Friday, March 13, 2015

Stripey Fine Review & Giveaway

Today I have a special treat to share: an exciting new yarn from Spud & Chloë called Stripey Fine! It's a fingering weight blend of 80% superwash wool and 20% silk, which is a blend I don't think I've ever come across in a sock yarn (with the exception being Fine, the solid-colored predecessor to Stripey Fine). This gives it a bit of a sheen to the yarn itself, and I'm willing to be that the addition of silk gives it added strength while reducing the likelihood of pills. The yarn feels very similar to a sweater I made several years ago which was also a similar blend of wool and silk (which is now discontinued); that sweater has yet to pill or show signs of wear.
Stripey Fine comes in seven variegated colorways, shown above clockwise, beginning at the top: Blueberry Cheesecake #7863, Tootie Fruitie #7860, Grape Freeze #7864, Cherry Sundae #7866, Neopolitan #7862, Orange Cream #7865, and Mint Chip #7861 in the center. Each colorway knits up in what I would describe as a space-dyed effect; another fun feature of this yarn is that each variegated colorway is comprised of colors from the solid-colored Fine palette. They can be mixed and matched for stripes and colorwork to create even more exciting effects!   
As a participant in the Stripey Fine Blog Tour, I was given a skein of Blueberry Cheesecake #7863 to make myself a pair of the Stripey Wristlets by Sarah Smuland, which is the first design to be released featuring this yarn. The mitts practically flew off my needles, and proved to be the perfect project for on-the-go knitting. I still have about a half-skein of the yarn left over and could easily knit another pair to give as a gift.
For those who dare, the Stripey Wristlets pattern is available for only $1.50 on Ravelry (that's 50% off!) when you enter STRIPEY at checkout - click here to purchase your PDF copy today! Note: this coupon code is good through March 21, 2015, after which the regular pattern price is only $3.
Win This Prize!
Here's where things get really fun: the folks at Spud & Chloë have generously donated a skein of Stripey Fine and a copy of the Stripey Wristlets pattern for me to give away as a prize to one lucky blog reader! To be eligible, simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me which of the seven Stripey Fine colorways is your favorite. Be sure to also mention your Ravelry ID or email address so that I can contact you if you win.

If you would like a bonus entry, please like my Facebook Page or follow me on Instagram, then leave another comment telling me you did so - just be sure to mention your Facebook or Instagram name so that I can verify everything!

While you're at it, you should definitely join the Spud & Chloë Ravelry group or follow them on your social media channel of choice: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest.

I will randomly-select one lucky winner to be announced next Friday, March 20 here on this blog. Good luck! 

123 comments:

  1. I'm pretty fond of the blueberry cheesecake.....I'm squiggi on ravelry and I like your facebook page

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like them all but I'd have to say I'm partial to blue... Blueberry it is then! I'm Gelias on Ravelry.

    ReplyDelete
  3. These are absolutely cute, I'm themorigirlhobbit on ravelry and I liked your fb page (asphodel)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oooh. Hard to pick a favorite. I think I'll say Cherry Sundae. Rav amchart

    ReplyDelete
  5. I already like you on FB (Anne Marie Hart)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like the Blueberry Cheesecake the best.
    Lmecoll on Ravlery

    ReplyDelete
  7. As some others, I mostly adore the Blueberry Cheesecake! My RavID is tinevp. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  8. the blueberry cheesecake 7863

    My rav I'd blueyarnslways

    ReplyDelete
  9. All the colors are great! Think mint chip is my favorite. Rav id KelliMartin

    ReplyDelete
  10. Against convention here, I'm going for Tootie Fruitie with Cherry Sundae running a close, close second..

    ReplyDelete
  11. Orange Cream is my favorite. Reminds me of the Dreamsicles I ate as a kid. Savannagal on Rav.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Blueberry Cheesecake IS my favorite! Closely followed by Grape Freeze. Thanks for this lovely giveaway opp! Quinn on rav

    ReplyDelete
  13. Grape freeze would make a beautiful set of wristlets! But all of the colors are winners! canuckeh on rav.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I also like your fb page.
    canuckeh on rav

    ReplyDelete
  15. I also like your fb page.
    canuckeh on rav

    ReplyDelete
  16. Tootie Fruitie for me, pretty please!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. forgot email! gerscott at yahoo dot com

      Delete
  17. I love the blueberry cheesecake, with the mint chip as a close second! My Ravelry id is moukin

    ReplyDelete
  18. I also started following your page on Facebook!
    Ravelry id moukin

    ReplyDelete
  19. They're all lovely, but if I had to choose one it would be the mint chip ;)

    ReplyDelete
  20. The blueberry cheesecake is calling my name. Such a lovely yarn and pattern.

    sisterrobinson on ravelry.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Grape freeze, but they're all great.

