2.01.2010

first FREE YARN giveaway

I have decided that a good place to start is with Ravelry's top #1 used yarn. Drum roll please... Cascade Yarns 220 Wool! I will be giving away 4 skeins of Cascade 220. Ravelry has this yarn posted as of today's date and time as having 45,750 projects made/started out of this yarn. That's a lot of Cascade 220! Take a look at all the pretty colors! In honor of this yarn being in the #1 position for most projects on Ravelry, I think it's a perfect candidate for my first giveaway. In order to be entered into this giveaway, please comment on this post (by this Saturday, 2/6/10) letting me know what YOU love about Cascade 220, or if you haven't had the opportunity to knit with this yarn, just say Hi!

In the next few days I will be posting a picture of the color I have picked out for you. Then over the weekend I will randomly choose a winner using the True Random Number Generator at www.random.org, and announce the winner of this giveaway next Monday when I announce next week's FREE YARN. Good luck everyone and I hope that you enjoy my first gift to you!

Sincerely,

Ve

114 comments:

damons said...

I love the Cascade 220 Hand Paints particularly because they pattern up so beautifully. I like the whole line of it though because it's a great go-to yarn that knits reliably and comes in great colors. Who wouldn't love that?

Betsy said...

I love the look of your blog! Reminds me of Mary Quant dresses and white go-go boots. Should be fun.

Sophia said...

I am so excited for this! I made my first sweater ever using cascade 220 heathers. It was so easy and simple to work with for a newbie. And it the way it blocked helped my uneven stitches and made the sweater bloom. You can see it here:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/StitchMimi/boatneck-bluebell-sweater

The yarn has held up wonderfully!

Dee said...

I just used Cascade 200 for the firswt ime last week. I love how it had a nice sheen and wasn't "splitty" at all. It's a great yarn at a great price!

Saffy said...

Not had the chance to use any Cascade yet but I have admired it on my recent trips to the US. Lovely stuff and fab. colour range.

Nicole ~ The Diva said...

I have never used this yarn ... but I love to give it a try.

Nicole

moonprincess208 said...

I really love Cascade 200 Wool. It so smooth feeling and the colors really pop out at you. I only have one skein and i have used it for only two projects. A sweater for chihuahua:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jadedstar/dog-sweater-for-small-dog and an amigurumi apple. but it's just a beautiful yarn.

CrazyAnn said...

Over the years I have used at least 100 skeins of 220. Never. Not even once have I ever had a knot show up, a flaw in spinning, an unevenly dyed section, nothing but perfect yarn. In so many lucious colors. It makes a great sweater, felts like a dream and is very affordable. What is not to love. Well, maybe the fact that moths love it a bit too well and I am not great at getting my items stored well over the summer!!

XENA_BOB said...

I love all the colors! And the feel of it. I thought I wouldn't like wool, then I used 220 for a sweater. I just want to pet it, it feels so nice.

Amy said...

I love Cascade 220 for felting...bags, bowls, hats, etc.

pkraham said...

Cascade 220 is a great value for the yardage per skein. The range of colors is fabulous. It knits up great as well.

Shannon (AndaraKnits on Ravelry) said...

It's a decent price for the yardage, quality, and variety of colors. Thanks for the chance to win some!

Jenn Doll said...

FUN! THanks for the chance to win! :)

Pavlina said...

Have not used Cascade 220 yet, but I'm up for trying it.
I'm so excited for your blog Ve and have some ideas for you too! Love the look of it!!!

CraftyLaDonna said...

I love Cascade 220 because of its quality, its versatility and its value. You get a lot of yardage for an affordable price, the yarn feels nice, knits up well, never has "cheater knots" and comes in so many beautiful colors. It's garment quality as well as felting quality. I use it all the time!

Thanks for offering up the chance to win yarn and I look forward to reading your blog.

kat said...

I love the Cascade 220! It's hard to get locally, but I love the feel of it. I'm naughtyknots on Rav

Lara said...

I've never used Cascade 220, but it looks pretty.
-bookwormdjibouti on Rav

oonagh said...

i've only used cascade 220 once, but it seemed like a good quality yarn with lots of yardage.....would love to try it out again!!!

pretty color........

-oonaghfibersmyth on rav

RoamingKnitter said...

