Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kavo by Shibui Knits

Kavo: Originating from cavo n. Italian for rope or cable, adj. Hollow. An unusual combination of strength and elegance. With a strong 2-ply cotton core and a decadent silk wrap, Kavo creates incredible knits with exceptional drape and a smooth, luxurious hand. The slight variation in diameter gives this DK weight yarn an organic feel. Intended to be knit on a range of needle sizes, Kavo’s fabric is open and airy, yet substantial enough to hold structured silhouettes. The silk wrap adds a subtle touch of sheen, making it a perfect choice for summer wear.

85% cotton, 15% silk, 224 yds / 205 m, dk weight, 50 g skein

Below are two patterns we will be working our Kavo samples in:

K. 1 by Lidia Tsymbal
This top is knit using 1 strand of Kavo on a US size 5 (3.75 mm) 36” circular needle. You will need:

3 (3, 3, 4) skeins of Color A
2 (2, 2, 2) skeins of Color B
Shown in Ash (A) & Graphite

K. 2 by Kristin Ford
This scarf is knit using 1 strand of Kavo on US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles. You will need:

1 skein Color A
1 skein Color B
1 skein Color C
1 skein Color D
Shown in Ash (A), Graphite (B), Poppy (C) & Tar (D)

This pattern is free with the purchase of yarn at Yarns By Design!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pediboo by Frog Tree

Pediboo by Frog Tree, is a worsted weight, was tested and enthusiastically approved by Cat Bordhi. A blend of 80% Machine Washable Merino and 20% Bamboo Viscose, this 3 ply yarn comes in 100 gram skeins, with approximately 182 yards in worsted weight. The yarn is spun for durability and bounce, making It ideal for easy-care warm sweaters, winter weight socks, 
hats, mittens, cowls, and more.

Pediboo Worsted Solid

Pediboo Worsted Tonel

This yarn is destined to become a much loved classic and is now available at the Yarns By Design boutique in Oakmont. 
It is also exceptionally round and bouncy, friendly, and thus ergonomically kind to avid knitters. It produces 
textures with beautiful stitch definition. It catches the eye with its quietly lustrous colors, the result of the Merino Wool/Bamboo blend.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Simplicity by HiKoo

Simplicity 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.

• HiKoo
• 55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon
• 117 yards per 50 gram hank
• US 4-6 needles
• Approx. 5 sts per inch

Yarns By Design has a nice selection of pattern support. Here are a few examples to get you excited.

Simplicity Volume 1 - Kids

Simplicity Volume 2 - Women's

Simplicity Volume 3 - Men's