Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Steel Valley Yarn Crawl Discount...

For all 2014 Steel Valley Yarn Crawl Participants…

© Steel Valley Yarn Crawl

Every Saturday in January,
bring in your 2014 Steel Valley Yarn Crawl Bag and
receive 15% off all full-priced yarn & kits.

must present bag - 2014 yarn crawl participants only -
all sales are final - cannot be combined with any other offer

Monday, December 22, 2014

Building In Color Club

Members Only Club

Club Meetings are held for 1.5 hours every month at YBD.

Building In Color is a carefully designed sequence of patterns by Michelle Hunter that introduce knitters to color work in many of its various forms. The year long project will be a beautiful finished blanket.

The class follows the book by Michelle Hunter (

Membership includes the cost of the book, yarn (Simplicity by HiKoo) and instruction for project.

Club Membership is $350 for 12 months or $35 per month. Pre-registration is required, space is limited.

Crochet Chain Reaction Afghan Project

It's more than just an afghan - it's a chain reaction!

The Chain Reaction is a yearlong project for intermediate level crochet students. Students should be comfortable with all the intermediate skills including crocheting in the round and changing colors.

© 2011 Interweave Press

The club will meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month for 12 months beginning January 10, 2015 from 12:00-2:00pm. Club Membership is $240.00. Members will receive 20% off the yarn needed for the project and 10% off on purchases the day of the club.

Pre-Registration is required, space is limited.

© 2011 Interweave Press

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gift Card Special

Now thru December 24, 2014

Stop by Yarns By Design for the perfect gift…
Purchase a $50 gift card
and receive $5 additional on card (total $55).

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Fibre Co Knigtsbridge

We are excited to expand our Fibre Co line to include the new Knightsbridge. Knightsbridge is a luxurious heathered yarn made from a variety of dyed fibers that are lightly blended prior to spinning giving it a traditional tweed appearance. The fiber qualities of Knightsbridge include the soft, lightweight, and insulating properties of baby llama, the finest grade of merino wool for bounce and memory and the natural luster of silk. This light worsted weight yarn provides excellent stitch definition and is perfect for fresh modern garments and accessories evoking classic traditions and distinctive style.

• 65% baby llama, 25% merino wool + 10% silk
• 120 yds/ 50 gram skein
• 20-22 sts = 4 inches on US 5-6 needle

© Kelbourne Woolens + The Fibre Company

There are too many gorgeous projects out there to narrow it down to just one. Actually, we want to make them all! Below is a quick glance at our top three favorite patterns to inspire you. Stop by the Yarns By Design Boutique to choose from our many colors of Knightsbridge for your next project.

Maeve by Bristol Ivy
Maeve is knit in two pieces. It begins with the cable panel, then stitches are cast on and the body and cable panel are worked at the same time. Once both pieces are complete, a 3 needle bind-off is used to join the two pieces together in the center back. The body hems and panels are then seamed, and stitches for the ribbing are picked up and worked in the round for the sleeves. An applied i-cord is worked around the body opening to complete the sweater.

© Kelbourne Woolens + Amanda Stevenson Lupke

Teegan by Courtney Kelley
Teegan is worked in the round from the top down with raglan increases. The Clove Pattern is worked in panels on the front, back, and sleeves. You will be placing markers to identify the increase points and the Clove Stitch panels.

© Kelbourne Woolens + Amanda Stevenson Lupke

Gillam by Kate Gagnon Osborn
The sleeves of Gillam are knit in the round from the cuff to the armhole, then divided and the sleeve cap is worked back and forth and then seamed into the body during finishing. The body is knit from the bottom up in one piece to the armholes. The front and back are divided and worked separately and joined at the shoulders using a three-needle bind-off. The neckband is then picked up and worked in rounds. When shaping the fronts at the neck and armhole, work all stitches pattern whenever possible. In the case of having insufficient stitches for completing a cable twist or tuck stitch, work these stitches in Stockinette stitch. Due to the nature of the cable and tuck stitch pattern, you may have a different number of stitches on the front and back.

