Friday, November 08, 2013

Made in America Yarns Giveaway!


Edited to Add: Made in America Yarns is in booth #210 right now at Stitches East! Beck will be there all weekend. If you are at Stitches, please stop by the Made in America Yarns booth and say hello from me. While you're there give the yarn a good squish. You won't be able to resist bringing some home with you!

Hi, Knitters,
I have a fantastic opportunity for you to win some homegrown yarn today. Last June at TNNA I was lucky enough to be introduced to Beck Gusler. Beck is the sister of the fabulous Laura Linneman of the Knit Girllls and part of a wonderful family filled with fiber artists so she has been well-versed in yarns all of her life. I had the opportunity to have Beck in one of my classes at SSK and to sit next to her at dinner last summer. She is so excited about her new career path, it just pours out of her. Beck recently landed a job at a really cool American-based yarn company located in Philadelphia called, Made in America Yarns. At TNNA Beck was working in the Made in America Yarns' booth and gave me the two sample balls you see in the photo above. I was interested in this American yarn company and really liked the yarns she gave me.




Here is a blurb straight from the website about the company and mill in Philadelphia:

At Made in America Yarns, all of our yarns are spun, twisted and dyed at our mill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our yarns are designed and manufactured at Huntingdon Yarn Mill in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. Our mill has been in operation since 1940, and many of our employees are second- and third-generation workers. We are deeply rooted in our community and dedicated to keeping jobs in the USA.


Beck asked if I would be interested in reviewing and hosting a yarn giveaway on my blog. I jumped at the chance. I didn't know of this wonderful company before and there is a chance that you may not have heard of Made in America Yarns either. 

Beck sent me two regular-sized hanks of Made in America Yarns to enjoy and review. The first is this lofty, fluffy hank of American Lamb (shown in the photo above). Oh, to give this yarn a squish! You would be sold immediately. American Lamb is 100% wool and 146 yards in bulky weight. My hank is in the Delft Blue colorway. On a recommended US size 10 needle you get about 14 stitches for 4-inches in stockinette stitch. The yarn has a textured appearance due to the finer thread that is plied with the loftier ply of the wool. I love this style of yarn! It is super fun to knit and creates a great fabric. 

I will be casting on a hat with my hank of Delft Blue American Lamb. I'm not sure what pattern but possibly something like this, or this, or this, or most likely this (these are all free patterns!). I will be making a pom-pom with the smaller sample hanks I received at TNNA. It will be super cute and I'll keep you posted on my progress.



The other squishy, soft hank of yarn I was sent to review is this gorgeous bulky-weight cotton, called FloraFil. My hank is in the deep, rich Chocolate Lily colorway. I love it. You want to sink right in and stay awhile. This yarn is 97% cotton and 3% nylon (the plying thread is the nylon). This is a lofty and textured cotton that comes in 125 yard hanks. 


One thing you might be surprised about is the number of times I am asked to recommend a cotton yarn for people who are allergic or want an alternative to wool. I struggle coming up with great recommendations especially when asked about a heavy worsted or bulky weight cotton yarn. Well now my problem is solved. I LOVE this bulky weight cotton. There are so many things you could knit with this yarn, especially for babies. Many people want to knit in cotton for babies and I totally get that. FloraFil is so soft and wouldn't irritate a baby's skin at all. Plus it is machine wash safe, a big bonus for baby knitting, especially when knitting gifts for non-knitters.

Think about little hats, sweaters, washcloths, blankets, booties, toys, buntings..... it would all be beautiful and would work up incredibly fast on US size 10 needles at 14 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch. Adults could make great use of this yarn, too!


Today I am thrilled to be able to offer you a fantastic yarn giveaway thanks to Made in America Yarns and to Beck! Thank you for the chance.

I am going to randomly select two winners in a couple of days. Each winner will get one hank of Made in America Yarns, one cotton FloraFil and the other American Lamb wool in your color of choice (click here and here to see the colors). These are beautifully crafted American-made yarns. I can't wait for you to check out the site and to get some of this yarn in your hands and on your needles. Let's support this unique company together.

Please leave one comment and specify if you would like a hank of the cotton FloraFil or the wool American Lamb and which colorway you would like. Please leave an email address or your Ravelry ID so I can easily get in touch with you if you win. I will gather your mailing address and pass it on to Beck to mail out your yarn directly. Please be patient for your comment to appear, it takes some time, and please don't comment more than once.

