Thursday, April 22, 2010

CAT shows us the 2009 winners of Rhinebeck

In this episode of Let's Knit2Gether, CAT shows us the winning entries in the 2009 Rhinebeck competition -- and tells us which one is next on her project list. I was knocked over by the socks that won because they're really different. I hadn't seen anything quite like them before...and I guess the judges hadn't, either. The pattern is really clever.

At the end of her Rhinebeck presentation, CAT tells you how you can win a free skein of Cherry Tree Hill yarn, so be sure to watch and to enter her contest. Also, she introduces the "Yarn Substitution" capabilities of Yarndex.com to those of you who haven't used it for that purpose.

If a pattern calls for a yarn that's no longer available, or you simply can't find it, visit Yarndex.com and type in the gauge and fiber. Within milliseconds you'll be presented lots of similar yarns to choose from...and many have a link to a shop where you can make your purchase online.

Yarndex.com is one of our pet projects, and it includes all the specs you could want -- plus shade cards -- for over 4500 yarns. If you haven't done so already, you'll want to add it to your Favorite Places.

Here's the video! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

3 comments:

Ninja Ryder said...

Great video, but can I just say that Yarndex is the coolest thing ever?

Much faster and easier than trolling Ravelry projects for substitute yarns :-)

Deborah Knight said...

Ninja,
If you've used Yarndex to find a substitute yarn, I'd love to know all about it. I'm writing an article for Knit 'n Style and am looking for stories about how people use the service.

Send me an e-mail and let me know!

Regards,
Deborah
deborah at yarnmarket dot com

Ninja Ryder said...

I will do that today. I have a project in mind...

My intention, when I went to check it out, was to look for a substitute yarn. But then I was intrigued by the Rowan summer tweed page (since I've used that yarn before) and got off-track :-) I'm going to frog that summer tweed project and I wanted to see what I could make with the salvageable yarn.

I'll email you later today; if I can offer you any help, I'd be glad to share my exp.