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.

February 7, 2017

Master Color Series 2: Winter, Begone!

Not sure you can make it through six more weeks of winter? Don’t worry, we’ve got just the thing to knit (or crochet) your way to spring: the Master Color Series 2!

Each set in our Master Color Series contains colors which complement each other, making it easy to choose the perfect color for your next project…because no matter what you pick, they all look great together! We’ve chosen our luxurious 100% Mongolian Cashmere base Xanadu, a light fingering weight which is perfect for stripes, colorwork, or to use all on its own.

This is the time of year when we start to hope for winter’s end — but until spring arrives, the warmth and comfort of a fine cocktail and even better yarn can get us through the long, cold days.

So, this time around we decided to name all 6 colors in this series after cocktails! Shown above (from L-R): Macbeth, Absinthe, Blonde Ambition, Beneath Broken Earth, Maiden’s Blush & Cosmo. Click here to seem them all!

January 11, 2017

New Hand-Dyed Colors in Lhasa Wilderness!

Just added to our online store, three new colors of Lhasa Wilderness yarn hand dyed for us by the folks at MJ Yarns! Cerulean Twilight, Joseph and Purple Dragon are all available here.

We’ll also have them at our pop-up yarn tasting at MJ Yarns this weekend! If you are in the Lafayette, Colorado, area, be sure to drop on by! We have a few surprises in store for you, and we’ll also have the following BBR yarns with us: the “house colors” of Lhasa Wilderness (yak/bamboo) & Himalayan Trail (yak/merino), Tibetan Dream (yak/nylon), Shangri-La (yak/silk) and Seraphim (Angora).

Here are the event details:
Mj Yarns – 110 S Roosevelt Ave, Lafayette, Colorado
Saturday, January 14 at 10 AM – 3 PM MST
Find more info here on Facebook

Not in the area or can’t wait till Saturday? You can always visit bijoubasinranch.com to see what’s new!

January 4, 2017

Enter Our Cashmere Yarn & Book Giveaway!

The new year is the perfect time to treat yo’self — and we can’t think of a better way to indulge than with our 100% Mongolian cashmere yarn, Xanadu. This luxurious yarn was recently used to knit one of the patterns in EVERYDAY, a new book by Jen Geigley: Equinox is a pair of 100% Mongolian cashmere stirrup thigh-high yoga socks. These socks are seamless and worked in the round from the bottom up and exude pure style and luxury. Knit using 2 hanks of Bijou Basin Ranch Xanadu yarn in black, you’ll be ready to cozy up in these stylish socks all winter long.

We’re giving one lucky person a chance to win 2 skeins of Xanadu yarn in their choice of in-stock colors (enough to knit the project) and a print copy of the book!

To enter, you’ll need to sign up for our newsletter by entering your email address on this form. If you are already a subscriber, just be sure to use the email address that is already subscribed to avoid receiving duplicate emails from us. We’ll randomly select one lucky winner to announce on January 12, 2017 over on our blog. Good luck!

December 7, 2016

Gift-Worthy Holiday Kits!

We’re sure that many of your friends and family would like to treat you to something related to your hobby, but just don’t know where to start. We’ve made it easy by taking some of our most popular patterns and offering them as kits which come complete with pattern, yarn and some fun extras, too – they’re perfect for gifting!

Give your loved ones a not-so-subtle hint by sending them link to this post and letting them know which kits and colors are at the top of your wish list this year! Available kits are shown clockwise from top left: Xanadu Snowflake Cowl, Molten Metal Cowl, Beau & Belle Felted Wrap, Torrey’s Peak Vest & Little Bear Poncho.

Click here to shop now, or check out our recent blog post to learn more.

November 28, 2016

It’s our biggest sale of the year!

It only happens a few times each year….now through 12/24/16, we’re offering FREE shipping on all US orders. Not only that, EVERYTHING is up to 25% off, even our exclusive line of hand-dyed colors from indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, Lost City Knits, MJ Yarns, and ModeKnit Yarns! You can also choose from Allure Fiber Wash, our wide selection of project kits, and other fun stuff like our Yak Needle Felting Kits, BBR T-Shirts, and more (all of which are found here).

Now is the perfect time to treat yourself! Perhaps you’ve been eyeing that special skein in our shop, or you have a knitworthy friend on your gift-making list (there’s still time to whip out a hat or cowl!). Is your knitting group doing a Secret Santa gift exchange? A small bottle of Allure Fiber wash perfectly complements a luxurious skein of yarn hand-picked with them in mind. Visit http://www.bijoubasinranch.com for more great ideas to gift & get this holiday season!

October 11, 2016

Winter is Coming: Master Color Series 1

We’re pleased to reveal our newest palette of exclusive colorways dyed for us by MJ Yarns! Each set in our Master Color Series will contain colors which complement each other, making it easy to choose the perfect colors for your next project… because no matter what you pick, they’ll all look great together!

We’ve chosen our luxurious 100% Mongolian Cashmere base Xanadu, a light fingering weight which is perfect for stripes, colorwork, or to use all on its own. You can mix and match within our hand-dyed palette or add in colors from our existing mill dyed colors found on our website if you dare.

This week on the BBR blog, we share color palettes to help you choose colors for your first project from this palette of 6 new colors, which we’ve titled Winter is Coming as a nod to the popular show from which each gets their name and inspiration.

We’ll have all 6 of the first series of Master Color Series in the BBR booth at Rhinebeck this weekend, or your can click here to shop online.