Giveaway: YARN! edition



Hello, friends! If you hadn’t heard, my lovely little Dory pattern is in the current issue of Craftsanity! I made a few adjustments* to my original pattern to make it more Spring-friendly. In celebration of SPRING and all things yarny, I’m having this little giveaway!


To convert my Dory into something one could wear during Spring, I scoured Ravelry for yarn inspiration. There is SO.MUCH.YARN. out there.

I happened upon Bamboo Cotton (worsted) by Three Irish Girls and was smitten by some of the colors. It was a little pricey, but I bought two skeins from someone’s stash in the beautiful Sweetmint colorway. I knew I would love the color, but what won me over completely was the softness. Ohhhhh my goodness–it is SOFT. I wound up my skein immediately and got started. Soon enough, I had a lovely Spring shawl and only 9 yards left! Perfect!

Unfortunately, the Bamboo Cotton is discontinued, so I went on the hunt for something more widely available. I landed on Cascade Ultra Pima. It is equally as soft and available in a multitude of bright colors. It took a whole skein plus a few yards of the next, but I figured out a few adjustments** to the last border row to make it a one-skein project.


And now, the giveaway! I have a skein of Bamboo Cotton and a skein of Ultra Pima, so that means TWO winners! The first winner will select which they want and the second will get the other yarn. They’re both gorgeous, so there aren’t any losers here. Both winners will also receive a printed copy of Craftsanity! If you aren’t a crocheter and have zero interest in my Dory pattern, do not fret–there are knitting patterns in this issue (and all others), too! There’s something for everyone, so this giveaway is open to knitters and crocheters alike.

To enter, just leave a comment below letting me know what projects are on your to-do list this Spring!

Giveaway ends this Friday, March 30, at 11:59pm CST. I’ll announce the winner shortly after! CLOSED!!!


*My changes include using either of the two Spring yarns above + a 6mm hook and crocheting fewer of the main body repeat. It’s still the same size as the original, just lighter because of the yarn and gauge.

**Make a slst between each scallop instead of a sc.

107 comments to Giveaway: YARN! edition

  • anneNo Gravatar

    I need to get a move on finishing a few blankets and get some hats completed!

  • EliseNo Gravatar

    I have a doily blanket I’ve been wanting to get my hooks on! :)

    What a great giveaway!

  • Julie R.No Gravatar

    Oh please pick me! I am a new crafter ( I crochet and knit) and I have so many things I am dying to try this spring. I would love to make some shawls, and then some things for my kids:) I already knitted a cute vest for my son for Easter, and am currently working on a cardigan for my daughter. I also have gazzillion of baby showers this year and would love to make some gifts with my own hands:) Ton of projects, so little yarn:) Stash building is expensive… Please pick me:)

  • I am looking forward to work up a doily blanket, spring cardigan and hobo bag…and hopefully finish up some WIPs! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! mfrapp_83 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • FeliciaNo Gravatar

    I need to make my cousin’s baby some crochet baby booties, for her baby girl she just had. Also I want to make some cute head bands for this spring and summer!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • LeAndreaNo Gravatar

    I am working on a granny stripe blanket, and a bunny rabbit right now. The more I look at all the crochet blogs, more is added to my to-do list. LOL! Beautiful shawl and yarn! Love the colors that you chose.

  • ValerieNo Gravatar

    Who won?