Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Have you met Spud and Chloë?


Spud & Chloë is a line of luxe yarns in mod colors, all carefully selected to let you create dreamy pieces from soft baby socks to chunky sweaters, chic fashions and extra special presents.

Yarns By Design carries a wide range of colors of all three of the Spud & Chloë lines — Fine (shown above at left in color 7801, Glow Worm), Sweater (shown above at center in color 7514, Turtle) and Outer (shown above at right in color 7210, Hedge). In addition to these wonderful yarns, we are proud to offer Spud & Chloë patterns.

Made of superwash 80% wool/20% silk, Fine is a sock-weight yarn that is ideal for Fair Isle and detailed work — and of course, some pretty fancy footwork. Sweater is a superwash 55% wool/45% organic cotton in a worsted-weight. Made of superwash 65% wool/35% organic cotton, Outer is a super bulky weight yarn that is just the thing for a quick knit!

Stop by the boutique today to get acquainted with Spud & Chloë!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Save 40% on our remaining stock of Mission Falls products!


Like everyone in the fiber arts community, Yarns By Design was saddened to hear that, after 19 years in the business, Mission Falls had closed it's doors at the beginning of this year. But the knit and crochet world's loss can be your gain. While supplies last, our remaining stock of 1824 Wool, 1824 Cotton and Mission Falls pattern books is now 40% off. All sales are final, and this discount may not be combined with any other discount.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Visit YBD at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival!

The 7th Annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival will take place on February 11-13, 2011 at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North in Mars, Pennsylvania. Visit Yarns By Design at Booth #5 at the festival!

In addition to the marketplace, this year's festival will feature a Friday evening wine and cheese reception and fashion show, a Barbie Fashion Retrospective, free "Teach-Me-2-Knit" and "Teach-Me-2-Crochet" classes and classes taught by Nicky Epstein and others. New this year is the "Sample It" sneak preview session that will take place on Friday evening. Attendees with a prepaid ticket (ticket includes admission to the reception, fashion show and "Sample It" session) will be able to see and purchase selected items from vendors prior to the opening of the marketplace on Saturday morning.

YBD will have special offers throughout the weekend. Be sure to stop by Booth #5! For more information, please visit the festival website at www.pghknitandcrochet.com.