November 22, 2017

Free Yarn?! Our Holiday Sale Will Ruin All Other Holiday Sales for You. #Sorrynotsorry

Our annual holiday sale starts TOMORROW! November 23 through November 27, we’ll be giving away skeins of FREE yarn with purchase! Think cashmere, 100% yak and qiviut. Yes, we did say qiviut! Click here for more details.

The fun (and savings!) will continue – we’ll be introducing weekly sales starting next Tuesday through December 23. Hint: our newsletter subscribers may qualify for additional savings, so make sure you are signed up (click here to join our list).

Plus, all US orders will ship for FREE November 23 though December 23, 2017. It’s our biggest sale of the year, so don’t miss out!

October 13, 2017

Eyelet of the Tiger Knitted Cowl Project Kit

We have a new project kit available in our newest yarn, Himalayan Summit! Eyelet of the Tiger is a lacy cowl designed especially for us. It’s a fun knit that uses a succession of stitch patterns to complement our hand-dyed colorways (shown here in Old Fashioned Villian by Modeknit Yarn). It would also look great in any of the semi-solid colors from our Autumn Spices palette!

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October 5, 2017

Swoon-worthy new colors dyed for us by Miss Babs!

Miss Babs has created 11 new hand-dyed colors for fall on our popular Tibetan Dream fingering weight yarn! This blend of 85% pure yak with 15% nylon creates a soft and durable yarn, and each 4oz skein of yarn is a generous 440 yards.

We’ve created 5 perfect pairings, with each color named for Shakepearean lovers. Or, choose our vibrant color honoring the bard himself! Use your favorite one on its own or mix and match if you dare. These limited edition colors are sure to sell out quickly, so get yours while you can!

September 22, 2017

New hand-dyed colors in our newest base, Himalayan Summit!

Just added to our online store (and debuting in our booth this weekend at the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival), we have a brand-new hand-dyed palette of fall colors called Autumn Spices! These colors are dyed exclusively on our new Himalayan Summit, a fingering weight yarn that is a 50/50 blend of yak and merino. You’re going to LOVE it! Mix and match our 7 semi-solid and 2 variegated colorways in our coordinated palette which is inspired by the exotic flavors of the season: Barberry, Cajun Spice, Cinnamon, Curry, Juniper Berry, Oregano, Poppy Seed, Pumpkin Spice and Turmeric.

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September 11, 2017

Fresh new colors in our Indie Dyer Series, PLUS a new sock yarn base!

Gorgeous new colors from ModeKnit Yarns and MJ Yarns have arrived in our online store! Sock yarn lovers can choose from five new speckled colorways and three new handpainted variegated colors, and we have more on the way! We recommend following us on Facebook or Instagram, or signing up for our newsletter so that you’re the first to know when new colors are added to our online store.

We also have an exciting new yarn base for this fall: Himalayan Summit is a 50/50 blend of yak and merino in a fingering weight yarn. We debuted it in our booth at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool festival this past weekend, and it was a hit! We’re quite certain you will love working with this yarn: it’s soft, luxurious yarn and has an excellent hand…but you don’t have to take our word for it, give it a try and see for yourself!

August 17, 2017

Save 20% Off All Master Color Series Yarns Now Thru 9/22!

It’s the 50th anniversary of the summer of love, and we’re celebrating with a sale!

Enter FAROUTMAN at checkout to save 20% off all in-stock yarns from the Master Color Series!

All of these colors are available in limited quantities, and when they’re gone, they’re gone – so click here to shop now while supplies last.

July 21, 2017

This Kit is Beary Special

For our newest project kit, we’ve chosen our super-soft yak and Merino blend yarn to create a snuggly friend using a quick & easy knit pattern by Frankie Brown that’s great for knitters of all skill levels!

Each kit includes a pattern, 1 skein of Himalayan Trail yarn in Natural Brown, poly-fil stuffing, and a small amount of black yarn to embroider the features. BONUS: We’ll send you a coupon for 20% off your next order when you share your finished BBR Teddy bear on Instagram with #bijoubasinranchbear in your post!

At the request of the designer, Bijou Basin Ranch will be making a donation to her favorite charity, the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, for the use of her pattern.

Click here to get yours.

If you’re new to knitting toys, be sure to check out our toy-making tips on our blog.

July 14, 2017

Win a Baby Got Yak Enamel Pin!

If you like yak yarn and you cannot lie, our newest enamel pin is just for you! Baby Got Yak is the second pin in our ongoing series of custom-made, exclusive pins. Pin it to your lapel, backpack or project bag to declare your love for all things yak to the world!

Pins are available for purchase here.

We’re also giving away a Baby Got Yak enamel pin to 5 lucky newsletter subscribers – click here to enter.

(Hint: If you already get our emails, you are automatically entered in our drawing BUT you can also enter your subscribed email to unlock bonus entries if you wish!)

We will randomly select our winners to announce in our newsletter and social media channels on Monday, July 31. Good luck!

July 7, 2017

Master Color Series 3: Summer’s Here!

Sunny days and warm weather doesn’t have to mean a vacation from knitting or crocheting. We’ve created a new palette of refreshing colors inspired by the colors of summer: think cool, fruity treats like sherbet, Italian ice, sorbet, or ice cream! These scrumptious colors are our latest installment in the BBR Master Color Series, dyed exclusively for us by MJ Yarns.

When we were developing our summer palette, it seemed only natural to use our yak/bamboo blend Lhasa Wilderness as the base. What makes this yarn such a great choice for warm weather? The addition of bamboo not only adds strength to the yarn, but breathability, too, thanks to microscopic holes in the cell structure of bamboo fibers which provide rapid absorption and evaporation of moisture. Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial, a property that is sustained even after washing (in The Knitter’s Book Of Yarn by Clara Parkes, bamboo fiber is said to retain its antibacterial properties through 50 washes of a garment).

We have two new project kits in these colors: first, the Summer’s Here Striped Tank, a figure-flattering sleeveless top that’s knit seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. Our sample is shown in Raspberry, Pineapple and Lime. Our second kit is the BBR Chevron Tank, which is knit in the round from the bottom up (shown here in Pineapple, Orange and Strawberry). Of course, you can mix and match colors from our Master Color Series 3 palette as you please, because they all coordinate with one another!

Click here for more info.

February 9, 2017

Treat Yourself to the Sand Layers Shawl Kit

Cashmere yarn makes everything better, and our new Sand Layers Shawl project kit can be made with 2 or more colors from Series 2 of our Master Color Series (shown here in Macbeth, Absinthe & Blonde Ambition).

Each kit is available for a special discount and includes a print copy of the pattern, your choice of yarn colors in Xanadu, our 100% Mongolian Cashmere fingering weight yarn, a BBR project bag, samples of Allure Fiber Wash, and a custom-made stitch marker from Purrfectly Catchy Designs.

Click here to purchase the Sand Layers Shawl Kit.