Thursday, September 2, 2021

What's On Our Needles?

Mary Melanson 
Pattern: Monocrome by Joji Locatelli 
Yarn: Smooshy Cashmere by Dream in Color

This versatile cowl explores some easy and beautiful lace patterns. It is the perfect project to get familiar with lace and some of its variations. Mary is knitting her cowl with Dream's Smooshy Cashmere in Green light 019, Dot solid #24, Mardi Gras solid gold and Mardi Gras Mambo.

Linda Hilliard & Kitty Longman
Pattern: Jeans Jacket by Circulo
Yarn: Jeans and Cléa by Circulo

Linda H. and Kitty are collaborating on this cute jeans jacket that uses a combination of knit and crochet stitches. Linda will crochet hems and selvedges while Kitty picks up and knits.

Linda Spruill 
Pattern: Little Miss Jane by Taiga Hilliard 
Yarn: Simply Spectacular DK by Emma's Yarn

Linda is trying to get an early start on her Christmas knitting with this precious tunic in a size 5/6. It will look great on its own for summer and over long sleeves for winter. 

She is also attempting her first Christmas Ornament by Arne & Carlos from their book 55 Christmas Balls to Knit. She is using Berroco Comfort in red and white.

Our Recently Completed Projects

Pattern: Mimi's Blanket by Mary Anne Saag 
Yarn: Forget Me Not by Plymouth or Cotton Supreme by Universal 

Super soft, colorful, machine washable AND fun to knit.... all perfect attributes for your next baby project! Come by soon to pick up two hanks each of two different colors and get started on your beautiful blanket! (Size 10 needles required) 

From Ravelry: "This is an easy and quick knit blanket perfect for a baby gift that will be treasured by your loved one. It is the perfect pattern for trying color work with easy garter stitch stripes and a simple lace pattern." 

Pattern: Tarla Shawl by Catherine Salter Bayar
Yarn: Uneek Cotton by Urth

From "A garter stitch eyelet leaf lace runs along one side, as this right angle triangular scarf grows 1 stitch each row along the other. “Tarla” means “field” in Turkish, so envision a tract of seed stitch working into a hedgerow of garter stitch, then replanted by a plot of 1x1 vertical rib bounded again by garter stitch. These fields alternate positions to complete this reversible 2-skein project."

Pattern: Break of Dawn by Janina Kallio
Yarn: Smooshy Cashmere by Dream in Color

From "Break of Dawn is a one skein wonder for your favorite fingering weight yarn. This quick-to-knit crescent shawl has a garter stitch body and diamond lace border. It’s worked from the top down and there’s no purling!

"The garter stitch body is decorated with evenly placed eyelet stripes. The beautiful diamond lace is worked on right side rows only and the pattern is easy to memorize after a few repeats."

Cowl Kits - Perfect for Christmas!

We have two amazing cowl kits that we know you will love - one to knit and another to crochet! 

Cooma is a light and airy cowl that provides lots of warmth. Holding fingering and mohair together is all the rage right now (and for good reason, it’s stunning!) It is fast and fun to knit and also a bit addictive. It would make a great gift for all your knit-worthy friends and family! 

Cro-Cooma is the crochet version of the popular knit Cooma Cowl. Stands of mohair and silk are held together in places with mini skeins of sock yarn to create a cowl with a beautiful halo and pops of gorgeous color. Perfect for gift giving or treating

September KAL

Join Kitty on Tuesdays September 14th - 28th to knit Golden Moss by Laura Zukaite. The unusual construction of this beautiful sweater and the luxurious Sonata yarn by Noro will be your incentive to finish this project quickly so you can wear it as soon as possible! Sonata is a Fingering weight yarn composed of 35% Cotton, 25% Viscose, 20% Silk, 20% Polyamide (393 yards per skein).

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

What's On Our Needles?

Pattern: Triplett by Linnea Ornstein 
Yarn: Simply Spectacular DK by Emma's Yarn and Tsubame by Noro 

From Ravelry: "Throw it around your neck once, twice, or three times. Pass the tip through the shawl from the front, from the back or from the side. The possibilities of this shawl are almost endless! Combined with the leaf design, Triplett is a fun and colorful project that gives you a really useful and pretty shawl!" 

Pattern: Romper/Shorts/Helmet by OGE Knitwear Designs
Yarn: My Little Sunshine by Jody Long

Mary choice of yarn for this project - My Little Sunshine - is 60% organic cotton and 40% acrylic. This yarn is perfect for a baby set and with the many colors we have in stock, you are sure to find your perfect stripes! This pattern contains directions for all three pieces in several sizes. The small sizes for these projects makes for perfect summer knitting!

Pattern: Budding Brioche by Jennifer Shiels Toland
Yarn: Road to China Light by The Fibre Company

From Ravelry: "Budding Brioche is a wonderful top down triangular shaped shawl with lots of squishy garter interspersed with strips of one color brioche panels and ending with a flowery budding brioche scalloped edge with bobbles to boot! This pattern makes a great beginner brioche project."

Our Recently Completed Projects

Pattern: Spring into Summer Romper by OGE Knitwear Designs
Yarn: Dungarees by Queensland Collection 
This sweet romper knit in a wonderfully soft cotton yarn is just what the little one in your life needs. Paired with the matching jacket, the lucky baby will be dressed to impress! 

Pattern: Tiriltunge Newborn onesie by Shia
Yarn: Modern Cotton DK by Berroco

From Ravelry: "What could possibly be better for your baby than getting wrapped up in a lovely hand knit onesie for the first few hours and days of life? Use a lovely silk/alpaca blend for the summer baby and a warmer merino or alpaca for the winter baby. Along with a pair of warm socks and a hat, this is all the baby needs those first few days."

Pattern: Tommy Baby Blanket by Elena Zauer
Yarn: Kid Cotton by Euro Baby

100% cotton is perfect for babies and Kid Cotton is amazing as are the fun colorways we have in stock. The textures in this pattern are perfect for inquisitive babies and will be fun to knit too!

Classes Resume at BYS

Beginner Brioche Class, $20
Thursday, June 10 (1pm - 2:30pm) 
The Brioche Stitch is a thick, lofty, ribbed knitting stitch pattern. Its loose knit gives brioche fabric an enormous amount of stretch, and its unique construction makes for a super soft project. If you are interested in learning this knitting technique then this class is for you! Click here to view some brioche projects on Class size limited to 4 people, so please pre-register by calling the shop. Bring your preferred yarn and needles. 

Create Your Own Knitting or Crochet Class
This class is for anyone from the beginner who wants to learn the basics to the advanced student who would like help tackling a specific project. If you would like to schedule a group or a one-on-one lesson please call the shop ~ we will be glad to schedule a lesson at your convenience. 

Call the shop (337-345-8357) to schedule your class today.