Last week, we saw so many inspiring things at the Stitches Midwest Show, that we couldn’t possibly fit it into just blog post! Since we’ve already covered charities and a few highlights from the beginner spinning class, today we’re going to feature a fun trend that was all over the entire show floor. What is it? Sparkly yarn! From delicate bits of metallic materials to gold and silver sequins, the yarn at Stitches was full of playful sparkles and glitter. Want to see some of it? I knew you would!
(Side note: don’t forget, you can enter to win an incredible swag bag just by answering the question at the bottom of this post!)
Now let’s get to the good stuff: the yarn! Below is just a taste of the exciting shimmery products that caught my eye. There were so many different types of inspiring designs that it was difficult to capture it all. First up on the list is this gorgeous Rayon Metallic yarn from Blue Heron Yarns. If you’re still looking for the perfect yarn to use in a holiday gift, this classy line is just the thing you need to make your presents shine (or in this case, sparkle). What I liked about this yarn in particular was that the sparkle wasn’t overwhelming; instead, pieces of metallic were carefully woven into the fiber, resulting in a clean and glamorous finish. Imagine how cute a matching hat-and-mitten set would look in this yarn!
TuckerWoods Artisan Yarns & Fibers also took a subtle approach with their glittery yarns. In their case, the result was this stunning line of cool-colored yarns with small flecks of shimmer. It’s difficult to see in the picture, but I love the way the light danced cross the skeins as it reflected off of the glittery pieces.
Spinners, don’t feel like you were left out, because there was plenty of sparkly roving at the Stitches show, too. This Silver Supwerwash Roving from Holiday Yarns looked simply delicious. By spinning your own glittery roving, you can create exactly the type of shimmery yarn your heart desires.
Calling all sequin lovers, this next group of pictures is meant especially for you! Whether you prefer gold sequins or silver sequins, this collection of skeins can turn any project into an instant piece of glamorous knitting.
Swag Bag Giveaway!
You didn’t think we’d go to Stitches Midwest 2012 and not bring back something for all of our lovely readers did you? We collected all the swag we could into a large Stitches Swag Bag Giveaway! We picked up some awesome prizes from Lion Brand, Red Heart Yarn, Tootsie P Yarn, and much more! So don’t hesitate; enter today by answering the question below in the comments section.
- Contest open to US and Canada residents 18+
- One comment/entry per person per blog post.
- Contest closes Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 11:59p CST.
- Please comment on any of the Stitches Midwest 2012 blog posts to enter.
- Winners will be posted on StitchandUnwind.com and notified by email.
What’s your favorite type of yarn to work with?