfectly! The pattern is from Bernat: http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4045

  682. I was just watching your lambcam. Will we get to know the names of the woolly donors? I would like to knit something like the Gatsby dress in the current IK Knits. Like a long vest and can probably span 3 seasons wear.

  683. Congratulations ! I am excited for you!

  684. I think it would be absolutely perfect for the Celtic Cardigan. I’ve been admiring it for ages.

  685. It’s beautiful…I would totally use it to make something out of A Fine Fleece, like the Fylingdales cardigan.

  686. yummy! probably something cabley all over, so I’m thinking cowl or scarf, because that yarn looks so soft and squishy! a cardigan would be pretty awesome too though.

  687. I do lots of modular knitting (see my ravelry page, sewwhat20, for examples), so it would go into many projects. I might dye some, but it looks gorgeous as-is, so most likely would be sections in a Triangle Tango sweater.

  688. Very nice! If I won, it could inspire me to make my very first adult-sized sweater!

  689. Beautiful yarn! I’m thinking either a braided pullover (as seen in Interweave Knits Fall 08) or some variation of a raglan pullover…sigh..something with cables of some kind really seems like a must!

  690. Wow! That is gorgeous!!

    That seems like the perfect yarn to make a sweater with. I’m partial to the owl sweater (http://needled.wordpress.com/2008/11/22/owls/) with that yarn. I think the brown heathered color would be great with this pattern.

  691. I am Irish-American on both sides of my family, and my husband is Italian . My son lives in Japan with his Japanese wife and 1 year old baby. I’ll make a “american aran” sweater vest with Irish, Italian and Japanese panels, to represent all of our heritage.
    Noirin on Ravelry

  692. JezebellGray (on Ravelry)

    May 29, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Hmm.. I have a few things that I would love to do with that yarn. First off I would surround myself in it, because other than some kitchen cotton, and sock yarn, all I’ve ever knitted with is acrylic, and I’d love to have some “real” fibers to use to create something beautiful.
    Secondly I’d probably make a set of matching sweaters for my 5 yr old daughter, and the baby that I just found out will be joining the family in January of next year. I figure if I made them something matching that my daughter could help pick out the pattern for, that maybe it will help ease some of the jealousy that’s bound to happen.

  693. Oh, my! How beautiful au naturel! I would have to use it to make MYSELF a sweater from The Best of Knitter’s Arans & Celtics. But, please don’t make me say exactly which one…I just can’t decide. Think I’d have to wallow in the yarn for a little while and see what it begs me to make! Crossing my fingers right now!

  694. I really want to make a throw blanket for my niece but have not had the extra cash to buy that much good yarn. I am thinking this would look beautiful in a tree of life motif. Gorgeous yarn.

  695. Robin Goldman

    May 29, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I would make a lovely pouch or knitted bag with this. I love accessories! It would also make a beautiful shawl for those cool nights. I think also they would make a comfy pair of slippers too! or cozy cowl. I have made the cowled n frosty scarf. This would knit up perfectly!

  696. OH boy, what wouldn’t I dream of doing? I would of course first start my first sweater , the Eastlake sweater by Berrco http://www.berroco.com/ng3/ng3_eastlake_pv.html but that isn’t quite it all! Oh no, this amount leaves me with just enough to the
    Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson. If there is enough fingerless gloves for the fiancee are next on the platter. Thank you for this opportunity!

  697. I would like to make a sweater for my husband. I have been looking for the right color and texture for a manly sweater.

  698. I would use such lovely yarn to make my first sweater. I’ve been eyeing something like this: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall03/PATTsonnet.html Simple, sweet, and straightforward.

  699. Oh I think I’d make the Juno cardigan (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/juno) with rounded lapels and big brassy buttons to go with my Steampunk Seamstress outfit (Steamstress!) and probably a hat if there’s any leftover ^___^

  700. This yarn would be perfect for:
    A cozy sweater for my 4 yr old grandson (very small for his age) with pockets for his Thomas engines and handwarmer pocket for his tiny hands. I very rarely use a pattern, just make it up as I go along.

