Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Welcome Sweater Season

Last weekend, we attended our final fiber festival of 2014, SAFF - many thanks to everyone who came out to our many events this year! We'll be announcing our 2015 schedule shortly, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter or follow us on your social media channel of choice via the links on the right. We've also got plenty of exciting things planned for the remaining months of 2014 that you won't want to miss!

In the mean time, we'd like to officially welcome the return of sweater weather with these new & knitworthy designs using Bijou Basin Ranch yarns:

© Lattes and Llamas
The Scarlet Letterman Jacket by Megan-Anne Llama is an updated version of the 1950's letterman cardigan. It's knit in two of our Outlandish colorways of Himalayan Trail yarn, Dun Bonnet and Jacobite; click here for more details on the Ravelry pattern page.

© Joe Hancock
The Enchanted Cardigan appears in Kirsten TenDyke's new book, No-Sew Knits: 20 Flattering Finish-Free Garments. It features a unique constructions allowing the sweater to be easily worked flat in one piece, and it's knit in Bijou Bliss, our yak and cormo blend yarn. Click here for more details on the Ravelry pattern page.
© Joe Hancock
The Sensible Cardigan by Kirsten TenDyke is also from No-Sew Knits, and it features pretty details such as a lace panel flowing down the back and picot edging. It's knit from the top down (making it easy to try on as you go and customize as needed) and uses Himalayan Trail, our yak and merino blend yarn. Click here for more details on the Ravelry project page.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rhinebeck + Fall Knitspiration

We'll be returning to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival (aka Rhinebeck) October 18-19, 2014 for more fibery fun in upstate New York! Rhinebeck is our second-to-last show of 2014, and we're looking forward to sharing our Outlandish colorways, Outlander-inspired project kits, and our brand-new Allure fiber wash with everyone.

If you've made something with our yarns, we'd love to have you stop by our booth to show it off! You can find Bijou Basin Ranch in booths 13 & 14 in Building C; we hope you'll stop by to say hello!

For those of you who can't make it to Rhinebeck, we are pleased to offer all of our yarns, patterns, kits, and even our new fiber wash Allure in our online store. We also have a chance for you to win 3 full-size bottles of Allure via our Instagram giveaway which ends on October 11, 2014 - click here for more details

There are lots of great new patterns coming out for the fall knitting season! Here are a few of the latest colorful accessories we've spotted which use yarn from Bijou Basin Ranch:

The Conjunction Cowl by Susie White (one of the co-hosts of the excellent Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast) is a cozy cowl knit with two colors of our Himalayan Trail yarn, shown here in Dinna Fash and Jacobite.
© Love of Crochet magazine

Marly Bird's Stellar Stripes Shawl crochets up in a jiffy using two contrasting colors of our 100% Yak Sport Weight yarn. Great for gifting, this pattern appears in the Holiday 2014 issue of Love of Crochet Magazine.

From earlier this year, Ysolda Teague's Elbert hat features a bold chevron design topped off with an oversized pom pom. It's knit with our Bijou Bliss yarn and is sure to keep you fashionably warm this fall!

We look forward to seeing what you make with our yarns! Be sure to join the Bijou Basin Ranch Fan Club on Ravelry so that you can share your finished projects with us!