Yarn Review and Giveaway

by Kathryn on June 25, 2014 · 17 comments

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Today I’d love to share some terrific yarn with you. It comes from Iria Yarn Company on Etsy. I received a beautiful skein for review and another that I’m offering to one lucky winner of today’s giveaway.

About Iria Yarn Company

Screen shot 2014 06 24 at 5.32.25 PM Yarn Review and GiveawayIria Yarn Company is a store filled with beautifully dyed yarn. It’s run by Casey, a mom with a love of fiber art, crochet and yarn dyeing. She started dyeing yarn as a hobby but really fell in love with the craft and started selling her lovely creations. She dyes three different weights fo Merino Wool:

  • Worst weight single ply, which works up fast and is fluffy and soft.
  • Single-ply fingering weight, which is great for lightweight projects.
  • Superwash merino, which absorbs the dye best and has a great finished look

She sells hand-painted, hand-dyed and kettle dyed yarn. She sells full skeins as well as mini-skeins. So there are a lot of options for checking out the merino yarn sold here

Yarn Review

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I received and tested a skein of the superwash merino wool in a colorway called Ocean Waves. I noticed immediately that I loved the color, which has a range of different blues. I also noticed that the yarn was squishy, with a little bit of stretch, which I loved.

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I unwound my skein, turned it into a ball and started crocheting. I just made a simple granny square, which I’ll be using as the start of a new crochet blanket. I found that the yarn worked up really quickly and smoothly. There is no splitting and the yarn stays soft and squishy while working with it. It’s really a pleasure to crochet with.

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The square that I ended up with has really lovely coloring. The different shades of blue dye work together to create an undulating effect that’s perfect for a color called Ocean Waves. Definitely recommend this yarn – and of course there are many other yarn colorways to work with as well.

Enter the Giveaway

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I have a second skein of the same yarn in a different colorway that I’m offering up as a giveaway. The colorway is called Hydrangea; it’s a mixture of purples and blues. It’s definitely beautiful. It’s100% superwash merino yarn in fingering/ sock weight. The skein is 400 yards.

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Each of the above actions is worth 1 point. Come back here when you’re done and leave me a comment with the links to your posts so I can see how many points you get. This giveaway is open to US entries only. It ends Friday June 27th at midnight PST. The winner will be announced on the blog on Saturday June 28.

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Tweeted and shared on Pinterest. Love the look of this yarn and really LOVE how the colours in the blue one worked up in your granny square.

Carla S
Carla S

What stitch was that for the ocean waves square? It's pretty.


@Carla S LOL!! I scrolled down to these comments and then thought, hang on I've already entered, then realised that my screen name is not Carla!! My name is Carla though - talk about confusing me! LOL


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