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!

Table for One

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This single cable hat is the perfect quick project to learn how to make a cable. I love how quickly this project knits up!! In just a couple evenings you can have this hat complete and ready to give away as a gift! We used Cascade Lana Grande a bulky weight, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool in an assortment of rich colors.

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This bulky yarn is great for added warmth when you are out and about during the cold winter months. If you are interested in the pattern we have it available here at the store. If you have never tried cables but are interested in learning we are teaching the Table for One class in November. Just click here for more details.

Slade

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This classic men’s cardigan by Michele Wang would make the perfect gift for the upcoming holiday season! I love the a smoking jacket-style because it can be worn buttoned up giving it a more formal appearance or unbuttoned for a more casual relaxed look.

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The deep ribbing at the placket also gives you the option of wearing the collar up or you can fold it down for more of a shawled-collar. This pattern is relaxing while keeping the knitter engaged with the ribbing.

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Jenna used Cascade 220 a Peruvian Highland wool in a deep brown. With lots of colors available you will be able to customize this cardigan for that perfect person. Take a look at the pattern by clicking here!