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July 3, 2014

It’s a Spud & Chloë CAL featuring FreshStitches!

Join us all month long as we celebrate a brand-new crochet pattern by Stacey Trock of FreshStitches featuring our Sweater yarn!

Meet Spikey the Stegosaurus, shown here in Splash and Pollen:

All month long, we invite you to crochet along with designer Stacey Trock in the Friends of Spud & Chloë Group on Ravelry as we celebrate the release of her brand-new design. Our fans will also receive 20% off their purchase of this pattern by entering the coupon code SPUDANDCHLOE at checkout!

As if that weren’t enough, we’ll be giving away some great prizes for our Crochet-Along (CAL) participants: Two lucky group members will win a prize pack conaining 2 skeins of Sweater, a Spud & Chloë Needle Tube, and an Upcycled Project Bag!

March 18, 2014

Doodle Winners

The original Spud & Chloë Pencil Bag.

Last week we shared the creative ways our staff has customized their Spud & Chloë Pencil Bags–then we asked you to comment for a chance to win a Pencil Bag of your very own. Our five lucky Doodle winners are:

Kathy, “This reminds me of all the drawings and markings on my school notebooks – such fun that was.”

Cynthia, “I would love to be able to doodle on my own pencil case! I’m thinking balls of colorful yarn to surround the donor sheep!”

Jill, “Hooray for pencil bags… I could see a background of balls of yarn on mine!”

Whitney, “Too cute!!!”

Kaye, “Ohhh, that little pencil case is way too cute! I also love how everyone decorated theirs. I would probably decorate mine with hexagons in a variety of colours!”

The Whole Spud & Chloë Gang cannot wait to see how you choose to adorn your canvas Pencil Bag.

And don’t forget to get your pencil bag ready… we’ll have more doodling fun down the road!

March 13, 2014

Doodle Love Team Project!

The Whole Spud & Chloë Gang had a lot of fun doodling our very own Pencil Bags.

And knitters and crocheters need a notions bag. Something with a sturdy zipper and just enough room to hold all the little things we accumulate: stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needles, and other bits and bobs.

And of course, we want it to be fun and functional.

The Spud & Chloë Pencil Bag fills all the requirements mentioned above and is cute as can be with our gal Chloë and her best pal Spud adorning the front.

The original Spud & Chloë Pencil Bag.

It’s also the perfect canvas (literally) for a little colorful creativity…

We all added our own unique flair!

Pencil Bags crafted by the Whole Spud & Chloë Gang!

It all started when Sarah, our jill-of-all-trades, used markers to brighten up her bag with this cool plaid pattern…

That inspired Linda, our head honcho, to go a little wild with watercolor…

Nate, our picture dude opted for abstract and I, your social media maven, went the realistic route with a farmyard scene… 

Trent and Jason, our fearless shippers, went with a Minnesotan sports theme incorporating snowmobiles, hunting, and hiking…

‘Ria, resident customer service gal, stenciled on a background of bubbles…

We had so much fun making these pencil bags unique for each of us. How would you dress up your bag? Pull out the Sharpies, paint, embroidery thread, or whatever other creative tools you can think of to do your own decorating.

To nab your own Pencil Bag, visit your LYS. Or head over to Fabulous Yarn, they have them in stock!

Now here’s the really exciting part! Leave a comment on this post (one per person please) and five lucky winners will receive a Pencil Bag of their very own to doodle on.

Stay tuned and have your Pencil Bags ready… we’ll be having a doodling contest with you down the road.

October 8, 2013

Official Names!

Thank you so much for casting your votes to officially name the new Spud & Chloë Sweater colors. Here are the winning names:

Our rich red is…

Red Velvet!

Our vivid violet is…


Our gorgeous green is…

Pine Needle!

And last, but not least, our beautiful blue will be called…


Thanks again for all your help. The three lucky winning commenters (chosen at random) who will receive two hanks of Spud & Chloë Sweater in the color of their choice are:

Debbie V. “I vote for B, F, I, K.”

Ashley H. “Wow, what gorgeous colours. I’d say: B Red Velvet, E Pixie Purple, H Pine Needle, J Rainstorm.”


Debbie G. “B, F, H, J. That was fun! Just like naming nailpolish colors. Hope I win!! Desperate for some Spud & Chloë!”

Congratulations! You can be sure we will shout it from the rafters when these colors are in stock and ready to ship to your favorite LYS.

September 30, 2013

The Big Reveal (& Another Chance to Win Some Yarn!)

A few weeks back we asked you to tell us what new colors you’d like to see in the Spud & Chloë Sweater line. The response was amazing! We’ll give you a sneak peek at the colors you picked in a minute, but first we need to ask for your help one more time. Can you help us name the new colors?

Here’s a look at the new colors that will be hitting the shelves at your favorite LYS come January…

First up is a rich red.

Burgundy, wine, garnet–a rich red shade is what you all asked for. Which name do you think describes this new color best?

A. Beet Red

B. Red Velvet

C. Choke Cherry

Next up is a vivid violet.

It seems you all have a passion for purple. But not just any purple. What you wanted was something a little darker than Lilac, lighter than Grape Jelly, and more along the lines of a middle-ground amethyst. We love the end result, what name do you think suits it?

D. Butterfly

E. Pixie Purple

F. Bloomsberry

You were all for going green.

Deeper, more masculine shades were another request and we figured we couldn’t go wrong with a lush, verdant green like this one. (And it’s not just for the boys.) Which name do you envy?

G. Forest

H. Pine Needle

I. Big Woods

Last, but not least, is a beautiful blue.

You told us you like knitting the blues, but want to dive in to some deeper, darker shades. This one is right on the mark. What do you think we should call it?

J. Rainstorm

K. Thunder

L. Midnight

If you’d like to help us out (and we hope you do), leave you favorite color names (you can identify them by letter) in the comments. As a thank-you we’ll enter you into a drawing for two hanks of Spud & Chloë Sweater in your favorite color.