  701. I would love to tackle a sweater for myself, I always seem to be knitting for someone else.

  702. I want to touch it. (And I love that you used twitter-pated!)

  703. WOW! This giveaway is wonderful & could not have come at a better time! From the moment I saw this aran armchair slipcover: http://www.chairblog.eu/2008/12/04/knit-an-aran-armchair-slipcover-%C2%BB-curbly-diy-design-community-%C2%AB-keywords-knit-knitting-knitted_slipcover-slipcover/
    I was in love! I just found the perfect armchair last month & have been searching for the perfect yarn to tackle this project! The Oatmeal Heather yarn is just BEGGING to become a cosy aran armchair cover! Everyone should have an aran chair – especially for cold Canadian winters!

  704. That is just beautiful yarn! I found this great pattern in folksknit shawls for a native american shawl – butterfly pattern. It would be phenomenally beautiful in this yarn – it has a wonderful fringe and lace butterfly pattern on it.

  705. oooohhh pick me!!! pickme!!!! The yarn is gorgeous! If I am lucky enough to get a skein, I will include it in a nice thick, fat quadruple stranded afghan I am knitting on size US 50 circulars I am knitting for my best friend! I am half way through with it and stopped because I wanted to do something different in the middle…this would be it! Jean

  706. The Oatmeal Heather yarn would make the perfect sweater for my black mini-weiner dog!

  707. This is such a lovely yarn. I would knit or weave a Ruana. I love draping wraps.

  708. A scarf, probably, since that’s all I knit, but I am thinking of branching out into either a pillow cover or a patchwork style (pieced together squares) blanket.

  709. I, like everyone else, think this would be an amazing sweater, it looks delicious. I’ve never done a sweater before, so I looked for something pretty straightforward, but this yarn definitely needs cables, so I like this:


    I don’t know if I’ll do the neck, I’m not big on turtlenecks. Maybe a roll neck like the original french pattern had?

  710. That yarn looks like it is screaming to be a cabled something – either a cabled vest with wood buttons, sweater (if there is enough yarn), scarf. With 1600 yards, I would make Mariah (Knitty), and perhaps a scarf to wear when it is not the right weather for Mariah.

  711. Good timing – I found this beautiful pattern for a knit baby blanket that I really want to make, as I start obsessing on little ones: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/projects/baby.html

    I really love the seashell look to it, since I’m trying to incorporate the ocean into the decor.

  712. I would love to make the Great American Aran Afghan with this yarn.

  713. Well, I guess I’ll give this a shot..
    the yarn is gorgeous, and you’re very kind to make such a gracious offer – whomever wins will put it to good use, I’m sure..

    I think that I would make a sweater out of it! I don’t currently have a pattern picked out, but that yarnjust screams sweater.

  714. I’m not seeing my post come up so I’ll try again.
    I would make the
    Great American Aran Afghan. 1600 yards would make a really nice lap blanket.

  715. Beautiful yarn! I would make Silver Belle by Debbie Bliss. It’s on my list of things to make while I’m on summer break.

  716. It looks like my entry got wiped out on 5/28/09 when your system overloaded with entries for that day!
    Idon’t see it posted;so, I can only assume that’s what happened.
    Not fair !!!
    Eddy Barris

  717. gorgeous! i’d make a hemlock ring blanket by jared flood.

  718. wow-that is really nice! I think it would be perfect for the celtic hoodie Ive been wanting to knit.

  719. Rosemary Kelley

    June 2, 2009 at 7:26 am

    I would make the Owls Sweater (http://needled.wordpress.com/2008/11/22/owls/). To me, this sweater should use a wool that is similar to the natural coloring of an owl. Not all owls are dark grey or brown Your oatmeal heather is the perfect color and from the looks of your picture is a perfect fuzziness (or lack thereof) to really highlight the 3-D effect of the cabled owls.

  720. I’d make a sweater to replace my favorite one. I’ve worn it for so long that it is literally coming apart at the seams. And it has a couple of holes that may or may not be moth holes.

    I don’t have a pattern, but it is a simple crew neck sweater with a few cables. It isn’t fancy, but it fits perfectly, which is often a problem for me because I’m really short (sleeves are always long and shoulders are huge). It is an oatmeal color like your yarn and it goes with everything.

    I’d love to replace it, but I don’t even know where I bought it, and it no longer has a tag. If i ever want another, the only way for me to get it is to re-knit it. And this yarn would be perfect!

  721. Susan, I would definately make this into a cabled sweater so that I could enjoy it and make it visible to others. I also wanted you to know that we really enjoyed the sheep shearing festival. Thank you very much. Looking forward to next year. Julie

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