We are Yarns By Design...


Yarns By Design Exterior SignExterior Store FrontYarns By Design is a yarn boutique located in beautiful Oakmont, Pennsylvania only minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. We provide fine quality yarns, patterns, supplies and instruction to fiber artisans from novice to advanced skill levels. 
Yarns By Design was established with the vision of becoming a haven of inspiration while providing a calming and relaxing environment. We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service and quality products with a positive web experience. 
To be a successful artist requires the best possilbe materials and tools. This is why every product at Yarns By Design is selectively chosen and exquisitely presented to have the ultimate fiber arts experience.


Manger and Owner

SANDRA has been knitting, crocheting and sewing since she was a young child. A native to the Pittsburgh region and owner of two dance studios for the past forty years, Sandra was keen to begin a new adventure in her life. 
She always dreamed of owning a yarn boutique. Fortunately, this dream was spurred by an injury to her knee from dance. With the help and partnership of Tamara, daughter, the adventure began. Sandra likes to keep busy by teaching dance, knitting (of course!), working at the boutique, spending time with her family, grandkids & friends.
TAMARA and her mother, Sandy, began this adventure in 2006. Tamara being a novice to the fiber arts industry, she was ready to expand and learn. Thus, the beginning of Yarns By Design. After receiving her bachelors in Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Tamara and her husband moved back to the Pittsburgh area to raise their family. Tamara has been able to incorporate her love of design by designing the Yarns By Design boutique, development of web and social site communications, color exploration when buying new fibers and incorporating her sense of style in the knitted pieces she creates. Tamara enjoys traveling, cycling, skiing, knitting and spending time with her family & friends. 



Allegheny River Blvd, OakmontDiscover Oakmont and enter a world of unique shops…filled with exciting and unusual treasures for you and your loved ones. Each of our shops are owned by an individual—not an anonymous corporation—so you’ll get personal attention, informed advice and genuine help in finding exactly what you want. Spend the day browsing and exploring our small town atmosphere. Be sure to enjoy lunch or dinner at one of our fine restaurants, cozy cafes and coffee shops. 

The town is distinguished by an eclectic collection of independently owned shops, boutiques and eateries. Gas lit street lamps and red brick pavement on the boulevard through the center of town add a measure of charm and the inviting warmth of Oakmont. 

Whether you enjoy and invigorating walk or relaxed people watching from a bench along the boulevard arboretum, a jaunt around Riverside Park along the Allegheny River, a hike through Dark Hollow Woods where you can enjoy the sounds of Plum Creek and have fun that is customized to your personal interests. Maybe you prefer a movie and a discussion group at the fevitalized Oaks Theater (www.theoakstheater.com) or reading and genealogical research at the 105 year old recently renovated Oakmont Carnegie Library (www.oakmontlibrary.org). They're are both right here for you. And if you enjoy local color, you'll want to stop by the authentically restored 19th century Victorian-style Kerr Memorial Museum (www.kerrmuseum.com). Of course, there's also the opportunity for covivial conversation, billards and darts at one of the several local pubs or just window shopping the boutiques and shops along the Allegheny River Boulevard (www.oakmont-pa.com).

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