© Kelbourne Woolens + Amanda Stevenson Lupke

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton

Worsted Cotton: 100% organic cotton
A two-ply twist of 100% certified organic cotton, this light and lofty worsted weight is perfect for everything from baby clothes and toys to sophisticated sweaters and scarves. Pick your favorites from an almost endless supply of shades all colored with low impact dyes.

Weight: 100 grams
Approx: 150 yards/137 meters
Needle Size: Size 7–9/4.5–5.5 mm
Gauge: 4–5 sts per inch

Hand wash or dry clean. Wash in tepid water using a mild soap. Do not agitate or twist. Shape and dry flat on a towel. Store your little treasure neatly folded; after all, it may be a family heirloom.

© Blue Sky Alpacas

Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot
We are excited to begin our sample to create this simple and modern baby blanket using Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton. This cheerful two-row pattern is easy to customize in terms of size with the addition of 24-stitch repeats. From the color selection available at the Yarns By Design Boutique, you are sure to be creative when selecting a color combination perfect for that little girl or boy in your life!

© Espace Tricot

If you are interested in making something warm to wear for the colder month's in the Worsted Cotton, below is a beautiful option.

Afternoon Cardi by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Long on luxury with cable details and an allover lace pattern. Worked in one hundred percent cotton for a casual feel with a feminine and flattering swing.


• Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton (100g/150yds): 6 (7, 8, 9) hanks
• Size 9 (5.5mm) 40" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Stitch markers
• Cable needle
• Stitch holders or waste yarn
• Tapestry needle

XS (S, M, L)
Bust: 33 (37, 42, 47)", closed
Length: 27 (28, 29¼, 30¼)"
Sleeve length: 23¾ (25, 26, 26¾)”

In Rib patt, 14 sts and 22 rows = 4", blocked
In Lace and cable patt, 14 sts and 22 rows = 4", blocked

© Blue Sky Alpacas

Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday and Small Business Weekend

November 28th - 30th
Holiday Blowout SALE

Friday 10:00-7:00pm
Saturday 10:00 - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00 - 4:00pm

- Receive a door prize, while supplies last
- For every $50 you purchase, you'll have a chance to win a fiber arts gift worth over $100
- American express will be accepted during the event

Plymouth Yarn Company: Small Business Saturday
November 29th, 2014, 10:00-5:30pm

Happy Thanksgiving from The Plymouth Yarn Company! We are sponsoring a fabulous deal for your Small Business Saturday shopping!

Visit Yarns By Design on November 29th and the first 10 customers to purchase $50 of Plymouth Yarn products will receive a coupon to save $20 off their next $50 Plymouth Yarn purchase during the month of December.

This is a limited time deal and original purchase must be made on November 29th. This offer is available in store only at participating shops.

Join the Oakmont CASH MOB

Create a positive economic impact on our downtown by spending just $20 at a local business. Join us on Saturday November 29th from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm in the Oakmont Business District. Gather your friends, family, and bring $20 cash to spend at an Oakmont retailer.

Bring your receipt to the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce Office (504 Allegheny River Blvd) Monday December 1st through Thursday December 4th and be entered to WIN a $50 Gift Card!

Shop Smart, Shop Local

- all sales are final - can not be combined with any other offer - only on in-stock items - cash payment appreciated -

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Knitters Club

The New Happy Knitters Club members met for the first time on Thursday, October 23 from 6:00-7:30pm.

The project the club began working on is the Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig. This top-down cardi is seamless and is a perfectly lightweight knit in your favorite lace or fingering weight yarn.

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© Izeve

Club membership is $100 for 6 months. Members will receive 20% off the yarn needed for the project and 10% off on purchases the night of the club.

The club will meet this Thursday, November 20th from 6:30-8:00pm. If interested in joining, call today (412-794-8332)!

Pre-registration is required, space is limited.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Food Drive

Food Drive: November 8th - 15th. Please join YBD to End Hunger with our Annual Food Drive. For each non-perishable item you donate to YBD’s Food Drive, you will Receive $0.50 OFF your total YBD Purchase (max $15)!

Bonus: For every $10 you spend during the Food Drive, you will have a chance to win a $40 YBD Gift Card.

Thanks to our caring customers, the food drive is our biggest fundraiser of the year, watch how the items will fill our front window display. We will post pictures on our social sites throughout the week.

West Knits Mystery KAL 2014

Upcoming KAL...

Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2014: exploration station
It’s the fourth consecutive year of the Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL so we are using four colors for the most colorful mystery shawl to date. You can expect a fun explorative knitting adventure full of surprises!

The group will meet at the boutique on Friday, November 14, 21 and December 5 from 6-7pm. The cost is $15/student with a 10% discount on project yarn. Call today to register (412)794-8332.

• Fingering weight Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, available at Yarns By Design
• Yardage: colors A (275yds), B (200yds), C (185yds), D (260yds)
• US #6 (4mm) circular needle 40” or size needed to obtain gauge.

20 sts & 48 rows = 4”

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Quince & Co

Yarns By Design is excited to add the Quince & Co. patterns to our collection for our customers. Now all we have to do is wait for the fibers!

Two patterns we thought you would enjoy:

Hudson by Alicia Plummer
This cowl is worked flat from a provisional cast on. The ends are grafted together to form a loop. Stitches are then picked up along each selvedge edge and joined for working in the round.

39" [99 cm] in circumference and 11" [28 cm] deep

20" or longer circular needle in size US 10 [6 mm]
20" or longer circular needle in size US 10½ [6.5 mm]

16 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch, after blocking

Hamlin Peak by Pam Allen
Cardigan is worked from the top down. Eyelet increases are worked at each neck edge every RS row from beginning to hem.

30 (33, 36, 38¾, 41¾, 44½, 47½, 50½, 54¼, 57¼)" [76 (84, 91.5, 98.5, 106, 113, 120.5, 128.5, 138, 145.5) cm] at bust;
shown in size 33" [84 cm] with 1" [2.5 cm] positive ease

32" circular needle in size US 8 [5 mm]
double-pointed needles in size US 8 [5 mm]

16½ sts and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch, after blocking

Stop by the Yarns By Design Boutique today to get started on your next project!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TOSH MERINO LIGHT by Madelinetosh

We are so EXCITED to offer a new line at the boutique for you…MADELINETOSH. All of us have patiently waited and now the fun begins. The second line we are bringing in is TOSH MERINO LIGHT.

Tosh merino light is a 100% superwash merino wool, single-ply fingering weight yarn. With a generous 420 yards per skein, one skein is more than enough yardage to complete a pair of socks and two skeins can complete a full-sized lace project. Each incredibly soft skein is hand-dyed in small dye lots.

Content: 100% superwash merino wool
Length: 420 yards or 384 meters
Gauge: 6.5 to 7.5 sts per inch
Suggested needle size: U.S. size 1-2 needles
Care: machine wash cold, air dry flat

Antler is a cosy every day sweater. Easy to wear with a feminine neckline and nice garter stitch details. Play with color blocking! It is worked top-down in one piece with saddle shoulders and contiguous sleeves. No picked up stitches or sewing is needed. To keep it cosy a wool or wool blend is recommended, which is why we will be making ours with Tosh Merino Light.

Yarn weight: Fingering
Gauge: 22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Needle size: US6 - 4.0mm and US4 - 3.5mm
Sizes available: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Stop by the Yarns By Design boutique today to get started on your project!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TOSH DK by Madelinetosh

We are so EXCITED to offer a new line at the boutique for you…MADELINETOSH. All of us have patiently waited and now the fun begins. The first line we are bringing in is TOSH DK.

Tosh DK is a 100% superwash merino wool, available in all of Madelinetosh's luscious glazed solid colorways, with a generous 225 yards per skein. Working up at a versatile light-worsted gauge, Tosh DK is perfect for sweater and accessory projects. Each squishy soft skein is hand-dyed in small dye lots and machine washable.

Content: 100% superwash merino wool
Length: 225 yards / 206 meters
Gauge: 20 – 22 sts / 4 inches
Suggested needle size: US size 6-7
Care: machine wash cold, air dry flat

We have our eyes on the Lucy Hat by Carina Spencer. We think this would knit up great with the Tosh DK. A women’s vintage style cloche featuring a short row, fold-over brim and woven, contrast band.

Yarn weight: Worsted
Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Needle size: US6 - 4.0mm
Sizes available: 20 (22)"

Stop by the Yarns By Design boutique today to get started on your next project!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Road To China Light by The Fibre Co.

