Catherine Petitti of Red Barn Yarn

Catherine Petitti of Red Barn Yarn was the guest on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird, and we were completely enticed by her descriptions of her products!

redbarnwebsitegraphicCatherine to knit continental from a girlfriend in a high school. She began with intarsia and then a fisherman knit sweater. She had been sewing since age twelve. She had a retail store as an adult, which became difficult when she had three children at home under age 5. She later recognized the beauty of hand-painted yarns a few years ago. She began Red Barn Yarn with about 25 colors which has grown to 25 bases and 100 colors. basket of colors shown on worsted  020

The Ombre yarns, for instance, this can be a single skein purchase but two to three beautiful color, making a realistic purchase and sale for a Local Yarn Store of premium yarn.

Catherine has developed a relationship with Love of Knitting magazine, this month they are featuring her Creekside yarn, which was part of a contest. She has had several designs featured in their publication, beginning in 2010, the Autumn Inspirations. She also advertises in that magazine, as she wants to work them as they want to work with her, so you’ll want to watch for that while thumbing through every issue.

Catherine Petitti profile picTanis Grey is someone that Catherine has been working with on a series of one-skein scarves. There have been patterns created by Tanis Red Barn yarn, which can be seen at both websites. There was mention of MINK yarn in here, so you’ll want to stay tuned! Red Barn Yarns can be found on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Ravelry (also a group).



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  1. Lori Biamonte says:

    If you are reading this on air, I am jumping up and down while knitting, of course, because I am so excited to win mink yarn. Love the podcast!

  2. Rose Ruffolo says:

    I’m joining you with you’re jumping up and down for joy Lori!!! I am the lucky winner of the Allure fiber wash! I feel soooo lucky! Not only do we gain by all the information that Marly and her guests bestow upon us and the wonderful company we keep for the duration of the podcast…we love you Marly! But we also win fab prizes!!!

    Thanks so much to you all for adding such utter delight to my day!

    I’m off to do some more “KNITTING”!!!!

  3. Linda says:

    I had to interrupt my knitting to comment about the great podcast that I listened to today with Marly and Catherine of Red Barn Yarn. Would I ever love to try the mink yarn. Pick me!!
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

  4. Mary K. says:

    I listen to the podcast while knitting. I have never heard of mink yarn. What fun it would be to try it. I am definitely going to check out the website!

  5. Chaitanya says:

    Thanks for another wonderful interview, Marly!
    I have seen mink yarn before, but have never had the pleasure of knitting with it. I hope this will be my chance!

  6. Kim Wilkinson says:

    I have been crocheting for 30 plus years, but because of this podcast I started knitting 6 weeks ago. I am enjoying it and am actually pretty stinking good at it so far. I hope I win this mink yarn. Have a great day.

  7. Michelle says:

    As I sit here knitting and listening to the podcast I wish and hope to win yarn from Red Barn Yarn. In live in NH and there are many many many red barns here. I would love to try the yarn. Thanks you ladies for a wonderful “listen”!

  8. Kate M says:

    Thanks for another great show. I hadn’t heard of Red Barn Yarn before the podcast and I can’t wait to check them out! I am excited about the lace weight yarn that you were talking about. I haven’t tried any lace weight knitting yet but this would seem like the perfect time to start! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Carol says:

    Great show! I really want to try knitting with some Red Barn Yarn, it sounds wonderful. It was great to hear about the company and Catherine. Thanks, Marly, for another outstanding show.

  10. Lisa Nixon says:

    I have just finished walking and listening to the podcast with Catherine Petitti. My knitting time is going to be slightly delayed as I need to go and drool over her webpage for Red Barn Yarn. Knitting……is like coffee in the morning and vodka in the evening!

  11. Anita says:

    I have knitted since childhood but knitting has never been as much fun due to the internet, blogs, podcasts, knitting retreats and shows. It has brought many wonderful friends into my life.

  12. Karen says:

    I’m new to your podcast and really love it! I’m a huge fan of knitting and yarn and I’m really enjoying listening to you and to your guests. I also love to crochet, so your podcast is perfect for me. You’re introducing me to so many yarns I never would have known of. The Red Barn yarns are gorgeous! Looking forward to future episodes and I catch up on old one.

  13. Susan Crosby says:

    Listening to knitting podcasts is my happy place. Yarn Thing is in my top five. Great episode once again Marly. Thanks for all you do to keep us informed and inspired.

  14. Ida Middendorf says:

    I am an avid crocheter but have dabbled in loom knitting lately. Love listening to your podcast. The Red Barn Yarn looks fantastic! Thanks Marly for being a fantastic podcaster!

  15. Suzanne says:

    Knitting with mink yarn sounds indulgent and like a feast for the fingers. Thank you for sharing your stories with us.

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