3.22.2017

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Our newest yarn base to arrive. When we first started this journey, wet behind the ears and not knowing anything, we always knew deep down that we wanted to partner with companies that are doing good things and that we find a personal connection with. This has not changed. We are definitely more seasoned now, and we still believe that choosing partnerships that are meaningful is one of the most important duties that we have as small biz owners.

Cestari Sheep & Wool Company, is one of those such friendships we have made and we are proud to bring you a beautiful new yarn base thoughtfully named Daughter. This base represents the good behind wool farming and yarn producing in America, the roots that family owned businesses create and the love that goes into the pride of work behind a wool made here. Francis, the accomplished and skilled man behind Cestari, along with multi-generations of his own family and staff created this incredible down home yarn base specifically for us and we couldn't be more happier with the outcome.

Daughter is an airy woolen spun 3-ply Rambouillet and Merino wool blend that rides the border of DK weight and Worsted. The simple goodness of this yarn is the slight slub and thick/thin nature of the plies. The Merino that is blended in, provides the YOTH softness you love and the woolen spun nature of the yarn makes it light and wonderful to knit with. It's a hard working yarn that you want to knit cabled sweaters with, hats for days and accessories to keep you warm.

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We chose to start a new tradition in colors and skein outputs for this base. The yarn comes in two skein sizes: Daughter, 150g skein that boasts 330 yards, and Daughter Mini, its smaller skein self at 75g and 165 yards. It's available in three beautiful and all time classic colors (for now!): Natural Vanilla, a clean natural cream that's been left undyed, Natural Chocolate, a gorgeous signature Cestari medium heathered undyed brown & Black Truffle, a deep dark solid black that has been dyed by our lovely dyehouse we partner with.

Five of our fabulous Stockists have chosen to be a part of this new yarn launch, so be sure to visit them, support local and squish the new yarn in person: Tolt Yarn & Wool, My Sister Knits, Wool & Honey, Knitting Bee and Brooklyn General.

We hope that you love Daughter as much as we do and thank you for supporting YOTH in all that we do. We feel honored and lucky to be a part of this journey each and every day.

-YOTH Team

P.S. Watch for newly reworked YOTH patterns that knit up beautifully in our new Daughter over the next couple of weeks!

11.02.2016

shells & tide

Dropping in today to post the last of the Endless Summer shawl series for 2016! It's a bit late coming, but a beauty, and perfect for the cooler weather that's arrived here. I hope that you enjoy this large chunky lace wrap, knit out of our worsted weight Father yarn in our beloved Blue Raspberry color. Thinking about it... this wrap would make the perfect gift for a deserving knitwear recipient this upcoming holiday season. Or, you can always make one for you and one for them!


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Happy knitting!

-Ve

10.22.2016

grown giveaway winner

Congratulations to the commenter:

"Jessie's Girl is my favorite pattern. What a wonderful book filled with beautiful patterns. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Janaknits on ravelry."

I'll be getting a hold of you on Ravelry. And, thank you to everyone else who commented and entered the giveaway. Hugs & stitches!

-Ve

10.06.2016

grown + giveaway

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When I first started getting into knitting, like really getting into knitting, Kate Oates happened to fall into my path. It was the very beginning of my blog, Yarn On The House, and she became one of my first indie designers that so sweetly said yes to an interview and giveaway. Fast forward to now and we have managed to keep in touch all of these years. Not only on the knitting front, but also watching each others' families grow and be lucky enough to meet in person on a few occasions to drink wine, reminisce and laugh about the good, the bad and the ugly.

Kate is one of those designers that inspired me from the very beginning and she is still as wonderful and talented at producing wearable timeless garments with thoughtful detailing. Her pieces are ones that I would love to have in my closet... all of them. Only mine would be gray or black. You know me!

I am so very proud of my friend, Kate, for taking the leap into self publishing a real life printed book of her very own. Grown, Sophisticated Sweater Designs from the Maker of Tot Toppers, is a beautiful new book that features 10 raglan-style sweaters with minimal finishing, each inspired by an original Tot Toppers design. I hope that I was in some small way a little bug in her ear when she was deciding between digital only and print, because I knew deep down that this project was going to be magnificent and a collection of knitwear that will be in style for many, many years to come. And, I was right. The photography is stellar, the models are adorable, and Kate's genius garment engineering and tasteful design touch make this book, well, perfect.

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YOTH was lucky enough to be included in two of her lovely patterns: the Grace Wrapper, a totally sweet and feminine wrap sweater that is perfect for skirts, long flowy tunics or dresses, and the handsome Scholar Cardigan, a very fitting companion for our unisex brand and yarn. The Grace Wrapper uses our soft Big Sister and the Scholar Cardigan was a perfect match for Father, our work horse of a worsted. And, that's only two of the ten great patterns in this book.

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The book is available for pre-order here with some goodies to go along with it, or you can order this beauty as an e-book only, if you are a digital lover!

And, today Kate and I are hosting a giveaway for your chance to win a full pre-order package (Grown E-book & your choice of a single Tot Toppers coordinating children's pattern, the print version of Grown and a custom Retromantic Fripperies wooden treat) + a sweater's worth of Father (10 skeins) in our signature color Caviar for a Scholar Cardigan. All you need to do is pop over to Ravelry and go show Kate's new book some love and come back to comment here which of her 10 patterns is your favorite! The giveaway ends October 20th at midnight (Pacific Time), so make sure you leave your comment by then.

Hugs & Stitches!

-Ve

P.S. I'm headed to Rhinebeck for the very first time. I'll be at the Indie Untangled event inside the Magpie Fibers booth. Be sure to stop by if you are there or just say hello if you see me walking around at the festival. I love meeting my peeps, in real life!

9.05.2016

endless summer // surf & sand

It's Endless Summer shawl time again! The warm summer days are winding down and the mornings are crisp. It is the perfect time to start a new project and finish just in time to wrap your neck up during the cooler months. We hope you enjoy the first shawl of the series: surf & sand.

During my travels, I visit a lot of wonderful yarn shops and like most knitters, I enjoy finding goodies to bring home. I'm loving all the speckles right now and what I love even more is being able to pair those speckles with our neutral tones. The speckled yarn in this project is a fun skein of Walk Collection Linea in the color Seashells that I picked up at the fabulous StevenBe shop in Minneapolis earlier this year. I knew right away that I wanted to pair this interesting linen, alpaca, silk blend with a skein of our Mother yarn in Shiitake. The two textures of each of the yarns compliment each other exceptionally well and I appreciate the matte finish of our base in a subtle warm taupe next to the multi-colored Linea.

This pattern is not for the faint of heart... it features a slipped stitch pattern worked in an interesting method, a biasing triangular shawl construction, selvedge stitches, half twisted stockinette stitch, and a complicated edging that looks like crochet when you are finished. All worth the work, in my opinion, and if you're not into the scallops, just leave them off.

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Happy endless summer knitting and stay tuned for the next shawl in the series!

-Ve