Road to China Light is a 3-ply strong, soft, shiny and drapey yarn with a lot of body perfect for luxurious, soft and warm items. The unique blend of fibers are spun into a smooth yarn and then kettle dyed, and the different way the fibers absorb the dye creates a beautiful depth of color with subtle heathered tones.

65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel + 10% cashmere
159 yds/50 gram skein
24-26 sts = 4 inches on US 3-4 Needle

New to our pattern selection is Quince & Co. We are excited to use the Road To China Light for Mainline by Tess Young.

Mainline is all about texture and shape. A simple textured edge to avoid curl, and a raised main stitch; the crescent shaped will hug you around the neck and shoulders.

It is knitted lengthwise from the bottom up which does mean a bit of a mammoth cast on, but if you use markers you can place them each repeat as you cast on, which helps you keep track and not have to count lots of stitches.

Once established, the main pattern is easy to follow from reading your knitting on both right and wrong side and the knitting speeds along. By the time you reach the first set of decreases you’re over half way through your project.

The pattern contains both written and charted instructions and the scarf comprises 18 repeats of the pattern section. You can easily add more sections if you want a longer/wider scarf.

Finished measurements
37 ½” 95 cm wingspan across top edge and 6 ½” 16.5 cm long at points
• One 32” circular needle (circ) in size US 5 3.75 mm
Or size to obtain gauge
• Stitch markers (m)
• Tapestry needle

36 sts and 34 rows = 4” 10 cm in twisted stitch pattern,
before blocking
27 sts and 35 rows = 4” 10 cm in twisted stitch pattern,
after blocking.

Stop by the Yarns By Design boutique today to get started on your next project!

Monday, October 6, 2014


Inca Tweed is a lofty, thick-and-thin 2 ply that knits up quickly for cozy garments and accessories.

Hank Weight: 3.5 oz / 100 g
Hank Length: 153 yds / 140 m
Knitting Gauge: 14 sts & 20 rows = 4" (10cm)
Needle Size: 10(US) / 6 mm
Crochet Gauge: 12 sc & 15 rows = 4" (10cm)
Hook Size: 10.5-K(US) / 6.5 mm
Yarn Fiber: 50% Wool 30% Alpaca 14% Acrylic 6% Rayon / Viscose
Yarn Wash Info: Hand wash. Lay flat to dry.

Designer Norah Gaughan has out did herself again. Tipperary, a stunning, easy to knit lace motif is worked all over this beautiful shawl. This is the perfect project to knit up with Berroco's Inca Tweed.

Pattern Booklet: Norah Gaughan, vol. 15
Skill Level: Intermediate
Project Type: Shawls/Wraps
Designer: Norah Gaughan

Stop by the Yarns By Design boutique today to get started on your next project!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

YBD Knit Club

Members will meet on Saturday, October 4, 10:30-12:00pm and begin working on their first project, Twig by Tiny Owl Knits. This simple, rustic, earthy, cozy cowl with a feather soft inner lining will keep the breeze off of the neck on chilly days. It was agreed to start with this lined cowl.  Looking at its pattern, some members thought that it could be reversible.  Others decided to change it by selecting yarns which have a different gauge and perhaps knit both the outer portion with the lining simultaneously.  Members realized all is possible “if you do the math.”

© lizzie carter

© lizzie carter

Several techniques will be reviewed or learned while working this project.  Other possible future projects could include holiday decorations, vests and wraps.

Club membership is $120 for 6 months. Members will receive 20% off the yarn needed for the project and 10% off on purchases the day of the club.

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Call today!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Progressive Needles KAL

Beginning on October 2nd and running throughout the month, the Progressive Needles Knit-Along continues with a fabulous HiKoo® Simplinatural cowl design from Michelle Hunter.

This unique mystery design is the perfect showcase for Simplinatural's exquisite softness and superior stitch definition.

Stop by the boutique to choose your color and recieve 10% off SimpliNatural by HiKoo (Sept 27 - Oct 3). Additional KAL details, forms, and rules, can be found here.

© Skacel Collection, Inc.

Small: 1 skein = cowl up to 20″ circumference. Medium: 2 skeins = cowl up to 40″ circumference. Large: 3 skeins = cowl up to 60″ circumference.

