Spinzilla 2015 Wrap-Up & FREE Pattern!

The results are in – and we’re pleased to say that Team Louet has won the Golden Niddy Noddy for Spinzilla 2015! We couldn’t be more proud of this year’s team. Thank you to our wonderful spinners for a fabulous event!

Here are the stats on our year’s team efforts for 2015:

  • 24 of 25 registered spinners reported yardage & will be receiving our Team Thank-you gift valued at $100! We’ll be creating a special fiber pack for our hard-working spinners which includes two 1/2 lb. bags of Merino Silk, a 1/2 lb. bag of Dyed Merino and a Lavishea Spinzilla lotion bar!
  • 21 of 25 registered spinners are in the Monster Mile Club! This means that they will receive an additional gift from us (their choice of in-stock fibers valued at $100)!
  • Eight of our spinners reported 5-digit yardage!
  • As a team, we spun a total of 271,607 yards – that’s just over 154 miles, or the equivalent of 5.8 marathons!
We’ve far surpassed our team total from last year (156,853) as well as the winning team total of 171,493, and we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of our fantastic spinners. We’d like to give an extra-special mention to our top 3 spinners who reported the most yardage for our team at the close of Spinzilla:
  • Tracy Hammond: 48,028 yards
  • Monica Bittner: 40,765 yards
  • Alexis Borsboom: 31,158 yards
We’re guessing these 3 spinners have pretty much depleted their fiber stash, so we’’ll be awarding $300 worth of in-stock spinning fibers (winner’s choice!) as a thank-you for their enormous contributions!
We also have a special gift for all spinners: a free shawl pattern to put your handspun yarn to good use! Laura Cameron of The Corner of Knit & Tea blog and podcast designed the Lost At Sea shawl especially for handspun yarn ! This gorgeous two-color shawl is shown here in the Ocean Waves colorway of Northern Lights as the MC and Quoddy Bay Grey of our Dyed Merino as the CC.

The shawl is knit on the bias with alternating sections of squishy garter stitch designed to show off variegated handspun yarns; the lace sections is ideal for solid-colored handspun skeins.