December 19: Plant a Tree

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.

The Easy Scarf is also a free pattern, knit with one skein of Uneek Cotton.

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.

33 Comments

  • Linda Weston

    19.12.2019 at 02:12 Reply

    I’m genuinely shocked to discover I don’t own any Urth yarn! I think I’d like to try the Kashmir mono; I like the prospect of wearing something made with 100 percent cashmere, especially something in that dark blue. 🙂

  • Stephenia d

    19.12.2019 at 05:52 Reply

    Love the 1074 cotton with blue purples grey. I have not tried Urth. The easy scarf looks right up my alley!

  • Marilee Camerer

    19.12.2019 at 08:10 Reply

    I also haven’t tried it yet…but have my eyes on the Uneek Chunky❣️

  • Jo Jankowski

    19.12.2019 at 08:13 Reply

    I would try the easy scarf

  • Jennifer Walker

    19.12.2019 at 08:20 Reply

    I love the Uneek yarn!!! It is by far one of my favorites!! The colors are amazing! I have not knit anything with it yet, but I have the papillon shawl and a cowl waiting to be knit!!

  • Stevie

    19.12.2019 at 08:30 Reply

    I would try the chevron scarf!

  • Jennifer Elkhair

    19.12.2019 at 08:46 Reply

    I currently have the Christmas self striping socks on my needles. I am loving them!

  • Judy Smith

    19.12.2019 at 09:04 Reply

    I knitted a coco knits sweater with Urth yarn.

  • Tammy Adamson

    19.12.2019 at 09:11 Reply

    Absolutely love Urth Yarns!

    I made the Harvest Sunset Oversized Pullover, the Uneek Swing Tank Top, and I’m sure some hats and socks. I’ve got several patterns I’m wanting to do using Urth Yarns! I love them.

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    19.12.2019 at 09:28 Reply

    I haven’t used it yet, but I have some Uneek yarn set aside for socks.

  • Carolyn Munholland

    19.12.2019 at 10:24 Reply

    Oh my goodness a yarn company that plants trees that’s a match made in heaven for me. I need to get this yarn 🧶

  • Ellen McKenzie

    19.12.2019 at 10:49 Reply

    I started a shawl but had to put it down until I get through the holidays…love working with this yarn!!

  • Diann Riter

    19.12.2019 at 11:41 Reply

    I have made the Papillon /Butterfly shawl with this yatn. Love the long color runs.

  • Tina Adamson

    19.12.2019 at 11:51 Reply

    I just started learning to knit, but I’d like to make the socks some day.

  • Dana Barnes

    19.12.2019 at 12:16 Reply

    I love this yarn. Currently making a shawl out of it!

  • Lesley Rodgers

    19.12.2019 at 12:23 Reply

    I have not used Urth Yarns, but loved the socks.

  • Shawndalynn

    19.12.2019 at 12:39 Reply

    I think I have I don’t tend remember what I used on what I know I like them and they are soft and strong so I must have used it. .. I think.

  • Janet Marie Busby

    19.12.2019 at 12:48 Reply

    I like the Uneek Chunky and think the Tulip Hat would be a perfect match. I am so enjoying the stories during this 24 days of swak. Thank you so much. 👏❣

  • Karyn Cook

    19.12.2019 at 13:44 Reply

    I would like to try the easy scarf, the only thing I’ve ever made is a an afghan and that was so many years ago. I’m pretty sure that I’d be considered a beginner once again lol

  • Jenna Port

    19.12.2019 at 14:39 Reply

    I made the papillon shawl with Gus chia, purple and black. Lovely yarn to work with. I highly recommend it.

  • Betty Schlotthauer

    19.12.2019 at 14:47 Reply

    I would love to make the Eyelet Harvest Cardigan. I get too warm in a full-on Cardi, so those eyelets would definitely be a feature I’s like. I love that the sleeves give coverage, but not too much warmth.

  • Anita Roesler

    19.12.2019 at 15:59 Reply

    I came to SWAK not long ago and bought some Urth to make the butterfly cowl, but haven’t started it yet.

  • Mary Bourne

    19.12.2019 at 17:00 Reply

    Harvest Bella Cowl. It’s beautiful in a solid color but I’m imagining it with lots of color

  • Jeannie Bennett

    19.12.2019 at 17:54 Reply

    I knit a cowl…but can’t remember the pattern….but it was so soft, beautiful yarn. Love this yarn.

  • Leslie Lightfoot-Wagner

    19.12.2019 at 19:30 Reply

    I love the vivid colors of Urth Uneek, so I made an Entrelac Shawl with 4 skeins. Uneek is perfect for Entrelac as it shows off its colors so well!

  • Sheri Blaylock

    19.12.2019 at 19:33 Reply

    I’ve made socks with Urth, and have purchased the yarn for Papillon. I haven’t started it yet, but it is on the list for early 2020!!!

  • Melissa Ryan

    19.12.2019 at 20:25 Reply

    Squared off jacket – too cute!

  • Barbara Kinney

    19.12.2019 at 20:31 Reply

    I made the Butterfly Pavilion Shawl, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/butterfly—papillon, from the fingering yarn and gifted it to my friend of 66 years. Yes we became best friends before we started to school. She was thrilled.

  • Patricia Riden

    19.12.2019 at 20:46 Reply

    I made a hat and scarf for my granddaughter a year ago. I made up the scarf pattern with Keely’s help but used a Blue Sky striped hat pattern. I would love to make the easy scarf.

    • Keely

      20.12.2019 at 07:40 Reply

      Congratulations! You’re the winner. Please pick up your prize anytime before 2/1/20, or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

  • Liz Hall

    19.12.2019 at 22:26 Reply

    My current favorite pattern would be lovely in some urth yarn—Fahrenheight 113. I have not knit with it before.

  • Merrie Raoch

    19.12.2019 at 22:33 Reply

    The easy scarf pattern looks like fun to knit, and the yarn does the ‘work’ of making the stripes!

  • Courtney Wilson

    19.12.2019 at 22:59 Reply

    The colors of these yarns are incredible. The poncho is so cute. I also love the socks! I am so privledged that I learned to knit socks from Sherry. But then there is the scarf and the tee and………..

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