Good luck and let the comments begin!
best, susie
p.s. I have found two things to be true: I love styling yarn for photos and I want to be a yarn stylist. Does this exist as a career-path? (I am sort of kidding but not.)

291 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   201 – 291 of 291
stephigordon said...

I am in love with the wool in Granite or the Delft Blue - I really love all the colors, really. ( : Beautiful yarn! Thank you for sharing! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Rav)

Maureen said...

American Lamb in Delft Blue would make a lovely hat to match my new winter coat. Thanks! Teachermom on rav

Betti said...

I love to buy American whenever I can! Thanks so much for the introduction to another American made company.
I would love the Florafil cotton in Red Hibiscus.
love2knit4u - rav id

Ana said...

I'd love the Cotton in "Chocolate Lilies" or the Wool in "Brownies". Sounds wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win....
Ana
anahuron@gmail.com

Tracey said...

Lovely. I would love to win the American Lamb Wool in Grape Juice.

NanaJen said...

It would be thrilling to win this yarn...American Lamb or Florafil! The colors are beautiful!!!
The Pink Elephant are delightful (my oldest granddaughter would adore it). I also like really like the Meadow colorway in Florafil. Thank you for introducing us to this fantastic company (which happens to be fairly close). Rav ID: jaydawnrn

Fernanda said...

I would love to win the American Lam Wool in Rainy Day - just so beautiful! Thank you.

Maegwin said...

I love the grape juice color! What a great and fun yarn. Thank you for introducing me to it.

Eenae on Ravelry

Sheila said...

I'd love the American Lamb in the grape juice colorway.

Elaine said...

Wowee!! Cotton Candy Lamb's Wool is extra special. A lovely winter for cooold Chicago streets! Thanks for this opportunithy.
eblim01@yahoo.com

naima said...

I love to support local fiber suppliers and love wool even more. I would definitely make a nice scarf or cowl with the pumpkin spice.

thankfullycrafty - rav id

Leanne Coppola said...

My pick would ne the wool in the olive jar colorway. Thank you for introducing this company to me! Love local companies. Rav id: leannecoppola

Katrina said...

Love the Delft Blue colorway!
kjgeertsema@yahoo.ca

Mks said...

My preference would be the wool in Grape Juice. They all look great.
I love the new look of your blog, Susan!
Margie
Rav ID: smithmks

Mks said...

My preference would be the wool in Grape Juice. They all look great.
I love the new look of your blog, Susan!
Margie
Rav ID: smithmks

Mrs. Krisch said...

i love the pumpkin!

Mrs. Krisch said...

i love the pumpkin!!

Anonymous said...

Oh,it's beautiful. I would love the American Lamb Wool in Rainy Day!

Josago on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Oooh how pretty! I would love to see the American Lamb wool in pumpkin spice knit up!
Thanks,
Lee (mamagiff on rav)

L said...

I would love to try Wine Glass in Lamb Wool. Thank you for the giveaway.

Rav: hollyberries

Amb said...

Gorgeous and totally adorbs colors! I love the American Wool Blue Moon. I just like saying blue moon. You can't say it without singing, "Bluuuuuue Moooooon. You saw me standing alooooone." Reminds me of my Grama Trudy. I love your blog. You are such an inspiration! Rav ID: Aanneemarie

Amber said...

I was looking at these yarns online a few weeks ago. I love them! I'd love a skein of the cotton in Green Chrysanthemum.

amdezo (rave id)

Anonymous said...

I would love the granite American Lamb wool. thanks, Judy

Judy said...

I would love the granite American Lamb wool. thanks, Judy

Anonymous said...

I love made in America! Would love to try the cotton. Color crista galli looks fun.

tjfoy40@aol.com

rhonda williams said...

Would love to make a hat from the American lamb in Cotton Candy color! Thank you!

Amanda A said...

I'd love to win a skein of American Lamb in Curry Powder or Wine Glass, hard to choose. Sounds like a great company, and I need a new hat... ;-) Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Shing Hsieh said...

I'd love to try the Florafil Super Soft Cotton, in Indian Paintbrush. I've got babies to knit for.

Shing

Shing Hsieh said...

