Dalgali Scarf

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The Dalgali Scarf by Angela Gardner is fully reversible with a great springy texture. We used just one 200 gram ball of Marble Chunky by James C. Brett. This yarn is soft, colorful, and because it is 100% acrylic it can be machine washed. The pattern is fun and quick so it would be the perfect project for last minute gifts.

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After the first few repeats you will have the pattern memorized. The scarf is worked on the diagnal adding an interest factor to the final product. The pattern can also be worked with 2 yarns alternating as you go for a larger size. I think one ball of marble made a great size scarf, ours measures 84″ long! To take a look at the pattern just click here.

 

Knit Your Bit

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L & B Yarn Co is now a Community Partner with The National WWII Museum Knit Your Bit program. This is a volunteer-based effort to collect and distribute hand-knit or crocheted scarves to veterans in need. Since its launch in 2006, Knit Your Bit’s reach has been vast—more than 10,000 knitters and crocheters in all 50 states have participated. Through their efforts, the Museum has distributed 50,000 scarves to approximately 1,000 veterans’ centers, hospitals, and service organizations across the country. You may use any yarn, but please keep the colors gender neutral. Here is a link to the Knit Your Bit website just click here to find patterns and more information about the project! If you would like to donate just bring your scarf by the shop and we will get it to the museum for distribution.

Moto Vest

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The Moto Vest Pattern by Shelli Westcott is a versatile knit that can be worn over shirts for added warmth. This is a super quick knit in a chunky weight but the pattern can be made in any gauge or type of yarn by adjusting the cast on.

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L & B used Ushya by Mirasol a 98% wool 2% polyamide yarn. This yarn is super soft, fluffy, and easy to work with. We decided to color block our vest adding even more interest to this already fun knit!!

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You can also pair this vest with lightweight jackets or wear it under coats. The large collar can be flipped for a scarf-shawl-like look.

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By purchasing Mirasol products you are supporting the local shepherds of Peru. Their heritage and culture of textile artistry is one of the richest in the world and without them tending to their animals we would not have this beautiful, luxurious yarn. Click here to take a look at the Moto Vest pattern.

Small Business Saturday

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Along with our 25% off sale that will run through Small Business Saturday (November 26th), Plymouth Yarn will be offering ten L & B Yarn Co. customers a special gift certificate!! This gift certificate will be available on Saturday, November 26th to the first ten customers who purchase $50 in Plymouth Yarn. The gift certificate will be in the amount of $20 and can be redeemed from December 1st-December 31st.  The gift certificate can only be used on Plymouth Yarn purchases! Thank you to Plymouth Yarn for this gift to our customers and for their support of our small businesses!! If you are looking for a great pattern idea using Plymouth Yarn, L & B just completed this super cute Textured Cowl using two hanks of Baby Alpaca Grande. Click here to take a look.

Giving Back Sale

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During this season of giving L & B has decided to have a big celebration sale to show appreciation to our customers. Starting today Friday, November 11th we are offering 25% OFF our ENTIRE regular priced inventory!! The celebration will continue through Small Business Saturday, November 26th. We would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported our small business over the past 10 year by giving back.

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This sale includes all of the beautiful yarns, needles, and accessories that you need for making or giving gifts this holiday season. A big thanks to everyone that has made our shop a success, let’s celebrate!!

Blarf

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The Stashbuster Blarf by Esther Sandrof is a large-sized, packable and cozy scarf that can double as a light blanket. We changed ours into a wide cowl by seaming the ends together which works well! It looks great however you decide to wear it. Try it long or double it up for more warmth with layers.

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The pattern is designed as a stashbuster to use up all those delicious little balls of leftover yarn that we can’t bear to get rid of. We actually used 2 hanks (one of each color) of Plymouth Yarns Merino Textura, a 62% Superwash Fine Merino Wool and 38% Merino Wool.  This yarn is a super soft, slubby, thick and thin yarn in a worsted weight and the semi-solid colors just add more vintage appeal to the cowl.

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The pattern includes four linear motifs that are available in written form as well as charted. If you haven’t used a crochet chart before this is a great pattern to start with because the pattern is easy to remember. To take a look at the pattern just click here!

New Edition 3

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These new 50 gram balls called Edition 3 from Schoppel are adorable and they are gorgeously marled with long color repeats. The yarn is extra soft because it is 100% merino extrafine superwash wool from Patagonia.

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With just two balls you can make the Striped Cowlkerchief just click here to take a look at the pattern!