Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ontario Place Update

Announcing new buttons for the Ontario Place sweater.  The original buttons are no longer available, so I had to scare up some replacements.  I never thought finding white buttons would be as challenging as it turned out to, but these are pretty terrific.  Good thing I found them, because I've just had a run on Ontario Place sweaters!

I think you'll hardly notice a difference, though the new buttons are just a smidge bigger than the original buttons.  (I'm noticing that the blue green yarn in the top picture appears really dark.  Rest assured it's the same color as in the bottom picture.) 

Belt Road

Last (and latest) but certainly not least on our trip through the Friendship Heights Collection is the Belt Road sweater.  I have been wanting to do a hoodie for the longest time now, so I was really excited to finally have the chance.  And I'm so glad I did it!  The sweater turned out so warm and cozy--perfect for a gray winter day!

I designed this sweater to be a boys' sweater, but Trish took some shots of a little girl wearing it, and I have to say that it looks darling.  I should have remembered how much little girls love purple!  But it's a good reminder not to be so rigid about boys' and girls' clothing. 

You can buy the Belt Road sweater here

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reno Road

Next up in the Friendship Heights Collection is the Reno Road sweater.  The sweater is bright yellow and blue-green in an interlocking pattern that creates a really neat effect.  The way this pattern is knit results in a sweater that's a little thicker than others, so it's quite warm in the winter.  It's unisex, and perfect for little boys and little girls.

Reno Road is available in the YHK Etsy shop here.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Jenifer Street

The next stop on our trip through the Friendship Heights Collection is the Jenifer Street sweater (no, that's not a misspelling).  This sweet little sweater is perfect for a sweet little girl, in shades of pink and purple (a girl's favorite colors!), with gray to ground it.  The sweater buttons at the left shoulder, with three purple star buttons that were custom made for this sweater.

The Jenifer Street sweater is available in the Etsy shop here

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ingomar Street

First up in our tour of the Friendship Heights Collection is the Ingomar Street sweater.  This cardigan features a fun yellow and gray chevron pattern, with broad ribbing at the base, cuffs, and button band.  The four buttons in front were custom-designed to match the light yellow in the sweater exactly!  This sweater was such fun to knit--I loved watching the diagonal lines emerge as I knit straight across. 

Note that the pattern is "open," which essentially means that it has holes in it.  That makes for a really interesting texture, but kids will definitely need to wear something underneath. 

Click here to purchase Ingomar Street on Etsy.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Introducing the Friendship Heights Collection

Today marks the debut of the second Yellow House Knits collection, the Friendship Heights collection!  As of today, all four sweaters are on sale on the YHK Etsy site. 

I've been working on this collection for over a year now, and I'm so pleased with how beautifully the sweaters turned out (if I do say so myself).  I really love the sophisticated color combinations that use gray as a great neutral base.  You may notice that this collection features a couple of new styles (including a hoodie!) and new patterns (including that great yellow and gray chevron pattern).  Look for these styles and patterns in upcoming sweaters as well.

Friendship Heights is a vibrant neighborhood in Upper Northwest D.C., just over the Maryland border.  I wanted this collection to showcase the youthful spirit of that part of town.  In the coming days, I'll post more pictures of the individual sweaters.  All sweaters are available in sizes up to 24 months. 

Photographer Trish McCoy really brought the sweaters to life with her amazing photos.  Thanks for sharing your immense talents Trish!