Monday, January 23, 2012

New Crochet Books

YBD received a huge shipment of books by Interweave Press. Below is a sample of some of the new crochet books that arrived. Stop by the boutique to pick up your copy today!

Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques
by Robyn Chachula
Unexpected Afghans presents 29 innovative interpretations of a favorite at-home crochet essential. From best-selling author Robyn Chachula comes an in-depth look into crocheting traditional afghans using contemporary techniques, colors, and patterns.

Wrapped In Crochet: Scarves, Wraps & Shawls
by Kristin Omdahl
With Wrapped in Crochet, you'll create stunning crocheted scarves, wraps, and shawls using clever stitch motifs, innovative and traditional shaping, and a variety of crochet techniques and embellishment ideas. These one-of-a-kind pieces invite you to take your crochet to the next level. Project details include unusual edgings and motifs, color work, lace, ruffles, and tiers, and more.

Crochet So Fine: Exquisite Designs with Fine Yarns
by Kristin Omdahl
Kristin Omdahl's Crochet So Fine takes crocheted clothing from fussy to fashionable! By working with thinner yarns and more flexible stitches, crocheters can produce garments that are stylish and comfortable, figure-flattering without being form-fitting and great for layering. And just because the yarn is thin doesn't mean crocheters need to use the smallest of hooks, fine crochet can be quick and easy, too.

Baby Blueprint Crochet: Irresistible Projects for Little Ones
by Robyn Chachula
Visual crocheter Robyn Chachula is back, this time with a collection of bright, fun, and fashionable projects to crochet for little ones in Baby Blueprint Crochet. The 19 kid-friendly projects showcase Robyn's easy-to-read stitch diagrams, from clothes for boys and girls to accessories and toys. The designs are modern, cheery, and useful. And as a new mom herself, Robyn understands that parents want crocheted garments that launder easily with no extra frills or fussy materials.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Robin Hood by Grace Akhrem

The Robin Hood hat by Grace Akhrem is a unique, beautiful design and a quick knit. Sandy has made a couple already! Unfortunately, the samples have only encouraged our customers to love it, that we have sold out of all of the patterns. Fortunately, more are on there way to the boutique (arriving any day now)!!

Short Description: Slouchy Hat
Materials Used: 2 skeins Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran, 4 buttons
Needle Size: 8 US dpns, 8 US 16" circular, 7 US 16" circular
Skill Level: Advanced beginner

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Blue Sky Alpacas Aprés Vest

Aprés Vest
Designed by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Stop by the boutique today to see our sample made up in Techno, Club Grey (1975)

A ruching stitch created with alternating needle sizes offers a funky quilted effect in this light weight layer. It’s an easy one-piece knit with a simple snap tape closure.

Advanced Beginner
• Blue Sky Techno (50g/120yds): 5 (6, 6, 8, 9) hanks
• Size 7 (4.5mm) 32" circular needle
• Size 10½ (6.5mm) 32" circular needle
• Waste yarn
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• 1 yard ¾" wide snap tape in matching color
• Sewing needle and matching thread

68% baby alpaca / 10% extra fine merino / 22% silk
A modern take on 1970’s neon and natural, the line includes seven groovy pop colors perfectly balanced with six granola-lover neutrals. Modern technology makes Techno a feather-weight genius: baby alpaca is blown into a mesh tube of silk for really fast knitting with literally no splitting.
Weight: 50 grams
Approx: 120 yards / 109 meters
Needle Size: 10.5 US / 6.5 mm
Gauge: 3-5 sts/inch or 2.5 cm

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Patterns by Pam Powers Knits

We would like to welcome new to the boutique, Pam Powers Knits.

Pam Powers is a freelance knitwear designer living in sunny Orange County, California with her wonderful husband and two lovely children. Her designs have appeared in Interweave Knits, Twist Collective, Belle Armoire and Apronology. Knitting is her therapy, stress-relief and creative outlet.

Cowboy Cowl by Pam Powers Knits
Skill Level: Intermediate

A stylish combination of a cowl combined with a kerchief in a textured stitch pattern that looks much more complex than it really is. This scarf is knitted flat from the top down and fastens in the back with buttons and crocheted button loops.

Quilted Lattice Ascot by Pam Powers Knits
Skill Level: Intermediate

This ascot-style scarf is a quick knit and just the ticket to take the fall chill off. This scarf looks great under a trench coat or v-neck. The Quilted Lattice stitch pattern is easy to master, using a clever combination of slipped stitches.

Ruffled and Ruched Scarf by Pam Powers Knits
Skill Level: Easy
This scarf is knitted vertically from the center out to the sides from provisionally cast on stitches. The scalloped rose (instructions included) is placed on a pin and used as a closure for the many versatile ways you can –wrap” this scarf.