    NanaMamah on Rav

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Captain! Creamsicle is my fav, hands down.

    tktl on Ravelry

    (not a facebook or instagram person, sorry!)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Captain! Creamsicle is my fav, hands down.

    tktl on Ravelry

    (not a facebook or instagram person, sorry!)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Blueberry cheesecake is my fave, but the mint chip is a close second! alisonj on Rav

    ReplyDelete
  25. Cherry Sundae
    sparky136 on Ravelry

    ReplyDelete
  26. Liked you on Facebook
    sparky136 on Ravelry

    ReplyDelete
  27. I like Grape Freeze. doijdd@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a great giveaway! I think my favorite color option is the Neopolitan.
    I am 'TempusMori' on ravelry. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I like Mint Chip with Blueberry Cheesecake as a close second! I'm Kimert on Ravelry.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love the blueberry cheesecake color way. I just started following you on Instagram too! My RAV ID is Grammacher.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I like Mint Chip #7861 and would really love to knit these mitts. LaurenS Ravelry

    ReplyDelete
  32. I like blueberry cheesecake!
    Mamagiff on ravelry

    ReplyDelete
  33. I follow you one Instagram. My name is francesgiff on Instagram.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love the Orange Cream, but the Cherry Sundae is so pretty as well!

    ravelry id: ellaetc

    ReplyDelete
  35. Blueberry cheesecake is my favorite for sure! Rav ID: Sweeetpeaches

    ReplyDelete
  36. Grape Freeze #7864 would be my fav!
    warner2729@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Cherry sundae is delightful! RavID NDAKKatie

    ReplyDelete
  38. Can't resist some Mint Chip !
    Thanks for the giveaway

    Ravelry ID: KookiCT

    ReplyDelete
  39. loving the look the cherry sundae
    kathynicolson@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Love Tootie Fruitie because I can't wait for the cherry blossoms of Spring to arrive. Rav clynch427

    ReplyDelete
  41. I really like the blueberry cheesecake! Awesome giveaway :)
    Rav Id is sadiekate

    ReplyDelete
  42. I must say I would love the tootie frutie. Somehow it is very happy and mild, and I always love a good pink:).
    Rav name: loveofcuteness

    ReplyDelete
  43. Mint Chip is my favorite Rav ID Sandee8908

    ReplyDelete
  44. Liked you facebook page Rav id Sandee8908

    ReplyDelete
  45. Love tuity fruity! But all are great. Ravelry name is keepstitchen

    ReplyDelete
  46. I love cherry sundae!
    Ravelry: Jordyndayne9698

    ReplyDelete
  47. I have already liked your Facebook page,

    Ravelry: Jordyndayne9698

    ReplyDelete
  48. They all look delicious! Yummy Neopolitan, please. Thank you for the great giveaway! I hit the Like button on FB and Shared--so much good stuff there...and your Blog--what can I say--♥--! Ravelry ID: CoggiesMIL.
    ..Grape Freeze is calling,,shop,shop,shop..

    ReplyDelete
  49. Orange Cream is my favorite!

    JKnits51 on Ravelry

    ReplyDelete
  50. Mint Chip colorway (and ice cream!)

    kmhs on Rav

    ReplyDelete
  51. I like them all. But if I was knitting for myself I'd choose Mint Chip or Cherry Sundae. I'm JenniferStamm on Rav

    ReplyDelete
  52. Following on Instagram as Froggywentaknitting.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I've not heard of that yarn - it sounds delicious! My fav colorway is Mint Chip. I love the blue and green together - it really pops!

    ~Elizabeth (BrownChicken on Rav)

    ReplyDelete
  54. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I think my favourite is the Mint Chip.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

    ReplyDelete
  56. Mint Chip looks lovely :) I'm cassl on Ravelry. Thanks for the contest!

    ReplyDelete
  57. hm... cherry sunday or mint chip for me, please.
    Pagecsa on Rav :)

    ReplyDelete
  58. I do like all the colors, but #1 is Mint Chip #7861
    Ravelry - Koviljka

    ReplyDelete
  59. mmm mint chip is my fave (but they are all making me hungry).
    beluke on ravelry

    ReplyDelete
  60. Blueberry is it, but it was a hard choice ;-) Rebekka on ravelry

    ReplyDelete
  61. Ooh, I'm a fan of Orange Cream! Thanks!
    lindaran on Ravelry

    ReplyDelete
  62. I like you on FB
    Linda P Randall

    ReplyDelete
  63. tough choices...I have to go with Cherry Sundae...matches my coat
    Nhsarab on Ravelry

    ReplyDelete
  64. i'd love a skein of mint chip to make the most awesome socks! thanks for the giveaway! grannysticks on ravelry.

    ReplyDelete
  65. and i "liked" you on facebook,too!

    ReplyDelete
  66. The Mint Chip colorway is gorgeous (also my favorite ice cream flavor)! I'm ljm2150 on Ravelry.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Mint chip is my fav,but this one would also be fine.Thank you for the chance to win it.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Mint chip is my favorite. Those are some pretty needles on your facebook page! I'm sumac on rav.

