December 17: Technicolor

Styles and trends come and go, but one thing that has remained constant over the years is the popularity of multi-color yarns. Whether they stripe, swirl, speckle, fade. . . yarns of many colors are always a hit. Here are three new colorful yarns we have in store for you!

Millefiori Big
Millefiori Big
An upsized version Millefiori, Berroco’s hit from last fall. Fun colors ebb and flow in random patterns to create a bold and happy fabric. Millefiori blends wool with acrylic for softness and stability with just a hint of shimmer. And we can always count on Berroco for outstanding pattern support:
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All of the above patterns are featured in Berroco #392. I have a free pattern featuring Millefiori Big to share with you today, courtesy of Berroco. This quick-knit cowl takes just 2 skeins! Click here to get the pattern download.
Today we have THREE giveaways. One reader will win 2 skeins of Millefiori Big, with a copy of the pattern to knit this simple cowl. Simply comment with which color of Millefiori Big you’d like to win. You can see the Millefiori Big colors here.

A unique superwash wool from Queensland Yarns, featuring different colored plies twisted around each other with long and slow color changes. I recently adapted this tasseled entrelac shawl pattern for Brisbane.
We have a class scheduled for January 20th, where I’ll share techniques mom developed for entrelac. She was very particular with finished results, and refused to knit entrelac until she was able to adapt it to her standards. I will also have my pattern modifications available to anyone who purchases yarn to knit this shawl. It is originally designed for fingering weight, but turned out nicely in the heavier Brisbane. The Entrelac Shawl with Tassels pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.
These are some other pretty Brisbane patterns available on Ravelry, requiring only 1-3 skeins.
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And another lucky reader will win a skein of Brisbane and a free copy of the Helen cowl pattern. Leave a comment with the color of Brisbane you’d like to win. You can see the colors here.

Kureyon Air
Kureyon Air
This super bulky, single ply yarn is light as air! Noro’s brilliant self striping colors are simply scrumptious.
Both of these cute capelets are available as Ravelry downloads.
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And Noro Magazine Issue 10 featured these fun Kureyon Air designs.
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We also love this Rainbow Infinity Cowl that was featured in Noro Magazine Issue 11. We knit ours using a combination of Kureyon Air and Spud & Chloë Fine.
A third reader will win a the yarn and pattern to knit the Rainbow Infinity Cowl. Just tell us which color of Kureyon Air you would like to win, and we’ll help coordinate it with a contrasting skein of Fine for you. You can see the colors of Kureyon Air here.

To recap, leave a comment stating

. . . and don’t forget to get the free pattern for the Inlet Cowl featuring Millefiori Big.
You have until midnight tonight. Each winner will also receive a complimentary copy of Noro Magazine Issue 10!


  • Machelle

    17.12.2017 at 05:35 Reply

    Milleflori Viola, Brisbane Blackfish Pigfish, Kureyon Air #393.

  • Stephenia D

    17.12.2017 at 05:47 Reply

    Milifori lupin-blue grey purple?
    Brisbane blackfish pigfish
    Kureyon air 393

  • Patrizia

    17.12.2017 at 06:21 Reply

    So hard to choose!
    Here’s my list:
    Millefiori Lupin
    Brisbane Triggerfish
    Kureyon air 102

  • Jennifer Dodd

    17.12.2017 at 08:28 Reply

    Millefiori Big in Lupin is lovely, Brisbane in Titan Triggerfish is my fave, and Kureyon Air #188 would make a beautiful cowl.

  • Pam Harris

    17.12.2017 at 09:01 Reply

    Brisbane Titan Triggerfish is my fav! And it’s machine washable, so I’ll forgo putting in a wish for the other two! Tough to choose a color but the that one matches my pjs, so that was the tie breaker!!

    • knorthup

      18.12.2017 at 08:33 Reply

      Congratulations Pam! You’re the winner of a skein of Brisbane. I have your prize aside for you. Please pick it up by January 31, or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Edwyna Honderich

    17.12.2017 at 09:21 Reply

    I would love Greenfin Parrot.

  • Jennifer Walker

    17.12.2017 at 09:35 Reply

    What fun yarn!!! Love the colors!!!
    Millefiori – Viola
    Brisbane – Stormy Ocean
    Kureyon – #393

  • Gerre Slaton

    17.12.2017 at 09:37 Reply

    Love the leg warmers/boot toppers! I could still do this before Christmas!
    Love all the colors!

  • Sheri Blaylock

    17.12.2017 at 09:40 Reply

    Millefiori Terra, Brisbane Australian Damsel, and #393 in Kureyon Air. So much to knit, so little free time! Keely, thank you for spoiling us!

  • Cari Deen

    17.12.2017 at 09:57 Reply

    I like the Mille fiori big in sedum, the Brisbane in coral trout, and kureyon air # 188. Thank you!

