December 23: Merry Christmas, Mate!

I have Australia on my mind today, and this colorful new yarn from The Queensland Collection.
Perth, available in a rainbow of two-at-a-time color shifting shades, works up beautifully for socks, accessories, garments, and more!
Jeannie just finished this gorgeous Taiga Shawl, crocheted with 3 skeins of Perth. It is a FREE download on Ravelry, courtesy of Mijo Crochet.
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Queensland has several nice patterns to knit featuring Perth:

The Aurelia Cowl is knit with just one skein of Perth, in a simple rippling lace pattern. The pattern is available as a Raverly download.

The beautiful Clariss Wrap works up with two skeins of Perth. You can also get this pattern at Ravelry.

Perth is also beautiful for colorful, lightweight garments. The Rosa Cardigan, with a lace sleeve and a high side slit is available on Raverly, worked with 4-5 skeins of Perth. Personally I’d make the side slit less, well less slitty, but that’s just me.
While I know I’m not alone in dreaming for a white Christmas, can you imagine living in the southern hemisphere and have Christmas fall smack-dab in the middle of summer? They have no hope of a white Christmas, although seeing Santa on a surfboard would be pretty cool.
Today one of you can win two skeins of Perth, along with the Clariss Wrap pattern. Simply state in the comments which color of Perth you’d like to win – you can see the colors here, complete with very down-under names. You have until midnight!
Sorry, drawing is over!


  • Barbara Seiver

    23.12.2018 at 02:06

    Alice Springs is my color choice.

  • Beth Seeliger

    23.12.2018 at 04:34

    Great Sandy looks like it would knit up very pretty.

  • Sheri Blaylock

    23.12.2018 at 05:47

    I love Alice Springs! And someday I WILL go to Australia! Thank you Keely.

  • Bernadette Ray

    23.12.2018 at 07:36

    I love #104/Alice Springs.

  • Machelle

    23.12.2018 at 07:49

    Alice Springs is beautiful!

  • Jennifer Walker

    23.12.2018 at 08:32

    O.M.G.!! Rainbow Reef!

  • Anita

    23.12.2018 at 08:34

    Queen Victoria!

  • Amanda S

    23.12.2018 at 08:44

    Tasmanian Bay is beautiful

  • Sarah Bailey

    23.12.2018 at 09:04

    I’d like #107, Tasmanian Bay.

  • Cassie Baugh

    23.12.2018 at 09:13

    The Tasmanian bay is very pretty!

  • BIRGIT Mosier

    23.12.2018 at 09:17

    Royal blue bell .

  • Judy

    23.12.2018 at 09:29

    Rainbow reef please

  • Amy O

    23.12.2018 at 09:41

    Alice Springs would make a lovely cowl!

  • Susan Phillips

    23.12.2018 at 09:45

    King’s Canyon! They all look like fun.

  • Pattye McAbee

    23.12.2018 at 10:04

    Perth #102 kings canyon.

  • Debbie walker

    23.12.2018 at 10:10

    The Alice Springs would be my choice. They are all so nice. Merry Christmas!

  • Stephenia

    23.12.2018 at 10:16

    #105 great sandy!

  • Jeannie B

    23.12.2018 at 10:33

    Love the bright colors….Kings Canyon…

  • Stevie

    23.12.2018 at 10:42

    Oh my!!! That shawl I’d beautiful!!

  • Cari Deen

    23.12.2018 at 10:43

    I can’t decide between Alice Springs and Rainbow Reef, but maybe Alice Springs. These are on my list one way or another.

  • Courtnie Vance

    23.12.2018 at 10:45

    Royal blubell is my favorite.

  • Karyn

    23.12.2018 at 11:44

    Tasmanian Bay

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    23.12.2018 at 11:57

    Rainbow reef please

  • Heidi

    23.12.2018 at 13:28

    Perth #107 Tasmanian Bay

  • Renee

    23.12.2018 at 13:35

    Rainbow Reef.
    Your surfing Santa has plenty of white for his Christmas…just happens to be the surf instead of snow!

  • Sarah Steele

    23.12.2018 at 13:41

    Hard choice but I like Alice Springs the best. I was lucky to go to Australia and New Zealand in July 1981. The sheep shearing show and buying yarn with lots of natural lanolin were two of my favorite memories. Did not make it to Alice Springs as it is very remote!

  • Martha

    23.12.2018 at 13:55

    Love tasmanian bay

  • Tammy Adamson

    23.12.2018 at 13:59

    Yarra River!

  • Amanda Shirley

    23.12.2018 at 14:00

    The Gold Wattle is beautiful. Very Green Bay Packers.

    • knorthup

      24.12.2018 at 09:58

      Congratulations! You’ve won 2 skeins of Perth and a copy of the Clariss Wrap pattern. Please pick up your prize before 1/31/19 or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

      • Amanda Shirley

        24.12.2018 at 10:27

        Yay! Thank you! Merry Christmas!

  • Someyeh Mirambeigui

    23.12.2018 at 14:35

    Tasmanian Bay ❤

  • Alexandra Edwards

    23.12.2018 at 14:35

    Alice Springs!

  • Brandie Ferguson

    23.12.2018 at 14:47

    Great Sandy!

  • Cheri Watson

    23.12.2018 at 15:04

    Tasmanian bay

  • Jennifer Elkhair

    23.12.2018 at 15:17

    Oh, this is tough, but probably the Alice springs.

  • Kathy Plummer

    23.12.2018 at 15:18

    This is beautiful yarn!
    Tasmanian Bay

  • Patricia Riden

    23.12.2018 at 15:46

    Rainbow Reef has all the feels! (although, truth be known, I love them all.)

  • Ashley

    23.12.2018 at 16:41

    I’m gonna go gold wattle.

  • Betty Schlotthauer

    23.12.2018 at 17:01

    Perth #104, Alice Springs
    I love the soft natural hues.

  • Shawndalynn

    23.12.2018 at 17:28

    #110 Rainbow Reef looks like a lot of fun.

  • Miranda Suvak

    23.12.2018 at 17:42

    My favorite is Rainbow Reef!

  • Jenna

    23.12.2018 at 18:41

    Tara River would be beautiful. Thank you.

    • Jenna

      23.12.2018 at 18:44

      That’s Yarra River. (Auto correct. Sigh. )

  • Tammie Hulsey

    23.12.2018 at 19:04

    I love Alice Springs!

  • Nyree Coffman

    23.12.2018 at 19:20


  • Jennifer White

    23.12.2018 at 22:07

    #107, Tasmanian Bay is my favorite.

  • Melissa

    23.12.2018 at 22:22

    Great Sandy, I think.
    Just one more day to go – Merry Christmas, all!