Thursday, September 22, 2016

Of Pigskin & Paco-Vicuna

For us, fall means the final push of fiber festivals: our next stops are Oregon Flock & Fiber 9/23-9/25 and the Taos Wool Festival 9/30-10/2. We’ll have all of our new Indie Dyer colorways, which have never been seen before at either show - be sure to stop by to check them out if you’re attending! 


Fall also means supporting other great fiber related events such as trunk shows and KALs. If you missed our last blog post, click here to find out about the KAL we’re hosting in our Ravelry group for a new pattern, the Molten Metal Cowl

Discounted project kits are available for the Molten Metal Cowl!
We’re also sponsoring the Pigskin Party KAL, which just kicked off earlier this month and lasts for
the duration of the NFL football season (September 8, 2016 through February 6, 2017). You don't need to be a sports fan to join in the fun, and knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners are all welcome. Click here to learn more about this KAL.

Here's the fun part: we've got some special deals cooked up just for participants!! Now through the Superbowl (2/5/2017), enjoy 15% off your yarn and fiber purchases at bijoubasinranch.com - just enter pigskinparty16 at checkout.

You can earn points for the KAL by making your project using NFL team colors, and we've got a special deal on Broncos-inspired colors in our Lhasa Wilderness and Himalayan Trail yarn bases, just to make things easy for you!


Last but not least, we’ve added our luxurious Paco-Vicuna yarn and fiber to our online store! Previously available only in our booth at fiber festivals, these exquisite fibers can now be found here in our shop - and yes, your purchase will earn points, provided you have signed up of course (and if you haven't, what are you waiting for?!).


Trust us: you haven’t experienced true luxury till you’ve tried Paco-vicuña. Paco-vicuña are a cross between alpacas and vicuñas and have existed for some time in small quantities in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina, with very few currently in the United States. Paco-Vicuñas have super-fine fiber like the wild vicuña, but with somewhat longer and denser fleece like the alpaca. We’ve just added Paco-vicuña yarn and fiber to our online store. We work with a Colorado farm called Jefferson Farms to source the highest quality fleece and fiber! Choose from several natural colors in Grades 0 and 1 here in our online store.


We hope you’ll share your fall projects made with our yarn & fibers with us on your social media channel of choice - be sure to use the #bijoubasinranch hashtag in your post so that we can see what you’re making!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Molten Metal KAL + Upcoming Events


Fall is just around the corner, and now is a great time to get ready by starting a new project with one of our luxurious yarns. We're hosting a KAL here in our Ravelry group for the Molten Metal Cowl by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter now through October 31, and there are some great prizes up for grabs! 



This new pattern uses just 1 skein of Lhasa Wilderness yarn and was designed especially for the variegated colorways in our Indie Dyer Series (though it would also look great in any semi-solid hand dyed colors, too!). The Molten Metal Cowl pattern will keep you interested as you knit, and the result is a beautiful cowl with excellent stitch definition, lovely drape, and unparalleled softness. 


We are offering a discounted project kit here on our website which includes a skein of Lhasa Wilderness in your choice of colors, plus a print copy of the pattern; should you want to knit this pattern with a different yarn from our online store, we also offer individual copies for purchase here


These kits will also be available at any of our upcoming shows, such as this weekend's Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival in Jefferson, WI! 

Big Bijou Bliss in Joseph
Speaking of shows, we'll have lots of exciting stuff making their debut in our booth this fall, such as Big Bijou Bliss, our limited edition worsted weight version of our popular Bijou Bliss sport weight yarn. We'll also have all of the latest hand-dyed colorways to join our Indie Dyer Series for you to squish and squeeze to your heart's content, starting with our house and limited edition colors from MJ Yarns on Lhasa Wilderness, Himalayan Trail, and Big Bijou Bliss, plus new hand dyed colors from Lost City Knits on Shangri-La, new gradient and ombre colors from ModeKnit Yarns on Tibetan Dream sock yarn, and the latest creations from Lattes & Llamas on Lhasa Wilderness. 

Vibrant new colors from ModeKnit Yarn
Also new for our fall show circuit will be samples knit with these new colors which we'll have on display in our booth. If you see something you fall in love with, you're in luck - you can get the pattern free with yarn purchase. Shown below is the Atwood Shawl knit up in one of our new ModeKnit Yarn colors, and there will be more samples awaiting you in our booth!