Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Color Wheel Sneak Peak

Sneak peak of the colors for the Cleveland Park collection, due in spring of 2015!  You'll definitely notice a different "vibe" to this collection--the colors are all a smidge muted.  But I promise the sweaters will still have that classic Yellow House Knits style and spirit!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Great Gift Ideas

I spy the Macomb Street sweater in DomiCile's first ever gift guide!  So many great gift ideas in those pages, all made locally in the greater D.C. area.  Would it be wrong to buy a few gifts for myself?

Monday, November 17, 2014

All Smiles!

Just look at little M in his Walter Street sweater, showing us his adorable toothless grin!  (Love the camo pants too!)  These pictures make me so happy!!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

YHK in DomiCile Magazine

I was delighted to wake up on this Labor Day morning to the new issue of DomiCile magazine, a digital magazine focused on life in greater Washington D.C.  And I was even more delighted to see the Jenifer Street and Kalorama Road sweaters featured in photo spread on shopping local for kids' fashions.  The sweaters look adorable, and I love that so many great kids' items are made right here in the nation's capital!

You can see the whole spread here. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Olive Street

The final sweater in the Georgetown collection is the Olive Street sweater.  This little cardigan is striped in three shades of green: grass green, lime green, and sour apple green.  The overall effect is a fun twist on a monochromatic color scheme.  The sweater has five (or four, for smaller sizes) tiny buttons with teeny tiny orange trees that complement the sweater--and the collection as a whole--beautifully.  The colors look great on boys and girls alike (and are great for a baby shower where the mom-to-be doesn't know the sex of the baby!).

Photos courtesy of Stephanie Cotta Photography.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wisconsin Avenue

The third sweater in the Georgetown collection is the Wisconsin Avenue sweater.  This sweater was fun for me to make because it incorporates color differently than most of my other sweaters.  The white sweater has alternating rows of bright pink and orange speckles, and it has a border that combines pink zig zags and a green band with orange crosses.  The sweater is trimmed in blue-green along the lower edge, collar, cuffs, and button band.  Six or seven (depending on the size of the sweater) polka dot buttons finish it off. 

This sweater is a lovely mix of a classic style and updated colors.  Dress it up and wear with a skirt or down and wear with jeans.  Perfect for your little lady.

Click here to buy the Wisconsin Avenue sweater via Etsy.

Photos courtesy of Stephanie Cotta Photography.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dumbarton Street

Next up in our tour of the Georgetown collection is the Dumbarton Street sweater.  This little sweater is white and bright orange with a mix of thick stripes, thinner stripes, and really thin stripes.  The front has a single pocket, perfect for holding a special treasure or a note from home.  The colors are so bold and fun together, it's impossible not to smile at this sweater. 

(Note that I've learned that on some monitors, the orange color appears to be more of a red.  Rest assured, it is *really* orange.)

Visit Yellow House Knits on Etsy to buy this sweater.
Photos courtesy of Stephanie Cotta Photography.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Reservoir Road

The first sweater in the Georgetown collection is the Reservoir Road sweater for boys.  This sweater is striped in red, lime green, purple, orange, and blue-green.  I love the college professor look of the shawl collar.  Perfect for a little man on a crisp fall day!

Click here to purchase the sweater via the YHK Etsy shop.

Photos courtesy of Stephanie Cotta Photography.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Introducing the Georgetown Collection

I'm thrilled to announce the arrival of the third Yellow House Knits collection!  (How can it be three already?)  Please welcome the Georgetown Collection! 

Georgetown is perhaps the quintessential D.C. neighborhood, blending historic architecture with a vibrant nightlife and high-end commercial activity.  I think that the sweaters in this collection are quintessential Yellow House Knits, mixing new styles and patterns with classic designs, all grounded in the bright, bold colors that are at the very foundation of my brand. 
As of today, all four sweaters are available in the YHK Etsy shop, up to size 24 months.  I'll post more pictures of the individual sweaters in the next days.  In the meantime, I hope you'll take a look!
Special thanks to Stephanie Cotta Photography for the lovely pictures and to all of her *gorgeous* little models!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Street Level: Geranium Street

The next stop on our tour of D.C. is Geranium Street, way up in Northwest D.C., not far from Silver Spring, Maryland.   It's a quiet residential street, just steps from the busy Georgia Avenue corridor.   Geranium Street is in the Shepherd Park neighborhood, where all of the streets bear the names of flowers and trees.  The streets are named for Alexander Robey Shepherd, former territorial governor of D.C., who once lived on the corner of Geranium and 13th Street.  Shepherd owned a nursery, and he planted many of the trees around the city.
The neighborhood, which was developed to be a "high-class neighborhood" in the beginning of the 20th century, was one of the first integrated neighborhoods in D.C., largely due to dedicated efforts of the residents to stem "white flight." 
Oddly enough, I didn't see many geraniums while I was there.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"A little bit of love and a whole lot of sweetness!"

Yellow House Knits was today's Designer of the Week on the {KID} independent blog.  The lovely review featured the Belt Road sweater (pictured below).  I had a blast talking with Indi at {KID} independent about how Yellow House Knits came to be and about my philosophy as a designer and knitter.  You can see the whole feature and review here

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cameo Appearance

Love these adorable birthday invitations from 3 Peas Prints.  Do you recognize those sweet little faces (and sweaters)? Be sure to check out the shop for tons and tons of party printables.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Allison Street Goes to the Beach

I got these stunning pictures of little Jayla in the Allison Street sweater that I'm so excited to share.  I couldn't be happier with how they turned out.  Jayla is an absolute doll, and the sweater looks beautiful on her.  (And I'm drooling over the stunning background.)  This sweater has some slight shaping in the waist, which is really flattering on little girls.  Just GORGEOUS!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Neutral Northampton

I'm finally posting pictures of the new Northampton Street sweater, which is available in the Etsy shop here.  Maybe I'm getting soft in my increasing old age, but lately I'm really into combining bright vivid colors with neutrals to quiet the look a little (rest assured, we're a long way from a whisper!).  I love this taupe color so much it may show up in every sweater from here on.
Interested in this sweater for a boy?  I could easily swap the pink stripes in front for red.  Just let me know.  

Friday, May 16, 2014

New Buttons for Water Street

The original buttons for the Water Street sweater unfortunately aren't available in the same color combination anymore, so I had to look high and low for a replacement.  Luckily what I came up with is pretty terrific.  It's still a bright and light blue swirl, but the colors are twisted up.  The sweater is just as cute as ever!  And, as a plus, these buttons can be made in other colors, so they could be used on the Water Street sweater in another color combination.