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Flat Iron Prize Draw!

We're celebrating summer in Edmonton!

We created a very special yarn for summer 2018 in Edmonton. We’re taking this yarn to our local Fibre Festival and we'll be selling it in our store this summer. We’ve added an extra special incentive to purchase one of these skeins… a chance to win a $100 gift card from River City Yarns!


When you purchase a skein of our special Biscotte Bis-Sock yarn in the Flat Iron colourway (inspired by a photo taken by Kim Tannas) we’ll give you a special card. We have made 100 cards, each with a unique serial number on it. Keep the card in a safe place!

About the yarn:

Biscotte Bis-Sock yarn is dyed to self-stripe (like magic). It’s incredibly soft (85% superwash Merino wool and 15% nylon). As a fingering weight yarn, each 100g skein (400m) is designed to give you lots to work with. You can make a pair of adult socks, you can make hats or mittens. Buy two and you can make a shawl or a kid’s sweater. There’s so much potential.

About the inspiration photo by Kim Tannas (photographer):

"Two years ago, I posted this colourful photo of Edmonton’s historic Gibson Block (also known as the Flat Iron Building). Now it’s taking on a new life as the inspiration for a very special custom-dyed yarn being released by River City Yarns. I may not be much of a knitter but was happy to be involved in this unique partnership with a local company! The custom-dyed creation will be unveiled at this year’s Fibre Frolic on Saturday, May 26, at Terwillegar Community Church."

Contest Details and Fine Print:

On September 15th, 2018, River City Yarns will draw a winning number and announce it on all of our social media platforms. If you have the winning number, you have three days to claim your prize. If unclaimed, River City Yarns will put that number back in the draw and start again, with a do-over draw on September 18. We'll draw every three days, until the prize has been claimed. We'll announce the winning number on social media: subscribe/follow us on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you don't miss out. 

  • You will receive one numbered card with each skein purchased. This number is your connection to winning the prize, so put it in a safe place.

  • To claim your prize, you must produce the original card with the correct number on it. No copies, photos or other facsimiles will be accepted.

  • You must claim the prize within the three day announcement/claim period. If not, your number will go back into the draw and a new number/winner will be chosen.

  • The prize is a $100 gift card from River City Yarns. It cannot be redeemed for cash. The gift card may be used to purchase products or services from River City Yarns.

Earlier Event: September 13
Trailhead Yarns Pop-Up Shop @ RCY!
Later Event: October 25
2018 Knit for Fun Retreat