It’s Friday, Let’s Celebrate & Give Away Some Yarn!

Jackie Dillie is the winner of this sweater quantity of Brigantia in Scarlett! Congratulations, Jackie, and thanks to everyone for commenting! I’ll be doing more give aways in the future for sure, so if you’d like, subscribe to my blog (down the column to the right) and you’ll get notice of new posts right away. Happy Making!

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“Scarlett” on STF Brigantia

I dyed this batch of STF Brigantia last week, in my wonderfully intense true-red colorway Scarlett. Brigantia is not a superwash yarn, so dyeing it takes a lot of attention and care. The water simply cannot reach a boil.

Well. I had a slight malfunction in my day this particular day, and the pot for this batch reached the boiling point for a bit. I blame this on a combination of my brain being scattered with the imminent move to my studio, getting sidetracked by who knows what, and the fact that the flame on the burner of this pot is somewhat hard to control and very easily gets too hot.

The yarn is not felted; it’s not even “fulled.” But it did get fuzzy in some places, and therefore it’s not something I feel comfortable selling. It’s completely knittable, and utterly wonderful, and the color is fantastic. You can tell from the photo that there’s really nothing wrong with it, but I think when you knit with it, you’ll notice some areas of the yarn are fuzzier. I don’t think it will make much difference, if any, to the knitted fabric. But, still. Not gonna sell it. And seriously? I have enough yarn around here already, it needs a better home.

My Mom took 3 skeins of the batch to make herself a sweater, and I have 3 more skeins here that I decided I’d give away to a lucky blog reader.

Brigantia is listed at 600 yards per skein, but it’s usually closer to 700 yards per skein. I mark my skeins to the lowest yardage I’ve ever encountered from the mill, to be sure that no customer ends up with less yarn than anticipated. Because that’s a total drag (the weights may be slightly off sometimes from what’s on the label, but the yardage should never be).

So, this lot is anywhere from 1,800 yards to 2,100 yards of yarn. Brigantia is a light DK weight (I’m knitting a sweater with it now and getting 23 stitches / 4 inches on Size 5 needles, and it’s a wonderful fabric).

If you’d like to win this sweater quantity of yarn, just leave me a comment on this post. What do you think you’d knit with this yarn?

I’ll pick a random winner sometime next week, when I next post to the blog (not sure when that will be, but I’ll post an update at the top of this post when I’ve drawn a winner, too). Also, I’m happy to ship this yarn anywhere (except, perhaps, Mars … not sure about the intergalactic postage rates 😉 ).

Happy Weekend! And wish me luck on my Grand Move. It’s gonna be crazy (it never seems like all that much stuff until you start trying to pack it up, does it?! Good grief, what a job I have ahead of me!).

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166 Responses to It’s Friday, Let’s Celebrate & Give Away Some Yarn!

  1. kendknitter (Kendra Williams) says:

    I’m so excited for your move! Wish Texas weren’t so far away. I’d LOVE to snag this yarn. I have a poncho pattern with its name on it! Laughing, thinking of me wearing it and being Little Red Riding Hood. 🙂 But, DAMN, I’d be pretty! 🙂

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  2. Anne says:

    That red! I’m in love with That Red. I’d knit a swingy waterfall cardigan with That Red. Good luck on your move.

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  3. Issy Thomas says:

    The colour is fabulous. I think a shawl would be perfect. Maybe Spire.

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  4. Lorrian Ippoliti says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous color!!! I would love to knit a “Let Go” by Joji Locatelli or ‘tric’ by Asa Tricosa.

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  5. Amy Lamash says:

    Jen, this is beautiful! Wouldn’t Kate Davies’ Braid Hills cardigan look amazing in the colorway!?

    Ravelry ID Mimers

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  6. Marielle says:

    Such a rich red color, perfect for the Earnest Cardigan from Joji Locatelli. Wearing on a jeans, that would really make a nice picture!

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  7. E Tilley says:

    I am thinking a lovely sweater dress to wear with leggings this winter. What a beautiful color way!

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  8. Lynne says:

    I would love to knit my first sweater with this pretty colored yarn. It would be so cheerful in the colder, dreary months of winter.

