Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gift Knitting Inspiration & Holiday Sale

The holiday countdown is in full swing, and we're celebrating with our biggest sale of the season! Now is the perfect time to stock up on luxury yarn & fiber, including our exclusive line of colors dyed by some of the best indie dyers around - the more you buy, the more you save, plus all US orders ship free!

There is still plenty of time to make a thoughtful gift for the knitworthy person on your list, so we have compiled some of our favorite new patterns & projects spotted on Ravelry using BBR yarns to share with you today! First off, we have a two stunning scarves for those speedy knitters out there:
Hexworth by Alasdair Post-Quinn uses two colors of Tibetan Dream sock yarn to create a luxurious & warm double knit fabric.
Stratocumulus by Emily Johannes is knit with two skeins of our 100% Yak Sport Weight yarn to create a lovely textured scarf.

If you need a quicker project, why not try a cowl?
The Cheria Cowl by Emily Walton uses two skeins of Himalayan Trail fingering, a scrumptious yak & merino blend available in hand-dyed and natural colors.
You may recall the Molten Metal Cowl by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter from our KAL earlier this year; participants enjoyed this quick knitting project that uses just one skein of our Lhasa Wilderness yarn - click here to see a variety of colorways knit up on Ravelry!

Hats are another excellent go-to for last-minute gifts. Here are a few fun projects we've spotted recently:
Raveler Lhasany knit the Tied Knots hat by Justyna Lorkowska with our 100% Yak Sport Weight yarn - those cables really "pop" in this yarn!
Released earlier this year, Emily Johannes combined two of our most luxurious yarns, Himalayan Trail and Xanadu, to create the Helix Hat.
Our friend Knitting Sarah knit the Weather the Weather Hat by Megan Williams using a skein of our limited edition yarn base, Big Bijou Bliss.

We've also seen some lovely mitten projects recently:
Raveler katejones982 knit a free pattern, Regn by Halldora J, with just 1 skein of Bijou Bliss (though it sounds like she could have used a second skein to avoid a little yarn chicken at the finish line!).
Raveler Stefaniegrrr knit this pair of Laura + Maddy mittens by Teresa Gregorio with just 1 skein of Big Bijou Bliss.

Last but not least, don't forget to add some Allure no-rinse fiber wash to your order! You can tuck a small bottle in with your gift to ensure that the recipient cares for it properly, and you'll definitely want to keep one for yourself, too!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

New Tutorial & Molten Metal KAL Recap

Staci Perry of VeryPink.com recently shared a tutorial featuring our Beau Felted Wrap kit; this is one of our most popular patterns at nearly every show we attend, and it includes instructions to make both a knitted and crocheted version!

Staci will take you through the steps to make this project from start to finish, including the felting process! If you have never tried felting a project on purpose and are apprehensive to give it a try, we recommend checking out this free video:

Discounted project kits are still available here in our online store - you'll get both versions of the pattern, 7 skeins of yarn (in your choice of natural and hand-dyed Himalayan Trail), BBR project bag, and an Allure sampler pack! 

We'd love to see your finished Beau & Belle wraps, so be sure to share them with us here on Ravelry!

Speaking of Ravelry, our Molten Metal KAL recently drew to a close in our Ravelry group, and we have lots of fabulous FO's to share! Here are just a few of the beautiful projects knit by our group members:

Clockwise from top left: sandy4cats' cowl in Very Berry, clemons3781's cowl in ___, tango42's cowl in Treasure, laurens's cowl in Deep Teal, and sneate's cowl in Coastal Breeze.

Even though the KAL has ended and the prizes have been awarded, we still have discounted project kits available if you would like to knit one for yourself - it also makes a great gift for the holidays! Click here to choose your color of Lhasa Wilderness yarn from a variety of semi-solid and variegated hand-dyed colors.