Terrific Bamboo Yarn and Patterns Kit from Old Mill Knitting

Old Mill Knitting has been so generous to Pucks n’ Purls.  Again this year, the company has donated three great kits as prizes for the raffle. 

This is the the first kit that we will show you.  The kit contains ten skeins of Stella 100% bamboo yarn (50g/175m) manufactured in Italy for Naturally.  That is 1,750 m of soft, silky yarn that some have compared to the touch of cashmere.  But it is bamboo, which keeps you cool and dry in the summer, warm in the winter and is hypoallergenic.  The colour is magnificent, a beautiful, soft shade of pink.  To round out the kit there are seven pattern leaflets from Naturally for different baby, toddler and women’s garments to make from this fabulous yarn.  All are very tempting.

Old Mill Knitting is a yarn distributor located in Ancaster near Hamilton, Ontario.  Visit their website to see all the luscious yarns they distribute and find the yarn store near you that carries them.  You should also check out their blog, The Empire Strikes Back, for news updates and interesting patterns.


Wow ! More Yarn from Estelle Design and Yarn

Duke the Dog was really busy.  In addition to all the yarn that Estelle Design and Yarn donated to knit the scarf for the big guy, they also donated more yarn for Dukes’s Yarn Toss.  Thankfully the Marlies dancers could help.  Those women know how to throw.

Indigodragonfly Creates New Colourway for Pucks N’ Purls

The folks at Indigodragonfly have done it again!  The hand dyed yarn and fibre studio located in Haliburton is known for dying great yarns in fantastic colourways.  It is also known for naming those colourways with tongue-in-cheek (some would say smart ass) names such as “As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly” or “Up Until The Punching,  It Was a Real Nice Party” that bring a smile to your face.  Some are laugh out loud funny.

For Pucks N’ Purls Indigodragonfly has dyed a new colourway just for us in three different sock yarn fibres: MCN Sock, 80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon, 115 g/365 m; Merino Sock. 100% merino, 100 g/356 m; and, Merino Nylon Sock, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon, 100 g/343 m.  The colourway is called “Just One Stanley Cup In My Lifetime, Is That Too Much To Ask?”  My, I wonder which team Kim is rooting for?  Needless to say, the colourway is in blue tones with white.  Each prize skein comes with its own Indigodragonfly tape measure.

Check out the Indigodragonfly website for fabulous yarn, knitting supplies, project bags, knitting pottery and knit alongs (KAL).



Terrific Knitting Basket from Creative Yarns

Creative Yarns, a local yarn store at 269 Ellesmere Rd in east Toronto (formerly Scarborough), has donated a fabulous Vivid Allon knitting basket by Janetbasket for the Pucks N’ Purls raffle.  This large sized basket (18”x10”x9.5” high) is in a purple with lime green polka dot pattern aka “Twighlight”.  There is enough capacity to hold several “works in progress”.  

The basket comes folded (see picture) and can be stored in a small space.  When opened the handles can be secured together for carrying ease, or the handles can be folded down flat with the top of the basket.   This is a great project basket, but it has many, many other uses.  It is very popular with Creative Yarns customers.

For more information about Creative Yarns and their wide range of yarns, accessories and knitted garments (for inspiration or for sale) check out the link below.