Tributary Yarns Review and Giveaway



Andrea from This Knitted Life has been dyeing up some beautiful yarns for her new shop called Tributary Yarns.  I've known Andrea for quite some time and have test knitted for her in the past.  She is a thoughtful, thorough and dedicated knitter and now indie dyer.  How cool is that?

Her shop had a grand opening a week or so ago and Andrea has been busy filling orders and dyeing more yarn to restock. From the looks of it, Andrea is off to a successful business.   Her story about Tributary Yarns can be found here, here and here.


I've had the pleasure to be testing out two of her yarn bases, am I not a lucky knitter?

The river silk merino blend that is a single ply that is 70% superwash merino wool and 30% silk in the lovely colorway  'Dusk at Elk River'.  This decadent wool silk blend is shimmery and the depth of color is simply stunning.  The stitch definition is soft and defined  - I'm currently knitting a shawl for me.








The next skein is her watershed worsted base in a muted green colorway titled 'Fern Canyon'.  This worsted wool is oh so springy!  The base is a 3 ply 100% sustainable rambouillet wool.  The wool has a soft hand and glides over knitting needles effortlessly while giving a crisp stitch definition.  I'm making a hat, again, for me.



Onto the giveaway!

Andrea is generously giving one lucky winner a coupon code for $25 in her shop.  To have a chance to win you must:

-comment on this post on what colorway you like best after visiting her shop

-have a valid email attached to your profile OR give me your ravelry user name when you comment

This contest is opened until next Tuesday (March 20th).  I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, March 21.  Good luck!!


Comments are closed and the winner is posted on 03/21/2018 blog post


Comments

  1. How cool that you know her! I have followed her blog for a while. I was gonna say that I really liked Anna's Art Studio (and I do), but then I saw Humboldt Fog and that is the winner for me! I am thekittyknitter on Ravelry.

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  2. That's a hard choice -- she has so many pretty colors! I think at this particular moment, it would be the Kimtu, because that blue reminds me of spring/summer skies.

    (I am sprite on Ravelry, too.)

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  3. I say Big Rock, Humboldt Fog, or Samoa Dunes are my favorites. You know my blog already and I'm Kepanie on Ravelry.
    Thank you for the fellow parent commiseration. I have Mama's Guilt when my babies are hurting or suffering in some way. I'm trying to keep healthy; I've been dragging myself up by the bootstraps to get exercising now that my toe's better.

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  4. I love all the colors ... but Big Rock - silver and blue! - is probably my favorite. Thank you so much for the review and the giveaway!

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  5. Humboldt Fog had me at hello!

    Linda in VA

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  6. Congratulations Andrea! Love Big Rock in all the bases!

    My Ravelry: harknessangels

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  7. It's almost impossible to choose just one, so I won't! I love "Dusk at Elk River" that you're knitting with and Trinity Kimtu. Andrea is dyeing some really lovely yarn!

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  8. Oh wow! That will be one gorgeous shawl!! I've followed her blog for some time now and it is so cool that she is now dyeing...and that you know her! Plus she has chosen awesome names for her yarns. I love Dusk at Elk River. You have my e-mail, I believe, and I'm ThreadedLane on Ravelry.

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  9. Al's made that antler hat before and it is gorgeous. Glad you are knitting two pretty items for you. You deserve them. And I'll go over to the give away. THanks for the informaion.

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  10. JACKSTRAW SWIMMING HOLE in sock weight!!

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  11. Surprise creek is lovely.
    Momolake on ravelry

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  12. Humboldt Fog caught my eye when I was looking at her blog. Nice colors.
    Also Fern Canyon. :)

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  13. Mamagiff likes Anna ‘s art studio (she had trouble commenting)

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  14. Andrea's yarn is BEAUTIFUL. (I'm going to pass on the give-away though --- I just have TOO MUCH yarn). Good luck to all the people that enter the giveaway.

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  15. Such pretty yarn! I love the Coho worsted and jatshaw is me on Rav. Now I need to check out her blog......

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  16. Anna’s art studio!

    My Ravelry is Sheila10

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  17. What beautiful yarn and thank you for showing some knitting samples. That Watershed worsted in Big Rock is lovely, well they all look lovely but that would be my first choice. I am juliannph on Ravelry.

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  18. Oh, what lovely yarns! I think Marigold might be my favorite, but it's so hard to choose :) katriddell on Ravelry

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  19. Love the Samoa Dunes, but Big Rock is a very, very close second. I'm a neutral type knitter! I'm Moree on Ravelry

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  20. I've been following Andrea's blog/journey for a while and all along, I've lusted over the green colorways she's been dying.... then I go take a look at her shop and... it turns out Big Rock in the River Silk line is my favorite. For today at least. :) I've been on a self imposed yarn diet for a while so I've been avoiding looking too closely at Andrea's shop but I started back to work this past weekend and throughout the yarn diet, I'd promised myself that my first paycheck of the season would go towards a giant yarn purchase. I can't wait! My Ravelry name is jeanniegrayknits.

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  21. There are too many lucious yarns to choose! I love the Buttercup (good yellows are hard to find), the vibrant Marigold makes summer feel too far away & that Hollyhock....😀
    Well done, Andrea!
    Rav name: tansmith

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  22. The Humboldt Fog in the sock yarn is gorgeous. Mouth of the Klamath in the River silk merino blend is to die for. Sweetpea inthe watershed worsted is sweet as can be. All the colors are great but these seemed to speak to me.

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  23. Thank you for introducing me to Andrea's shop, all of her yarns are gorgeous! I especially loved Mouth of the Klamath, it seemed to shimmer! I'm gavanakin on Ravelry. : )

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  24. Love, love, love the Big Rock and I just couldn't resist Humbolt Fog; I just received a skein of that last night. Gorgeous!

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  25. I love Mouth of the Klamath . My Ravelry name is CathiesCraftworks.

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  26. Lovely yarn. Humboldt fog is quite unique though there are many to choose from.

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  27. I have been following Andrea's blog for awhile and am so happy for her success. Her colors are lovely. At the moment I like Surprise Creek and Hollyhock. You are going to have a gorgeous shawl and a warm hat. Have a good weekend.

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  28. I like Anna's Art studio colourway. It popped out at me straight away :)

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  29. what a lovely shop. i wish her well. Humboldt Fog took my eye

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  30. Mouth of the Mattole. ;) Thank you! xoxo ~ tanna

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  31. Freshwater Fingering is a pretty yarn. My Ravelry is lneedlesandwool. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  32. Oh what pretty yarns, lo0k forward to seeing the finished projects.

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  33. I like several of them, but I think my favorite is Humboldt Fog. My ravelry ID is wheeltreemegan.

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