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