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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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• 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!

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