Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sweater weather!

It's feeling cool and fresh outside- perfect sweater weather! Sandy has been busy working on two sweater patterns, Koto and Coda. Both are Brooklyn Tweed designs and made with Brooklyn Tweed yarn.  
Sandy is ready for sweater weather after finishing these two beauties.  

Koto is shown here in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in "Snowbound.

Koto pattern by Brooklyn Tweed/picture by Jared Flood

As described on the pattern info on Ravelry: "Koto’s body and sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm, then worked flat with simultaneous shoulder shaping on the front and back. The short rows use the Shadow Wrap method, which is fully explained in the pattern. The collar is worked from stitches picked up after seaming and faced with stockinette fabric for added structure. Tiny facings at the hem and cuffs make for a beautiful, minimalist finish that doesn’t interrupt the lines of the sweater."

Coda is shown here in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in "Woodsmoke" and noted in the pattern description "Coda will let you wear a pretty frock while the weather is still chilly or dress up a casual outfit".

Coda pattern by Brooklyn Tweed/picture by Jared Flood
If you haven't tried Brooklyn Tweed yet, this time is year is perfect to get started. Make a sweater for yourself or get started on Christmas gifts. We have lots of beautiful color options, something for everyone. Save a trip and shop our online boutique!
Don't forget, Woolfolk has also arrived to Yarns By Design! More information to come on Woolfolk projects in upcoming blog posts and currently available in shop only but it would be perfect for your next sweater pattern.

Tell us what sweater pattern is your favorite and which yarn is your go-to for sweater making. Feel free to stop by the boutique with your finished sweater projects or tag us with your projects on instagram #yarnsbydesign.


Sarah at Yarns By Design

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October fun!

Hello, October! Orange is definitely the new black when it comes to October knit and crochet projects. The Yarns By Design team is very excited about the fun that comes with October. You MUST stop by the boutique to see the latest window display…it's fun, it's spooky, it's full of yarn.

A sneak peek at Yarns By Design in October.

Nothing says October like a pumpkin! I always wonder why we give these beautiful fruits (arguably a vegetable, too) only a short bit of our attention span. I think they should be enjoyed all year long. I can't think of many other fruits where we use it for so many reasons, inside and out. The pumpkin flesh and seeds makes its way into soups, pastas, salads, breads and desserts. We spend hours picking out, carving and decorating the "perfect pumpkin". Why not knit or crochet one too?

I found this quick and easy pattern to crochet this pumpkin. I added eyes and a smile. 

An adorable amigurumi pumpkin. 

Here are a few ideas from other pumpkins around the boutique, one knitted and one felted. 
Knitted pumpkin. 
Bonus! It holds candy!
Fuzzy and fun felted pumpkin. 

Check out this Ravelry link for a ton of pumpkin related knit and crochet projects including costumes, blankets, socks and hats. 

Tell us about your favorite pumpkin project or let us know what you are working on this October!


Sarah with Yarns By Design