I'd love to try the Florafil Super Soft Cotton, in Indian Paintbrush. I've got babies to knit for.

Shing

Amanda A said...

Oops, forgot to leave my RavID: amandalyna. I'd love to win American Lamb in Curry Powder. Thanks for doing the giveaway! I need a new hat, too ;-)

Margay Roberge said...

I like the flroafill super wash cotton in Indian paintbrush - that's really pretty.

Lani said...

My favorite is the American Lamb in the Pumpkin Spice colorway. It would make a beautiful hat.

Kelly said...

Ooooh, FloraFil in Green Crystanthemum!

Melody said...

I like cotton in Indian Paintbrush.

Melody said...

I like cotton in Indian Paintbrush.

Chandelle said...

I love this giveway and the curry would be my choice!

greenlady7

Anonymous said...

American Lamb in Olive Jar is my fav. Thanks for introducing me to this yarn line...& the contest!
Johalley on Rav

amyroz said...

Lamb wool. Pink elephant. amyroz ravelry

LD said...

I would love the American Lamb in grape juice. Thank you for the introduction as I really try to buy American made products.

Beth said...

I can just imagine knitting up a fluffy soft baby sweater with the FLorafil in Lady's Mantle or Pink Phlox . . . I love how all the colorways are named after flowers! How fun!

bethann311 on ravelry

susieqhammer said...

I would love a good yarn squish with the wool in the Delft Blue colorway!

Sandra said...

This looks awesome! I would be thrilled to win a hank of the American Lamb in the Pumpkin Spice colorway. Thanks for the chance to win!
istitchfast on Ravelry

katydid1235 said...

American Lamb in Blue Moon, please!

Bethany said...

Gorgeous! Would love to win the American Lamb, Blue Moon.

rav chathamgrad

photoknitgal said...

I love the fact that these yarns are made in America. I would really like a chance to knit the Lamb in Granite. I would have picked the Light Fog if it weren't discontinued. I obviously have a thing for gray.

Ravid: photoknitgal

Carrie said...

I feel like I can tell how squishy this yarn is just by the pictures! Would love to get my hands on some! I especially love the fiberfil in Aster.
rav: cstein

Pam said...

Wonderful yarn. Love the labels too. If I were lucky enough to win I'd choose the Lamb Wool in the grape juice colorway since purple is my fav color.
rav ID: plashus

Kelsey Kinnamon said...

This yarn simply looks like a dream! It's so hard to decide between the two. I'd probably go for the Florafil in Aster, because those colors are just gorgeous!

Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

Kelsey (kinnamonster on Ravelry)

Robin said...

I'd love to have American Lamb in the Grape Juice colorway. Thanks for opportunity to win! :)

Flaneuse said...

I love it! Mu favorite is the American Lambin Pumpkin spice. My rav id is flaneuse Thank you for anitjer great review and give away!

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

ooooh i would love the american lamb in rainy day :)

mysticalguacamole at gmail dot com

Sheryl said...

A pair of warm mitts would be wonderful in the American Lamb Delft Blue! ravid:katepwe

Johnston4kids said...

Thanks for introducing us to so many great products through your blog, yarn, yay!

barb said...

What a wonderful giveaway. THANK YOU. I can hardly choose between the two. If I have to pick, I would chose the American Lamb Wool in Olive Jar.
Good luck everyone.

blyerke1@yahoo.com

barb said...

What a wonderful giveaway. THANK YOU. I can hardly choose between the two. If I have to pick, I would chose the American Lamb Wool in Olive Jar.
Good luck everyone.

blyerke1@yahoo.com

Joanne Snyder said...

I would love to try the American wool in the Onyx colorway. Rav ID hedgiesyarn

Susan said...

These are truly fabulous colors, thanks for introducing me to this yarn. I would love the cotton yarn in red hibiscus.

Susan said...

These are truly fabulous colors, thanks for introducing me to this yarn. I would love the cotton yarn in red hibiscus.

Noreen said...

I work more in wool than cotton, so wool would be my choice. And I love love the pumpkin color (wine glass too) but I think pumpkin wins for me.

Noreen1009 on Ravelry

jillshoke said...

I love to knit with wool - cotton isn't my fav..... and that wine color is to die for. (jillshoke on rav)

Debbie said...