  • Mary

    17.12.2017 at 10:12 Reply

    Viletine Maori

  • Mary

    17.12.2017 at 10:14 Reply

    Miliflori Big Viola

  • Mary

    17.12.2017 at 10:16 Reply

    Kureyon Air 393

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    17.12.2017 at 10:41 Reply

    Millefiori Iris
    Brisbane waterlily
    Kureyon Air 332

  • Marilee

    17.12.2017 at 10:45 Reply

    I love the chunky yarns and all the multi colors!
    My favorites are;
    Coral Trout
    Thank You for the free pattern!

  • Carolyn Munholland

    17.12.2017 at 10:47 Reply

    Brisbane. Coral trout. Air. 332 Big. dahliA. Love all of your posts. I need to make a trip. Those leg warmers are awesome and so is the geometric shawl from noro. Thank you for all the ideas.

  • Tammy D.

    17.12.2017 at 11:46 Reply

    MilleFiori Big Lupin#5885
    Brisbane Greenfin Parrot
    Kureyon Air #332

  • Nicole Acuna

    17.12.2017 at 12:18 Reply

    Australian damsel

  • Cassie

    17.12.2017 at 12:40 Reply

    Lupin, water Lilly, #188

  • Tammy Adamson

    17.12.2017 at 12:43 Reply

    I’d love Berroco Millefiori Big #5885 Lupin, Queensland Brisbane Titan Triggerfish, or Kureyon Air #188.

  • Stacey

    17.12.2017 at 12:54 Reply

    Millefiori (#5888 Iris)
    Brisbane (04 Titan triggerfish)
    Kureyon Air (393)

  • Sarah Bailey

    17.12.2017 at 12:57 Reply

    Milliefiori Big -Sedum
    Queensland Brisbane – Viletine Maori
    Kureyon Air #332

  • Stephanie Miller

    17.12.2017 at 13:09 Reply

    Milliflori Terra! What a great cowl!

  • Betty

    17.12.2017 at 13:24 Reply

    Berroco Millefiori Big – #5888/Iris
    Queensland Brisbane – #05/Blackfish Pigfish
    Kureyon Air – #332

  • Jenny

    17.12.2017 at 13:29 Reply

    I love the Milliefiori Big! I made a little cardi for my daughter out of it a few years ago.
    Milliefiori Big -Iris
    Queensland Brisbane –Squid Swimmer
    Kureyon Air #400

  • Patricia Riden

    17.12.2017 at 14:12 Reply

    Dahlia -Milliefiori Big
    Triggerfish -Queensland
    #102 – Kureyon Air

  • Renee

    17.12.2017 at 14:19 Reply

    I like Sedum and Hyacinth in the Millefiori, Waterlily and Titan Triggerfish in the Brisbane, and Air 102. (Obviously having trouble choosing only 1!)

  • Linda W.

    17.12.2017 at 16:32 Reply

    Millefiori Big #5885, Lupin *** Keely, when I clicked through on “Iris” to look at it, the closeup photos are of Lupin. ***
    Brisbane: #10, Red Firegoby
    Kureyon #378

    • knorthup

      17.12.2017 at 21:18 Reply

      Oops, fixed it. Thanks for letting me know!

  • Teresa

    17.12.2017 at 17:38 Reply

    Titan Triggerfish
    Kureyon Air 188

  • Vicky Marshall

    17.12.2017 at 18:01 Reply

    I would love to win Millefiori in Lupin, Brisbane in Waterlily and Kureyon #102.
    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  • Melissa Ryan

    17.12.2017 at 18:33 Reply

    What great colors!
    Millefiori: #5896 Dahlia
    Brisbane: #18 Stormy ocean
    Kureyon Air: #332
    Love them!

    • knorthup

      18.12.2017 at 08:34 Reply

      Congratulations Melissa! You’re the winner of a skein of Kureyon Air plus the yarn to knit a rainbow infinity cowl. I have your prize aside for you. Please pick it up by January 31, or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Beth Seeliger

    17.12.2017 at 20:13 Reply

    Millefiori Big – Dahlia
    Queensland Brisbane – Blackfish Pigfish
    Kureyon Air – #102

  • Elise

    17.12.2017 at 22:10 Reply

    Millefiori Big = Sedum
    Brisbane = Greenfin Parrot
    Kureyon Air = #188

  • Jenna

    17.12.2017 at 22:46 Reply

    Millefiori Big Sedum
    Brisbane Blackfish Pigfish
    Kureyon Air 188\
    These look interesting…Thanks

    • knorthup

      18.12.2017 at 08:33 Reply

      Congratulations Jenna! You’re the winner of 2 skeins of Millefiori Big. I have your prize aside for you. Please pick it up by January 31, or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Brandie Ferguson

    17.12.2017 at 23:01 Reply

    Millefiori- Lupin
    Brisbane- Waterlily
    Kureyon – 392

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