Monday, April 1, 2024

What's On Our Needles

Pattern: Holly by Ursula McGrath
Yarn: Cirrus Rainbow by Juniper Moon Farm

Designed for young girls, the Holly Knitting Pattern Leaflet features a sweet short sleeve design and includes sizes 2-13 years. This pattern is sure to bring joy and style to any wardrobe.

Pattern: Leslie's Own Pattern
Yarn: Comfort by Berroco

Leslie is working on this precious, soft, squishy baby blanket. A simple garter stitch pattern and pretty stripes make this an easy but interesting knit.

Pattern: Mountain Clouds Blanket by Christina Hadderingh
Yarn: My Little Sunshine by Jody Long

Linda is making progress crocheting the motifs for her Mountain Clouds Blanket! She will be using 9 colors of Jody Long's 60% Cotton and 40% Acrylic yarn. Her finished blanket will be beautiful, soft, warm and easy to care for!

Pattern: Moose on the Loose by Linda Gavaldon
Yarn: Pima Rino by Plymouth Yarn


This is a fun knit for nature lovers. Three large moose graze beneath two rows of trees and a cloud filled sky. Knitting the second set of trees and moose upside down makes the blanket is fully reversible top to bottom, and front to back. Included are instructions for a matching hat featuring the trees. 

April Emma's Yarn Colorway

Practically Perfect Sock
Fingering weight

80% SW Merino

20% Nylon

400 yards

Simply Spectacular DK

DK Sport weight

75% SW Merino

25% Nylon

255 yardsA

Atenti Bags

New Atenti bags have arrived in beautiful springtime fabrics. We have several different styles and they all feature many handy pockets! Come by to choose a new bag today.

Bamboo Pop Sock

This Bamboo Pop Sock yarn is not JUST for socks but it sure does make a beautiful and oh so soft pair! We have received some new colorways that are perfect for spring. Also, the price ($11.50 per skein) is amazing for 492 yards of lace weight 55% Bamboo, 37% Cotton and 8% PBT yarn.

Mark Your Calendars!

Local Yarn Shop Day is Saturday, April 27th. We hope you will plan to stop by the shop for a while to celebrate with us.

BYS will be hosting a trunk show with Cattails yarn at the end of May. Catherine Straight, dyer of Cattails yarn, will be visiting the shop on Saturday, May 25th. Please plan to come by to see all of the beautiful yarn and to visit with Catherine!

Friday, March 1, 2024

What's On Our Needles

Pattern: Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder

Yarn: Practically Perfect Sock by Emma's Yarn

Leslie's always got a couple of pairs of socks on her needles and these are her new ones this month. The pattern is simple but interesting enough to keep you going and wanting to finish just one more four row repeat!

Chocolette by Elena Fedotova 

Yarn: Sonata by Noro


"The airy and delicate Chocolette shawl begins at the narrow tip and grows into a beautiful accent piece which can be made as small or large as you wish. The design uses the simplest crochet stitches: single crochet (and its variations) and chains combined into three textured stitch patterns, which are fun and easy to make."

Pattern: Cable Knit Throw by Brenda Lewis

Yarn: Comfort by Berroco

This beautiful cabled afghan will look amazing draped over your favorite chair or sofa. It is so soft and warm that it will quickly become your favorite blanket!

Personal Pattern

Yarn: Modern Cotton by Berroco

Kitty is using 5 colors of Modern cotton and several different stitch patterns to create this beautiful afghan. Use your creativity, your favorite stitch pattern book, and a few colors of beautiful yarn to create your own afghan masterpiece - we would love to help you get started today!

Narwen Jacket by Claudia Wersing

Yarn: Brighton Beach by Queensland Collection

Your Narwen Jacket will become your go to layer for a cool day outdoors or for time spent in air conditioning. Brighton Beach is a great lightweight cotton, linen and acrylic blend yarn.

Our recently Completed Projects

Pattern: Petit Fours by Kirsten Holloway

Yarn: United by Queensland Collection

This sweet little crocheted bonnet will work up quickly and look precious on any little one. The pattern contains a couple of really fun stitches which will keep you interested and it comes in four sizes from newborn to 12-18 months.

Pattern: Jasper Blanket by Linda Whaley

Yarn: Appalachian Baby by Appalachian Baby Design


"Simple knit and purl patterns are placed in block stripes across the blanket and surrounded by a simple garter stitch border. If you can cast on, knit, purl and cast off you will be able to knit this blanket.

This knitting pattern includes four blanket sizes - a small square baby blanket that is perfect for small babies, buggies and car seats, and a longer rectangular baby blanket that is great for older babies at bedtime. The medium and large throws/afghans are perfect for cosy family snuggles on the sofa."

Pattern: Anthology Throw by Helen Stewart

Yarn: Simply Spectacular DK by Emma's and Smooshy Cashmere by Dream in Color


"The Anthology Throw is a circular, Pi-inspired project, big and versatile enough to work as a blanket or a generous wrap.Drape it over the couch for epic snuggle sessions or double it up into an extra-cosy shawl. Its sheer scale may seem daunting, but trust me, it’s so easy and comforting to make! Just knit, knit, knit in a circle, with eyelet rounds for increases and interest and a simple chevron lace border."

Our friend, Cheryl, knit her Anthology using various yarns by Dream in Color and Emma's.

Pattern: Seven Sisters Top by Sloane Lacasse

Yarn: Winqu Alqa by Marisol Yarn

A loose-fitting summer top knit in Marisol's beautiful 85% Tanguis Cotton, 15% Silk yarn, this sweater is the perfect versatile piece. It can be worn alone in warm weather or under a jacket on a cooler day. The pattern includes sizes XS to XXL.

Thanks to our friend Carla for modeling!