Sunday, July 18, 2010

Great Northern Yarns Cahsmere giveaway!



I am getting a head start on this week's giveaways- we just have so much fantastic stuff to show you! I'm so very excited about this though, I have to say! First, I will tell you that Great Northern Yarns isn't technically a 'phattie' but, I know you all appreciate the ingenuity and hard work that goes into an indie business- especially the fiber kind. I have given away a mink yarn here on the blog before, now I would love to pass on the opportunity for someone to try this 100% cashmere yarn! Craig from Great Northern Yarns has developed a way to harvest mink fur in a way that does not harm the minks. He is also committed to providing the best quality product at the best price he possibly can. This is why I'm really super excited about his 100% cashmere yarn- a delectable treat for your needles/hooks/shuttles at an affordable price!

July is usually the time when my mind starts to dream of cooler days and I begin to start making lists of things I would like to create for my loved ones to wear during the cold weather. When I picked up this lovely dk weight cashmere yarn, it's softness and the airy quality has just set my mind ablaze with ideas. I hope it is just as inspiring to you! I will be giving away this luscious heathered plum dk weight 100% cashmere yarn this week to a lucky commenter! Just visit Great Northern Yarns, find something that inspires you, something you'd love to experience and come back here and let us know about it. While visiting, consider making a purchase or two to support Craig and his company, because diligence and ingenuity deserves reward, right? As always, we'll count your twittering, facebooking and extra social networking pings as extra entries- just let us know you've done them.

125 comments:

Barbara said...

I love the cashmere yarns especially the iris and the magenta. I would love to win some!

Barbara

Tera said...

What beautiful yarns! I find myself drawn to Heathered Magenta, 100% cashmere, lace weight. I can see that becoming the most beautiful lace shawl.

Andrea said...

I think the Jet Black cashmere lace is my favorite. Of course I really like the fact too that the DK weight comes in generous 214 yard skeins!

dori said...

Oh wow. I love the black yak yarn, and the Sunset DK cashmere - either of those would work for the perfect baby heirloom - I'm due in january!!!!

Lilm4105 said...

I really liked the Fountain Lace Shawl kit and the Heathered Iris cashmere yarn.
Emily S.
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Kirsten Moore said...

the combination of mink and cashmere sounds so luscious and intriguing!

Chris said...

I'd love to try the 100% yak yarn. I've only seen it in a blend before!

Melissa Antes said...

The yarns all sound so gorgeous to work with and wear... I've yet to try 100% cashmere, and am dying to try yak.. but how did the idea of mink yarn totally pass me by?? Totally bookmarking this one, the prices are wonderful.

petitevache said...

i'm lucky enough to have a skein of Great Northern Mink Cashmere yarn in my stash, but i'd love to try their 100% Yak yarn.

Pat said...

I think the yak, the chocolate brown. It just sounds so yummy!

rumplestiltskin82 said...

I have yet to knit with cashmere. It would be amazing to win this! :)

lauraelih said...

Oh wow, that Sunset Red DK weight mink/cashmere is incredibly beautiful. I can't believe how much it glows!

Tia said...

I told myself no more fiber purchases for a while, but as soon as this month's up I am going to splurge on the 70/30 mink cashmere in Terra Cotta and Deep Forest Green. Not sure what I'm making yet, but this is amazing!

Jessie said...

I love the 70/30 mink/cashmere yarn in Radiant Purple (I already bought some of this) and Sunset Red (I will buy some of this at some point). :)

livin4fishin said...

Love the 70/30 mink/cashmere "Sunset Red" dk yarn, but I plan on purchasing 100% cashmere laceweight of "Rootbeer" and knit an awesome shawlette out of it! Can't believe what good prices!

Katie said...

I've never used yarn made of yak, so that would be interesting to try one day!

Robin said...

I'd like to try the Jet Black Yak. I've never tried Yak and the black is so rich. But that Plum really is the best color they have.

Kathy said...

I'm intrigued by the dark brown yak yarn... I remember passing yaks on the trail in Nepal and never thought their fur looked "soft"! :) I'b be interested just to touch the yarn made from it.

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Red said...

The Cherry Blossom, 100% cashmere yarn, lace weight looks divine!

Allison von Berg said...

