Author: Allison

King George

Another one of our favorites is King George Yarn Content: 45% Baby Alpaca, 45% Merino, 10% Cashmere Yarn Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1″/US 7 needle Yarn Length: 105 yds/50g ball This yarn has a wonderful hand. Great stitch definition, perfect for cables and colorwork. With its delicous blend of alpaca, merino, and cashmere, who could resist? There are newly expanded colors from this year, all sophisticated and warm in hue. (My favorite being color 2878- taupe!) Our patterns range from blankets to jackets. This is the type of yarn you will want to keep close to you on those...

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Baby Bunny

Today I’d like to talk a little bit about our yarn, Baby Bunny. Baby Bunny is a lovely blend of 60% Pima Cotton, 30% Modal, and 10% Angora Yarn Gauge: 5 sts=1″ / US 7 needle Yarn Length: 109 yds/50g ball I’ve knit with this yarn and it has such an incredible feel- like nothing I’ve knitted before! This yarn has a soft halo that makes it look like a little rabbit. The cotton adds a great stitch definition which would make any cable or lace design stand out with ease. If you take a look at the color...

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Jean’s Grandkids

I love sharing these pictures and stories with you. Jean knit up these cute sweaters for her darling grandchildren.  The yarn used is Adrifil Knit Col.  Click here for color card. The solid color is Encore. She  has 1 more grandchild on the way.  I am sure Jean is busy knitting for the new baby too! Jean purchased this yarn at her local yarn shop: Swisher’s Yarn Basket 327 FERRY STREET DANVILLE, PA 17821 570-275-YARN (9276) <!– @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } –> swishersyb@hotmail.com Happy knitting to all!  ...

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Bungee Sock Yarn

I put on a new pair of socks today – made from our yarn, BUNGEE.  Wow, I am so HAPPY with them.  They feel great.  Fit great!  I have had them on all day, for over 10 hours and they still maintain their shape. Today, I am referring to them as my 12 hour socks.  Hey, some company has an eight hour bra.  I never really understood that one.  What happens at the ninth hour??  Does it no longer work?  Does the bra disappear like the stuff in the Fairy Tale,  Cinderella?    LOL.  Anyway, love the way this...

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We’ve reached a big deadline at the design department at PYC. This past week we had a photo shoot of our newest designs for Spring 2010. Though many of you won’t be able to see these until a couple months from now, we are really excited about the upcoming season! The designs for spring feature our classic yarns like Encore, Encore Chunky, and Baby Alpaca Grande. But we have also designed heavily for our new yarns, which will be hush hush for now. Ever wonder what goes on at our photo shoots? Basically, JoAnne and I plan on what patterns will be brought out for the next season. We then gather our garments that were lovingly hand knit by our test knitters and plan what models we need to come. At this particular photo shoot, JoAnne and I will need a child at 3 months, a 4 year old boy and girl, a man, a tall female model, and a petite female model. There is a lovely studio in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, off of Broad Street, where the photography takes place. Linda, who is our garment aficionado, takes care of the look of the garments and makes sure they are pressed and sewn. JoAnne and I instruct the models to get the best features of the knits, whether it is a sleeve detail or a stunning silhouette. Our wonderful photography...

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