    ReplyDelete
  69. I'm all about that grape! whatisaplunk on Rav

    ReplyDelete
  70. I also follow you on Instagram :-)

    ReplyDelete
  71. I love the Orange Cream! jlcherry33 on Rav.

    ReplyDelete
  72. Thanks for the contest! I just love the Blueberry Cheesecake. I'm janfromseattle on Ravelry. Email is janisaacs@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  73. I love the mint chip just because of the name, but blueberry cheesecake is my favorite because it will go with jeans, my wardrobe staple! Rosmith1@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  74. I liked you on Facebook. I also shared this giveaway on my crafty giveaways blog: http://philwifegiveawaysgalore.blogspot.com/2015/03/yarn-giveaway-ends-320-us.html

    ReplyDelete
  75. I like the blueberry cheesecake, but the neopolitan is wonderful too.
    Ravelry ID is KRGoldy

    ReplyDelete
  76. Liked you on Facebook
    Keri Vickery Goldsmith

    ReplyDelete
  77. Mint chip! Delicious, thanks!

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  78. Grape Freeze! SockNubbins (Rav)

    ReplyDelete
  79. Neopolitan, absolutely! (Rav) imojo

    ReplyDelete
  80. Grape Freeze! Love the purple and green! natabunnyATgmailDOT COM

    ReplyDelete
  81. Beautiful yarn!! I really like the neapolitan!

    ReplyDelete
  82. I followed you on Facebook! My name is sarah dempsen

    ReplyDelete
  83. Grape Freeze! stairwayheaven11@gmail.com
    Rav: quotku

    ReplyDelete
  84. Liked your FB page (Anne Westbrook Mursin)
    Following you on Instagram (westbrookanne)

    ReplyDelete
  85. Spud & Chloë ALL done!
    Ravelry group: quotku
    Facebook: Anne Westbrook Mursin
    Instagram:westbrookanne
    Twitter: Anna Mursin
    Pinterest:

    ReplyDelete
  86. I looove anything Neopolitan!! Something about that colorway I always gravitate towards. My rav is jemappellemichele and email is mlt4378@yahoo.com. I'm also a FB fan (Michele Lee) and IG (jemappelle_michele) :)

    ReplyDelete
  87. I love Orange Cream and on Ravelry I'm Packyknits1.

    ReplyDelete
  88. Oh goodness they are all so pretty! I really like Mint Choc Chip!
    Rav PamfromNOLA

    ReplyDelete
  89. Mint Chip is definitely my fav. rav id abingham

    ReplyDelete
  90. If I won I would choose the Mint Chip colorway.

    ReplyDelete
  91. I follow on Instagram https://instagram.com/upstatemissy/

    ReplyDelete
  92. Thats a tough one but I would have to say Neopolitan #7862. my email address is sandymcfadden@rocketmail.com and my raverly name is sandymcfadden

    ReplyDelete
  93. Love the Mint Chip. Gorgeous.

    sherryglover1 on RAV

    ReplyDelete
  94. I love Mint Chip! So cheerful! Happy color for happy season!
    asteride on Ravelry

    ReplyDelete
  95. I really like the Blueberry Cheesecake. I'm following you on Instagram, user name lonestarknitter. I liked your FB page. I'm zookyla on Ravelry.

    ReplyDelete
  96. I absolutely love the Mint Chip! It would make a beautiful shawl. I'm Meagan14 on ravelry.

    ReplyDelete
  97. Mint Chip! Fabulous color for a cowl!
    I follow on FB too.

    ReplyDelete
  98. I really love the Blueberry Cheesecake.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Blueberry Cheesecake looks so fun!

    Hotpinksocks on Ravelry

    ReplyDelete
  100. I like blueberry cheese cake the most.

    ReplyDelete
  101. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  102. Tough call between Grape Freeze and Neopolitan! (asimplehomestd on Rav)

    ReplyDelete
  103. I already follow you on Facebook

    ReplyDelete
  104. Love the blueberry.
    Jen.E.Field@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  105. My favorite is Tootie Fruitie. cheryl dot free at icloud dot com

    ReplyDelete
  106. I Like Handmade by Stefanie on Facebook {Cheryl Free}. cheryl dot free at icloud dot com

    ReplyDelete
  107. orange cream is fun!!! like it!

    ReplyDelete
  108. I like the grape freeze best.

    ReplyDelete
  109. I like the Neapolitan the best. neyabenz(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  110. I liked you on facebook (lauren.eggers.9)

    ReplyDelete
  111. I like the Neopolitan the best. On Raverly I'm chris106845, chris0855@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  112. Love Love Loooove the "Blueberry Cheesecake" yarn BEST!!!! :)
    bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  113. Oh my gosh they are all so beautiful hard to really choose but I guess if I have to I would choose Cherry Sundae! PS I followed you on Facebook!! caholmes67@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete