Yarnimal

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Our new shipment of Yarnimals has arrived from Plymouth Yarn!  This is the perfect gift for baby showers.  Just one 100 gram ball of this super soft Nylon/Polyester blend makes this cute little carry along blanket.  The head, arms, and legs of the bear are already knitted.  You just knit the middle and attach the completed stuffed pieces.  We have brown, grey, blue, and pink available today for just $25.00!

Sommerblau

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Sommerblau by Halbe Prizessin meaning summer is blue is a modification of “Elefantenkringel” designed by Irene Jumbo. This pattern is a fun simple knit and is great for beginners as well as more experienced knitters.  The double yarn overs keep the shawl open and lightweight showing off the colors in the yarn at the same time.

Sommerblau

We used one ball of Queensland Uluru.  This colorful machine wash cotton blend has a hefty 410 yards making the shawl long enough to wrap all around you.  Just $12.00 per ball this project makes a great gift for someone special.  Don’t forget to add a shawl pin on the shoulder for a fun accent!  Just click here to take a look at the pattern.

 

Fruits & Veggies

Pineapple Hat

We were so excited to see these fun whimsical hats arrive!  All packaged up and ready to go for just $12.50 each.  Come pick out your favorite fruit or vegetable.

Fruits and Veggie Hats

The kits include your choice of Pineapple, Grape, Strawberry, Green Apple, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Pumpkin, Lemon, Orange, or Raspberry!!

Wild Thing

Where The Wild Things Are

While searching Ravelry for the perfect project to donate to the Positive Tomorrows annual toy drive I ran across Wild Thing by Susan Claudino. This precious little monster is inspired by Maurice Sendak’s unconventional children’s story, “Where The Wild Things Are.” The pattern has instructions for a basic monster, as well as a monster wearing adorable pajamas, complete with a buttoned flap on his tushie.

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When I first saw the photograph I doubted my knitting skills while admiring all of his tiny pieces.  The project went so quickly and the pattern was so well written that I couldn’t stop knitting him and I decided to make three.

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Not only is this the perfect project for the toy drive it is also the perfect baby gift to pair with the book. The last day to donate toys for the drive will be August 31st. Thanks so much for everyone’s participation, we have collected over 30 toys so far!!

Arequipa Aventura Cowl

Arequipa Aventrura

Fall is just around the corner and I’ve started gearing up by knitting this tuck stitch cowl from Plymouth Yarn.  Something about this baby alpaca and merino wool blend bouclé  just spoke to me.  Bouclé is made from a length of loops that can range from small to circles to larger curls with at least two strands combined.  One strand is the anchor while the other strand is plied forming loose loops.  When you knit bouclé it creates more of a solid fabric.

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This cowl knit out of one hank of Worsted Merino Superwash and one hank of Arequipa Aventura from Plymouth yarn is all about texture.  You begin by knitting the grey section first using a tuck stitch 4 row repeat.  This section is knit flat and then sewn together.  Then you add the bouclé by picking up the stitches along one edge with a larger needle and knitting in the round.  L & B Yarn Co. is also offering this class in August, just click here to find out more!

 

 

New Malabrigo Order

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The Malabrigo shipment of Rasta, Rios, and Worsted is here! L & B has 6 new Rasta colorways to the shop Reflecting Pool, Plomo, Ravelry Red, Stitch Red, Sabiduria, and Sombras.

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In the Rios Candombe, Lavanda, Paris Night, and Pearl.

Worsted

And last but not least Worsted… Sapphire Magenta Gold, Paris Night, Pearl Ten, and Chestnut.

Toy Drive Update

Sheila's Bunnies

Check out some of the cute toys that have been donated for this years toy drive!!

Wasabi

As you may know over the past few years, L & B Yarn Co. along with our amazing customers have donated hand crafted, stuffed dolls and animals to Positive Tomorrows, an elementary school for homeless children in Oklahoma City.

Bear and Bunny

We have collected dozens upon dozens of adorable animals over the years bringing a sweet smile to each child who receives one.  We will be collecting the toys now through August 31st.

Dumbo Octopus

For each donation, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 L & B Yarn Co. gift card!  Thanks to everyone for all of your hard work creating these precious creatures for a precious child.

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We have collected over 15 already, lets keep it going!!

 

New Blue Moon Fiber Arts

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A new shipment of Socks that Rock just arrived today!!  Come in to check out Blue Box Fever, Heirloomed, Just Jack, Zesty, Tour De Sock 2016, Red Drone Dalek, Peachy-Keen, Gandalf the Grey, Farmhouse, Fire on the Mountain, Bubble Guppies, Crabby Mchappypants, and Black Dragon Wisteria.

Baby Gradient Blanket

Feza Baby Blanket

We just received a shipment of Baby Gradient kits from Feza Yarns.  These kits include the pattern and four hanks of hand dyed colors.  Every kit begins in white with each hank becoming a little darker than the first until you reach your favorite bold color.  The blanket is a simple knit, all in stockinette stitch with a garter stitch border.

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The super soft 50/50 cotton viscose yarn is machine washable which makes it the perfect yarn for baby.  The blanket is just the right size to fit in a crib and is even big enough for a older child to use.  L & B has 7 colors available and each kit is just $40!!  This is the perfect gift for your extra special little one.