Friday, December 17, 2010

Easy Moguls Scarf

This perfect last minute project makes a wonderful gift for yourself or a friend.  Our cheerful employee, Lynnet, is shown wearing our Easy Moguls Scarf in Indian Paintbrush.  It is made with 2 skeins of Mountain Colors Moguls and is knit in garter stitch.  It couldn't get any easier and with such great results. You are welcome to copy off the pattern and pass it along to friends.  Happy holidays to all from Mountain Colors!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mari's Star Hat

This lovely hat was knit and designed by Diana's niece Mari.  Everyone at Mountain Colors wants to knit one.  Mine would be in autumn colors, one of our dyers loves browns, another loves blues...hmm the possiblities are endless.  What color hat would you knit?  It uses one skein of Mountain Colors Weavers Wool Quarters and 2 accent colors.   Feel free to share it with friends.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Mountain Loop--Free Pattern of the week

This lovely loop scarf uses 2 skeins of Mountain Colors 3-ply Wool.  It is knit on large needles and is very soft and warm.  After knitting the large loop, just give it a twist and put both loops over your head.

Wouldn't this make a great gift for someone on your holiday gift giving list??  Or perhaps YOU need to make one for yourself!!  The free pattern can be found below:

The Mountain Loop
By Diana McKay

Our coldest predicted winter in many years is now here.   I developed this scarf to keep the chill away.   It’s very quick to knit, cozily warm and is a great last minute Christmas gift to whip up.  Enjoy!

YARN:  2 skeins of Mountain Colors 3Ply Wool
NEEDLES:  #9 or #10 circular needles (24” seemed to work fine) or size you need for gauge
GAUGE:   3.5 – 3” stitches per inch
FINISHED SIZE:   8” x 58”
Row 1:  K1, P1 around
Row 2: Knit around

CAST ON  200sts loosely.  Knit the first row and join into a circle without twisting the stitches.   Place a marker where you join.  Work the Pattern Stitch for 8”.  Bind off with a needle a couple sizes bigger than the size you are using to keep the bind off edge loose.  Weave in the ends and block lightly.  Wrap around your neck and keep it warm!

The link previously posted doesn't want to work.  If we get it repaired we will correct that problem!

Feel free to share this with friends.

Stay warm!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Free Pattern-- Arrowhead Lace Cowl

The Arrowhead Lace Cowl is a quick knit.  The lace pattern is VERY easy to learn and it takes only 1 skein of Mountain Colors River Twist yarn.  It is super soft, warm and makes an attractive accent to your winter coat.  Knit one up this weekend!!   Click on the name to get to the link to this free pattern.  Feel free to share it with friends.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Free Pattern of the Week- Sailor's Rib Fingerless Mittens

These VERY quick to knit fingerless mittens are made as shown with Mountain Colors Twizzle.  Our other worsted weight yarns would also work well....Mountain Goat, 4/8's Wool, River Twist or Alpaca Blend. Make yourself a pair and several for holiday gift giving.  There is still plenty of time!! To print out the pattern click the printer symbol at the bottom of the black box below!  Happy knitting.

Sailor's Rib Fingerless Mittens LINK

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Facebook Game and a Free Pattern

For those of you on Facebook ... Both of us are a bit new to Facebook but we created a "What Mountain Colors Yarn Colorway best describes You" game. It is fun to take but apparently due to lack of experience on our part you can only see your results if you share them with someone!  Check it out and we would love it if you joined our page. 

We are offering a free pattern each week leading up to the holidays.  This week it's the Yoga Socks.  Keep an eye on our blog each week for something new!  The files are in PDF format and there is a little printer symbol at the bottom of the black box!! Enjoy! 

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Mountain Colors Yarn Facebook Page

We have created a new Facebook page for Mountain Colors. This a real learning experience. I figured out how to add the sharing button to our blog page. Any other suggestions about what I should add to the Facebook page would be most welcome!

Please upload your projects that were made with Mountain Colors Yarn! The photo I am including here is of a baby sweater made with two strands of Crazyfoot yarn. It was very quick and easy at 5 sts/inch. The pattern is from Mason-Dixon's the One Piece Baby Kimono. It took less than one skein of yarn for the body of the sweater and made a nice washable gift for the mother-to-be.