The Coral 70% Mink 30% cashmere is lovely!!

sokeripupu said...

beautiful yarn, and pretty reasonable prices considering the fiber! i love the shawl kit.sao

Pam ~ CraftyQsPlace said...

I'm loving the mink stole kit I can just imagine the feel of that baby lol

Emily K said...

I'm intrigued by the
Sunset Red: what does a mink/cashmere blend feel like? I didn't know minks could be sheared.

Turtle said...

i think the yak would be cool to try and knit with. never even felt it!

Heather said...

I love the cashmere heathered iris. Although the mink cashmere blend looks so soft!

TJJ said...

The heathered colors are gorgeous. I like the charcoal heather and the giveaway yarn cashmere.

Johanna said...

I really love the hand knit items!

Cheshire Bunny Crafts said...

Mink cashmere... ooo, I'd love to try that!


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knitwork said...

I love the Terracotta cashmere yarn.

Karen(faeryl) said...

Talk about droolworthy. :-) All of it! But epecially the natural shade of the mink/cashmere yarn. Petting a skein of it would be just the thing to pick ya up on a rough day. ;-)

|chee-uh| said...

The cruelty free mink and cashmere looks very luxurious and inspiring to me. I like the Deep Forest Green.
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Marlitharn said...

I love the laceweight cashmere Heathered Rootbeer - such a descriptive name and a lovely color! I'm also dying to try the mink/cashmere, I can't even imagine how soft that would be.

Johanna said...

The Jet black cashmere lace yarn is soooo nice!

Beth123B said...

I soooo want the Whisper White 70% cashmere, 30% mink yarn! I like to do my own dyeing, and I could do such gorgeous things with that yarn!

Galia Lael said...

The Sunset Red, 70% Mink 30% Cashmere Yarn really has my name on it!

Jan L said...

I am intrigued by the mink/cashmere yarn in forest green. I'm inspired just at the thought of petting it.

Anonymous said...

I love the colors of these yarns, absolutely gorgeous!
I am drawn especially to the Radiant Purple.
I would love to try cashmere.
(crosses fingers)
Lauren

galaxylk18 said...

I'm going to have to say that the giveaway yarn is my favorite - it's in my favorite color!!

jessecreations said...

Last time you did this, I had to buy a skein of the mink/cashmere yarn for myself in dark purple. I'm going to make my sister a Christmas gift out of it. Now I see they've got YAK yarn?!?!? In jet black? Awesome.

Jess

Kathleen said...

I love all the heathered colors, especially the plum and the root beer.

TinkerTots said...

I am very intrigued by the 100% Yak yarn. The natural brown is such a lovely color!

peacefullyknitting.com said...

How gorgeous ~ I've never tried cashmere yarn but have always wanted too! Will tweet and put on facebook :)

skaro964 said...

I like the Heather Plum 100% Cashmere yarn, dk 214 yards. I just says knit a scarf for my sister in law. I also tweeted.

bagsofblessing said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the mink and cashmere yarn! I can just imagine the feel of it against my skin. The heathered purple is my fave!

bagsofblessing said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the mink and cashmere yarn! I can just imagine the feel of it against my skin. The heathered purple is my fave!

Judy said...

I think the mink and cashmere in jet black would be absolutely decadent. I will save my pennies, and have bookmarked it for my next fiber purchase! YUM!!

Allison said...

The mink/cashmere blend has such a soft, sweet halo. Love it on the spiral rib hat -- I want to make my own!

PenelopeRose said...

Oh how lovely! The Apple, 70% Mink 30% Cashmere Yarn, is enough to send me flying off of my fiber diet!

Knottiegirl said...

I love the giveaway yarn. Its PURPLE!

Knottiegirl said...

I also Twittered about it.

Kristen said...

I've never handled Yak or Mink yarn so I'm not sure which I would choose. But I like the idea of just choosing the natural brown or tan colors.

gabriellemarin said...

heathered root beer looks lovely

Frenzy23 said...

I'm loving the cherry blossom colorway, but they're all so pretty!

Kelsey

Carlin said...

My favorite is the Heathered Iris Cashmere yarn but absolutely everything is gorgeous.

The Needle Nerd said...

I absolutely love the spiral Rib Hat it's gorgeous!

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Jersey Girl said...

Oh my favorite is the Heathered Plum cashmere yarn! Delicious!

Katy said...

