December 14: Swissness

I really should visit Switzerland. Cheese and chocolate are their main two food groups. They have the Alps. And don’t forget that they gave us Roger Federer (swoon).
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Most notably, Switzerland is the home of Lang Yarns. This company has been in business for 150 years, and in the same family for six generations. They began producing yarns in 1867, working from historic buildings in Reiden, Switzerland where Lang continues its operations today. 1867 is the same year Canada became a country, Jessie James and his gang were busy robbing banks, and reconstruction was underway in the south. 150 years is a very long time!
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You can always count on the Swiss for the highest of quality. Their watches are in league of their own, Swiss army knives are like an amazing micro kitchen/toolbox for your pocket, and when it comes to their yarn you can expect no less. The quality control that goes into the production of each skein of Lang yarn is unmatched.
Finn
Finn is one of our favorite new yarns from Lang. This colorful wool blend has a slight texture, and a special anti-felting finish.
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You can now trace the origin of many of the Lang Yarns. They are proud of their sourcing and processing. Finn is spun from the fleeces of Corriedale Sheep that graze in the Estancia Pecket Harbour of Patagonia, Chile. The fleeces are carded, spun, twisted, and dyed in northern Italy, then transported to Lang’s headquarters in Reiden, Switzerland where they undergo stringent quality control.
Finn Cowl
We thought a simple design was best to accent the gorgeous texture and colors of this yarn. The Finn Cowl is worked in the round in alternating bands of stockinette and reverse stockinette. A great mindless project for more experienced knitters, a superb project for newer knitters wanting to learn to purl.
Today I am sharing the Finn Cowl pattern with all – you can download it here.
I also think I need to give 3 skeins of Finn to one lucky reader Simply state in the comments which color of Finn you’d like to win. You have until midnight to get your name in the hat. You can see the colors hereSorry, drawing is over!


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If you missed out on last weekend’s Victorian Walk (or loved it so much you can’t wait to do it again), join us this Saturday from 5-9 for the last Victorian walk of the holiday season.
We’ll be here with free yarn crafts for kids, holiday treats, and a really fun time.
Stop by and say hello!
 
 

46 Comments

  • Mary Bass

    14.12.2018 at 05:16 Reply

    They are all gorgeous, but I would start with #34

  • Beth Seeliger

    14.12.2018 at 06:06 Reply

    I love the colors in Finn #05.

  • Machelle

    14.12.2018 at 06:13 Reply

    Number 78 caught my eye.

  • Ashley

    14.12.2018 at 06:30 Reply

    #87

  • Bernadette Ray

    14.12.2018 at 07:35 Reply

    I really like Finn #05 please.

  • Barbara Seiver

    14.12.2018 at 08:36 Reply

    It’s a difficult answer because I loved almost all of them. Finally, Finn #34 won my heart.

  • Anita Roesler

    14.12.2018 at 08:37 Reply

    Finn #45 please

  • Mary B

    14.12.2018 at 08:50 Reply

    First, thank you for the cowl pattern.
    So many pretty colors.
    I like 78.

  • Patricia Riden

    14.12.2018 at 08:52 Reply

    I like Finn#52, please. And thank you for the pattern.

  • Debbie walker

    14.12.2018 at 08:58 Reply

    Love #52. Today’s post is such an interesting read. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

  • Cathy Via

    14.12.2018 at 09:02 Reply

    #34..they are all beautiful though. Thanks Keely…enjoying your posts

  • BIRGIT Mosier

    14.12.2018 at 09:27 Reply

    Color # 59 is so pretty

  • Sarah Bailey

    14.12.2018 at 09:30 Reply

    Finn #87 please , I’m really loving Fall colors right now.

  • Brandie Ferguson

    14.12.2018 at 09:42 Reply

    Love #85!

  • Shelly Orr

    14.12.2018 at 09:55 Reply

    Finn #78 is beautiful!!!

