(Re)Introducing a Fresh Crop of Heirloom Romney!
Allow us to reintroduce FTC exclusive Heirloom Romney, and also announce our first Knit Along of 2023!
We are so excited that Heirloom is back and just as beautiful as ever. We've partnered with Ali Pate of Road Trip Sock Yarn to bring you a beautiful and vibrant all new palette of colors named for heirloom vegetables, seeds, and herbs of all sorts. The new palette features a saturated rainbow of slightly tonal colors that work beautifully for colorwork, cables, textured stitches, and more. This soft but hard-wearing yarn is a great choice for cozy sweaters, comfy throw blankets, and warm accessories. There's a reason it's a staff favorite! You may remember that Heirloom Romney is completely processed in the US- grown, milled and dyed (right here in Colorado!). Sourced from two women owned farms Tawanda Farms in Montague, California and Silver Cloud Farm in Ashland, Oregon. Once sheared, the wool is milled for us at Kraemer Mill in Pennsylvania. And, as we mentioned above, we've now partnered with the lovely Ali Pae of Road Trip Sock Yarn to dye the yarn right here in Colorado. We are so excited to continue to support American wool!
Because Heirloom is so good for so many different projects, we couldn't decide on just one pattern for this knit-a-long. So we thought it would be fun to have a "choose your own adventure" type KAL, where we choose the yarn (Romney, obviously), and you choose the project. Knitting or crochet is welcome, so we hope that you'll join us!
Need some pattern inspiration? Here's what some of the Fancy Tiger crew are planning on making for the KAL:
Marta is doing a classic Isle Pullover in the natural undyed. The ribbed details and the mock neck keep things interesting, both to knit and to wear, and the cropped length is just her style.
Kim has been wanting to knit the Seleste Sweater for a long time, and the new Heirloom palette was a perfect excuse to cast on! She's doing the Nettles color to play up the plant-like lace and bobble motif.
Can't wait to get started? Us too! The KAL launches March 7th at our Tuesday Open Craft Night- we hope to see you there!
Here are the most important details to know:
Pattern: You choose! In addition to what we’re knitting above, here are some other ideas (but anything goes):
FIELD Shawl by Maxim Cyr
Lupin Sweater by Hanne Rimmen
Expresso Moon by This.Birds.Knits
On the C Train by Espace Tricot
Dates: The knit-a-long runs from March 7th to May 9th.
Coupon Code: Get a super special 15% off of your Heirloom Romney Yarn from Feb 25th-May 9th with the code "HoorayHeirloomKAL"!
We hope you’ll join us for a special cast on craft night on March 7th at 5pm
Not local? No problem! We’ll be running our virtual craft nights on Zoom as well, starting March 7th at 5:30 pm. Click HERE for the Zoom link. We’ve also got a Discord server set up, so you can stay connected whenever, wherever.
We’ll be concluding our knit along in true Fancy Fashion by awarding prizes for best in progress and finished photos, so be sure to share yours on Instagram with the hashtag #FTCHeirloomKAL and tagging @fancytigercrafts
Comments on this post (6)
I just emailed you the Zoom link! We’ve also added the Zoom link to this blog post : )
— Bethany Laffan
Great choice! We hope you’ll join us for the KAL cast on craft night tonight either at our community table at 5:00 pm or virtually via Zoom at 5:30 pm! We’ve added the Zoom link to this blog post if you need it : )
— Bethany Laffan
This KAL is a choose your own pattern (the only requirement is that you use our Heirloom Romney yarn) so once you decide what pattern you want use, the pattern will tell you what needle size and gauge you should use!
— Bethany Laffan
I’m interested in the KAL, and would like your suggested needle size and gauge for whatever pattern.
Would you supply this info?
— Lucille Reilly
Would like to join the Heirloom Romney KAL. I think I will be making the Florence Shawl. Ordering the yarn.
— Christine Whittington
I need a zoom ID# in order to participate.
— Linda Feiertag