The yarns all look beautiful, but I couldn't find anything I liked better than the heathered plum. It just looks so yummy.

InJuneau said...

I Love the mink/cashmere in Indigo Blue and the 100% yak yarns. Yum!

Amy aka: ropergirl3 said...

oh wow, lovin' the natural dark brown Yak Yarn!
Who knew!
That cashmere looks so yummy, that color is one of my fav to knit with too

*Sarah said...

Coral, 70% Mink 30% Cashmere Yarn seems like it'd make a great sweater!
Also love the plum!!

Zombie Queen said...

I'd love to try the Sunset Red, 70% Mink 30% Cashmere Yarn.

Tara said...

Mink yarn? How unique! I like the apple colorway

patsy said...

I love the sunset red cashmere. beautiful color. patsycoats@bellsouth.net

SJS said...

What a luxurious selection! Of course, I precipitate towards the lace weight cashmere in heathered iris. I love the richness of the natural brown yak in DK weight, too. It's enough yardage for a super soft cowl!

SovereignCrux said...

Purple AND cashmere, you are after my heart with this one. It's very lush and beautiful, please add me to the drawing. I've only got to work with 12% cashmere so far, this would be more than a treat. =)

Celestya22 said...

Oh how lovely! I would love to try out either the winter white cashmere or whisper white yak/cashmere. I think they would be gorgeous knit into a bear and brushed! The sizes and prices of the skeins are great!

Julia said...

Great selection. The cashmere yarns are just gorgeous.

Kim R. said...

Love the purple giveaway yarn!
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Quilting Pansy said...

I pretty much love everything, but would like to try this first: Natural 100% Yak is lively dark brown.

Sara said...

I love this giveaway - and the yarns there are beautiful...

Radiant Purple, 70% Mink 30% Cashmere Yarn, 230 yard skeins is one of my favorites...

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love the Deep Forest Green and Radiant Purple in the 70% mink and 30% cashmere. I know that will be warm, mink and cashmere both are so warm.

Jean Ashley said...

I have wanted to try some Yak yarn for a long time, and I've recommended Great Northern Yarns to friends who'd like to try the mink yarn. Favorite color in the cashmere is the heathered charcoal. Awesome giveaway!

soula said...

Forest green mink cashmere yarn, wowzers. Gonna have to try that someday, and the price really is reasonable.

Hannah said...

I love the Apple Mink/Cashmere Yarn, beautiful!

oonagh said...

oooh, cashmere......oooh, yak.....oooh, mink/cashmere blends.....oooh, pretty colors!!
can't....choose.....just.....one!!!

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

Beth said...

All the mink colors are so luscious! The terracotta is particularly fabulous

marianne said...

ohhhh all the yarn and fiber is so beautiful! I would love to try yak fiber, and I love all the heathery natural colors. thanks for this giveaway!

Frenzy23 said...

by the way...I also twittered about this giveaway!

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helenlam said...

I'm loving the Blue Indigo, 70% mink 30% cashmere yarn. That's some luxurious stuff that I'd love to use for a cowl

KateWolven said...

I love so many of these yarns. The fact that they can make mink yarns without harming the mink is a HUGE plus. having to pick one is tough but Coral, 70% Mink 30% Cashmere Yarn has to be the prettiest

All For Love Of Yarn! said...

How about those pretty scarves and stole, so beautiful as is all the yarn!! ~ Angela

Anonymous said...

Love the cashmere lace weight. 400 yards for $14.00. Reasonable prices and pretty colors.

Robin said...

Love the cashmere lace weight. 400 yards for $14.00. Reasonable prices and pretty colors.

TuttleDB said...

I so love the Fountain Lace Shawl pattern/kit.

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quinn on rav said...

The yarn looks lovely, but I was hoping the website would contain details and at least one photo of the process of getting the mink fiber. I've seen mink, and honestly can't imagine how the "yearly shearing" of a "stress-free mink" could be accomplished. Enquiring minds want to know :)

kat said...

Wow... that Apple colorway is perfectly Granny Smith color! I love it!

Lani said...

The all natural 100% yak. Beautiful!

StephCat said...

the heathered root beer is so pretty!

Karen(ravelry- faeryl) said...

Her stitch markers are amazing! I really love the faceted green adventurine ones. :-)

Connie said...

