In 2013, Mango Moon became the exclusive North American distributor for Dale Garn, the well-respected producer of such perennial favorites as Baby Ull, Falk, and Heilo, and the source for classic Scandinavian sweater designs and the best baby items that have become heirlooms in many families.
Just last year, Mango Moon acquired the Be Sweet line, whose reputation for quality yarns and social responsibility made it a wonderful fit. Many of Be Sweet’s yarns are hand-dyed for us by women in a job creation program in South Africa. Expansive color ranges and simple, sophisticated patterns are the hallmarks of the Be Sweet brand.
Week #1 – Winner Chosen on May 6
We’re kicking off the month with a kit that brings all three of these quality brands together in one fabulous accessory. Designed by LYS owner and knitter extraordinaire Susan Grim, In Triplicate is an airy, quick-knit cowl you will want to make more than once! The stitch pattern produces a lofty, cloud-soft fabric that’s given extra depth and interest with color play.
Choose one of eight beautiful colorways, which include 1 ball/skein each of Mango Moon Parade, Be Sweet Extra Fine Mohair, and Dale Garn Påfugl and the pattern.
Week #2 – Winner Chosen on May 13
Last-minute holiday knitting, and summer travel knitting—two challenges with one fun solution! It’s never too early to get a start on knitted gifts, and these two kits will give you highly portable projects for vacation, the ballpark or the beach. Each kit makes 4 or 5 jackets, much to the delight of the coffee, tea, or cocoa lovers on your gift list.
The winner will receive one Holiday Coffee Jacket kit and one Snowflake Coffee Jacket kit. The Holiday kit contains 3 balls of Mango Moon Bijou 100% recycled fiber yarn and the pattern, and the Snowflake kit contains 2 balls of Mango Moon Bijou and one of Mango Moon Di Lusso, with a touch of sparkle, and the pattern.
Week #3 – Winner Chosen on May 20
Be Sweet’s Extra Fine mohair is hand-dyed for us by women in a job creation program in South Africa. From the more than sixty amazing colors they make for us, five are chosen for each colorway of our Diagonal/Striped Shawl kit. Extra Fine’s “baby bouclé” texture and ultra-light weight, along with the simple sophistication of this classic rectangular shawl make it a stylish choice for a wrap that goes anywhere, from a breezy park to a night on the town.
The winner will choose from 24 colorways. The kit contains 5 balls of Be Sweet Extra Fine mohair and the pattern. The finished shawl measures approx. 22” x 80”. Pictured is the narrower scarf version, which also can be made with this kit.
Week #4 – Winner Chosen on May 27
Mango Moon hosts a knitting retreat in northern Michigan in the fall, and the hit project at last year’s gathering was this felted messenger bag designed by the leader of the 2015 retreat, Brigitte Elliott. Brigitte is known for Swing Knitting, a German short-row technique that produces lovely designs and is just plain fun to work!
The winner will choose from 8 colorways. The kit contains 7 balls of Dale Garn Hubro 100% wool. Finished size of the bag is approx. 14”w x 8.5”h x 2.5”d.
Grand prize – Winner Chosen on June 3
Freestyle knitting, almost like painting with yarn, is a great source of joy to many an experienced knitter. Wonderful patterns like the Shade Jacket and the River Run shawl, both designed just for Mango Moon by the wonderfully creative Christie Furber, make this joyful way of knitting accessible to any knitter.
Start with this specially-selected combination of yarns—over 1,000 yards in all—the perfect jumping-off point for a freestyle knitting project. (Yarn substitutions may occur within the colorways.)
The winner will receive their choice of our 13 fabulous colorways, PLUS our best-selling River Run pattern, PLUS a $75 credit toward Dale Garn and Be Sweet yarns of their choice. It’s a great chance to put together all the yarns you want to use in a River Run creation of your very own. And you’ll have fabulous stash additions to launch further knitting adventures!