Tuesday, March 31, 2015


We would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support and attendance this past weekend at the 11th Annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival. We had a blast, to say the least! It was fun seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones. The venue was lovely and the location in downtown Pittsburgh was perfect.

We wish you all much luck on your new projects and encourage you to share pictures on your progress and/or completed project(s) on any of our social media sites.

Below are a few pictures from the past weekend…

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Raspberry Ripple Shawlette Kit

Raspberry Ripple takes its name from the way the gently waving edges suggest ripples, the way the bumpy texture of the red silk center panel suggests ripe raspberries, and the way my brain will use any excuse to suggest ice cream. Wear Raspberry Ripple to keep your neck and shoulders warm while enjoying your favorite frozen treat!

© Meghan C. Radick

Raspberry Ripple is a triangular shawlette, knit from the bottom point to the top, with a lace edging on either side of a textured triangular center panel. A handful of colors are available to choose from.

The instructions given are for a shawlette knit with two skeins of Lantern Moon’s Indochine yarn, but the pattern can easily be adapted to any size/weight of yarn. Indochine is a luxurious 100% silk yarn made exclusively for Lantern Moon in a mill in Vietnam. Indochine is the result of working directly with their producer to create a beautiful 100% mulberry silk, spun to their specifications, creating a sport weight yarn that feels wonderful in the hand and makes a luxurious fabric.

The kit is available at Yarns By Design and includes the pattern, 2 skeins of Indochine and a Recycled Paper Yarn Bowl. The creatively made bowl of wrapped recycled paper is the perfect size for a ball of yarn.

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© Yarns By Design

© Yarns By Design

© Lantern Moon

Monday, March 9, 2015

FREE project bag

Purchase $250 or more at Yarns By Design
and receive this lovely Jute project bag FREE.

© Yarns By Design

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival

11th Annual Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival:
It is that time of year when the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival is just around the corner.

We are very excited to be showcasing new accessories, kits, patterns and yarns from some of our most favorite companies. Make certain to stop by the YBD booth #43 to see all of the latest ‘must-haves’ in the industry.

© pgh knit & crochet

Registration is NOW OPEN for the
2015 Knit & Crochet Festival!

March 27, 28 & 29, 2015
The Westin Convention Center 

What a line-up! Steven “StevenBe” Berg, Alasdair ” Extreme Double Knitting Master” Post-Quinn, Drew “The Crochet Dude” Emborsky and Charles “The Sock King” Gandy will be our  guests of honor and teachers at the 11th Annual Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival.  Also joining us will be Portuguese Knitting Master Andrea Wong, Crochet Master Robyn Chachula and Creative Charles Voth from Toronto, as well as your favorite local teachers.

Visit Yarns By Design at booth #43!

If you haven't already done so, click here to register, do not delay!