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  9. B simon says:

    Luv the red! Definitely a nice pullover! 😍

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  10. Donna says:

    I’d make a richly cabled sweater.

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  11. How thoughtful! This would make a great Rhinebeck sweater! The color! The weight! All of it!

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  12. Gloria Ross says:

    So sad about the boiling of the yarn but yay for a giveaway! You are very kind. I have lately begun to love knitting in red and the Scarlett colorway is incredible. If I win the yarn, I would possibly knit a cardigan but more likely would knit a huge shawl or blanket. Even though I just managed to kill an hour looking at patterns, I am not sure which it would be.

    Congrats on the new studio. It is lovely. I hope the move goes smoothly.

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    • Lorna Lyon says:

      I would make a hooded clock like little red riding hood … Such a beautiful color !!

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    • Jennifer says:

      Ha! Falling down the pattern hole; happens to me way more than I’d like to admit ;-). I’m usually very good about the heat issue, but this one burner is giving me fits (good thing I’m moving to a different heat set up next week! Yay!). It brought it up to temp, and beyond, much faster than usual. It’s not bad, though, just a little bit fuzzier here and there.

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  13. Susan Foster says:

    I’d make a cabled cardigan, hip length, and I’d wear the heck out of it. Love red!

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  14. Rebecca says:

    Richly cabled wrap! Probably rectangular. Or something from Carol Feller. For me, me, not-the-kids-this-time, me!

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  15. Lesley Milheim says:

    This is a gorgeous red, but all your yarns are beautiful. I’d knit a textured pullover.

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  16. Mary R says:

    Such a beautiful red! I would make a nice, cozy cardigan with it. Reading through the comments there are so many wonderful ideas. It would be fun just choosing one!

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  17. Rene Bowman says:

    Well, good luck on your move! Your yarn, color way Scarlett, is perfect. I have a Bichon Frise pup named Miss Scarlett…for my favorite color. If I were to be lucky enough to win this yarn, I would make a shrug style sweater for myself, and a matching sweater for Miss Scarlett. That would be so cool!

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  18. Stacey D says:

    That red is gorgeous. I’d have to make a cabled cardigan, probably with a wide ribbed sailor collar that could button up for warmth.

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  19. Michelle says:

    I would knit a cardigan. Red is my favorite color (other than grey!) and this is a great one!

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  20. Vicki says:

    I would knit a cardigan with this awesome yarn – I love Brigantia. I love red.

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  21. NafKnits says:

    I have been designing ponchos this year and feel that this yarn would have super stitch definition. I would love to have a red poncho.

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  22. Nadine Foster says:

    I have been creating ponchos this summer, and I would love to have a red one. This yarn would be wonderful in showing stitch definitions.

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  23. Sylvie says:

    A poncho or shawl because they are so versatile and easy to wear (and easier for people who don’t knit that often… like me) and that red would just be gorgeous!

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  24. d4obrien says:

    Oh, this red is begging to be a cabled sweater, soft, squishy fliwing cables. Sigh…

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  25. Joy says:

    What a glorious color, and just about my favorite weight! I’d need to admire it for a while and design a special sweater 😉

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    • Jennifer says:

      It’s a great weight. I am loving the North Shore I’m knitting right now in Brigantia, and can’t wait to finish it (and the weather to change, so I can wear it 😀 ).

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  26. Megan Ayers says:

    Ahh the color is gorgeous! I would knit a Christmas sweater — Jennifer Wood’s “winterberry” (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winterberry-7). The vibrant red would look great for Winter and I think would cheer everyone up during the dull gray days.

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  27. Anna says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your yarn. I would knit up Margot in this wonderful colour. Cheers!

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  28. Lena says:

    For me, this gorgeous red would become an Ommegang by Thea Coleman (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ommegang).

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  29. Loretta says:

    Gorgeous color! I would make a sweater to wear to Rhinebeck in the fall!!!

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  30. Debbie VanDerMolen says:

    What an amazing, generous giveaway! I love the color. I have often thought of knitting myself a red sweater, but never have gotten around to it. Maybe Baby Cables and Big Ones by Suvi Simola, or Dragonflies by Joji Locatelli, or maybe Calvert by Norah Gaughan.

