Well, the first giveaway was a hug success - thank you! And congratulations to Maria, whose yarn is now on it's way to her.
This week I want to introduce a yarn dyed by a friend of mine, Yarns From The Plain.
I've worked hard trying to get the colours right in this skein, but I don't have the right set up for photographing yarns, and you'll have to believe me when I say there's more green and teal in there than my photographs would have you believe! Photographing teals and greens is hard; Hats off to all indie dyers who go that extra mile when photographing these beauties.
Nic has always been an ardent supporter of all things Woolly Wormhead, from attending workshops when I used to teach at Fibre + Clay, to supporting our fundraiser to help pay our legal costs as the community fought eviction.
She's just as passionate about British yarns too, and this one is no exception! A blend of Exmoor Blueface and British Alpaca, this DK is a squishy, woolly yarn that will make the perfect winter Hat.
Yarns From The Plain is one of the yarn sponsors for the new collection I'm quietly beavering away on, and Nic dyed up two new colourways for me to try! The one that is used in the book is still secret for now, and you can see from this label that this colourway is named 'La Liberta' meaning 'Freedom'. Very thoughtful and appropriate, wouldn't you say? (the other colourway translates to 'Beautiful Boy'!)
This lovely yarn would work for so many Woolly Wormhead Hat patterns! It's a solid DK, with a good twist but not too much, and a fibre content that'll make for a hard wearing Hat. It's variegated but tonal rather than contrasty, and would well with lots of textures and stitch patterns. The skein offers 250m/273yd to 100g.
My first thoughts, would this be my Hat, are Helical, Forest Imp or Scala. Heck, the DK pattern page is a long one and there are so many that this skein would work with (bear in mind that there are sports weight patterns listed too, that might not be suitable, hence my suggestions)! It'd make a fantastic Darkke or Woodland Slouch
Same as last week, leave a comment on this blog post to be in with a chance of winning this lovely skein! Don't forget to include your email address in the appropriate field so I can get in touch with you. In your comment tell me which Hat pattern you would choose and why, and your Ravelry name is also helpful so I can gift you the pattern of your choice.
I'll leave this open until Monday 25th July 2016. Best of luck!
eta/ and this giveaway is now closed! Thank you for all your comments and congratulations to Diane :)