Posts Tagged ‘Valley Yarns Valley Superwash’

Emerging Designer – Debbi Stone

Monday, July 20th, 2015
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WEBS Emerging Designer Summer 2015 eBook: Sproutlet, from Debbi Stone. eBook and individual PDFS now available at Read more on the WEBS Blog -

We’re excited to bring you the second installment of our WEBS Emerging Designer series with the Summer 2015 Sproutlet eBook! Debbi Stone, who you may know from the Stitches of My Life Designs, has put together a mini collection of everything you need to bring that new baby home in style and keep them warm for the first few years! We’re always excited by Debbi’s fantastic accessory patterns and we couldn’t be happier with these designs! We asked her to tell us a bit about her process and inspiration.

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

Debbi: I learned to knit from my grandmother the summer I was 7. She taught me to cast on and knit, no purling, and bind off. That summer I made a lot of garter stitch headbands! A few years back I was looking for a simple cabled cowl to knit for my daughters for Christmas and realized that I couldn’t find what I wanted on Ravelry. I knew how I wanted that cowl to look and how I wanted to construct it so I just started knitting. The next thing you know I had designed my first (very basic) pattern.

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

Debbi: Someone once referred to me as a “noun girl”. I take my inspiration from the people, places and things in my life. I’ve used everything from relatives, to places I love, and objects of my affection. Once I started keeping my eyes open the world of inspiration opened up to me.

WEBS: Tell us about your design aesthetic.

Debbi: I love to design accessories to pair with a simple, basic wardrobe. I wear a lot of basic black and love to put an accessory on to pull those basics together. I have found that this gives my mix and match wardrobe infinite possibilities, and creates many different looks with the same basic pieces.

The Sproutlet Sweater is an easy, top-down cardigan that you’ll reknit, in each size, every time they outgrow it. Paired with the Sproutlet Hat, and the Sproutlet Blanket, you’ll have one stylish baby ready for that first car ride home or an early autumn family picnic. All three patterns were designed in our line of Valley Superwash yarn, each using a different weight: DK, worsted, and bulky. With 12 colors available in all 3 weights you could make this set in a shade perfect for any baby, from the vibrant Spring Leaf green that Debbi chose to Soft Yellow, Natural or Misty Lilac. Or choose from over 20 other colors and create a set of hand knits in bold tones to gift with your favorite baby accessories.

WEBS Emerging Designer Summer 2015 eBook: Sproutlet, from Debbi Stone. eBook and individual PDFS now available at Read more on the WEBS Blog -

Download all three patterns together in the WEBS Emerging Designer, Summer 2015 Sproutlet eBook for just $9.99 or download any individual pattern for just $3.99 each. You can find more of Debbi’s designs here on our site, and on Ravelry and don’t forget her collaborative designs with her friend Marcy 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.

Valley Yarns Show and Tell: 467 French Vine Pullover

Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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In our final Valley Yarns Show and Tell from the collection in the Valley Yarns catalog, we have 467 French Vine Pullover. The simple shape of the bottom-up Valley Yarns French Vine Pullover lets you focus on the old French lace pattern on the bodice. The ribbed sleeves and saddle shoulders are both comfortable and charming.

It is knit in Valley Yarns Valley Superwash, so it’s easy to care for and it is incredibly soft.

We tried on the 36″ size.

A lot of us found the fit of the lace on the body very flattering and it made the body of the sweater fit well. Some of us would have preferred not having the ribbing on the sleeves, feeling it added a bit of bulk. We all agreed that Valley Superwash is an incredibly soft yarn.

You can check out the pattern here.

We’ll have another round of Valley Yarns Show and Tells with our next catalog. We hope they’ve been helpful for you. I also want to thank our awesome staff for sharing their measurements!

Valley Yarns on Ravelry #16 – Valley Superwash

Friday, March 16th, 2012
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It’s been a long time since Valley Yarns Valley Superwash was Steve’s Deal of the Day. Through Sunday, March 18, Valley Superwash is on sale for $3.99/ball, regularly $5.49. (Use Promo Code FBSUPERWA2.)

Soft and machine washable, this is just the right yarn for baby and toddler garments. I’ve scoped out Ravelry to highlight a few cute projects knit with this yarn.

Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February) by Elizabeth Zimmermann knit by misformonkey
(pattern available in Knitter’s Almanac)

Trellis by Britta Stolfus Rueschhoff knit by MediaPeruana
(pattern available for free on

in threes: a baby cardigan by Kelly Herdrich knit by lunatepetal
(pattern available for purchase on Ravelry)

Criss Cross Booties by Angela Juergens knit by Cindi
(pattern available in 60 Quick Baby Knits)

Seed Stitch Baby Jacket by Elinor Brown knit by sabele
(pattern available for free on Ravelry)

#27 Vintage Baby Dress by Kristen Rengren knit by xoxoBlythe
(pattern available from Vogue Knitting Magazine, Holiday 2009 issue)

Cascade by Raya Budrevich knit by brendajosephson
(pattern available for free on Petite Purls)

What are some of your favorite things to make with Valley Superwash?