September 19, 2012 in Mirasol
The random number generator has spoken!
This morning (Monday, Sept. 24) I selected five lucky fans to each receive 2 hank of yummy Mirasol Tuhu yarn.
MandyBell, Cindi P., and Ethel C–I was able to email all of you directions for claiming your prize.
Christi P and Judy O–you signed in with Facebook. Please use the “message” button under our big cover image on Facebook to contact me so I can verify your names.
Thanks for playing!
Mirasol Tuhu yarn is an awesome 50% Baby Llama, 40% Merino Wool, 10% Angora blend that was introduced last year.
How can I express to you how lovely this yarn is? It is soft, warm, and firm. The llama gives it drape and the angora gives it a nice halo. Although it’s a DK weight yarn (a suggested gauge of 5.5 sts per inch), it has good body. I like to describe it as knitting with heavy cream. It has that sort of thick, rich texture.
sigh. I’m pretty much in love with this yarn.
To add to my enchantment, Jane Ellison has designed a number of lovely patterns to highlight this beautiful yarn.
The T’ara mitts and scarf are in Mirasol Book #24-Tuhu. The mitts take just one hank of Tuhu, while the scarf takes two hanks. There is another version of the patterns with longer, two hank mitts, and a long, skinny five hank scarf.
I made the mitts for my friend last year in color #2002-Apple Green and she loves them. They were a quick and easy project. Since they take just one skein they are a great gift project as well.
The Tuhu book also has several pullovers and cardigans so you can really cover yourself in this yummy yarn.
For example, the Asul cardigan is a simple knit that you will be able to wear in a variety of situations.
Tuhu launched with 10, vibrant, bright colors. This season eight rich jewel tone colors have been introduced.
This attractive striped cardigan is a free pattern on our website. It calls for three of the new colors, but you can make your own combination to create a unique sweater.
This pattern would be suitable for an advanced beginner since there is only a bit of shaping around the armholes.
Another great free pattern is this beautiful cowl. It seems all the fall/winter magazines are showing two color cowls this year. I was really happy Jane designed this one because I can be warm, on trend, and using one of my favorite yarns!
This pattern is a little more challenging as it uses a slip stitch technique to make the mosaic design. But if you haven’t worked this technique before this would be a great project to try it out since it’s not a big investment of yarn or money.
I’ve worked one repeat of the pattern, so far, which is too small to get a decent picture. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to show you more.
Have I convinced you to get to know this yarn better?
You can find local yarn stores near you that carry the Mirasol line by using the “find a store” feature on our main website.
Until you can get to a yarn store, why don’t you enter the giveaway to try and win some? (US Residents. Void where prohibited.)
Just leave a comment on this blog post between now and Friday (9/21) night telling me if your favorite Tuhu color. Do you prefer the original colors or are the new colors more your style?
Five randomly selected people who comment will each receive two hanks of Tuhu. When the system asks for ID remember to enter a real email address that you check regularly so I can contact you if you win.