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Lakes Yarn and Fiber Giveaway

Andrea Sanchez

I hope by now you've had a chance to view Knittin' Little's newest collection! When I was planning the yarn for this collection I wanted to showcase yarns that were environmentally conscious. One of the dyers that caught my eye was Lakes Yarn and Fiber

Ami hand dyes all of her yarn right in her home. Her colors are vibrant and come on a variety of bases. For the Lakewood Cardigan we decided to use her Organic Merino Worsted in the color Rose Quartz (it looks a bit variegated in the skein but knits up into a gorgeous tonal pink). 

When I started knitting with this yarn, right away I could tell it that this round, 3ply would really make cables and texture come alive. It is GOTS certified organic, from merino sheep in Australia. The nice thing about it being organic is that even though the wool is from Australia, certified organic sheep are not mulesed. It is extra fine merino so has a micron count of less than 19.5. Ami shared with me that she loves knitting with non-superwash wools (me too!) because it retains so much of it's natural spring and wooliness. And I completely agree!

I was really taken with how soft this yarn was for a non-superwash and even though it's a nice soft merino, I could definitely feel a strength to the way the yarn was spun that will help it wear well. I know a lot of knitters prefer superwash for their kiddos and I understand why, but I love the sheepiness of non-superwash yarn and think that with the proper care, non-superwash can hold up just as well. Trust me, my son has had everything on his sweaters from ketchup to toothpaste, you name it, and we've gotten it all out and they still look great. 

This is her Superwash Merino base but same color as that used for Lakewood Cardigan.

This is her Superwash Merino base but same color as that used for Lakewood Cardigan.

Ami even has a special holiday treat for one of you! Leave a comment below telling me about your experience with non-superwash wools. Do you love them? Have you not been brave enough to try them yet? Or what's the weridest thing your kid has ever gotten on one of their sweaters? You have until Monday the 26th to leave me a comment (be sure to leave an email or Ravelry name) and one winner will win 3 skeins of Lakes Yarn and Fiber Organic Merino Worsted in the colorway Rose Quartz and a copy of the Lakewood Cardigan! Talk about a Christmas miracle! This is open to US and international residents! Good luck!