Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Zitron Unisono

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

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

Hitchiker by Martina Behm

Garter stitch. It‘s simple, its warm and squishy, stretchy and reversible and it makes any variegated, hand-dyed sockyarn really shine. So here‘s Hitchhiker: It is a narrow, slightly asymmetrically shaped triangular shawlette that can be wrapped around the neck several times. The ends are long enough to tie it with a knot. One of the short sides of the triangle features a saw-tooth border that evolves naturally during the knitting and gives the shawl its unusual shape. Because the knitting starts at one end, you can stop anytime, bind off and end up with a useful neckerchief, shawlette or shawl. A perfect project to relax in between more complicated ones, also very suitable for beginners and young knitters.

© Martina

Yarns By Design has the perfect fiber for you to knit this project with, Zitron Unisono. This new fiber to the YBD boutique infuses extrafine merino with aloe and jojoba oil. Your hands will be super happy as you are knitting, and your skin will thank you as you wear the finished project.

Below are a few of our favorite colors which are available at the YBD boutique.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Habu Textiles Cotton Gima Print

Linen Top by Kat Coyle

This free pattern is a good summer knitting project (no heavy wool here) and a good summer top to wear. The work is done from side to side and stretches open quite a bit after blocking.

© GanomyLove

The suggested fiber to knit this airy summer top with is Cotton Gima Print by Habu Textiles. This is a "printed" cotton Gima. Gima means "fake linen" in Japanese. It feels like linen, and softens up greatly as soon as you handle or wash it. Only 3-4 balls of this yarn will make a whole garment. Yarns By Design has a selection of color options to choose from, see below of a few of our favorites.

© YBDoakmont

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Habu Textiles Cotton Gima

Gisela by Julie Weisenberger

Cocoknits designed this garment especially for you. Because if you are a woman of a certain age and your upper arms are not what you’d like them to be (and you’re too busy knitting to go the gym) this cardigan allows you to wear sleeveless tanks while diverting attention from your upper arms. And for all body types, this cardigan is a perfect amount of sexy.

© YBDoakmont

Our sample of Gisela is knit with Cotton Gima by Habu Textiles. Gima means to "fake linen" in Japanese. It feels like linen, but does soften up greatly as soon as you handle or wash it. Only 3-4 balls of this yarn will make a whole garment. Good warp yarn also.

At the Yarns By Design boutique we have a large selection of colors to choose from. Here is a tasting of what you will see.

© YBDoakmont

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rowan Fine Art

Starling Wrap by Marie Wallin

Lace and moss stitch (seed stitch in the USA) are integrated to create visual and tactile texture in this luxurious wrap. Knit this versatile rectangular wrap from the Fine Art Collection. A design by Marie Wallin using Fine Art, a premium hand painted sock yarn (merino wool, kid mohair, mulberry silk and polyamide) this knitting pattern is suitable for the average knitter.

© Rowan

Fine Art by Rowan
The latest yarn from Rowan is designed for sock-making. Hand-washable wool is combined with mohair, nylon and silk for shine and strength. 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. At the Yarns By Design boutique we offer every color available to choose from for your next project.

© YBDoakmont

For more information, and to read the Fine Art story: click here to download the PDF flyer.