Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Off the needles!


Sandy recently completed this cute summer sweater, Romi, knit in Berroco Weekend. Romi is a henley placket t-shirt featuring short sleeves and tabbed cuffs from Berroco booklet #296. Berroco Weekend is a machine washable blend of 75% acrylic and 25% cotton that comes in a wide range of colors. The yarn is available by special order at the boutique.

Have a finished project made with fiber or a pattern from Yarns By Design that you'd like to show off? Email your name, photos and the project details (yarn and pattern info) to info@YBDoakmont.com, and we'll feature your items on the blog!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rowan Purelife Revive: Think Clean, Knit Green!


Avid recyclers will love Rowan Purelife Revive, a DK weight yarn made up of 36% recycled silk, 36% recycled cotton and 28% recycled viscose. According to Rowan:

Recycling is becoming increasingly important in a world coming to terms with the challenges of environmental, economic and climactic change. We are therefore really excited at the introduction of the new Revive yarn into the Rowan Purelife range.

Revive is completely recycled and recyclable. The first stage of the recycling process is to sort the garments. These garments can be old and used, faulty or even new. They are then sorted out by colour and quality. After being sterilised, the garments are sorted by skilled sorters who divide the garments by fibre composition, i.e., put all the 100% cotton ones together, all the 100% silk garments together, etc. It is at this stage that superfluous parts such as any linings, buttons, ribbons, seams and trims are removed. These sorted garments are then cut into pieces and introduced into a fabric grinder that reduces them to loose fibre. These fibres are then carded to make regenerated fibre, which is then spun into the cotton, silk and viscose composition of this beautiful, high-quality yarn. Revive gives new life to handknitting designs out of once discarded knitted garments.

Yarns By Design is pleased to offer this unique, summer-friendly fiber in seven colors. The accompanying pattern booklet features 15 designs for women and men, including the pattern shown below, Shallot (knit in Pink Granite).


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The perfect summer cardigan!

What do you get when you pair a light and lacy pattern with a linen and cotton blend yarn? Why, you get the perfect summer cardigan for those cool ocean breezes or just that chilly office air conditioning!


The Eyelet Cardigan (from Nashua Handknits Linen Collection booklet) is knit in Nashua Creative Focus Linen, a blend of 50% linen and 50% cotton. With a dozen colors to choose from here at the boutique, you're sure to find your perfect match!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Join us on Saturday for the "mother" of all yarn sales!


YBD will be hosting a Mother’s Day Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, May 8th from 10-4pm. Come to YBD and save BIG this Mother’s Day! We will have selected fibers priced at only $3 each. And what a wonderful selection of fibers it will be. We need to make space for new inventory. So come and help us out. Also, we will have selected patterns, books and accessories discounted. Hope to see you on Saturday!