Episode 67: New Season New Yarn

Sweater weather is finally here and we couldn't be happier!

On this episode of the podcast we've got a new yarn from Blacker Yarns to tell you about, as well as TWO giveaways!

Our Sponsor
This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Garthenor, providing a variety of sustainable, organic British wool products in an ecologically responsible way. See Garthenor’s glorious yarns at the GLYC Mini-Yarn Market after party, or on their website at www.garthenor.com.

News and Events
Kirstie Allsopp's The Handmade Fair, Hampton Court Palace, London - September 15-17
Yarndale, Skipton - September 23-24
The Great British Sewing Bee Live, ExCel Centre, London - September 21-24
Shetland Wool Week, Lerwick, Shetland - September 23 to October 1
Thread, Farnham Maltings - September 30
Masham Sheep Fair, Masham - September 30 to October 1

Look at all these wonderful Fireflies Rising at the Great London Yarn Crawl! Thank you to everyone who joined in!

Look at all these wonderful Fireflies Rising at the Great London Yarn Crawl! Thank you to everyone who joined in!

GLYC Anniversary KAL Winners!
Random chat thread participant - heckythump/Helen from Hull, winner of a skein of Destination Yarn Letter Plus in the colourway Oslo
Random finisher - katt94/Katherine from Somerset, winner of a skein of Countess Ablaze Sovereign in the colourway Rebelling Against Suburbia

Make Happy - aka What we're working on
Rachel is working on not losing her mind while also prepping for Yarndale and plotting to knit all the things in handspun. She's also making incremental progress on her Starting Point.

Allison almost finished her Fireflies Rising in time for the GLYC (thwarted again for another year!) and is moving on to her Bousta Beanie to get it finished in time for Shetland Wool Week.

The beautiful new Brushwork yarn from Blacker Yarns

The beautiful new Brushwork yarn from Blacker Yarns

New Season New Yarn
We chat about a gorgeous new yarn from the good folks at Blacker Yarns. Brushwork is this year's birthday yarn for Blacker. It's a sport weight yarn spun up in 50g balls and 152 meters/165 yarns and available in 8 colours. The yarn is a lofty, bouncy combination of 20% alpaca and 80% wool - 70% from Scottish Bowmont sheep and 10% from Castlemilk Moorit, on the Rare Breed Survival Trust Watchlist. 

Brushwork will make it's debut at Yarndale. Be sure to check it out if you're there.

We also chat about our autumn knitting plans too and want to hear about yours!

Giveaway #1
To help you with your own autumn knitting plans, Blacker Yarns have generously provided us with two balls of their new Brushwork yarn to giveaway!

In the comments for these shownotes, share a patterns suggestion with us (including the Ravelry link!) of what you'd make with this lovely yarn. We'll keep the content open until September 20th, 2017 at 11:59pm BST. Make sure you tell us your Ravelry name so we know how to get a hold of the winner!

Stranded Gradient Sweater by Josh Moll. Photo credit: Josh Moll

Stranded Gradient Sweater by Josh Moll. Photo credit: Josh Moll

Giveaway #2 - and a lovely discount!
Last March Josh joined Team YITC for the Blacker PodKAL that led up to EYF and she designed and knit the most glorious colourwork sweater. She's just released the pattern after reworking it for Tamar 4-ply (the original was knit in Cornish Tin) and it is now available on Ravelry! Josh would like to kindly offer YITC podcast listeners 20% off the Stranded Gradient Sweater pattern. Use the code YITC20 before Tuesday, September 19th at midnight (Amsterdam time zone). Thank you Josh!!

We'll also giveaway one copy of Josh's pattern. To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on the Episode 67 giveaway thread on Ravelry and tell us what colours of Blacker Yarns Tamar you'd use for your own Stranded Gradient Sweater. The contest will be open until September 20th, 2017 at 11:59pm BST.


Many thanks for joining us for another episode! You can find the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (please rate, review and subscribe!) and you'll find us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter, in our Yarn in the City group on Ravelry, or in person on Wednesday nights at our knit night at The Goat on the Rise  between 7 and 10pm.

Have a great couple of weeks and we’ll chat with you soon! 

Music credits (available on NoiseTrade)
Ridiculously Happy (feat. Twilight Meadow) - Owl City