Monday, July 27, 2015

NORO Yarn Tasting & Trunk Show


Yarns By Design is thrilled to announce the return of Noro Yarns to our boutique.

Eisaku Noro founded the Noro Co., LTD more than 30 years ago in the province Aichi in Japan. He continues to create amazingly colorful wool yarn which continues to provide a pleasant surprise and great impression among knitting lovers in Japan and throughout the world.

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On Thursday, July 30th from 6-8pm, Yarns By Design will host a Noro Yarn Tasting. This is your chance to sample the new Noro yarns available at the Yarns By Design boutique.

Think wine tasting...but with yarn. It is a fun way to sample the new yarns: it’s a way to find out what you like, or what you don’t like, or maybe what you love. It is also another excuse to enjoy the company of other fiber artists while testing new yarns. We will snack, chat and swatch.

You will be sampling yarns from sport up to super bulky, and the suggested needles range from size US 3 to 10. Bring the needles you have, but do not worry if you do not have all of the sizes.

The cost is $10/person. Interested in purchasing Noro yarn? If so, we will apply a $10 credit to your purchase the night of the event. Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. WIN a door prize!

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The yarn and pattern support are available at the Yarns By Design boutique. Click here to register online.


July 30 - August 15, 2015

This will be the perfect opportunity for you to see first hand, completed projects made with Noro’s Kureyon, Silk Garden, Silk Garden Sock and Transitions.


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Oakmont Sidewalk Sale

Yarns By Design will be participating in the Annual Oakmont Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, July 25th from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Up to 75% off selected products
(everything will be on sale)

Cash is appreciated on all sale items.

all sales are final - cannot be combined with any other offer

Monday, July 13, 2015

Berroco Maya

Maya by Berroco is an irresistible chainette which blends silky Pima cotton with just a touch of soft baby alpaca.

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Hank Weight:
50g / 1.75 oz

Hank Length:
137yds / 125m

Knitting Gauge:
5 sts = 1"
20 sts & 28 rows = 4" (10cm)

Needle Size:
8 (US) / 5 mm

Crochet Gauge:
4 sc = 1"
16 sc & 21 rows = 4" (10cm)

Hook Size:
8(H) (US) / 5 mm

Yarn Fiber:
85% Cotton 15% Alpaca

Yarn Wash Info:
Machine wash in sweater bag, cold water, delicate cycle. Lay flat to dry.

We would like to highlight Alicia Plummer's Sandshore cardigan which will knit up nicely using Maya by Berroco. The cardigan is available in sizes 31 - 47", needing 532 - 836 yards and using a US 9 and 10.5 needles.

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Shells n’ seaglass
Line the sandshore

Waves roar towards me
Then curl up n’ hide

Above seagulls hovering
White blends in blue sky

Sandshore is a seamless cardigan worked from the top down. A clean mesh lace forms an intersection down the back, set slightly asymmetrically for interest. The Kestrel knits up quickly and is a smooth, dry summer yarn. It’s my new favorite!

"This cardigan was inspired by a poem my mother wrote to my father when they were younger" - Alicia Plummer

The yarn and pattern support are available at the Yarns By Design boutique.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Berroco Espresso

Espresso is a cotton blend with a vibrant hand-dyed look that knits up quickly, creating beautiful pieces that are machine washable and easy to care for.

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Hank Weight:
5.25 oz / 150 g

Hank Length:
148 yds / 135 m

Knitting Gauge:
3 sts = 1"
12 sts & 15 rows = 4" (10cm)

Needle Size:
11(US) / 8 mm

Crochet Gauge:
2.25 sc = 1"
9 sc & 11 rows = 4" (10cm)

Hook Size:
11-L(US) / 8 mm

Yarn Fiber:
50% Cotton 50% Acrylic
Yarn Wash Info:
Machine wash. Lay flat to dry.

Pattern Support
#356 Berroco Espresso: Filled with fun, fast, summer knitting patterns, Espresso is a collection of garments and accessories knit in Karma or Espresso. The yarns are interchangeable and would work beautifully for any pattern in the collection.

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The yarn and pattern support are available at the Yarns By Design boutique.