Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Meet Shirley Paden!

Join us this Sunday, October 31st, for a book signing with internationally recognized knitwear designer Shirley Paden! The book signing will be held from 2-3pm and is free and open to the public. Shirley's book, Knitwear Design Workshop: The Comprehensive Guide to Handknits, will be available for purchase at the boutique.

Shirley is the founder and owner of Shirley Paden Custom Knits in New York City, where she designs an exclusive line of custom-knit clothing. She teaches master knitting classes for the fashion industry and conducts seminars on lace, entrelac, cables, color knitting and finishing techniques. Her designs have appeared in magazines such as Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, Vogue Knitting, Knitter's, Family Circle, and Knit It! Shirley has also been featured on HGTV and Knitting Daily TV.

Yarns By Design's hours this Sunday only will be from 10am-4pm. Hope to see you then!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This just in: Louet Mooi!


Yarns By Design is pleased to announce that we have recently expanded our Louet North America offerings! One of the fine yarns that we are now featuring is Mooi Lace Weight. Mooi (pronounced moy) is a unique blend of fibers that combines rayon made from bamboo fiber with the luxury of natural bison and cashmere. The rayon is dyed, while the cashmere and bison content remain natural, producing a stunning and vibrant visual effect. The fibers are blended prior to spinning. Mooi (which means "pretty" in Dutch) is simply a pleasure to knit and it adds rich lustrous color to any project.


Also on offer are patterns using this fabulous yarn: the Cable & Lace Shawl, Faith (a hat and scarf set that uses only one skein of Mooi!), Katara (a feminine sleeveless top) and Brianna (a dressy t-shirt with an all-over lace pattern).

Stop in today to see and feel this beautiful yarn for yourself!