Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Trendsetter Yarns

Aura by Trendsetter Yarns
100% Nylon, 50 grams/skein, 145 yards/skein, STS/IN NEEDLE: 5sts = 1" #8
There is something luminescent about this yarn. For some they say it looks like Easter Grass until they feel this yarn. It is soft and luscious and is so much fun to knit. I put Aura in almost everything because it adds a soft shine to everything that it is near.

LA FURLA by Trendsetter Yarns
100% Nylon, 100 grams/skein, 65 yards/skein, STS/IN NEEDLE: 5sts = 1" #9
This shrug will surely be a SHOWSTOPPER at your holiday party this season. This is a quick knit. And, we carry the zipper suggested (see photo) at YBD for your convenience.

METAL by Trendsetter Yarns
100% Poly, 20 grams/skein, 90 yards/skein
Created on a weaving loom, this is an Eyelash yarn that has a center chain with fun lashes injected every 4 “. Most of the lashes are Polyester but to create the metallic effect, we have added pieces of Metallic yarn into each collection of lashes.

BODEGA by Trendsetter Yarns
60% Acrylic/23% Mohair/17% Polyamide, 100 grams/skein, 20 yards/skein, STS/IN NEEDLE: 1sts = 1" #35
Here is a great project for this holiday season! It is affordable, quick and the recipient will look fabulous with this one-of-a-kind handmade scarf.

Luna Ruffle Scarf Pattern Kits
4504-J Alternate colorways available
Either this kit is a great gift to give your fiber friend, or simply knit the scarf as a stunning gift for that special person.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shibui Knits Trunk Show

Now at YBD boutique through October 31st.

Loose and flowing, No. 7 is a unique garment that lies somewhere between poncho and sweater. The loose sleeves, wide boat neck, and oversized fit create a cozy shape. Seed stitch gives the Baby Alpaca and Merino Alpaca fabric an extra-plush feel. Cinch a belt around the waist for a more refined look, or let it drape freely for casual elegance. The distinctive construction is suited for intermediate knitters or those welcoming a new challenge!

Play up two contrasting colors in Mix No. 8, a luxurious sleeveless top with a cool gradient look. Knit with three strands of Cima held together, No. 8 achieves its unique ombre look through gradual switching of colors. Plush and cozy, No. 8’s merino and alpaca blend is perfect for cool-weather wardrobes. A bright hue and a subtle neutral create a hip, youthful pairing, or try a combination of rich neutrals for a refined, elegant garment.

Elegant and striking, this infinity scarf is knit with the luxe combination of Staccato and Silk Cloud. An allover seed stitch variation provides textural appeal and allows the fibers to show off their silken sheen. Deceptively easy to knit, No. 9 begins as a flat rectangle, then is given a twist before seaming to create a Moebius-style wrap. Wear it long and loose, doubled around the neck, or pulled up to create a hood: it's the perfect all-in-one accessory.

Classic colorwork goes modern with the addition of bright, hip hues of Cima. Held double throughout, the superbaby alpaca and fine merino blend gives No. 10 a lightweight yet cozy feel. Skinny vertical stripes of varying color provide an appealing graphic look, while a plush pompom on top adds a fun touch of whimsy. The slip stitch stripe design makes No. 10 an excellent first colorwork project.

Baby Alpaca and Staccato unite to create the dense, marled fabric of No. 11. Long, slim sleeves and a funnel neck are the basis of this flattering silhouette. The Rickrack Rib pattern is simple to knit and memorize, but adds a rich textural depth to the pullover. Knit in the round with minimal finishing, No. 11 is easy to knit and a delight to wear.

Knit with plump Merino Alpaca and downy Silk Cloud, No. 12 is a must-have accessory for chilly winter climes. The cozy hood fits under a coat and provides insulation from insidious breezes on even the coldest days. A plush waffle stitch pattern provides interesting texture and extra warmth. Begun in the round, then worked similarly to a sock heel, the unique construction is a great way to practice a variety of techniques.

Monday, October 15, 2012

October Knit Happy Club


YBD wants to share with you a few photos from the Knit Happy Club. The ladies were showing off their first completed project, Simple Seed Stitch Scarf. The scarves were worked with Rowan Purelife Revive. Each student was to create an edge for their scarf. Each and every one of the creative edges look beautiful and are exactly that, 'creative'!

Rowan Purelife Revive is made from used garments which have been selected according to the silk, cotton and viscose content. These are then carded to make regenerated fiber, which is then spun into this beautiful, high quality yarn, which gives life to new hand knitting designs.




Monday, October 8, 2012

Shibui Knits Trunk Show

We are thrilled to be hosting Shibui Knits Sock Trunk Show at the YBD boutique from October 5th - 31st. Stop by to check out all nine of the sock designs from the Shibui Knits Sock book. The book is also available for purchase at the YBD boutique.

Inspired by our own hometown of Portland, Oregon, these nine sock patterns are a sock knitter's dream collection. Ranging from modern to traditional, simple to complex, there's a design in here for everyone.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brest Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We at YBD want to encourage all of you to help out in one way, or another. We have two great ideas for you to do just that.

- Yarns By Design encourages you to join in every Saturday afternoon during the month of October from 1-3pm at the boutique to knit chemo caps for our local hospitals. Yarn is provided by YBD. All donations are to be turned into YBD for delivery.

- Knit a kit from Frog Tree Yarns.
Frog Tree Yarns is Pleased to announce a Special Promotion!
They will donate 25% of the wholesale price of the kits listed to cancer research.

Buttoned Neck Wrap & Scarf

The Lymphoma Doma

Frog Tree Yarns is a wholesaler of high-end yarns providing highest quality materials from Peru and Bolivia. Frog Tree Yarns, a not-for-profit business, takes great pride in their support to the Fair Trades, catalyzing fair trade opportunities for local producers, creating fair trade partnerships, and promoting the growth of fair trade in the communities where we have a presence. As a family owned and operated business, they strive to provide top-notch customer service.