I've never used Cascade 220 but friends tell me it is wonderful to knit with and holds up like a dream. Red just happens to be my favorite color so that makes me really want to win this yarn.

You daughter looks adorable with her presentation.

Andrea said...

I like cascade 220 because it felts like crazy!

Kristen said...

I've only used Cascade 220 once but the color was lovely and it was a good, affordable yarn. I love the red you chose!

Iesadora said...

I've never used the Cascade yarn before but would love to try it out. I have to admit that yarn experimentation is very limited and was thrilled when I saw your blog, so hopefully I'll be able to expand my horizons. Thank-you so much for doing the yarn giveaway!!

Elaine said...

I've never used Cascade myself, but planned to get some because I've heard it felts well and I'd love to try felting.

And I love red!

Jersey said...

I've never tried it but would love to! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sylvia said...

Free Yarn! Free Yarn! I love free yarn, she says dancing up and down. And Cascade - though I haven't actually knitted with it, I have squeezed it. Does that count? So put me in the hopper - I'm (way) over 18, live in the US and don't even drink Martini's so no need to card me!

Sara said...

I really enjoy working with Cascade 220 - it knits up beautifully. As a matter of fact - when I was learning to knit socks - I used Cascade 220 - my teacher wanted us to be able to work with a yarn that wasn't so tiny as fingering...and those socks are still being worn.

nhsarab on Rav
nhsarab at yahoo dot com

knitting fool said...

Cascade felts absolutely wonderfully and, though I haven't used red, I have used the orange heather and the result is gorgeous. Oh what I could do with 4 skeins of Cascade!

EJ said...

I just found out about your blog and contest, and would love to enter. Count me as a HI.

Rachel O said...

I love the feel of Cascade 220, red is my favorite color, and my birthday is Tuesday. It feels like all the planets are aligning.

purple said...

How amazingly cool and generous. I've never used Cascade but it seems like everyone else has by your statistics. I'd love to try so hi.

Carla said...

Oh what a cutey your daughter is, with her panful of yarn.

Cascade is nice and soft, a great weight (worsted) and reasonably-priced.

Mareva by Seriouslyono said...

Be still my heart, Love the color. Never used this yarn.

Mareva

PurpleGoddess said...

I have never used cascade, what is wrong with me??? I do love the yarn, and what an awesome color! Thank you for the opportunity and I've just added your blog to my favs, I can't wait to see where your blog goes!

Anonymous said...

I've never used it, but I know that it's a washable wool, and I bet that comes in handy!
knitmit on rav

MamaMay said...

I love Cascade 220! The colors are great! the knits up well! If felts up wonderfully (in fact my first felted project is right now drying!). It feels nice against the skin too. I am MamaMay on Ravelry so drop me a line there...

Anonymous said...

they do have some wonderful colors in that line
vickyknits on ravelry

tom said...

I'd love to try Cascade 220. I don't know why I haven't. Maybe now I can.

Sharon Rose said...

It's an awesome go-to for felting. I can depend on it, even if I'm not sure about the pattern. :) I would sure love to win this yarn - there's a cabled shrug I just *have* to make (not felted) but I can't buy any yarn and there's nothing in my stash that will work. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love Cascade 220 because it is both economical and beautiful. They have a wide range of colors and it is wonderful to work with.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Chrystalmo@charter.net

Elena12 said...

I've never used Cascade 220 before, but I've been dying to because I've heard so many great things about it! :)
~Elena12

mprezzia said...

Hi!

I haven't knit with Cascade 220 yet, but I've knit with Cascade 220Quatro(a similar yarn, I think) and it's really nice!

ilovewool on Ravelry

adrienne said...

have never tried cascade 220 before. chinese new year is coming (it's the same day as valentine's day this year) and red is a most lucky color!

Turtle said...

i'm a newbie to your blog, love the look of it!
the yarn< seriously what's not to like about 220!! it knits up so wonderfully and wears well, and great colors, always in style!

LaVerna said...

Gorgeous yarn! I would love to win it.

Jags said...

I've never used it before but I have seen some gorgeous things knitted from it, and the color is divine!

jaguarrior on Rav

katerina said...

