PART 1: Hip to be Square – Win a Schacht Zoom Loom and Liberty Wool Print!

Hello Fellow Makers. It's Tracy here, from Classic Elite Yarns, and I am so excited to share some news with you!

In celebration of our partnership with Schacht Spindle Co. and designer Lois Weaver on her release of the Hip to Be Square Poncho, Classic Elite Yarns is pleased to offer a fabulous giveaway to inspire your creativity.



Answer our entry question by posting in the comments section below, and you will be entered to win a kit to create Lois' Hip to Be Square Cowl pictured below.  
Answers must be posted by August 27th. Winners will be chosen by random drawing and will be announced on Monday, August 28th.   

Answer our second entry question in Part 2 (published tomorrow) for a second chance to win.
Offer valid for residents of continental US only.  
Hip to Be Square Cowl by Lois Weaver uses the Schacht Zoom Loom and CEY Liberty Wool


CEY recently had the opportunity to partner with designer Lois Weaver of ZoZo FiberArts in creating a stunning woven poncho, called Hip to be Square.  Lois’s poncho received lots of oohs and aahs as it was modeled on the runway during the fashion show at TNNA's summer trade show in Columbus, Ohio.


Lois transformed our top selling yarn, Liberty Wool Print into this spectacular design.   The woven squares were completed on a Zoom Loom from Schacht Spindle Co.  Lois used a complimentary Liberty Wool Solid to stitch the squares together, add a crochet border and knit the turtleneck.  Wow!


Lois has been a professional weaver and designer for the past 20 years. Her unique pieces are noted for their use of color, attention to detail and contemporary styling using the latest in knitting and weaving yarns. Lois loves to introduce fellow fiber enthusiasts to new ways to enjoy fiber crafts. She teaches and publishes patterns for small looms, designed with beginning weavers in mind. Lois studied art at James Madison University with a concentration in Fiber Arts. Her studio is currently located in Pueblo, Colorado.
Patterns and kits can be found at the ZoZo Fiber Arts website.

To enter our giveaway, use the comments section below to tell us what you might create with a Schacht Zoom Loom and Liberty Wool. The possibilities are endless.

And come back for Part 2, and another chance to enter, tomorrow.

43 comments:

  1. I love this poncho! But I think what I'd really like to make is a table runner. Those colors would look amazing.

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  2. I think a blanket, in an ombre/gradient scheme would be perfect.

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  3. I would make vibrant place mats for my dining room table.

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  4. I would love to make pillow covers!

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  5. I have seen this loom before and would love to use it to make blankets. I really like the cowl and poncho so I would like to try those also! Great gift ideas!

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  6. Lots of random squares. In time they will tell me what they want to become.

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  7. I would make a space invader blanket.

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  8. I'm currently making stuffed animals, but a pinch intrigues me.

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  9. I would love to make an A lined skirt with a ribbing waist. Lovely yarn

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  10. I'm thinking of a simple purse

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  11. A table runner would be awesome!! Then matching placemats!

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  12. I love the idea of making a felted pillow cover made out of a selection of squares. Also placemats for under my pets' food dishes.

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  13. I would like to make the Hip to Be Square Poncho but i think it may be difficult for a beginner. I will probably make squares for a throw blanket. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  14. There are so many neat patterns that could be made with this zoom loom, the cowl seen above and the poncho too. I have a couple of her patterns but do not have the loom to make them. This opportunity would be amazing. I have seen cowls, blankets, shawls. So many ideas....

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  15. There are so many projects that I could do in the loom, but I think a throw blank for my couch would be a perfect first project.

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  16. Would love to win this and make the cowl

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  17. I would make some place mats for my new 1st time empty nest home. Your draw is on my birthday. Maybe I'll be lucky!

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  18. I would like to make a bag -- with Schacht Zoom Loom and Liberty Wool. Make squares and sew them together (rectangle ) and stitch together. Something like this: https://www.toltyarnandwool.com/blogs/blog/15166929-tolt-folded-bag-with-veronika

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  19. I love the idea of making a poncho, table runner and some very pretty coasters.

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  20. Ooooh, I think I would want to do a tablecloth! I need one, and how cool to make it myself.

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  21. I would love to make a blanket!

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  22. My mother ijn law used to weave chenille shawls, they were wonderful. I would try to learn to weave some of those. Family tradition and all. Learn from her, and keep the knowledge.

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  23. Beautiful! I would do a blanket pattern creating squares.

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  24. I've seen some really cute toy mice made from zoom look squares. It would be a great way to use up lots of lovely buts of CEY yarns. Ravelry ID heather01851

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  25. I really love the portability of these types of looms. I would probably make scarves or different types of bags. 😀

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  26. I think I would do the cowl. Cold weather will be here before you know it.

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  27. I would try the cowl or a scarf with this loom. It looks like fun!

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  28. I will make a brightly colored scarf to show my elementary art students. We usually make potholders on plastic looms or phone pouches on cardboard looms.

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  29. The cowl is great! After tackling that, I think I'd start on squares for a blanket.

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  30. I think I'd like to make a ruana style wrap with this loom.

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  31. I would make a shawl or lap blanket

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  32. Wow, that is so pretty. I would love to start small, maybe a throw pillow.

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  33. I could make a throw, or pillow covers, or a poncho, or a tote bag, ...

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    1. Hi Sarah -
      You are the lucky winner of our giveaway with Schacht Spindle Co.! Please email me at tracy@classiceliteyarns.com so we can get your gift on its way! Congratulations!

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  35. I have a lot of sock yarn leftovers. (A large suitcase full!) I'd like to weave squares from it, and make a jacket from them.

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  36. would love to make a shawl or long vest!

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  37. A blanket for my sofa would be super

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  38. The only things I've ever woven are pot holders, but I have made many. So I would love to try my hand making a nice large stole/wrap.

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