Thursday, February 27, 2014

AddiColours Crochet Hook Set

Yarns By Design is very excited to have the new AddiColours Crochet Hook Set available at the boutique. Hurry in today, these are very popular!

© Skacel Knitting

The addiColours crochet set includes 9 addi® Color-coded crochet hooks, in an easy-to-store travel case. The famous Addi Comfort Grip hook, featuring color-coded handles for ease of organization. Perfect for those seeking an ergonomic hook! Set includes addi’s® Color-coded hooks in US A (2mm), B (2.5mm), C (3mm), D (3.25mm), E (3mm), 3.75mm, F (4mm), G (4.5mm), H (5mm), I (5.5mm) and J(6mm).

Friday, February 14, 2014

Cupid Cowl Kit

Cupid Cowl Kit - NEW at Yarns By Design!
Design by Bobbi IntVeld

© Blue Sky Alpacas


Yarn Shown:
Manatee #7525

Experience Level:
Advanced Beginner

Spud & Chloƫ Sweater (100g/160yds): 1 hank
Size 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker
Cable needle
Tapestry needle

Finished Measurements:
Circumference: 25½”
Height: 8½”

In ZigZag stitch, 17 sts and 25 rnds = 4”

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Team USA Olympic Opening Ceremony Sweater

I am so excited and honored to share this with you.

Kraemer Yarns sits proudly on Main Street in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, a living, breathing testament to small-town Americana -- spinning dozens of varieties of yarn from natural and synthetic fibers that will become lovingly crafted handmade items was called upon to spin the fiber for Ralph Lauren for the upcoming Opening Ceremony Sweater worn by Team USA for the Olympic Games in Sochi.

© Kraemer Yarns

Ralph Lauren has brought me hope that we do get it, Made In the USA, is important! Check out the short video telling the story.

© Ralph Lauren

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SimpliWorsted by HiKoo

© Skacel Knitting

55% Merino Superwash 28% Acrylic 17% Nylon
SimpliWorsted by HiKoo is a value yarn that is an excellent choice for afghans, children's wear, and anything else that get's daily use. This machine washable wool blend feels like butter in your hands while knitting, but is a true "work horse" of a yarn. Simpliworsted is a perfect all around worsted weight yarn. A Superwash Merino Blend in vibrant colors! Feels like butter!

Weight: 100 gram skein
Approx: 140 yards
Needle Size: US 10/6 mm
Gauge: 4 sts per inch

Machine washable

Pattern Support:

© Michelle Hunter
Winter Buzz
Designed by Michelle Hunter
The FREE honeycomb pattern makes for a quick and easy knit in these toasty warm mittens. All techniques are supported with FREE online video tutorials. Sample was knit with Simpliworsted by HiKoo for a soft and washable mitten.

Progressive Needles Knit Along with Knit Purl Hunter, sponsored by Skacel. KAL begins January 5th at

© Michelle Hunter
Independence Pillow
Designed by Michelle Hunter
The FREE Independence Pillow creates a beautiful home accessory while learning to knit cables without a cable needle. This project's video tutorials are perfect for honing your finishing skills.

© Michelle Hunter
Building Blocks Afghan
Designed by Michelle Hunter
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.

Join the Building Blocks Club:
12 Sessions $300/year or $30/month
Every 4th Friday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm
Instructor: Edye

- 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.
- Pre-registration is required, call today (412) 794-8332!