Red Barn Yarn – Name That Yarn Contest!

Red Barn Yarn together with Stitch Craft Marketing, and Love of Knitting, has a great contest this fall to name a brand-new yarn which will be joining the Red Barn Yarn lineup of handpainted products.


I received a sample skein of this as yet unnamed yarn. It’s a 2-ply worsted weight yarn spun from 45% merino, 40% alpaca, and 15% mohair and is 225 yards per skein. It is very soft and  will be available in the vibrant hand-dyed colorways for which Red Barn Yarn® is known. I have started knitting a pair of Irish Hiking Mittens with my sample skein:



The mittens will be very warm with this yarn as well as velvety soft. This yarn would also be beautiful in sweaters, hats, and scarves!

The Name That Yarn contest begins on Sept. 15, 2014. All entries need to be received by November 15, 2014. Entrants will need to submit their yarn name with an explanation of their inspiration to Please use “NAME THIS YARN CONTEST SUBMISSION” as the subject link in order to be eligible. While  creativity is encouraged, please keep it PG!

The panel of judges includes Jennifer Burt, editor of Love of Knitting magazine; Catherine Petitti, owner of Red Barn Yarn; and a Mystery Celebrity Judge to be announced

Red Barn Yarn will announce the winner on November 25, 2014.

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 submissions:

Grand Prize: 1 year subscription to Love of Knitting Magazine; a sweater’s worth of the as-yet-unnamed yarn (7 skeins, 1575 yards), and a special tag with the winner’s name on it for the first year of sales following this promotion.

Second & Third Place Runners-Up: 1 year subscription to Love of Knitting Magazine and 2 skeins of the as-yet-unnamed yarn (enough to make a shawl).

If you are interested in a free sample of the yarn, please email You will also be subscribed to the Red Barn Yarn newsletter so that you can be notified of the contest winner and other exciting Red Barn Yarn news. Free samples will be available worldwide.

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