Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bulky by Blue Sky Alpacas

Yarns By Design is happy to announce a new arrival to the boutique, Bulky by Blue Sky Alpacas.

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50% alpaca/50% wool
Super bulky, lightly spun blend of smooth alpaca and springy wool. Works up quickly with a sleek, roving-soft look. Our hands-down, absolute, without-a-doubt favorite for fast and fun knitting, all wrapped up in a fantastic color palette that ranges from wintery pastels to punchy saturated hues.

Weight: 100 grams
Approx: 45 yards/41 meters
Needle Size: Size 15/10 mm
Gauge: 2 sts per inch
* A suggested gauge only. Works beautifully with large or small needles.

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.

Pattern Support:

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Frosty Cowl
Design by Elizabeth Mautz - Redmann
Keep toasty in this twisted stitch patterned cowl.

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Bulky Hat Booklet
Design by Sarah Smuland
Inspired by Minnesota’s snowy winters, resident designer Sarah Smuland created this collection of six get-outside hats with Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky yarn, a lightly spun blend of soft alpaca and springy wool that layers on the warmth.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Two Quick Projects

The Cashmere Queen Cowl is made with two balls of Schoppel-Wolle Cashmere Queen Taupe, one ball of Schoppel-Wolle Cashmere Queen Beige and one ball of Schulana Kid-Seta Lux Taupe. This stunning cowl made of Cashmere, silk, wool, kid mohair, and lurex are combined in this unique single ply yarn. This soft, luscious yarn is a delight to wear next to the skin! It is light and airy, yet suprisingly warm. Kid-Seta Lux has the same pleasing feel of Kid-Seta with a touch of Lurex for a hint of glitz and glitter.

The pattern is Free with the purchase of the yarns at the Yarns By Design boutique.

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The One Hank Tiara Shawl by Jodi Roush is made with HiKoo's Tiara. Tiara is fit for a beauty queen! This beaded, sequined yarn elevates the simplest stitches with no added effort! A blend of fuzzy mohair, soft wool and lightweight acrylic, each colorway features coordinated sparkle and a one-skein shawl pattern printed right on the ball band.

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Stop by the Yarns By Design Boutique to pick from our selection of colors for your project.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Shaelyn Shawl

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.

Shaelyn by Leila Raabe

This top-down, center-out triangular shawl was inspired by the Alpaca Baby Blanket by Marie Grace, as well as the subtly-textured simplicity of Jared Flood’s Romney Kerchief.

It is suggested to use a sport-weight yarn on size 9 US needles for a light, airy fabric, but it may also be worked in lace or fingering weight yarn on smaller needles, or conversely, sized up with heavier yarn. The only limit is your yardage! Please plan ahead accordingly.

© Leila Raabe

Yarns By Design suggests knitting this shawl with The Fibre Co. Savannah DK. Savannah is a beautiful and rustic spun 2-ply yarn with a crisp yet soft hand. The unique blend of fibers are spun and then kettle dyed, and the different way the fibers absorb the dye creates a beautiful depth of color with subtle heathered tones. Additionally, Savannah is spun and dyed in the U.S.A., and we are proud to play a small role is supporting local textile mills here in Pennsylvania. Yarns By Design has a selection of the beautiful colors to choose from to begin your project.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Herringbone Mittens by Kira Dulaney

YBD is excited to be a participant of Ravelry’s In-Store Pattern Sales Program.

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Featuring: Herringbone Mittens by Kira Dulaney. These richly textured mittens work up quickly into a dense, warm fabric that will keep hands warm. With just a few hours of knitting you’ll have thick, warm mittens to see you through the winter.

Knit these mittens up with a bulky weight yarn. You will only need 100-180yds using a US9 and US11. Stop by the Yarns By Design boutique to choose from a selection of yarns to make these warm mittens.

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