Sunday, September 30, 2012

Monthly KAL


This month we’ve chosen the ‘Candy Corn Hat’ by Sarah Sagaser to be knit with Berroco Comfort Worsted as our knit along project yarn. This is a FREE group when purchasing the project from YBD. Either pick up your yarn from the YBD boutique or call to place an order (412-794-8332).

There are two ways to participate:
- By posting on our Ravelry Group KAL, simply say ‘hi’ to let us know you’re joining and then cast on.
- Or, Attend our KAL at the YBD boutique on the first Tuesday of the month from 5:15-6:45pm, pre-registration is required.

Here is where it gets really exciting, there are PRIZES!
- Ravelry Group members, post a picture of your finished project to this thread by the end of the last day of the month, and we’ll randomly select one of you to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the boutique!
- Or, attend the KAL Group on the following month, show off your finished project and we’ll randomly select one of you to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the boutique!

Note: Employees are not eligible for prizes. Only one award per winner per month.

Copyright by Sarah Sagaser

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Project Ideas

A quick glimpse of a few new pattern books available at YBD.

LITTLE LULLABIES: 5 Knit Baby Afghans
by Melissa Leapman
Special blankets to knit for babies--choose the pattern you admire most; then relax and enjoy creating the perfect gift. You'll be knitting much more than just a pretty blanket. That's because Melissa Leapman's creations are as practical as they are beautiful. You can be sure each of these five designs will be a warm, long-wearing necessity for that precious baby! Little Lullabies (Leisure Arts #4528) features 5 knit baby blankets, all for Easy skill level and using medium weight yarn: Terry, Thomas, Timothy, Toni, and Tabitha.

Knit Lace & Leaves for Baby
by Leisure Arts
Just imagine: You can knit these baby gifts without the need to mark the size on your pattern! no more double and triple checking to be certain you have the right number of stitches! That's because the finished size of these garments depends entirely on yarn weight and needle size. Create a soft and warm layette for baby in your choice of preemie, newborn, or 3 to 6 month sizes. Both layettes, the Leaf Pattern Set and the Lace Pattern Set, include a sweater, cap bonnet, and blanket.

Easy Knitted Socks
by Jeanette Trotman
Fun and Fashionable Designs for the Novice Knitter: Knitting socks has never been so easy! Soft and snuggly hand-knit socks are one of life’s little luxuries, and this user-friendly book features twenty simple and stunning designs, many of which can be made up in a weekend.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Churchmouse Classics Patterns

YBD is delighted to introduce to you our newest collection of patterns by Churchmouse Yarns.

While visiting Bainbridge Island this summer with my family, I was able to visit and meet the owners and staff of Churchmouse Yarns. They have a wonderful selection of patterns to choose from that compliment the yarns we carry at the YBD boutique. I am very happy to announce the arrival of these exquisite patterns!

Churchmouse Yarns is very excited to have their patterns on our shelves at YBD for all of you to enjoy and explore new designs. Here is a sneak peek at a few patterns we have available...

Bias 'Before & After' Scarf

Linen Stitch Scarf / Shawl

Pressed Rib Cap & Muffler

Kelly's Frothy Crocheted Scarf & Wrap

The Churchmouse Classics Patterns are available for purchase at YBD. Stop by the YBD boutique today to begin your next project!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Let's Go Steelers

Here in Pittsburgh we love our Steelers!

YBD owner, Sandy, has knit the Botanic Hat by Stephen West out of the Berroco Worsted Black and Gold. Also, she has designed a matching scarf to complete the set.

The complete set takes one ball of each color which total is less than $14.00. Both patterns are available at the YBD boutique. Sandy's scarf is available for FREE with purchase of the two skeins of yarn.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Customer Project

We just had to share this absolutely beautiful project knitted by Kathy, a YBD customer. This stunning wedding shawl was made using Shibui Knits Linen per Edye's, YBD employee, suggestion!!

"Fir Cone Lace Stole" is ML Egan Design #35.

Close-up view of detailing

Apparently, the bride loved the stole so incredibly much, she put a request in for another. This time Kathy is going to use the same fiber, Shibui Knits Linen which she has enjoyed working with, in the Poppy color.