Tree of Life Project...

Tree of Life Square

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In the aftermath of the horrors at Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, many of you are wondering how you can help. We have collaborated with our instructor Vanessa on the Tree of Life afghan project. 

Over the next several weeks, we will be knitting/crocheting and collecting squares to assemble into an afghan (or 2, or 20) to give to the Tree of Life Synagogue. If you would like to contribute and are in need of a pattern, please visit the boutique, or email with the pattern request.

Sampled above: Nicky Epstein’s Tree of Life (intermediate skill-level)

We have 3 knit patterns to choose from; Tree of Life, Star of David, or plain. And, are in the process of putting together a crochet pattern(s).



  • PATTERN: any and all designs and skill-levels are welcome. eg. Star of David, trees, hearts, doves, plain, etc
  • SIZE: 9" horizontally by 8.5" vertically with a 5 row seed stitch edging
  • YARN: Dk or sport weight (3 on the standard scale), super wash wool or other washable fibers only. Please make sure your yarn won't felt!
  • GAUGE: 6 stitches/in stockinette
  • NEEDLE: size 5-7, or whatever you need to get gauge
  • STYLE: knit or crochet


For more information, visit our Ravelry group under the forum Tree of Life.


All samples can be dropped off at the YBD boutique by December 1st, or mailed to us at:

Yarns By Design, 622 Allegheny River Blvd, Oakmont PA 15139

(NOTE: Please include your name & email with your square donation)


Now through December, when you spend $100 at YBD you will

receive this beautiful YBD sheep ornament  thank you!

~ while supplies last ~ one per customer ~ 

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YBD 2018 Project Bag

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Intoducing our new 2018 YBD Project Bag! Made of cotton muslin with double drawstring, available in two sizes:

10x12 for your hats and socks and 12x16 for your sweaters!

Get yours before they are all gone! 




On every first Friday of each month, we give guild members 20% OFF all full-priced yarns and pattern books.
- Must present guild membership card.


Pay with CASH and receive 5% OFF of total purchase of full-priced items. 
- Discount does not apply to classes / clubs / camps / workshops.


FREE Jute Project Bag

Purchase $250 or more at Yarns By Design and receive a lovely jute project bag, FREE.