Friday, February 5, 2021

What's On Our Needles?


Pattern: Marin by Ysolda Teague 
Yarn: Stargazer by Juniper Moon Farms 

From Ravelry: Reversible, symmetrical, with long points and a shape that curves gently around your neck Marin is easy to throw over any outfit. No need to worry about spotting your gift recipient wearing it inside out either. Knit from side to side it makes the most of the simplest stitch patterns and shaping techniques. The entire shawl is worked in garter stitch and ribbing with a few effectively placed cables and neat slipped stitch selvedges. 


Pattern: For the Love of Texture Afghan by Dayna Perry 
Yarn: Modern Cotton by Berroco 

From Ravelry: If you’re looking for a fun, textured blanket to hold your interest as you crochet, this is the perfect project for you. This blanket is made using the single crochet, half double crochet, and puff stitch to create tons of texture. Photo tutorials are provided for each stitch and color changing technique. 


Pattern: Renton by Berroco 
Yarn: Marmel by Ella Rae 

Texture, stripes and a beautiful 58% cotton 48% acrylic yarn make for an amazing shawl on those cool nights. Stop by the shop to pick out your favorite colorway of this fun yarn and get started on this free pattern today!

Our Completed Projects


Pattern: Seashells Blanket by Svetlana Volkova 
Yarn: Cumulus by Juniper Moon Farms 

From Ravelry: The Seashells blanket is worked in a reversible lace pattern that is easily memorized making it a great project for relaxing knitting. Pattern includes both charted and written instructions. 

This blanket is knit with 3 skeins of super soft Cumulus yarn which is 94% cotton and 6% nylon. 


Pattern: Madelyn Shawl by Zabeth Loisel-Weiner 
Yarn: Rustic Silk by Ella Rae 

The Madelyn Shawl was the January KAL project. Knit with Rustic Silk, a 100% silk fingering weight yarn by Ellen Rae, the shawl requires two hanks of yarn; one hank each of two different colors. 

Click here for a close-up view of Rustic Silk in the following colorways in our online store. 09 - Yosemite, 07 - Niagara Falls, 13 - Pinkerton, 15 - Lavender Bay 


Pattern: Baby Rollin Beret by Wooly Wormhead 
Yarn: Knitcol by Adriafil 

This fun rolled-brim beret works up so nicely with Knitcol yarn by Adriafil. Knitcol is a 100% superwash merino self-patterning yarn that will keep your favorite baby or toddler warm and fashionable at the same time! 


Pattern: Molly Cowl by Nina 
Yarn: Viento by Plymouth 

This eye-catching cowl will knit up in no time with bulky yarn and size 17 or 19 needles. Viento is a 70% alpaca, 30% bamboo yarn that will be heavenly to wear and will keep you nice and toasty warm! This sample project was knit with two strands of yarn held together. 


Pattern: Nest & Burrow by Sarah B. Abram 
Yarn: Smooshy with Cashmere by Dream in Color 

From Ravelry: This drawstring cowl is an intriguing patchwork of striped, slip-stitch, and lace patterns. Each section can be lengthened, shortened, or repeated to your taste. 

Click here to view the two beautiful options we have in store for this Holiday Bag Kit from Dream.

Mindful Needles


Knitter's Pride Mindful Needles are interchangeable sets of needles that are as functional as they are beautiful.
We carry 4 different sets that contain various sizes of needles, so there is a set that is perfect for everyone. All four sets include: needles, cords, beaded cord keys; 1 pair of connectors; 1 needle gauge; 2 darning needles; 10 locking stitch markers; 10 split stitch markers & 30 round stitch markers. 

Click here to view the 4 sets and to get a much more detailed description in our online store.

Knit-a-long (KAL)

We invite you to join Mary this month in knitting the Tommy Baby Blanket by Elena Zauer. The textures in this pattern are perfect for inquisitive babies and will be fun to knit too! Help is free with yarn purchased from BYS. Call to schedule help if needed. 

Mary has come up with a list of suggested yarns for this project: 
(please click to see the color options for each yarn in our online store) 

Botanique

The Botanique Shawl pattern is being re-released by Casapinka on February 20th, 2021 in Emma’s Yarn and is available as a kit! You may choose to purchase one of the suggested yarn combinations or you can create your own. Click here to view individual colorways in our online store. 

From Ravelry: Botanique is a labor of love (to design and to knit)! There are 15 sections plus borders on either end. Each section is inspired by something related to spring, from blooming trees, to spring rain. There are also dot stitches, lace, flowers, butterflies, thistle, lettuce and catnip, and tea. 

Stop by the shop to see the kits we have ready for this project's release on February 19th!

Shibui Knits


We have 3 new yarns from Shibui Knits to introduce to you - Cima, Reed and Koan! 

Cima is 70% Superbaby alpaca and 30% fine merino; lace weight; 328 yards per skein 

Reed is 100% linen; fingering weight; 246 yards per skein

Koan is 70% linen and 30% mulberry silk; fingering weight; 248 yards per skein