Sunday 8 December 2019

Win WYSpinners' Christmas Sock Yarn & Pattern

It's December, it's the run-up to Christmas and A Woolly Yarn is revelling in the season of goodwill. To thank all our followers for reading and to remind you that the blog is retiring and we're moving over to Instagram - @awoollyyarn - we've got this great give-away.

You could win a ball of West Yorkshire Spinners' 2019 Robin sock yarn together with a supporting pattern!

Second prize is one copy of Rowan Select's Sultano & Sultano Fine book containing seven hand knit designs.

So without further ado, here's how to enter to win one of the great prizes!

1. Go to and click on the 'follow' button if you haven't done so already. This will deliver new A Woolly Yarn Facebook posts to your news feed. If you change your mind in the future (but we hope you won't!) you can unfollow us.

2. 'Like' the post with the competition details.

3. On Instagram follow @awoollyyarn

4. On Facebook in the comments box under the competition post tell us what you're looking forward to knitting in 2020.

The competition opens at midday on Sunday 8th December and closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 22nd December. We'll announce the winners soon after and ask him/her to send a private message on Facebook to A Woolly Yarn with their postal details so they can receive their fabulous prize.

Please note that due to competition law and postage costs the competition is open to UK residents only, although we would of course love to have overseas readers follow A Woolly Yarn on Instagram and Facebook and find out what they're planning to knit.
Terms & Conditions

1. The promoter is the A Woolly Yarn blog, which has no affiliation with West Yorkshire Spinners, Rowan or Facebook.

2. The competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18 years or over.

3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

5. This competition is running on A Woolly Yarn's Facebook page at

6. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.

7. Closing date for the entry will be 11.59pm on Sunday 22 December. After this date no further entries to the competition will be counted.

8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

9. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter's control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

10. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connect with this competition.

11. The prize is as follows: First prize is two pattern books from West Yorkshire Spinners plus a ball of yarn and second prize is Cabled Knits by Ann Kingstone. The prizes are as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable, is subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute the prizes with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

12. The winner will be chosen within seven days of 23rd December 2019.

13. The winner will be announced within seven days of the closing date on the A Woolly Yarn Facebook page and will be asked to send a private Facebook message with their address details to A Woolly Yarn. These details will only be used for the purpose of posting the prize. If the winner does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

14. The promoter will notify the winners when the prizes are posted. The promoter will obtain proof of postage and is not responsible for any failure of the Royal Mail to deliver the prizes.

15. The promoter's decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence entered into.

16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

17. The winner agrees to their name being published on the A Woolly Yarn Facebook page. Any personal details relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant's prior consent.

Saturday 7 December 2019

The Future Of A Woolly Yarn

A Woolly Yarn is moving to Instagram!

I started A Woolly Yarn at the beginning of 2014 and since then the digital world has changed significantly. Podcasts and vlogs have replaced blogs in popularity with people also wanting to access information in short, bitesized chunks on social media.

Whilst I've loved publishing A Woolly Yarn over the last six years it has been a time-consuming labour of love. I now have less spare time to give to the blog thanks to my great news that my debut novel, My Perfect Sister, is going to be published by Red Door Press in May 2020. I'm hard at work on a second novel and am dedicating most of my free hours to that.

Therefore I have decided that from January 2020 the A Woolly Yarn blog will go into retirement. Instead please fellow A Woolly Yarn on Facebook and Instagram.  It'll still be the place for British knitting news and reviews and there will be more frequent but shorter updates.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has followed A Woolly Yarn so far - winning Knit Now magazine's Online Innovator Award in 2017 was a real highlight - and hope that you'll join us on Facebook and Instagram to move the community from strength to strength.

Plus keep your eye out for a special competition to mark the occasion!
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