We look forward to seeing YOUR projects made with our yarn.  Please share!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Beautiful NEW Warm & Wooly Throw Trio Kits

Shown in Log Cabin, Garnet & Sky

We here at Mountain Colors are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather. The trees are turning yellow, the gardens have been harvested and we've had our first hard frost of the season. It's time to think about knitting and staying warm.

In celebration of this season we are have an Autumn promotion that features our new Warm & Wooly Throw Trio kit. It comes in 8 colorful colorway combinations and includes the patterns for three different designs. There is a pattern for an easy knitted throw, an intermediate lacey knitted throw design and a pattern for a crocheted throw too. Each kit includes THREE of our colorways in an assortment of our yarns....Mohair, Moguls, Mountain Goat and Merino Ribbon.

Contact your favorite yarn store to order one of these delightful throw kits:

Forest...a lovely blend of greens
Garnet...a rich combination of burgundies
Homestead...plums and warm purples
Ice...the palests of blues and cream
Log warm browns
Mountain...majestic purples
Nighthawk...a lovely gray combination
Sky...steely gray-blues

These throws will make great Christmas gifts and beautiful home accents. Order yours today!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

What was HOT at the Trade Show

Greetings from Montana!!

We just returned last week from TNNA in Columbus after a great show! Our new Yarns, Designs and Colors were well received by those that came to shop. We thought you would enjoy hearing about what is new.

The Seven new colors were popular and the favorite seemed to be Thunderstorm. It is a lovely blend of soft grays, lavenders, and blues. Along with Thunderstorm we introduced Clover (beautiful greens), Osprey (rich deep charcoal & blues), Snapdragon (warm rose tones), Hummingbird (olive greens and festive accents), Portland Rose (crazy brights created for the Portland sock summit) and Spring Eclipse (deep rich purples and magenta) which we introduced January 2010.

The 3 new River Twist colors....Rock Creek, Grasshopper Falls, and Glacier Lake were very Hot Sellers! You have to see these three.

Crazyfoot...our beautiful new sock yarn was the big attraction in our booth and at our Sample It booth. It makes wonderful scarves and other wearables as well as socks.

While in Ohio we went to a local yarn store and held a yarn "tasting". We took along our new designs and the favorites were the Sawtooth Capelet made from one skein of Half Crepe, the Bye Bye Baby Bunting which uses our 4/8's Wool, the Fantastic Lace Scarf which uses one skein of Crazyfoot and the Shawl Collar Vest which uses any of our worsted weight yarns but is shown in River Twist. These patterns are all available for order at this time and you can see pictures of them on our website

Happy summer and Happy knitting!
Diana and Leslie

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Crazyfoot WINNERS

We have WINNERS!! Thanks to all who entered our Crazyfoot contest. We may do another drawing in the future so stay tuned!!! For those who find their name listed below please contact us at with a complete mailing address so we can start shipping out the yarn. If you put CRAZYFOOT in the subject line that would be a big help!!! Also include your Ravelry name so we can keep track of everyone.

If you listed a Ravelry name I have used that. Some folks had no contact info listed so hopefully they will recognize themselves!!

Mary Contrary
Mirella in Netherlands
Darlene in Maine
Debbie in Ft Lauderdale
Ludwig’s Drivers
Patchwork Rose
Gwynne in Michigan

Monday, January 25, 2010

Crazyfoot Yarn Giveaway!!

We are looking for folks to test knit our new sock yarn, Crazyfoot. We would then like the winners to post/blog about the yarn!

We have 50 skeins, each 425 yards, for testing! Leave a comment with your name and contact info in our blog and we will use a random number generator to select the winners. We will select the winners on February 1st!

This new yarn is now shipping out to stores. If you want YOUR store to order some for you be sure and let them know!

Crazyfoot---Our NEW Sock Yarn!!

We have a NEW Sock Yarn. Crazyfoot is 90% superwash wool and 10% nylon. It comes in 425 yards/ 100 gm skeins. We are just starting to ship Crazyfoot to yarn stores. The yarn is incredible…even our dyers are lining up to get skeins to use in their knitting…and it comes in ALL of our colorways. I am knitting my first pair of Crazyfoot socks and I am really enjoying the yarn. We tossed some test socks in the washer and dryer and they came out GREAT. They turned out very soft and squishy. It doesn’t have any mohair (our Bearfoot does) and the stitch definition is perfect. The yarn is tightly twisted so it should wear really well.

Ask your yarn store to get you some Crazyfoot and give it a try!!! Then let us know what you think!