• Simplinatural by HiKoo® - 1 (2, 3) hanks.
• US #8 (5mm) circular needle 16 (24-40)” or size needed to obtain gauge.
• Cable needle
• Markers

18 sts = 4″ in stockinette.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Folio is a luscious, superfine alpaca that feels as soft and luxurious as cashmere. This trans-seasonal yarn can be worked on a wide range of needle sizes and is a perfect choice for projects that flow, wrap, and drape.

Ball Weight: 50g – 1.75 oz
Ball Length: 219yds – 200m
Knitting Gauge: 22 sts & 32 rows = 4" (10cm)
Needle Size: 5 (US) / 3.75 mm
Crochet Gauge: 20 sc & 26 rows = 4" (10cm)
Hook Size: 6(G) (US) / 4 mm
Yarn Fiber: 65% Alpaca 35% Rayon / Viscose
Yarn Wash Info: Hand wash in cold water. Lay flat to dry.

Need a project to showcase Folio? We have the perfect one for you…Iwo is an elongated triangle made of two colors which can be worn wrapped on the body in a variety of ways.

Pattern Booklet: #344 Berroco Folio™
Skill Level: Easy
Project Type: Shawls/Wraps
Designer: Berroco Design Team

Stop by the Yarns By Design boutique today to get started on your next project!

Monday, September 22, 2014


Andean Mist is an ethereal blend of super fine baby suri alpaca and mulberry silk for luxe knits that knit up light as air.

Ball Weight: 25g – .875 oz
Ball Length: 164 yds – 150 m
Knitting Gauge: 22 sts & 28 rows = 4" (10 cm)
Needle Size: 6 (US) / 4 mm
Crochet Gauge: 16 sc & 22 rows = 4" (10 cm)
Hook Size: G (6) US / 4 mm
Yarn Fiber: 74% Alpaca 26% Silk
Yarn Wash Info: Handwash in cold water. Lay flat to dry.

We have a wonderful sample made up with the Andean Mist, Millais Wrap, a bit of lovely vintage lace trims this timeless triangle wrap.

Pattern Booklet: #347 Berroco Andean Mist™
Skill Level: Intermediate
Project Type: Shawls/Wraps
Designer: Norah Gaughan

Stop by the Yarns By Design boutique today to get started on your next project!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tee Cakes by HiKoo

HiKoo’s newest addition, Tee Cakes, is constructed using strips of re-purposed tee shirts. Colorful, fun, funky, unique … these are all words that describe this new arrival. Tee Cakes lends itself to knitting and crochet, and features 75 yards per cake. There are between 225 and 300 grams per cake, depending on the width of the strips. Each cake is as individual as the t-shirt it was made from. Colorways will always fluctuate, due to the materials used. Machine washable in warm water. Dry flat.

© Yarns By Design

Tee Cakes are the perfect fiber to either knit or crochet a bath mat. Stop by the Yarns By Boutique today to pick out your Tee Cake colors and receive this FREE pattern.

© Yarns By Design

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rylie by HiKoo

Rylie by Hikoo is a lightweight luxury yarn. Lusciously soft baby alpaca is enriched with the elegant drape and gleam of mulberry silk and the rustic tactile appeal of linen. Dyed in soft pastels, beachy brights and glowing neutrals, Rylie is ravishing. Yarns By Design has a large selection of colors to choose from.

© Yarns By Design

• HiKoo®
• 50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk, 25% Linen
• 274 yards per 100 gram hank
• US 3-4 needles
• 6 sts per inch

We at Yarns By Design were excited when we came across this FREE pattern by Kris Basta. The Definitely Diagonal Scarf is the perfect project to knit with the new Rylie fiber. This is a 15 row pattern repeat that works up quickly on size 10 needles. And, as we suspected, it turned out lovely and perfect!

© Yarns By Design

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Two New Clubs...

YBD Knit Club and Happy Knitters Club
members only clubs (Sept - March):

YBD knit club: 1st Saturday (10:30-12:00pm) of every month, instructor: Edye VanDyke
Happy Knitters Club: 4th Thursday (6-7:30pm) of every month, instructor: Sandra Donatelli

- 10% off purchases night of club
- 20% off yarn needed for project
- Learn a new technique
- Knit a project
- Meet other fiber artists

Interested in Joining? contact Yarns By Design today (412) 794-8332!

