Monday, April 27, 2015

KAL: Shibui K.2

Upcoming KAL’s...

Shibui K.2 knit with kavo:
Join us for our May KAL designed by Kristin Ford. This simple yet trendy wrap is perfect for the upcoming months to keep yourself warm from a cool evenings breeze.

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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

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sizing: one size, 6" x 84"
gauge: 24 sts & 28 rows = 4" in st st after blocking
kavo:1 skein color a, 1 skein color b, 1 skein color c, 1 skein color d
needles: 5 (3.75 mm)

Fridays, May 1, 8, 15 and 29 from 6-7pm at the boutique. The cost is $20/student, plus pattern and a 10% discount on project yarn. Pre-registration is required, call today to register.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

YBD Knit Club

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Join instructor, Edye VanDyke, and the YBD Knit Club to knit Beacon Hill by Amy Herzog.  The club will meet the 1st Saturday of each month (April - August) from 10:30-12pm. Please note: the April club meeting will be rescheduled at a later date to be determined.

The cost is $100/student. Club members will receive 20% off project yarn. Please contact the boutique to register (412-794-8332), space is limited.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Botanical Knits

The Botanical Knits trunk show will be on display from March 27 thru April 16th. We showcased the trunk show at the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival (March 27 - 29).

The Botanical Knits books incorporate the natural beauty of plant life into twelve elegant garments and accessories.

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Alana Dakos is a knitwear designer and host of the Never Not Knitting podcast. A former knitting instructor, Alana began designing knitwear in 2009 and has produced the Never Not Knitting pattern line ever since.

Alana's work has been featured in magazines such as Interweave Knits, Jane Austen Knits, Knitscene, Knit Now, Knit Simple, and The Knitter, and and her designs continue to be a favorite among knitters worldwide.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

KAL: Hudson Cowl

Quince & Co Hudson Cowl knit with Kestrel:
Join us in celebrating our newest line, Kestrel to the Yarns By Design community.

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Quince & Company Kestrel is a new take on a simple linen yarn. It is the same Belgium-grown organic linen used in Sparrow and spun it this time in a ribbon structure. Kestrel knits up quickly at 3½ to 4 stitches to the inch. Its flat surface adds a slight texture to simple knit and purl stitches. The best thing about it is its incredible drape. Like all things linen, woven or knitted, Kestrel only gets better as you wash and wear it.

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The Hudson Cowl is knitted flat beginning with a provisional cast on. Ends are grafted together to form loop. Stitches are picked up and knitted along each selvedge edge and joined for working the round.

Working in the round, picking up stitches, grafting, provisional cast on.

Fridays, April 10, 17 and 24 from 6-7pm at the boutique. The cost is $15/student, plus pattern and a 10% discount on project yarn. Pre-registration is required, call today to register.