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.

Beachcomber Baby Blanket

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This easy to learn shell crochet pattern makes this baby blanket a fun and fast project.  L & B used 5 hanks of Berroco Modern Cotton.  Made in a palette of sophisticated neutrals and cheerful brights, Modern Cotton is a blend of Pima Cotton and Modal Rayon.  Each hank has 209 yards of beautifully twisted yarn that will showcase stitch patterns and can be machine washed!

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We had lots of yarn left over so you could double the size of the blanket or crochet two smaller versions like the one photographed.  We have over 15 colors of Modern Cotton to choose from for the perfect color combination.  This pattern from Knitterly can be easily striped or color blocked, click here to check out the pattern.  If you haven’t perfected a shell crochet stitch L & B is offering a class on this blanket this Saturday, April 30th.  Click here for more information on the class.

Stitch Markers

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Check out these new stitch markers that have a cute stitch keeper!  I love this idea for keeping all of my stitch markers together in the same place.  They even have a clamp at the top to attach to your favorite project bag.

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We have three styles available so come by the shop to check them out!

Baa-ble Hat

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So, I realize this is not the right time of year to knit this adorable hat by Donna Smith, but I couldn’t stand it any longer and I had to knit this one up!  I have always loved to knit fair isle, I love how the colors work together to create patterns and that alone makes projects fly by for me.  In this case, the colors work together to create little sheep and it doesn’t get any better than that.  I’ve had my eye on this hat since it was still very cold outside, and when I received some requests for a fair isle class this was the perfect project.

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We knit ours using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in 2 colors (Silver and Ecru) and Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed in 2 Colors (Chocolate and Bronze).  I had plenty of yarn left over to knit another hat in all the colors except for the silver because I used it to finish off the pom pom.  If you are interested in taking this 2-part class that begins this Saturday, April 23rd click here for more information.  If you love the pattern, just click here to check it out.

Staggered Shawl

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The Staggered Shawl pattern by Amy Gunderson is such a whimsical fun knit.  This 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 20 colors to choose from and the price for the project is under $30.00, what an amazing project.  You can check out the pattern by clicking here.

New Blue Moon

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Just received a new shipment of Socks that Rock from Blue Moon Fiber Arts!  Amazing colors as usual.  These are the names top row from left to right:  River Rocked, Let it Go, and It’s a Supernatural Thing!  Bottom row from left to right:  Dancing in the Moonlight, The Longest Night, and Shabby Chic Oasis.

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Tardis Blue, Bet you thought this Skein was about you, and Snowflake.

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Love is a Battlefield, Winter Solstice, and “True Blood” Red.

The NYC Pom Pom Hat

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When we saw this hat we instantly fell in love.   Elizabeth Inman owner of Vice Yarns saw a hat similar to this when she was in NYC at a famous designers shop.  So why not design your own with your own lovely hand dyed yarn.  That just what she did!  The hat kit includes 1 skein of Brazen a DK weight 100% superwash merino, the netting, a coupon for the pattern, and an out of this world pom!

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The pom is attached with a snap button and so the netting can be easily removed.  Although I am not a cold weather person, I can’t wait to sport this hat next winter.  I will be wearing this everywhere, I’m most excited about wearing the hot pink version skiing!  We only have 5 of these kits available right now.  Which will be your favorite color:  black, burgundy, hot pink, cream, or blue (pictured).

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If you can’t stop in we are happy to ship, just give us a call at 405-310-3636.  You can check out the pattern link by clicking here.

Tricked Out Ewe

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When you head down to fiber fest stop in at L & B to check out our new local hand dyed yarn, Tricked Out Ewe.  I am absolutely in love with this bright vivid palette.  We are lucky enough to be the first store to carry this yarn by Ashley Turner.  Ashley is a stay at home mom that has always loved to create art and has owned her own business for 9 years.  Three years ago she began knitting and fell in love with color and fiber.  Her business Tricked Out Gems took on a new life and she added Tricked Out Ewe, a hand dyed luxury yarn.  Being a entrepreneur helps Ashley stay at home with her two children and also helps support her husband who is in the Air Force serving our country.

Tricked Out Ewe has four multi-colorways.

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Graffiti

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Jaw Breaker

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Iced Asphalt

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Wicked Valentine

Tricked Out Ewe Solid Sock

We have multi and solid in the Sock it to Me! a 75% superwash merino wool and 25% Nylon

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The DK weight called DK Knock Out! is a 100% fine superwash merino wool with 250 yards.

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The Chunky weight is a 80% superwash merino wool and 20% nylon and is called The Incredible Bulk!  There is nothing that I don’t love about this yarn from the colors, to the hand, to her awesome names.  Come by and check it out before this first batch is gone!  Don’t forget if you can’t come by L & B is happy to ship to you, just give us a call 405-310-3636.

 

Dropped Paper Poncho

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I love this lightweight version of our original paper poncho.  The dropped stitches make it more open and airy, perfect to throw on over your favorite summer tank!  We knit this one out of 3 skeins of Berroco Remix.  Remix is a super soft, non-wool tweed yarn made from recycled fibers.

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This machine washable yarn is made up of nylon, cotton, acrylic, silk and linen.  The yarn is a great weathered tweed option without the wool.  The pattern is great for knitters at any level, there are only a few different stitches you need to know and with minimal seaming it knits up quickly.

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We have 8 colors of Remix to choose from including Eggplant, Strawberry, Ocean, Mist, and Patina.  Come by the store to pick up your favorite color and the pattern is free with your purchase of the yarn!