We just wrapped up another season of visits by our manufacturer sales reps. Between these personal visits, trips to market, and online/print marketing we see TON of yarn. After awhile it can nearly make your eyes blur. Everyone is vying for a spot on our shelves, and honestly many begin to look alike – including some of the hand dyes.
A few years back a new company called Urth Yarns contacted us during the off-season. I rarely take appointments mid-season, but the owner’s dad was coming in person so I hated to say no. I was so happy that I said YES that day.
When he started pulling samples out of his bag, our hair practically blew back. The colors, the yarns, the everything – we were WOWed. We ordered a bit at first, opened the first box, then turned around immediately and ordered the entire line of Uneek and Harvest yarns.
Many of you have experienced the pleasure of working with Urth Yarns, creating unique and incredible projects. It is such an exciting line of yarn that never seems to grow old. We just keep wanting more!
Urth Yarns is a company you can feel good about. They are truly a pleasure to deal with on my end, providing excellent customer service. You’d think this would be the standard in our industry, but that isn’t always the case.
In addition to creating incredible yarns and providing excellent service, this extraordinary company also plants trees. Lots of trees. For each skein of yarn purchased, Urth Yarns plants a tree. Working in partnership with Trees.org, Urth Yarns has planted over 130,000 trees and counting. So give yourself a pat on the back each time you purchase a skein of Urth Yarn!
You can learn more about Trees.org on their website, but I’ll be happy to give you a quick overview. One of the big drivers of poverty in third-world countries is their inability to grow food. Decades of earth mismanagement and mass destruction of trees have left large swaths of infertile soil throughout the world. Over the past 30 years Trees.org has worked to change this.
Trees are a pathway out of poverty to empower women, to educate children, to survive in climate change. Trees are very powerful. I truly believe that when you lift up your neighbors, you lift up yourself in turn. What a colorful and fun way to contribute to this cause!
Today I have links to several free patterns, courtesy of Urth Yarns. Simply click on the images below to download the patterns.
One lucky reader will win this Easy Scarf kit featuring Uneek Cotton, also courtesy of Urth Yarns along with a bird nest filled with wildflower seed bombs.
I thought it would be fun to have a little show and tell today. Have you knit or crocheted with any of Urth’s yarns? If so, leave a comment on this post with the name of the pattern(s) you have made. If you have not had the pleasure of using Urth Yarns, share what pattern you have in mind.
If you’d like to go a stop further, share pics of your Urth Yarn finished projects in the comments section of today’s post on Facebook. We’d love to see! If you’re an early-bird (or a night-owl), the Facebook post will launch at 8am today.
You have until midnight tonight!
congratulations pat rider – you’re the winner of the easy scarf kit from urth yarns!
Please note that all prizes must be picked up at our shop no later than February 1, 2020. We do not mail or ship prizes.