Monday, June 1, 2020

June Sale

In June, we will be celebrating July 4th with a Red, White and Blue Sale. 

10% off on all red, white, and blue yarn

What's On Our Needles?


Pattern: Easy Baby Elephant Blanket by Sproglet Kits
Yarn: Modern Cotton by Berroco

From Ravelry: "A lovely herd of baby elephants stroll across this cute baby blanket, which makes a perfect gift for a baby shower or new baby. This easy to knit blanket is created using just knit and purl stitches, making a striking design that is ideal for beginner knitters or more experienced knitters looking for a quick project. This blanket can be knitted in any shade but looks particularly good in soft grey."

Linda S.
Pattern: 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Yarn: Mayu Lace by Amano Yarn

Made up of simple stripes, texture and some lace, this cowl is a beautiful bit of luxury for your neck. Linda is using 2 strands lace weight yarn to create the fingering weight called for in the pattern. It feels amazing!

Linda H.
Pattern: Edda Bag by Susanne Muller
Yarn: Cairns by Queensland Collection

This market bag is as pretty as it is useful. You will find yourself reaching for this bag each time you head to the grocery store and will find it useful for beach items as well!

Pattern: Boho Baby Blanket by Appalachian Baby Design
Yarn: US Organic Cotton by Appalachian Baby Design 

The fun chevron stitch in this baby blanket lends itself well to beautiful color combinations. This blanket will be a treasure for any baby and his or her parents! Mary started this blanket a few months ago, but is hurrying to finish it now because the baby is here! Sound familiar to anyone? ;-)

New Arrivals

Come in and check out the arrival of new yarn: Manos, Urth yarns, new shipment of Emma's, new shipment of Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere.

Pattern Giveaway

Join us the week of June 1-5 for Casapinka's Hug Shot Shawl pattern giveaway. Hug Shot is an asymmetric rectangle (or "boomerang") shawl that begins at the small end and ends up with a wide border at the opposite end. There are slipped stitches, garter and stockinette, making it a fairly easy project. The pattern is free with the purchase of 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn to make the pattern. 

Click here to check out the shop's selection of fingering weight yarns available by visiting our online store.

Berroco Kits Ready for Drop Ship

Drift and Beagle are the Berroco kits of the week. The woman's cardigan and man's pullover designed by Norah Gaughan are knit with Berroco Vintage. From ravelry: "The easy to follow texture patterns will entertain the knitter and add just enough interest for the wary sweater wearer."

If you are interested in knitting one of these, give us a call to let us know which one you would like. We will place your order with Berroco and have it directly shipped to your home!

Four Ways to Shop our Shoppe

  1. Our online store is now available for orders to be mailed directly to your home. 
  2. We continue to fill phone orders. Please call the shop anytime (and leave a message if we are not answering) if you would like to pick up or if you would like us to ship to you. 
  3.  For in-store shopping, a limited number of customers will be allowed to enter the shop at one time and for shopping only. If you have a mask, please wear it for your protection as well as ours. Remember, we must follow social distancing at all times. Still no sit & knit in the shop or Knit Night. 
  4. Several of our suppliers will ship directly to you. Here is how it works: Check out their websites. (, Find something you would like to order, give us a call (337-345-8357). We will check availability, charge you for item plus applicable tax and shipping. Supplier will ship directly to you. 
 BYS is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (10am - 4pm)

Our Completed Projects

Having all of you bring your completed projects to the shop to show them off is one of the things we have missed most since the quarantine began. It's always fun to hear you talk about how much you enjoyed your project while we admire your beautiful work! Since we can't just sit & knit at the shop yet, the showing off of your projects isn't happening as much, so we thought you might like to see a few of OUR recent completed projects instead. We hope that seeing these projects might inspire you to try one of them, so here we go!

Lazy Hiker

Using two contrasting colors of sock yarn, this beautiful shawl is something a little bright and cheerful. It's an easy knit with some lace sections to add some interest while knitting and wearing! This sample was knit using Practically Perfect Sock by Emma's Yarn in colorways: Barbie Girl and Wing It.

Ivy Shawlette

This sweet shawlette by Shelley Brander is knit in Juniper Moon Cumulus. The shawlette will knit up quickly on size 11 needles and will be the perfect summer accessory. The fun fringe adds a bit of whimsy and gives the shawl a cute backwards bandana-like optional look.

Birds of a Feather

This Andrea Mowry shawl is knit using beautiful new colorways of Dream in Color. The pattern begins with a single point (only a few stitches to cast on!). Shifting from Dream in Color Billy Kid Silk (& mohair) to the amazing Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere, this shawl is fun to knit and lovely to wear!

Anica Shawl

Anica is a nice lightweight shawl shown here in the new Uneek yarn from Urth. From Ravelry: "Anica is a fun and very easy little shawl. It is worked sideways with clever shaping which results in long narrow symmetrical tips. Mostly knit in garter stitch with pretty eyelets adorning the one side and picots the other. You will only need 1 skein of fingering weight yarn. Self-striping, handpainted, ombre, fade leftovers. Anything goes!"

Sweetly Simple Baby Leg Warmers

These Hogwarts leg warmers will be the perfect gift for little Haley's 9 & 3/4 month "birthday." They are perfect for a little ones whose parents are Harry Potter fans, but of course you can knit them in any color you choose. This pair was knit using Simplicity by Hikoo.