25% off Bamboo Pop and other Universal Yarn

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Get 25% off Bamboo Pop today to create the Staggered Shawl by Amy Gunderson. This whimsical knit is a great intro to intarsia pattern and only takes 3 balls of Universal Yarns Bamboo Pop.  Bamboo Pop is light and breezy the perfect yarn for summer projects.

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It is a machine washable 50/50 cotton/bamboo blend with amazing drape and softness.  The pattern is fun and definitely holds your interest by staggering the colors every few rows.  The pattern begins in the top center and increases as you work on both sides and the center.

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There are lots of awesome color combinations but we fell in love with the green, purple, and black the second we saw it!  L & B has over 25 colors to choose from.  You can check out the pattern by clicking here.

Spiral Shawl

As engaging to style as it is to crochet, the Spiral Shawl by Donna Childs is worked in wedges formed by single, half-double and double crochet stitches. The sawtooth edge is shaped with short rows that are offset at the beginning of the row by chain-stitch extensions; the technique creates the narrow crescent shape. A narrow single-crochet band reinforces the top edge. Crocheted with 3 skeins of Silk Garden Lite this is a great accent piece for spring.

The colors of Noro adds drama with bright flashes of turquoise, pink and yellow against dark blue. The pattern can either be found in Noro Knitting Magazine Issue 9 or on Ravelry, just click here!

 

New Yuri

A new shipment of Yuri in 10 colors is here at L & B Yarn Co. This year round yarn in a sock weight that does so much more than socks, Yuri is made from incredibly soft merino (21 micron) and comes in ten tonally dyed shades. The merino is spun and dyed in Peru and grown in Uruguay, where it is certified to be from woolgrowers that do not practice museling on their sheep. The tone-on-tone dye effect adds a subtle depth to the floral inspired colors. Check out the 8 new patterns in Yuri on Ravelry, just click here!

March Madness

As part of L & B Yarn Co. March Madness we have marked down all of our Manos Wool Clasica 40% off!! You can knit up Moutarde tas by Puk Vossen with just 3 hanks. Remember that Manos del Uruguay is a non profit organization which assembles over 400 artisans in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The aim of the organization is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women.

Wool Clasica is a handspun wool dyed over wood fires. The marbleized striated yarn emerges sometimes subtly, often dramatic, giving the effect of several colours in one single strane. The pure wool felts beautifully as you can see from the photograph. If you are interested in knitting Moutarde tas just click here.

 

New Berroco Suede

Berroco has brought back Suede a 100% nylon ribbon. This yarn mimics the softest suede fabric with subtle tonal color variations. Great for baby booties and for projects that use fringe. L & B Yarn Co. is very excited to have this yarn back in the shop after almost 10 years in retirement. Suede has a large catalog of patterns that can be found on the Berroco website, click here. Bitterroot by Amy Palmer is a new pattern that I have my eye on. Click here to take a look!

Yarn Tapestry

Making a Yarn Tapestry for your home is a great way to use up extra scrap yarn and get something beautiful in return. It’s fast and simple just cut lengths of yarn and tie onto a natural tree branch or wooden dowel rod.

Add a piece of leather, natural string, or knit your own i-cord to hang your piece in your favorite room! If you are interested in making your own tapestry without gathering the supplies L & B Yarn Co. will be offering this workshop Saturday, April 15th click here to find out more!

Messenger Shawl

The Messenger Shawl by Stephanie Shiman is part of the Messenger Kits by Frabjous Fibers. Each kit includes 516 yards of the Mad Hatter Yarn part of the Wonderland Yarns collection.

The kits also includes 3 patterns; a hat, a pair of mittens, and the Messenger Shawl. The kit can be used as follows: knit two hats, or one hat and a pair of mitts, or the shawl!

The shawl if worked on the bias with a unique asymmetrical shape with mesh striping. The size can be adjusted by working the full pattern for a large shawl or omit the last repeat for a shawlette.

L & B Yarn Co. has 7 different colorways available in brights, neutrals, and verigated. If you love the pattern and have yarn that would work for this project just click here to take a look at the pattern!

 

March Madness Sale

Time for the L & B Yarn Co. March Madness Sale!! We are making space for lots and lots of spring yarns. Hooray!! Starting today through the end of March we have lots of new 40% off yarns. The markdowns include yarns from: Debbie Bliss, Manos Del Uruguay, Lang, Rowan, Elsebeth Lavold, Berroco, Colinette, Tahki, Cascade, Ella Rae, Crystal Palace, Noro, Brown Sheep, and more!

New Berroco Nebula

This single-spun sport weight yarn features long-color repeats that create gorgeous variegated fabrics. The color combinations in this yarn are out of this world!

Each cake is just $20 and has a hefty 416 yards making it perfect for small shawls.