Having said that, the wonderful thing about our Down Under Knitting Community is just how supportive it is; from the indie yarn dyers, to the designers, to the sheep farmers and indie wool companies, to the knitters themselves. The tyranny of distance really does sometimes work in our favour.
So a huge thank you to all these lovely businesses. Please visit the links and give them our love. Without them we would not have the community we do. xx
Little Plum Yarn
Sharon runs pre-orders for her colourways through her Ravelry group and also stocks on her Facebook page.
PRIZE: 2 skeins (200g) of glorious DK Superwash Merino in a colour way to be selected by the winner.
This prize will be randomly drawn from all those who complete a milo and post a photo. For each milo you complete, you get an extra entry.
You can purchase Briony's yarn from her etsy store as well as follow her progress in her Ravelry group and on Facebook.
PRIZE: A special Rainbow Pack: 200g of hand-dyed gradient in "Spring Rainbow" (pictured below) on White Gum Wool 8ply and a pdf copy of the Rainbow Dress pattern. The winner for this prize will be chosen by the Rainbow Girl for the best use of colour.
The winner will be randomly selected from all those who complete a milo.
You can purchase Zippy Wippies via the Facebook page.
PRIZE: One custom made Zippy Wippy bag.
The winner will be randomly selected from those who complete a milo.
Koru Designs Aotearoa
You can follow Koru Designs Aotearoa on Facebook to find out when Paula is stocking as well as keep up with all the things Paula is creating on her Ravelry group.
PRIZE: 200g hand-dyed skein of DK Superwash in colourway 'Carol'
PRIZE: 200g hand-dyed skein of DK Superwash in colourway 'Dagda'.
Nunnaba Artisan Fibres and Handspun Yarn
You can find Jenna's lovely yarns in her etsy store and Facebook page.
PRIZE: 2 skeins (200g) of hand-dyed gradient on White Gum Wool 8ply.
Red Riding Hood Yarns
Hannah stocks exclusively on her Facebook page where you'll get all the goss on her updates. You can also keep up via her Ravelry group.
PRIZE: 200g of hand-dyed yarn on the "Bon Worsted" base in a colourway of the winner's choice.
Little Brown Owl
You can find Lori on her Facebook Page.
PRIZE: one small size custom made Project bag. This bag is big enough to hold a 200g ball.
Colour By Me/Tres/
You can find Agnes on Facebook where you can order custom dyed yarn. She also has a Ravelry group.
PRIZE: Custom length Spectrum gradient suitable for milo (120 - 348m) on 100% Superwash Merino DK.
Tansy Yarn Company
You can find Tansy Yarn Company at their website www.tansy.com.au and on Facebook.
PRIZE: 200g of hand-dyed yarn and buttons to match.
Let Them Knit
You can find Let Them Knit on Facebook.
PRIZE: 100g hand-dyed gradient yarn.
Li'l Red Webs - Handcrafted
You can find and order from L'il Red Webs - Handcrafted via their Facebook Page.
PRIZE: Project bag
You can find Justyna's designs on Ravelry. You can also find her on her website www.letesknits.com, Facebook as well as a host of other social media sites. Visit the Lete's Knits webpage to find all the links.
PRIZE: one ebook of winner's choice.
PRIZE: three single patterns of winner's choice.
Meraki Studio New Zealand
You can find Meraki Studio New Zealand on Facebook as well as keep up with all things Jo is creating via her Ravelry group.
PRIZE: custom dye spot for the colourway Eden on Dewdrop sock.