Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Color and Color Combinations

YBD Seminar...

Color and Color Combinations:
Our ever popular instructor, Edye VanDyke, has organized a 1 ½ hour seminar on Color and Color Combinations. We will meet on Friday, February 27th from 5:30-7:00pm. The cost is $20/student. Please contact the boutique to register.

Simply defined, color is an element of design. But a powerful element at that! Do you use color to your advantage? Or, how can you best use it?

Color creates impressions, evokes emotions, elicits illusions and provokes moods.

We all have favorite colors and color combinations. When we knit, it is probably the most influential criterion that effects purchase.

Color is personal.  Color, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. But there are guidelines that help overall and enduring satisfaction. We will show examples of color combinations that follow these guidelines and evaluate them.

For knitters who are registered for the Building in Color club, the Simplicity yarn samples will be available to browse and selection of colors will need to be chosen by the end of the seminar.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dreamy Valentine KAL

Upcoming KAL...

Dreamy Valentine by Ambah:
Save The Date: Fridays, February 9, 13, 20 and 27 from 6-7pm at the boutique. The cost is $20/student, $6 pattern, and a 10% discount on project yarn. Call today to register.

A triangular shawl for the romantic at heart. Dreamy Valentine features a love heart lace pattern. Wear this as a shawl or wrapped around the neck as a scarf.

This pattern offers both written and charted instructions and is worked from the bottom up.

Choose between a single skein fingering weight or the larger 2 skein sport weight variation. The two fibers we suggest are Spud & Chloe’s Fine (80% wool, 20% silk) or Cascade’s Venezia Sport (70% merino wool, 30% silk).

Dreamy Valentine is also easily adapted to most yarn weights, simply adjust the number of repeats to suit your yardage.

Techniques used are yarn overs, simple decreases and increases with a slightly more complicated Central Double decrease all described in the pattern.

© ambah obrien

Monday, February 9, 2015

James C. Brett Marble Chunky

Marble Chunky by James C. Brett is a bulky weight, machine washable, colorful, 100% acrylic yarn with an impressive 341 yards per skein! Marble chunky is a great economical choice for cozy garments, accessories, and home decor projects. It is composed of two contrasting strands plied to create subtle color changes with a tweedy appearance. At the Yarns By Design Boutique we have a wide range of color combinations and great patterns for Marble Chunky to choose from!

© James C. Brett

Below is a super cute sample of a NEW pattern we now have available:

Children's Shrug by James C. Brett

© James C. Brett

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

James C. Brett Flutterby Chunky

Flutterby Chunky by James C. Brett is a ridiculously soft, super bulky, machine washable, 100% polyester yarn in sweet baby pastel colors. This yarn is oh so snuggly and perfect for baby blankets and garments! At the Yarns By Design Boutique we have all of the colors available to choose from. The new colors, shown below, will work up beautifully in our many pattern options available at the boutique as well.

© James C. Brett

© Yarns By Design

Below are two new patterns we have available to work the super soft Fluttery Chunky with.

Childs Robe by James C. Brett

© James C. Brett

Triangular Wraps by James C. Brett

© James C. Brett