I love the variety and intensity of the colors of 220 - you can make so much with them, clothing - toys - felted items - whatever you need, and the stitches show up so nicely with this yarn. Plus it's got terrific yardage, you don't have to worry about running out!

Thanks for the great contest -love the color you chose!

Anonymous said...

I have not used this yarn before but have a couple of projects I would love to use it for.

darlingclair@yahoo.ca

dixiemaiden said...

I have never used Cascade, but I would love a chance to try it!

marianne said...

I love Cascade 220. it has great stitch definition and is soft, yet sturdy. awesome for felting.
thanks for doing this giveaway!

Amaranthe said...

Sturdy, good yardage, and lovely color range.

Lovely photography. :)
Ravelry name: WallflowerGirl

Shelley Voight said...

Oh my goodness you are awsome! I have not had the opportunity to try Cascade 220 yet, but this would be a wonderful opportunity if I did win it :-). I love all yarn for its specific goodness, so I know I would love this yarn :-)

Thank you for being so generous!

Deirdre said...

I Love Cascade 220! I use 220 for most of my projects.Beautiful colors,great yardage,it knits up nicely, and the price fits my budget.

Sarah said...

I've never used Cascade 220 but I've heard a lot about it - mostly good things!

sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

Sarah said...

Cascade 220 great yardage for the price, wonderful colors, felts beautifully, an all around good go-to yarn choice.

lifeinsarahland at yahoo.com

Wanda said...

Wow! I just found your lovely blog! It's a great idea and I am going to be sticking around for a while. The cascade is great! But I love your photo, too!

I am kalamandah on Ravelry!
kalamandah@gmail.com

Marlitharn said...

Pretty color! I've never used the Cascade - I live in the middle of nowhere with no way to travel the 40 miles to the nearest LYS, so I've never even touched it! Most of my stash is from Knitpicks and Joanns. I've heard lots of good things about it, though!

(Marlitharn on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

Hi, never used cascade 220 but I really would love to! Have a nice day you all
Patmom on Ravelry

destiknit said...

That is a gorgeous shade of <3 red <3!

Aside from the value, I love the versatility, color range and softness or Cascade 220.

Thanks ^_^

Now what ? said...

Hello Ve!

Your daughter is doing a great job presenting the yarn! :-) So kind of her to volunteer!

I love Cascase 220 and actually just about all Cascade yarns! I haven't knit anything larger than a hat, scarf and socks (superwash) with it yet, but I'm creeping up on trying a sweater later in the year, so I'm excited! I love the term "workhorse" yarn for it because it really takes a beating...say if you have to frog alot and it washes and wears really well! We don't even have to discuss the great price point...

Anyway, thanks for doing the contest! I hope you don't mind if I follow your blog.

Take care,

Bronwyn (KnittyBron on Ravelry)

Amybel said...

I love Cascade 220! I mostly use it for felting projects. It felts like a dream and has great yardage. What a great giveaway!

Stone Hill Ranch said...

OOOOOO I'm WICKED excited about this yarn!! I typically spin my own and recently have had a 'hankerin' to give the 220 a whirl :-) Thx for the giveaway!!!

Anonymous said...

Loveley yarn. I use it for scarves. My kids and husband say that it is warm but not picky when it is next to the skin. Nice blog! Clear and easy to read.

Knittinella

phoenixfire said...

My LYS doesn't carry Cascade 220, so I either have to order it online or make do with Patons Classic Wool from the big box store. Making do reminds me of how much I love the Cascade color selection! If I could get it locally, it would definitely be my go-to yarn.

craftygurl said...

My LYS carries cascade 220 but it sells out so fast it's hard to get multiple skiens. I love the color you have choosen.

Tonya

paryjeja said...

I love Cascade 220 because it is economical and it does great for felting projects. oh and HI!!!!

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I like the feel of Cascade 220; I used it for Slouchy Copy Cat and loved the result. It accidentally got put in the washing machine and slightly felted. I have plan to use Cascade 220 for some future projects. I love the available colors, yardage, and the feel of this yarn.

HookZenYarn said...

I have not used Cascade 220 before because I just found it in a LYS's! It seems to have a nice variety of colors and there's a lot per hank.

P.S. Love the blog!

fiberfrontlines said...

