Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing holiday weekend! I saw this meme this morning that perfectly describes the week in between Christmas and New Years, and it made me laugh…

I don't know about you, but this is very true for me! I have such a hard time getting back into the swing of things during this week… I just feel it can all be put on hold until the start of the New Year! So with that, we hope you all have a happy and healthy New Year! 

New to the shop this week we have Feza Yarn! We selected two different yarns to start with that we knew our customers would love! First is the Feza Jewel…

This yarn is a super soft is 100% acrylic and metallic. It knits up beautifully, making it a great yarn for a fancy shawl! We have ours sampled in The Daniella Shawl, a free pattern on Ravelry that takes just 3 balls! 

Next is the Baby Gradient Blanket kits. This super soft baby yarn is made up of 50% Cotton and 50% Viscose. It is machine washable as well. The blanket is light enough for a summer baby and yet warm enough for winter. We have 4 different color combos to choose from in this hand dyed yarn! 

All of these new items are available on our website and in our boutique! 

Once again, Happy New Year to all of our customers! Because of you we get to do what we love! Thank you for all your support over the last year! We look forward to seeing you all in 2017!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

EEK! The Holidays are Nearly Here!

     How can it be December 14th already?  If you are like us, there never seems to be enough time for that last handmade gift.  Don't fret.  Your fiber friends at Yarns By Design have several clever solutions for you.  Ranging from adorable sweater ornaments to tie on that special package (or hang on the tree) to a snuggly, drop stitch cowl that knits up in no time (perfect for the last night of Hannukah), we've got you covered.

     We promise each of these last minute gifts is quick and nice enough that you can rest assures the recipient will absolutely love whichever one you choose.

Felted Coffee Cozy

Cat Toys

Dish Towel

Gift Bag

Tea Bag Cozy

Drop Stitch Cowl


Yarns By Design

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

MADELINETOSH meets the Jeweled Cowl

MADELINETOSH.  Is it the world's greatest yarn?

Okay, if isn't the best yarn in the world, it certainly ranks up there.  Known for its sophisticated colors and incredible feel, I couldn't wait to knit the Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Uemura (available on Ravelry for free) out of some Madelinetosh.  The Jeweled Cowl is the latest addition to the YBD store samples.  Knit from one skein of Madelinetosh light on size 8 needles, this amazing pattern works well with many lighter-weight yarns.  I added size 8 seed beads for a little extra sparkle, but the pattern can also be knit with no beads (or you could splurge for some Swarovski crystal bi-cones -- hmmm).  It’s such a simple knit; I may have to make a few more -- maybe a soft, romantic, mohair version (our Berocco Andean Mist is an incredibly soft Alpaca and silk mohair yarn) or a spunky pop of color using our Hedgehog Skinny Singles…  Decisions.  Decisions.

Speaking of Madelinetosh, we are super-excited to tell you that we recently received a shipment of this incredible yarn!  Stop by and check it out for yourself.
Happy Knitting,