Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker

Puerperium is a very simply styled cardy, designed to be easy for new parents to dress their babe in the puerperium period (6 weeks post birth).

The pattern is top-down seamless in construction, and offers a wonderful blank canvas should one decide to embellish.

This free version is written for 8ply/DK weight yarn, and to fit a newborn babe, approx 3-4kg (7-9lb) in weight, with an approx chest circumference of 37.5cm.

Pattern has instructions for straight knit sleeves, and tailored tapered sleeves.

copyright: cecie

We suggest to knit this adorable and functional sweater with Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton DK, 131 yds/50g, or with Cascade Yarns Baby Cherub, 229 yds/50g.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day Sale

Sale: 15% off full-priced
Red / White / Blue yarn
Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 10:00-4:00pm

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Warm Weather Shawl Project

It is that time of year when most of you are tidying up your yards and planting your gardens. It is also that time of year when some of you are excited about knitting your summer accessories.

Here is an example of a beautiful summer shawl, West River Drive Shawl, knit with Shibui Yarns Linen. Made with four colors, this shawl is the ultimate summer travel project. Once you get past the fun garter tab cast-on, the shawl is knitted up in no time. This easy and portable project has just enough happening to keep your interest. Best of all, once the project is complete, you will have a lovely shawl to keep the chill off your shoulders.

Linen is a fingering weight 100% linen yarn with a unique chainette construction. This creates an airy fabric unlike any other linen. Whether knit on a small or large needle, held doubled or knit on it's own- the drape is fantastic and it only gets softer with time!

Stop by the boutique to see all of the beautiful colors. We can surely find the right combination for you. YBD also has the sidewalk/poppy/apple/graphite color combination available in a kit (finished project above).

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wool People 5

Wool People 5: Purchase through Yarns By Designs Ravelery In-Store purchase.

'Today I’m happy to announce our newest collaborative effort – the fifth (!) installment in our ongoing Wool People series is all polished up and ready for spring and summer knitting!

The look book introduces the collection in its entirety with full page photography spreads showcasing the new designs along with blueprints that are intended to introduce the architectural/technical elements of each pattern. When considering a new knitting project, I always like knowing what I’m getting into with a schematic “road map” and some notes on construction, shape and assembly.' - Brooklyn Tweed

View: Wool People 5

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Teen Knit / Crochet Club

Join YBD’s weekly teen club (ages 13-18). Whether you are new to the fiber arts or want to expand on the basics, this club will be perfect for you. The instructor will teach (or review) the basic stitches of your chosen craft. Throughout the course, the student will work with different fibers and weights while expanding on the basic stitches to complete several projects. The final class will give the student an opportunity to display his/her completed projects with the other students while celebrating their success.

TUESDAY 5:15-6:45pm
weekly for 10 weeks (June 18 - August 20)
Cost: $20/1 class or $140/10 week course

Yarns By Design
(412) 794-8332 - YBDoakmont.com

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Berroco Maya

Berroco Maya
Yarn Fiber: 85% Cotton 15% Alpaca
Hank Weight: 50g – 1.75 oz
Hank Length: 137yds – 125m
Knitting Gauge: 5 sts = 1"
Needle Size: 8 (US) / 5 mm
Crochet Gauge: 4 sc = 1"
Hook Size: 8(H) (US) / 5 mm
Yarn Wash Info: Machine wash

Berroco Maya is an irresistible silky-soft blend of pima cotton and baby alpaca in a chainette construction. This worsted weight yarn is surprisingly light and airy, and gives great stitch definition. You'll love Maya's touchable softness for warm weather accessories and garments. The light drape and soft feel, makes it great for light cardigans! Made in Peru.

YBD has all twelve colors available to choose from for your next project

Chuparosa is a wonderful cardigan from the Berroco #331 pattern booklet

- Visit the YBD boutique today to check out our sample of Chuparosa -