I love, love, love Cascade 220! I made my DH's Cobblestone in it, and have also felted it with fabulous results.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Magpye said...

Fabulous blog! I've never used Cascade 220, but would love to use it sometime when I'm ready to tackle felting again. Thanks for the contest!

knittingdancer said...

I love Cascade 220. I have used it in making a Fair Isle Christmas stocking, a Fair Isle Hat, and a helmet liner. It is so soft. That red does remind of me of Valentine's day and red roses.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry

Heather said...

I love Cascade 220 because it's got great yardage, it's soft without being *too* soft, the colors are always lovely, and it stands up to wear well. So far I've made a vest, a felted bag, and a blanket out of it. I can't get enough!

Muppetfeet on Ravelry

Natalie said...

I love Cascade 220. So far, I have only used it for smaller projects, but I would love to knit a sweater in one of the heathers. They have such wonderful depth, you can't beat the price per yard, and although it's not a merino, it is very soft. What's not to love?

|chee-uh| said...

My favorite thing about Cascade is the colour selection and versatility.
monkalicious on Rav

miraling said...

I love the range of colors Cascade 220 comes in.

twins2005 said...

Love 220 for the softness and it has great colors & yardage. Hope to win that lovely stuff.

sparky136 said...

Cascade 220 is a great yarn at at good price. I love the way it knits up and I currently making a hat with it. The red yarn is beautiful. sparky136 on Ralvery

Anonymous said...

Lovely photo of your daughter with the ever-so-red yarn! Cascade 220 is - for me - a perfect yarn for a zillion hats for charities. The great number of color choices means hats in a multitude of color conbinations.
- knitella on ravelry

MarieAngel said...

I have heard so much about Cascade 220 but have never had the pleasure to try it.

And this yarn is Red! My all time favorite color!!! I could see it becoming a scarf, slouchie hat, wristwarmers and if there's any leftover after all that, wristwarmers for the hubby :)

MariAngel (Ravelry)

Sally said...

Cascade 220 has such a great color selection. It is my go to yarn for wool for that reason.

Ginny said...

I love Cascade 220 because it's so versatile. It's relatively easy care, and it comes in tons of gorgeous colors.

Anonymous said...

I love the range of colors, the softness and the way 220 felts! It is such an awesome wool for an affordable price!
Kenyetta on Ravelry

kenyetta dot davis at gmail dot com

YarnOnTheHouse said...

Trek says, "I haven't used it yet but I recently bought some to make some slippers. Love that red!"

-copied from "meet Jasmine and your Cascade 220" post

asteride said...

AAAAhhhh, Cascade 220, so soft!
I'm in.
Asteride(at)gmail.com

meg d said...

I am using Cascade 220 for teh Ribbed mini-scarf. It's a heathered deep purple. Love the yarn and the color.

twistedCT said...

Hi,

Now I think I have used Cascade 220 for a project before, but not totally sure. So many different yarns used. My wife does love it though. It does have a good feel to it. I'm sure she would love more of it. :)

Don
twistedCT on Ravelry

loretta said...

ooohhh!! I see this yarn used SO often on Rav! I haven't tried it yet - no LYS w/in 50 miles, but would love to try it out! Lowretta on Rav

fourpeanuts said...

Ive never knit with cascade 220. I do not have a lys and hate buying yarn i have not felt in person before. I would love to win so i could try the yarn out.

Ramblinroo (ravelry) said...

Coming over from Ravelry... trying to post!

Zenfluence said...

I can truly say that I never used it (but really really want to)

But last night, I had an odd dream where I was searching for this yarn, thought you would find this funny

I'm zenfluence on rav

Eva F said...

I've worked with cascade 220 only once, but love the softness of the yarn and the subtle stitch definition.

I'm eumama on rav.

Knitkolic said...

What a fun idea! I have definitely contributed to the 45,750 projects listed on Ravelry. The reason I have used so much Cascade yarn and in particular Cascade 220, is 5 main reasons:
1. The price is extremely reasonable for the yardage
2. The variety of gorgeous shade in both solids and in heathers
3. The vivid texture it creates, as patterns and cabling come out beautiful with this yarn
4. It is easy to find and available at all the LYS I like to support
5. It is wonderful to knit with, feel great against the skin, has great washability, and wears wonderfully!