Another great giveaway! I would choose the American Lamb, in the Rainy Days colorway. I am surprised by my choice, but I guess I'm in a neutrals mood!

Debbie4 on Rav

Julie Hack said...

i love the blue moon!

Julie Hack said...

i love the blue moon!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful rich colors! I loved reading of the generations of families creating this great product. Janeelizabrth on rav

Sarah Montie said...

I am close to Philadelphia and I never heard of this yarn company. I would love to try out the wool in delft blue. Sarahmontie on ravelry.

Amy H said...

Ohh, Whevever I have the choice I always buy a product made in the USA. How wonderful to hear of this company. I hope I'm not too late for the contest.

I like the meadow and coral in the Florafil

And I think you take wonderful pictures - go ahead and create a job for yourself styling yarn

ackrebs on ravelry

Chelsea W said...

I would love the American wool in granite! Thanks for the chance :-)
chels580 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Would love to try the rainy day
Lilangel2113@gmail.com

Debbie1085 said...

what a great giveaway! I would love to have Delft Blue in Cotton

Debbie1085 on Ravelry

ikkinlala said...

I'm not sure if this is open to Canadians, but just in case: I'd choose the American Lamb in 'Brownies.'

Maggie said...

How beautiful! I love the Florafil Cotton in Blue Cornflower. Just gorgeous! I'll have to make a trip to Philly to visit the store. Thanks for the contest.

Maggie said...

Beautiful colors! I love the Florafil Cotton in Blue Cornflower. I'll have to make a trip to Philly to check out the store!

KristenJoy said...

I just bought Itty Bitty Toys and want to knit the bunny for my soon to be born niece or nephew but really want a plush cotton. This yarn looks like it might be perfect. It would be wonderful to get a skein to try out.
Rav Id: KristenJoy

Carmen N said...

I would love to try the Florafil in Lady's Mantle. Thanks for the giveaway (asimplehomestd on Rav)

Maureen said...

American Lamb Wool in Rainy Day or Granite please - thanks so much for the chance to win...I'm crossing my fingers!
maureenea@verizon.net

SherryG. said...

Love the Lamb Wool : Orange You Glad

sherryglover1 on RAV

SherryG. said...

Love the Lamb Wool, Orange You Glad

sherryglover1 on RAV

Lucy Booher said...

These yarns are luscious! My favorite color is the Deft Blue wool, I can picture a slouchy hat for that beautiful yarn! Thanks for the opportunity.

flancers said...

Pumpkin Spice on American Lamb is gorgeous!

thanks for the opportunity to try MIA yarns!

flancers on rav.

Emily said...

I'd love to win the American Lamb in grape juice -- so pretty!

Wehaf said...

I would love the florafil yarn in navy bell flower; it would be perfect for a pair of mittens.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Nickycarp said...

I love this! I live near Philly, too! And I love to be able to RAK yarns to my far-away friends that I know are made in America. Such pretty colors! I don't know how I missed this post the first time around. I hope I am not too late. Momoffour

bookagent said...

The American Lamb in the color Cotton Candy just calls to me and says hats for the granddaughters! thanks for the info and giveaway.
Pam
phopkin1@rochester.rr.com

thequixotic1 said...

American Lamb wool in Wine Glass is absolutely beautiful! I'd love to try that out :) Thanks for the chance.

Marci N said...

I'd love the American lamb in wine.

DonnaC said...

American Lamb wool -n the Delft Blue colorway!

宝台めらにー said...

That yarn looks really beautiful! I'm not sure if this giveaway is open to international participants, but if it is, I'd love a skein of American Lamb in granite. ♥

宝台めらにー said...

I'm not sure if this giveaway is open to international participants, but if it is, I'd love to win a skein of American Lamb in granite ♥ What a beautiful yarn!

Kyla Anastasia said...

What a great post! And all the yarns are so beauuuutiful!!!!!!!

It wasn't easy to choose... but - I'd love to have American Lamb wool in Curry Powder.

http://www.ravelry.com/people/Nastiin

Kerrie McLoughlin said...

American wool, wine glass!!!!!!!!!!1

Barbara44 said...

What a great give away. The Bunny Love is so cute and a great way for a beginning knitter of wee ones.

«Oldest ‹Older   201 – 291 of 291   Newer› Newest»