Our favorite base, Sun Valley MCN is now available in a six skein Gradient Set and dyed to support a special event, The Longest Day
. Our friend, Ann Budd has designed a special shawl in honor of The Longest Day called Fading Memories
. See the message below from Ann about her project!
Ann has invited several dyers to craft their interpretation of the gradients needed for her shawl. We think Sun Valley's set is the perfect fit!!
The base is Merino/Cashmere/Nylon fingering
100 yards per skein of a six skein set, so 600 yards of this lovely yarn, perfect for this project!
Ten dollars of every kit purchased of The Longest Day gradient with Longmont Yarn Shoppe will be donated to Team Ann Budd Knits at www.alz.org.
Pre-order your kit now
so you are ready to cast on as soon as we begin shipping in early June! Your kit DOES NOT INCLUDE THE PATTERN.
Obtain your Fading Memories pattern on Ravelry here
. For every pattern sold, Ann will donate $ 5 to Team Ann Budd Knits at www.alz.org. PLEASE NOTE
- the Shawl shown is the original shawl knit in The Mystery of the White Plum colorway dyed by Schmutzerella Yarns based on the purple color in The Longest Day logo, not the gradient set sold by LYS.
A message from Ann about the project: As more of my friends and family become victim to Alzheimer's disease, I find myself more passionate about the fight against it. That’s why I've registered to take part on The Longest Day this summer to raise awareness (and hopefully a whole lot of funds) for the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Longest Day is the day with the most light (the summer solstice), which will be June 20 this year. And it’s the day the Alzheimer’s Association calls on everyone to fight Alzheimer’s disease by raising funds and awareness for care, support, and research.
For my part I'll knit from sunrise (somewhere around 5:00 am) to sunset (somewhere around 9:30 pm) Mountain Standard Time.