Cascade 220 is hands down one of my favorite yarns!

Kelsey Melissa said...

I've never used Cascade 220 before, but I've often admired it on Ravelry.
kelseymelissa on Ravelry.
crazee_kels AT hotmail DOT com

YarnOnTheHouse said...

cutesox says, "It is a very pretty picture. :) Oh, the pretty things I could do with such lovely red yarns. I'm thinking something lacey - like the hermione hat that I haven't started because I was intimidated - but this red is crying out for something intimidating and fabulous :)"

-copied from "meet Jasmine and your Cascade 220" post

YarnOnTheHouse said...

Connie says, "I haven't used Cascade 220 yet, but have been wanting to try some. The red you have chosen would make a wonderful cheery shrug for my daughter. Thanks for the chance!

greyowl (ravelry id)"

-copied from "meet Jasmine and your Cascade 220" post

Catherine said...

I love Cascade because it produces a beautiful fabric knitted up, and it is relatively inexpensive. It is definitely a go-to yarn especially for hats!

peachypie on Ravelry

Umme Yusuf said...

Hi, I've never used Cascade 220 but reading all its praise, i would love to try some soon. Great contest!

mluni said...

I have never even touched Cascade 220, but it seems to be a great yarn to use. Love the color you are giving away!

Cheryl said...

I was a Cascade 220 virgin until last week. I noticed on Ravelry that it was rated #1 so I gave it a try. I can't believe how soft and easy to handle this is. I was quite surprised by the quality, sheen and how nice the finished item turns out. My first project is the Copy Cat Hat. I bought black as a standard stash colour of mine, but now looking at the amazing range of colours.... I feel a large stash coming on....purple YAA, Red WOW!!!

Mercy said...

Hi, I've never used this yarn before but would love the opportunity.

canuckchick(ravelry) said...

I love the stitch definition and the price and the versatility of cascade 220.

YarnOnTheHouse said...

MorningMedusa says, "I love the color of the yarn. I have used Cascade 220 before and love how my stitches look. Great definition. BTW, is your lovely daughter's jumper a hand knit? It looks great!"

-copied from "meet Jasmine and your Cascade 220" post

sunnie fairy said...

pick me, pick me! :)

Erin said...

How sweet of you to do this giveaway!! :)

Cascade 220 is my "go-to" yarn. I've made countless hats, mittens, scarves, and my favorite - socks. It's affordable, so it's great for gifts, but also sturdy, so you know the item will last. The colors are rich and the feel is wonderful.

ikkinlala said...

I'm not entering since I'm in Canada, but I wish I could - I've never tried Cascade 200.

bcknits said...

bcknits on Ravelry here-
since we have a boatload of new babies in the family I have been using Cascade 220 SW & Heritage Sock for the ease of washing but someday I'll actually make something with the yummy 'regular' 220!

Kelly said...

What a generous giveaway! I've never used Cascade 220 (I swear I must be the only one!)

j. said...

I love the rich color assortment and the ability to knit and felt with the yarn.

j.mysticmoon@gmail.com

Caroline said...

I just find out about your blog through Ravelry and the Cascade 220 group. I made one project in Cascade 220 : Liesl by Ysolda. I'm wearing this cardigan sleeveless a lot... and the yarn still beautiful... I found another nice project to be done with the third skein I have in the same colour (purple heather): a shawl. It's now on my to-do-list. As another Liesl to knit with the nice blue heather skeins I bought last Summer in Montreal!

Sherry said...

I have used Cascade 220 for a few projects and liked the feel and the price.

Pearkitten said...

Hi! Have never used this yarn but would love the opportunity! What an awesome giveaway!! Thank you!

Estella said...

Love the color! I've loved Cascade 220 from the very first time I used it...it is my preferred yarn for felting and if I knit a garment with it I know it will be perfect every time. It is my go-to workhorse yarn.

ule913 said...

How do I love Cascade 220? Let me count the ways.....color range, stitch definition, great yardage, great price...need I go on?

YarnOnTheHouse said...

POSTING FOR THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you everyone for posting! Check back tomorrow to see who wins. Good luck!! -Ve

Anonymous said...

I love cascade 220 cuz the pattern and color is pretty.