Over the summer, Darn Good Yarn hosted its first pattern submission contest! Wow, what great entries we had and we actually wound up choosing 2 winners who won a $100 shopping spree on Darn Good Yarn! (pssssst! By the way, we're going to keep this as a staple at Darn Good Yarn. So be sure to follow us on facebook to get the scoop or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info)
One of our winners was Pam of Pam Daley Designs! You can find all of her designs here: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/pam-daley-designs
She designed a nesting baskets. "You can never have too many baskets around – use them in the kitchen, the bedroom, the powder room – even the patio or front porch! They are easy to make, easy to store and can also be great stash-busters.
This pattern was developed specifically for the Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn from Darn Good Yarn"
So, here's the deal! If you crochet and want to get the kit (which includes enough ribbon yarn to make three baskets plus the printed pattern) now's your chance to get first dibs on the pattern plus get a great deal on the yarn.
If you are a beginner, you can so do this! You just need to know the following (Nicole's tip: There are youtube videos for all of these techniques if you're at all freaked out by them!)
sl st: Slip stitch
sc: Single crochet
hdc: Half-double crochet
The ribbon that you'll get is At the Bahamas. As you can see, this is recycled sari silk ribbon in stripes of bold, vibrant jewel-toned hues! If you think the colors pop on the Internet, wait until you see them in person. Each hank is 100g and has about 177ft of ribbon in it.After a long and strict selection process, the women who make our product cut the edges, and sew them end-to-end to create this phenomenal one-of-a-kind yarn. As always, remember that by getting this yarn (or any of our yarn or products for that matter!) in using it in your project,you are helping the women of India and Nepal become self-sufficient and provide basic needs of their family— like food, healthcare, shelter, and education— in ways they could not have otherwise done.