Outlaw October - Enter to win a $500 gift certificate!

Amy Murphy

It's October and we're celebrating the return of cooler weather with a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to WoolWinders Yarn Shop courtesy of Outlaw Yarn. See contest entry guidelines at the end of this post.

Outlaw Yarn from New Zealand produces Bohemia Sport, which is a luscious sport-weight yarn made from 45% Polwarth (that's a breed of sheep - we had to Google it, too), 45% Alpaca and 10% Possum. That's right - brushtail possum!  The brushtail possum is a non-native species to New Zealand that threatens the country's endangered bird life.

Outlaw Yarn combines polwarth, alpaca and possum into a buttery yarn takes the extreme softness and warmth of possum and alpaca and combines it with the luster of polwarth. If you're not familiar with possum, this fiber brings a soft halo, but without the itchiness common to mohair or alpaca. It's super warm and pill-resistant.

Bohemia Sport is perfect for colorwork and sport-weight accessories. Check out some of our favorite Bohemia Sport projects on Ravelry:

Kiwime Fingerless Mitts

Circumferential Hat

Sundry Shawl

Contest Rules

Want to win a $500 gift certificate to WoolWinders Yarn Shop? There are three ways to enter:

1. Buy Outlaw Bohemia Sport! Receive one entry into the contest for every ball purchased.

2. Take a selfie at your local yarn store and upload it to Instagram with the hashtags #outlawoctober and #loveyourlys

3. Ask nicely to enter the contest and provide us with your name and email address. You must mention the Outlaw October contest to be entered.

Contest ends October 31 and winner will be announced via Instagram on November 6. Be sure to tell your friends so they can enter, too!