  • Judy

    14.12.2018 at 10:12 Reply

    Finn 178

  • Tammie Hulsey

    14.12.2018 at 10:18 Reply

    I love # 59!

  • Tammy Adamson

    14.12.2018 at 10:21 Reply

    Oooooo #34 please!

  • Stacey Sekscienski

    14.12.2018 at 10:21 Reply

    Colors make it hard to choose! I love #05!

  • Pattye McAbee

    14.12.2018 at 10:21 Reply

    Ooh, Finn no. 5! Or maybe 34!! Or maybe…..

  • Jenna

    14.12.2018 at 10:24 Reply

    Finn 05 would go well with so many things. Thank you!

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    14.12.2018 at 10:35 Reply

    #87 please

  • Stevie

    14.12.2018 at 10:42 Reply

    I love Switzerland! ! Thanks for sharing! #178

    • knorthup

      15.12.2018 at 10:27 Reply

      Congratulations! You’ve won 3 skeins of Lang Finn. Please pick up your prize before 1/31/19 or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Shirley

    14.12.2018 at 10:50 Reply

    #85 please. Better yet let’s go on a SWAK road trip to Switzerland!!

  • Jennifer Walker

    14.12.2018 at 10:51 Reply

    SWAK trip to Switzerland!!! I love #45!

  • Sarah Steele

    14.12.2018 at 10:59 Reply

    I like 178 the best!

  • Chandra

    14.12.2018 at 11:02 Reply

    #05 is hard to resist.

  • Renee

    14.12.2018 at 11:08 Reply

    I like #34 best, but there are a couple of close seconds.

  • Cassie Baugh

    14.12.2018 at 12:15 Reply

    #85! My daughter would love that:)

  • Amy

    14.12.2018 at 12:27 Reply

    #34 would stitch up into a beautiful cowl!

  • Sheri Blaylock

    14.12.2018 at 12:46 Reply

    Finn #17 for me! And I am with you…chocolate, cheese, and yarn. What else could you possibly need??? Thank you Keely!

  • Alexandra Edwards

    14.12.2018 at 14:16 Reply

    Finn #05 is so beautiful! I love heritage brands of all things 🙂

  • Jennifer D

    14.12.2018 at 15:57 Reply

    #05 would sure look nice in the cowl pattern! We should definitely schedule a field trip. Switzerland is a lovely place to visit. I would love to test all the chocolates and cheeses with you!

  • Stephenia

    14.12.2018 at 16:01 Reply

    Finn #17 such pretty greens!

  • Jeannie B

    14.12.2018 at 16:34 Reply

    #87…all are beautiful!

  • Gerre Slaton

    14.12.2018 at 16:46 Reply

    Simply beautiful! ❤️❤️❤️
    #05
    Thank you for sharing the cowl pattern!

  • Betty Schlotthauer

    14.12.2018 at 17:16 Reply

    Finn #17

  • Vicky Marshall

    14.12.2018 at 17:19 Reply

    #78 would make a lovely scarf or cowl!

  • Teresa

    14.12.2018 at 18:10 Reply

    I like 85.

  • Courtney Wilson

    14.12.2018 at 19:19 Reply

    I love #85. The colors are all gorgeous! Thank you for the pattern Keely!

  • Martha

    14.12.2018 at 21:00 Reply

    I like #05

  • Carolyn Kirschstein

    14.12.2018 at 21:39 Reply

    Finn 52 would make a beautiful cowl. Thank you so much for showing us this beautiful yarn.

  • Heidi

    14.12.2018 at 22:50 Reply

    I’m leaning toward Finn #05. Thank you for the pattern, I really like how it lays in your picture. I think a SWAK trip to Switzerland sounds wonderful too!

  • Melissa

    14.12.2018 at 23:05 Reply

    I have been trying all day to get back here to post Finn#34. What a day! What pretty colors.

  • Kathy Plummer

    15.12.2018 at 21:15 Reply

    #45 is beautiful!

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