Hexapuffs, Scrappy Squares and a CONTEST!

After working on a big project for the past month (Camp Loopy Project Three, 2600 yds., photos soon!), I’m ready to do something smaller. In fact, maybe I’ll work on a few-somethings-smaller. If you’re like me, you probably have lots of leftover balls of sock yarn from various projects. I’ve seen people make some cute things from their leftover sock yarn, but frankly, I really like keeping all of those little leftovers in pretty jars. If and when I get holes in my hand knit socks, I know exactly where to find the leftover yarn to fix that. And the thought of getting a full skein to knit into something that calls for scraps defeats the whole purpose of using lots of small skeins to make something with lots of colors.

But then I started looking at The Beekeeper’s Quilt again. And the Sock Yarn Blanket. (Oh, I love Shelly’s Sock Yarn Blanket.) And the fun, multi-squared Babette Blanket. And the Scrappy Lengthwise Scarf. And the Dicke Decke (which looks like a beautiful water color). And the Zig and Zag Baby Blanket. Well – I wanted to jump in and make something up in lots of fun colors like that. (But … without using up my leftover-but-I-like-them-in-my-jars sock yarns.)

Lorna’s Laces to the rescue! We’ve teamed up with Lorna’s to bring you a special kit full of unique colors, just for projects like the ones I linked to, above. Each kit will contain 1200 yards (1097 meters) of fingering weight Shepherd Sock yarn. You’ll get 24 colors, 50 yds. in each color, all wound up into miniature balls, ready for your knitting. We’ll have two different options –  the Multi Mix and the Semi Solids. The multis will contain color ways that they are dyeing up just for these kits. That way, if you already have leftover Lorna’s Laces colors that you are using for your project, you can be assured that these will all be different. I think Beth and her team are looking forward to just playing in the dye pots and coming up with brand new mixes! If you’re more of a semi-solids kind of person, then you’ll want the Semi Solids kit which contains solids and no mixes. (Or if you’re like me, you’ll want to use both so that you have a mix of semi’s and multi’s in your finished project.)

Each bag 0f 24 balls will retail for $80. If, for example, you’re making hexapuffs for the Beekeeper’s Quilt, it looks like you should be able to get 3-4 puffs out of each mini skein, depending on needle size and gauge. That means a kit of 1200 yards (24 mini balls) should result in somewhere between 72 – 96 puffs.

We’re hoping to start getting the kits in around mid October. We’re taking pre-orders, so let us know if you’d like us to save you some. Email support@theloopyewe.com and tell us if you want the Multi Mix, the Semi Solids, or both. When the kits come in, we’ll set up your orders and will have you put payment through. I hope you have fun with them. I need to go decide which of these fun projects I want to do first. I might knit the Beekeeper’s Quilt without the puff stuffing. Or does that take all of the fun out of it? Is the puff part necessary?

Would you like to win a free kit? Just leave a comment and tell us which pattern you might be interested in making. We’ll randomly draw a winner next week and will let you pick between a Multi Mix and a Semi Solid kit!

Sheri wholikesportablelittleprojectslikethese

1,194 comments

  1. I would love to knit the beekeeper’s quilt! I don’t have nearly enough sock yarn scraps and I would love to win the Semi Solid kit!!

  2. I’m torn between the zig-zag baby blanket and a mitred square blanket. Really, with so many colors, you can’t go wrong!

  3. That Zig and Zag Sock Yarn pram baby blanket looks like so much fun. I can just imagine my little niece-or-nephew-to-be staring at the all the pretty colors during tummy time! (did I mention “squee!!”)

  4. I LOVE the sock yarn blanket in multi-colored yarns, but I’ve never been able to justify shelling out the huge $$ for that many different yarns; love the kit idea, and would love to win one even more!

  5. Wow the DickDecke blanket is gorgeous! IF I started now I’d be done when my son when off to college- what an awesome gift it would be in the multicolor

  6. I’ve had the sock yarn blanket queued forever, but now I’m also addicted to giant granny square blankets! Though truth be told, my sock yarn leftovers are being turned into a crochet hexagon blanket.

  7. I want to make the Beekeeper’s Quilt so badly! My mom is in love with the pattern and I am in love with Lorna’s Laces. So excited about this. 🙂

  8. How do I decide between the Beekeeper’s Quilt or the Sock Yarn Blanket? I love them both! Please don’t make me choose. Surprise me with either one.

  9. I keep seeing the Beekeeper’s Quilt everywhere, and I can’t get over it! I want to hop on the hexipuff train, but I don’t really have that many scraps of sock yarn. This kit would be perfect! 🙂

  10. I am up to about 65 hexipuffs at this point. Although I have enough scrap sock yarn to finish this thing, I’d love to win a Lorna’s Laces kit. Sign me up!

  11. I’d love to be entered. I’ve been sucked into (there really wasn’t much resistance) the Beekeepers Quilt! Love LL. Thank you for a chance to win!

  12. I think I would like to try the Sock Yarn Blanket. I really enjoyed the baby blanket I made for Camp Loopy and thought how nice it would be to keep going and have something big people size to snuggle under!

  13. I haven’t made a granny square blanket in years, but that Babette Blanket is such a cool reimagining of the form! It would be a great project for these long midwestern winter months.

  14. Wow, how weird! I am getting my knitting groove back and was just thinking about the Bee Keeper quilt. Almost want to learn to crochet, too. There are some pretty crochet blankets out there and look at your finished project. Beautiful!

  15. I am a Lorna’s Laceaholic! I use it for pretty much every one of my projects and can NEVER have too much in my stash! I have seen the Beekeeper’s Quilt around on Ravelry and I think it’s beautiful, unique and something that myself and my sister, who has just started knitting- could work on together!

    A fabulous contest! Thanks for holding it!

  16. I would love to make the Beekeeper’s quilt! I’m a fairly new-ish knitter so I don’t have much stash, and barely any sock yarn. So this would be a fantastic start! I’m super excited to make it… but I’ll hold off until I have enough yarn in my possession (or I win some 😉 )

  17. Do we have a winner yet? I maybe mentioned it, but I’m working on the Beekeeper’s Quilt and in looking at my sock yarn collection, I see I’m sorely lacking in some solids – although the multis will be “to die for,” I’m sure, I’m thinking some Lorna’s Laces semi-solids would be just the thing I need to make my quilt look its fabulous best!

  18. Love your blog and thanks for offering the contest!

    I would love the multimix the most but would be thrilled to win either! I just started the Beekeeper’s quilt and finished my 1st puff last night. I am a new knitter (this is my 2nd project, 1st was a scarf) and don’t have a sock yarn stash yet. 🙁

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