Posts Tagged ‘Valley Yarns Deerfield’

Emerging Designer – Marcy Vandale

Friday, October 16th, 2015
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It’s time for the third and final installment of our  WEBS Emerging Designer series for 2015 with the Got You Covered eBook from Marcy Vandale, who you may know from Steppingstone Fiber Creations. Marcy has put together a collection of wonderful, transitional knits that bridge the gap between the seasons for this eBook. We asked her to tell us a bit her inspiration and designing process.

WEBS Emerging Designer Fall 2015 eBook: Got You Covered, from Marcy Vandale. eBook and individual PDFS now available at Read more on the WEBS Blog -

WEBS: When did you learn to knit and what prompted you to start designing?

Marcy: I learned to knit as a freshman in college. There was an upperclassman on the hall who basically had a Lopi yarn shop in her room, needles, accessories, patterns and yarns. I picked out yarn colors and started my first project, an iconic Lopi sweater. I didn’t know anything other than the knit stitch but learned as I went along. By the end of the first semester, I had a new sweater and had started on the next one. Funny, the one thing I never learned anything about until YEARS after I was out of college was gauge! Not until about 10 years ago did I become a Knitter with a capital K as I like to say. I was doing a lot of knitting for my kids and knitting constantly. I started sample and tech knitting and then contract knitting. It was at that point that I decided that I was interested designing my own creations.

WEBS: Give us a glimpse into your design process, where/how do you find inspiration?

Marcy: My design process usually starts with a great yarn. From there, I usually gravitate to designing something I want to wear, whether it be a sweater or accessory. I do love color so I am always looking at great color combos for colorwork. I’m in a purple mood lately.

WEBS: Tell us about your design aesthetic.

Marcy: I am by nature a very practical person and that’s incorporated into how I design. I like to design things I need in my wardrobe or would want to knit, whether it be a garment or an accessory. It’s like gift giving, I always give a gift I’d love to have myself. Because I have a very busy life chasing around after my 4 kids, I tend to design things that are easy to take along to games and on car rides as well as projects I can put down without fear of losing my place. My knits usually are simple but may have one element that may make them seem more difficult or polished, like a simple crochet edging for a neckline. I also am a fan of minimizing finishing work so I design with that construction in mind.

WEBS Emerging Designer Fall 2015 eBook: Got You Covered, from Marcy Vandale. eBook and individual PDFS now available at Read more on the WEBS Blog -

You’ll keep your core cozy’s and warm with the Got You Covered VestValley Yarns Deerfield is a perfect fit for this long vest with feature cables and a hidden pocket for your phone! Your toes will thank you for knitting the The Got You Covered Socks, not only does the cable pattern coordinate with the vest but with a pattern that looks complex and works up effortlessly in Valley Yarns Huntington these are socks you’ll have for years to come. Finally the Got You Covered Mittens and Hat pattern, in Valley Yarns Northampton, features colorwork motifs in shades to coordinate with your vest.

Download all three patterns together in the Got You Covered eBook for just $9.99 or download any individual pattern for just $3.99 each. You can find more of Marcy’s designs here on our site, and on Ravelry and don’t forget her collaborative designs with her friend Debbi under Adventures Du Jour. And check out WEBS Emerging Designer Spring 2015 eBook by Angelia Robinson with three stunning crochet accessories perfect for every season. And the Summer 2015 WEBS Emerging Designer eBook: Sproutlet, by Debbi Stone, a beautiful layette set perfect for your little ones.

Valley Yarns on Ravelry – Deerfield

Sunday, September 9th, 2012
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This week I’m highlighting some beautiful projects on Ravelry knit in Valley Yarns Deerfield. This baby alpaca and silk yarn in a DK weight works great for patterns with textural details such as lace and cables. It’s available in an elegant color palette of 17 colors plus natural. If you don’t see a color you love, Valley Yarns Deerfield is also available in 250-gram hanks, perfect for hand dyeing. Check out how nerdyknitting dyed Deerfield for her shawl below.

Follow the links to read more about each project knit in Deerfield.

Rose Red by Ysolda Teague knit by knancyknits and misformonkey
Pattern available to download from our website.


Aran Wrap Cardigan by Angela Hahn knit by IrinaMS
Pattern available to download from Vogue Knitting.


Harper by Katie Rose Pryal knit by winemeup
Pattern available as a free Ravelry download.


Begonia Sweater by Trudi Brown knit by teenyfireball
Pattern available as a free Ravelry download.


Textured Shawl Recipe by Orlane knit by nerdyknitting
Pattern available as a free Ravelry download.


Madrigal by Kristen Rengren knit by TheKnittyGritty
Pattern available for purchase from Twist Collective.

Valley Yarns Show and Tell: 471 Kohl Lace Pullover

Monday, June 18th, 2012
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Here is this week’s Valley Yarns Show and Tell!

This simple sweater is created with just four rectangles! 471 Kohl Lace Pullover is knit in Valley Yarns Deerfield and since it is constructed of rectangles, you don’t have to worry about shaping with the lace. The garment is both cool and flattering.

We tried on the 35” size.

We were all really impressed with how soft the Deerfield is when paired with the lace stitch. It was warm without being too heavy. Most of us thought that this sweater was quite flattering – from the shape to the length, but a few of us would adjust the sleeves so that they aren’t as bell-like.

Click here to check out the pattern.