Tricked Out Ewe

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We just received a shipment of Tricked Out Ewe with new colors including Sea Monkey, You So Moody, and You are Mint for Me!!

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Come in to check out all the new colors of this locally dyed yarn in solids and multi’s in all three weights.  Sock it to Me! a 75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon, DK Knock Out! a 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, and The Incredible Bulk 80% Superwash Merino Wool and 20% Nylon.

Wasabi

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I am so excited about the toy drive for Positive Tomorrows!  There are so many adorable creatures on Ravelry just waiting to be made.  When I spotted Wasabi by Susan Claudino I knew I had to get started on him immediately.  I knit him out of 1 hank of Rios by Malabrigo and he turned out just as I imagined him.

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Rio means “river” in spanish so Rios is named after the four major rivers in Uruguay.  The name also signifies the yarn’s wash-ability, it is a super soft pure merino superwash wool with 210 yards per skein.  If you are interested in knitting or crocheting a toy to donate be sure to take a look at all the adorable patterns by Susan Claudino, just click here!  Toys can be dropped off at L & B Yarn Co. until August 31st and for every toy donate you will be entered to win a $25 L & B Yarn Co. gift card!

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Risoni Bias Scarf

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This brilliant Risoni Bias Scarf by Knit Purl with thanks to Kristin Ford is soft and lengthy, in an open knit that is perfect for multi-season wear. The pattern calls for 3 balls of Risoni silk yarn but we just used 2.  Either way just knit until you run out!  Risoni is a textural thick and thin, silk yarn with delectable slubs randomly throughout.

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Risoni is made by The Loom and distributed by RYN Yarn here in the United States.  L & B Yarn has 10 colors available for the summer months.  The Loom started with the knowledge they have about silk and the passion they have for it.  After more than 40 years in silk yarn and fabric business they want to share the goodness and create unique yarns for weaving, knitting, crocheting and more.

 

Toy Drive

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It’s that time of year again!  For the past few years, we have donated hand crafted, stuffed dolls and animals to Positive Tomorrows, an elementary school for homeless children.  Over the last few years, we have collected dozens upon dozens of adorable animals, bringing smiles to children who need them.  We will be collecting the toys now through August 31st.  For each donation, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 L & B Yarn Co. gift card!

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If you are interested in knitting these adorable Mini Aliens by Barbara Prime just click here.  Happy knitting and crocheting!

Madelinetosh Shipment

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The Madelinetosh shipment of Tosh Merino Light and Unicorn Tails is here! L & B has Antler, glass Bottom Boat, Holi Festival, Sugar Plum, Candlewick, Torchere, Edison Bulb, Baltic, Pecan Hull, Seaglass, Tart, Citrus, Silver Fox, El Greco, Fathom, Pop Rocks, Neon Peach, and Cloud Dweller.

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L & B also received the full line of Unicorn Tails which is Tosh Merino Light in 52 yard hanks.  These mini’s are perfect for bright pops of color in shawls, sweaters, hats, and more!

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Done Roving Yarns

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A new shipment of Done Roving Yarns has just arrived we have 2 of each color of 18 colors of the Frolicking Feet DK weight.  All made in the USA and hand painted in Maine.  Each skein is 350 yards of 100% superwash merino!

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We also received the Frolicking Feet mini gradients in 6 different colorways.  The one in the photograph is called winter sky but L & B has jewel tones, brights, reds, and purples.  There is something for everyone.  Each pack has 6 mini skeins.  We recommend knitting Milton by Jen Lucas a gradient shawl pattern that you can find by clicking here.  I am casting on my Milton today!

Virus Shawl

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The Virus Shawl by Julia Marquardt is a lovely lightweight summer crochet project.  We crocheted ours out of Yumbrel a 100% combed cotton by Araucania Yarns.  The shawl starts in the top center so you can just keep going until you like the size.  We used approximately 450 yards and still have enough to make another shawl out what we have left over from the hank.

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I like how this multicolored yarn makes up in this project, it adds more texture to the open lace work.  It the perfect accent for a warm summer evening.  To check out the pattern just click here.  You will notice you can follow the chart or Julia Marquardt has a video link that will give you step by step instructions.

Emmaline

Emmaline

Sprout by Classic Elite Yarn is my favorite bulky cotton of all time!  It is 100% organic, making it environmentally friendly and it’s super soft.  Emmaline by Jennifer Wood is the perfect summer sweater with it’s cap sleeves and gathers giving it a Jane Austen feel.  The pattern is worked from the top down so there is no seaming involved.  You can also try on the sweater as you go to make sure you get the perfect fit.

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The raglan increases are incorporated with the yarn over eyelets running across the front of the neckline and sleeves.  Increases are worked on the top section for the bust and the sweater is separated by a purl section to create an empire waist.

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The sweater is worked in the round and is mostly knit in stockinette stitch making it a quick project!  Check out the pattern by clicking here.

 

Boomerang Shawl

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This lightweight asymmetrical shawl by Natasha Sills is a fun quick knit.  We used two hanks of Tricked Out Ewe “Sock It to Me!”.  One Graffiti and one Jagged Sea Glass which gave us a hefty 926 yards of fingering weight to use up, and we did!  This would be a perfect project to use your stash on as well.  Pick your favorite multi and pair it with a semi-solid for a striped effect or just knit it out of one colorway.

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Its shape is halfway between a triangle and a crescent, and it works with any yarn, any gauge.  You begin by casting on at the tip of the shawl and continuing until it reaches the size you want or until you run out of yarn.  Then just bind off!!

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If you like the striped look it is also an easy project to practice carrying the second color.  If you are interested in the pattern just click here.  We are also offering this shawl as a class in May, just click here for more information.

Topaz

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Topaz is a sleeveless baby dress with a simple diamond pattern by Yumiko Sakurai.  This is the perfect project for knitters who want to incorporate a little color into their work.  We used two different colors of Malabrigo Worsted.  The pattern offers different sizes (3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months).  We knit up the 6 months size and had plenty of yarn left over to reverse the colors and make a second dress!

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The Fair Isle pattern knits up quickly and is completed in just 9 rows.  Each diamond along the bottom of the dress is slightly different which helps hold your concentration.  There is also a pop of color a the shoulders and on the back which gives the dress a nice accent!  If you haven’t tried fair isle or seaming before we are offering the dress as a class in May, just click here to find out more.  To take a look at this adorable pattern click here.