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    • Jennifer says:

      All beautiful! I’ve knit Baby Cables twice; it’s an awesome sweater. I knit it in Birte, which is a slightly heavier DK than Brigantia, and it was perfect (you might just need to do a little gauge adjustment for Brigantia, but not big).

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  31. Yarngiraffe says:

    This is the most stunning red ever!! I haven’t been as sure about making Rhinebeck sweaters, but for this yarn, I think I’d have to make an exception. I have Joji’s dragonfly sweater in my Library, waiting for it to be used, and I think I’d knit that!

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  32. Alhbooks says:

    Yum…that would make a gorgeous snuggly cardigan with a shawl collar a la Chocolate Stout!

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  33. Sandy says:

    Gorgeous color! I’d make a pull-over sweater with it.

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  34. Charlotte Broussard says:

    Love this yarn. Would make a cardigan if I win.

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  35. So gorgeous! I see a set of mittens/hat/scarf …. 🙂

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  36. Ann Nelson says:

    Red is my color. I usually give away everything I knit or crochet, but this would be for me… a shrug. With a bit of luck I could finish before the holiday season.

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  37. Judy Sturm says:

    What a beautiful color!! I would knit one of the Anne Hanson patterns that i have – love her sweaters!!

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  38. Kay Childress says:

    I would make a sweater of some type, not sure what yet. I would do a lot of searching to find the perfect one. I love red.❤️

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  39. Sue says:

    Oh my bob, that’s a gorgeous colour. It most definitely wants to be a sweater – preferably Custom Fit.

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  40. Susan Halstead says:

    This is by far my favorite colorway. Your yarns and fiber are what keeps me at the wheel and needles.

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  41. Jackie Roehm says:

    Beautiful colors. I have a friend that will be going through chemo soon so I will be starting a a very special hat for her and then maybe a matching scarf and gloves.

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  42. Karen Glotzbach says:

    I know your imminent move will drive you crazy, but it will be so worth it in the end! Congratulations on getting the new space!

    This yarn is gorgeous – I would think that one of Anne Hanson’s sweater patterns would do this yarn justice… perhaps The Mister’s or Highlander! You are very generous to give this kind of sweater quantity away!

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  43. Linda E says:

    Pretty yarn! I think that I would knit Gemini by Jane Richmond. I love that pattern and always wanted to knit it.

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  44. Debbie S says:

    What a wonderful color. My choice for a project is the Mina Jacket
    by Anne Podlesak. I do enjoy your postings and pretty pictures. Best of luck with your move to your new studio!!!

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  45. Linda says:

    If I were lucky enough to win this awesome yarn, I might knit “The Old Man & The Sea” by Mel Ski. It’s been in my queue for ages.

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  46. I’d knit my son a sweater (and also a hat & mittens- 600yds/skein is generous!) Hos favorite color is red & I promised him a sweater for Christmas.

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  47. Sue Shankle says:

    OOO I love this yarn so much!

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  48. Stephanie says:

    Gorgeous! I have several sweater patterns I’ve been eyeing and this is one of my favorite color families! It would be perfect or a rhinebeck sweater, even though I can’t attend rhinebeck this year.

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  49. Vivian Huddle says:

    That is a beautiful red color and I love the Brigantia yarn. I would probably made the Grandpa cardigan out of this yarn.

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  50. Pam Price says:

    If I win this beautiful yarn, I would give it to my knitter friend Lenore who would make a lovely sweater. I would make a sweater with it too, but it would be way down on my queue. Lenore would get to it sooner. It is possible she might also choose to make a big lace shawl with it. Happy studio move! We will see you in September.

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    • Jennifer says:

      Nice idea! And looking forward to seeing you in September!!

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      • Lenore says:

        Hi Pam and Jennifer!
        What a lovely color! Pam, you are so generous! Perhaps you think this red would clash with your hair? I think you would wear it well!
        If I were to win this yarn, I would consider Barkentine, which my sister is currently knitting in Brigantia, the Rhinecliff Cardigan, or Cayambe poncho.
        Fingers crossed!

        Lenore

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