Club Membership is $120.00 for 6 months (no December).
Pre-registration is required, space is limited. 
Note: These are two different clubs, members cannot attend both unless registered for each.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Building Blocks Club

12 Sessions $300/year or $30/month
Begins 09/12/2014 and every 2nd Friday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm
Instructor: Edye

Work through the major knitting skills while creating 12 lovely squares. Master each technique before moving to a more advanced concept in a carefully designed sequence. All techniques are supported with FREE online video instruction for help outside of the class. Gain an abundance of knitting know-how along with 12 blocks to assemble into a sampler afghan.

The class follows the book by Michelle Hunter (

- Includes cost of the book and yarn for all 12 squares.
- Please come in to choose your yarn two weeks prior to the start of the first class so yarn can be selected.
- Space is limited
- Pre-registration is required, call today (412) 794-8332!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Technique Refresher

Cable Cast-On
Saturday, July 19th from 10:30-11:30am

Each month we will offer a 1 hour Technique Refresher to help our customers improve on their knitting skills.

There are approximately thirty (30) ways to cast on. The experienced knitter will learn several and use the
appropriate cast on to its advantage. A Cable Cast-On creates a firm, beautiful edge which is also a good way to cast on stitches in the middle of your knitting.
Materials: 1 skein of yarn, US7-8 needle

Cost: $15/ 1 group class or $25/ 1 private class.

© Yarns By Design

This Saturday, August 16th, the class will focus on the Long-Tail Cast-On.

A long-tail cast-on create an even, stretchy edge that works well for stockinette stitch or for ribbing. It's easy to knit from, easy to pick up stitches from and the fastest cast-on. Call today to pre-register for the class.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Steel Valley Yarn Crawl

August 1 - 10, 2014

It is finally here…the first Steel Valley Yarn Crawl. We at Yarns By Design are very excited to participate and to have the opportunity to see both old and new customers during the week long crawl.

Oakmont is a wonderful town which offers our guests great opportunities to shop, dine and relax, come spend the day in Oakmont!

Please note, for your convenience, special hours are available for groups of 10 or more when scheduled in advance via email (, subject: Yarn Crawl Group).

Participating Shops:
Dyed in the Wool
Kathy’s Kreations
Kid Ewe Knot
Natural Stitches
Wolf Creek Yarns
Yarns By Design
Yarns Unlimited

Have your passport stamped at all of the yarn shops participating in the yarn crawl and be entered into a drawing for $25 gift cards/gift certificates from EVERY SHOP that participates!

$10 gift cards/certificates from EVERY SHOP that participates!

Individual stores will also have prizes!

Monday, July 14, 2014

"Mystery Achieved" Pullover

Ladies' "Mystery Achieved" Knitting Pattern by Esther Yun-Mancini

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, X-Large)
Knitted Measurements: Bust 36½ (40½, 44, 48)"/ 92.5 (103, 112, 122) cm
Skill level: Intermediate
Craft: Knitting
Techniques: long tail cast on, knit two together (k2tog), purl two together (p2tog), yarn over increase (yo), knit stitch
Project: Summer Tops
Yarn Weight: 16-20, Medium, Worsted, Afghan, Aran
Needle Size: Needle Size 8 / 5.00 mm

We knit our first sample with Cascade Yarns Luna Paints. This lovely, variegated super soft 100% Peruvian cotton yarn from Cascade Yarns consists of a soft lofty strand of cotton plied together with a fine cotton strand to create a sturdy bumpy textured yarn that will add interest to simple stitches. This is a lovely washable cotton. From brights to pastels the colors that this yarn comes in are sure to suit your every need.

© Yarns By Design

We loved this project so much, we had to make another. This sample was knit with Berroco's Weekend DK. Made from the same machine washable blend as Weekend and Weekend Chunky, this lighter version offers the same softness in a finer gauge. Weekend DK™ is the perfect yarn for any laid back knitting project. A soft, comfortable machine washable blend, this yarn is uncomplicated from start to finish.

© Yarns By Design