I have already been gifted with a skein of the mink yarn and have been won over by Craig's quality stuff. The cashmere and the Yak are what will be next on my list.

Gynx said...

I love this:
http://www.greatnorthernyarns.com/servlet/the-74/Winter-White%2C-100-pct--cashmere%2C/Detail

I'm having a winter wedding and plan on knitting something for myself for it.

KPP said...

The Heathered Iris, 100 % cashmere, lace weight, 400 yards looks beautiful to me!

Mary said...

I'm inspired to save for the mink stole kit. Such lovely, luxurious things!

Melrose said...

The cashmere laceweight in apple and cherry blossom both look fantastic!

EVA SB said...

I love the idea that they have developped a 'mink-friendly' way to produce this yarn. I would love the Radiant Purple.
Also so Yak yarn!!!!

I tweeted
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beautyredefined said...

I would love to make myself a lacy, gorgeous cardigan/shrug out of the heathered plum cashmere. Nom.

Jessey said...

I love their mink cashmere blend!

Selana said...

The Sunset Red mink/cashmere yarn looks great - not sure what I'd make with it, it's hard to tell without having touched the fiber

Amie said...

Oh my - the deep forest green mink/cashmere yarn is amazing!

mysticmoon said...

The cashmere in lace to wear close to the face! How luxurious!

Amanda said...

Love the cashmere yarn in Apple and Cherry Blossom! Beautiful!

KJo said...

I would love to touch/use the Yak yarn. But the Mink yarn sounds amazing too!
KJo on Ravelry

PunkBunny said...

I'd never heard of Mink yarn!!! That's so cool! I-I want that...

*Dear Santa:
I want Mink Yarn for Christmas...

P.S. My favorite color is Coral*

KILLDxM said...

Heathered Charcoal, 100% cashmere, DK really stands to me.

Melissa said...

I have always wanted to try to work with cashmere! This would be such a great opportunity!

Vanessa said...

I just LOVE al lthe yarns, I have never Knit with Cashmere, Yak, or Mink ... I want to make the Fountain Shawl so bad.... I added it to my Amazon Wish List lol.
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maggie said...

I'm really drawn to the Apple mink/cashmere; but oooh, such beautiful colors!

Jessy said...

Well, thanks for sharing that link, because I just fell in lvoe with the Radiant Purple (70% Mink 30% Cashmere Yarn). I have never knitted with mink or cashmere before (but am chomping at the bit to try it), and what makes that yarn even better is that it's PURPLE! Purple is not only my favorite color, but the official color of my fraternity, which is a music fraternity.

KJo said...

I tweeted

KJo said...

I blogged

Dagny said...

The coral colored mink and cashmere yarn has to be like butta!!

Heather said...

Oh! Heathered Plum cashmere in dk weight. Perfect!

Erytanthes said...

I love the sunset red mink/cashmere blend yarn. But this violet skein you're giving away is probably my favorite!

mugginskate said...

I love the apple 100% cashmere yarn! It's so pretty, and I can tell it would feel gorgeous!

StaceyKnitsIt said...

The Cashmere and brown Yak would be heavenly to knit with! I hope to win!! I've never knit with 100% cashmere.

Dawn said...

I love the heathered plum cashmere yarn. Beautiful!

Mardy at Scents of Hilton Head said...

What beautiful yarn! Please enter me :)

katerina said...

The Radient Purple Mink yarn is very pretty - i love the natural look of all the colors!

Johanna said...

My favorite item in that shop (besides EVERYTHING *grin*) has to be the hand knit scarf with flower design! love that shop! love the philosophy too!

Natalie said...

My grandparents in Poland used to raise mink, so I'm very intrigued by the mink/cashmere :)

Anonymous said...

black is for me~ i can see some mitts in my future with this yarn~

Heide said...

The cashmere lace in white would be perfect for an heirloom wedding shawl. I bet that stuff feels heavenly to touch and work with.

Alexis said...

The 100% cashmere is beautiful. As an animal lover and humaniatrian, I really appreciate that no harm is being done to the animals!

Sinclair said...

I would love to try the yak yarn...because who ever heard of knitted YAK? Pretty cool...
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Ann Craig aka redcheek2 said...

I love the mink and cashmere blends yarn! They are all beautiful but the radiant purple is calling to me!