Monday, June 24, 2013

Rowan Purelife Revive

The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower

A unisex triangular scarf/kerchief knitted in DK weight yarn.

The shawl is approx. 53 inches in width and 15” from center back to center point, when blocked aggressively. A single skein of DK weight yarn will yield a kerchief size.

This free pattern could easily be made with fingering to worsted weight yarn. By simply adding more repeats of the stockinette and garter ribbed eyelet sections, you can make a kerchief or shawl as large as you wish. Note that yardage requirements will vary with different yarn weights.

© Mustavaris

Yarns By Design has selected to knit this project with Purelife Revive by Rowan. Purelife revive has a wonderful tweed effect, fully recycled summer yarn made from used garments which have been selected according to the silk, cotton and viscose content. It has a beautiful rusticity. The recycled fibers are then carded to make regenerated fibre, which is spun into this beautiful, high quality yarn. This process gives life to new hand knitting designs.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Puerperium Babe Cardigan

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

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

We recommend knitting this cardigan in either Rowan's Purelife Organic Cotton, Stylecraft Wondersoft Pearl DK or Cascade's Baby Cherub. All of these fibers are available at the boutique and in a soft palette of colors to wrap your babe in.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Featherweight Cardigan

Yarns By Design is a participant of Ravelry's In-Store Pattern Sales Program.

How it works:
Yarns By Design can search for patterns available through this service and sells them to customers through the boutique. The pattern will be printed, emailed or saved to the customer’s Ravelry library.

Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig

You knit from the top down, then pick up stitches for the collar. Seamless! Whisper thin and just right for layering—ideal for breezy evenings and over-zealous air conditioners.

© Quince & Co

We have a selection of lace, fingering, sock weight yarns and colors to choose from to begin making your cardigan today.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Rowan: Fine Art

YBD is pleased to have Rowan Fine Art available at the boutique. You can either stop by the boutique during our business hours, email ( or call to place an order (412) 794-8332.

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U.S. SHIPPING IS FREE WITH PURCHASES OF $75. We ship to Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and several other countries for very reasonable rates. Customs fees or duty may apply to international orders once they arrive, per your country's laws.

Rowan Fine Art is a blend of fibre and colour. Designed for socks, shawls and other accessories, it is made with merino wool, kid mohair, mulberry silk and polyamide to make it suitable and durable for all projects.

Fibre Content: Wool: 45%, Mohair: 20%, Silk: 10%, Polyamide: 25%
Season: Autumn Winter
Yarn Ball Weight: 100g
Yarn Meterage/Yardage: 400/437
Tension/Gauge Stitches: 32
Tension/Gauge Rows: 42
Needles: Knitting Needle (US): 2-3

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