When most people first learn to knit, they pick up an inexpensive ball of yarn, some random needles, and knit, rip out, knit, rip out, until they can eventually make a swatch without any mistakes.  From this point on, a new knitter may decide to graduate to yarn that they find appealing, both visually and tactilely.  If this knitter is lucky, they will eventually find their way to Artyarns! In our opinion, it is the pinnacle of luxury yarn.

I remember my first experience with Artyarns – Iris had just created the now very popular Ensemble Light, and gave me a skein in color 310 to knit the Undulating Leaves Shawl. I handled it very delicately because it felt so precious!  Once I started knitting with it, I loved the softness and shine of the cashmere/silk blend.  It was so exciting to know that I was creating something that was going to be very special once completed.

Our third contest revolves around this idea of first experiences.  We want to know the story behind your first interaction with Artyarns.  Did you see a friend knitting with a skein and fell in love? Did you see it at a shop?  What was your first project using Artyarns? Which yarn did you use? We are interested in knowing your story!  Make it engaging and creative – this will not be a random drawing.

NOTE: This contest is only open to those who have physically knitted or crocheted (or otherwise crafted) with Artyarns yarns only.  Please leave your entry in the comments below, and make sure you leave your email address or Ravelry id so we can contact you if you win. The contest is open until April 20th.  Only one entry per person, please.

Now for the prize: the winner will receive the beautiful skein of Ensemble Light in color 2225 shown above, along with the physical pattern book Ensemble Light Collection, vol. 2, as well as a digital copy sent to your Ravelry library!

We’re so excited to read your entries!  Please allow a bit of time for your comment to appear, as they are moderated.