Tricked Out Ewe

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We just received a shipment of Tricked Out Ewe with new colors including Sea Monkey, You So Moody, and You are Mint for Me!!

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Come in to check out all the new colors of this locally dyed yarn in solids and multi’s in all three weights.  Sock it to Me! a 75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon, DK Knock Out! a 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, and The Incredible Bulk 80% Superwash Merino Wool and 20% Nylon.

Rayon Chenille Cowl

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This $20 class will teach students how to provisional cast-on, increase, and kitchener stitch.  The 2 part class will be held Saturday, July 9th from 10:30am-11:30am and July 30th from 10:30am-11:30am.  Students will need to bring 250 yards of bulky weight yarn, size 6 needles, scissors, and tapestry needle.  Materials are not included.

Dumbo Octopus

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This $20 class will teach students how to work in the round and increase.  The class will be held Saturday, July 2nd from 10:30am-12:30pm.  Students will need to bring 100 yards of worsted/aran weight yarn, G hook, scissors, safety eyes and tapestry needle.  Materials are not included.

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Toe-up Sock

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This $30 class will teach students how to knit a sock.  The first part will teach the magic cast on method and increasing for the toe and the second part will teach the heel turn.  The two part class will be held Saturday, July 23rd from 1:30pm-2:30pm and Saturday, July, 30th from 1:30pm-3:30pm.  Students will need to bring 500 yards of worsted weight wool, size 5 or 6-32″ circular needles, tapestry needle, and scissors.  Materials are not included.

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Wasabi

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I am so excited about the toy drive for Positive Tomorrows!  There are so many adorable creatures on Ravelry just waiting to be made.  When I spotted Wasabi by Susan Claudino I knew I had to get started on him immediately.  I knit him out of 1 hank of Rios by Malabrigo and he turned out just as I imagined him.

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Rio means “river” in spanish so Rios is named after the four major rivers in Uruguay.  The name also signifies the yarn’s wash-ability, it is a super soft pure merino superwash wool with 210 yards per skein.  If you are interested in knitting or crocheting a toy to donate be sure to take a look at all the adorable patterns by Susan Claudino, just click here!  Toys can be dropped off at L & B Yarn Co. until August 31st and for every toy donate you will be entered to win a $25 L & B Yarn Co. gift card!

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Risoni Bias Scarf

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This brilliant Risoni Bias Scarf by Knit Purl with thanks to Kristin Ford is soft and lengthy, in an open knit that is perfect for multi-season wear. The pattern calls for 3 balls of Risoni silk yarn but we just used 2.  Either way just knit until you run out!  Risoni is a textural thick and thin, silk yarn with delectable slubs randomly throughout.

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Risoni is made by The Loom and distributed by RYN Yarn here in the United States.  L & B Yarn has 10 colors available for the summer months.  The Loom started with the knowledge they have about silk and the passion they have for it.  After more than 40 years in silk yarn and fabric business they want to share the goodness and create unique yarns for weaving, knitting, crocheting and more.

 

Toy Drive

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It’s that time of year again!  For the past few years, we have donated hand crafted, stuffed dolls and animals to Positive Tomorrows, an elementary school for homeless children.  Over the last few years, we have collected dozens upon dozens of adorable animals, bringing smiles to children who need them.  We will be collecting the toys now through August 31st.  For each donation, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 L & B Yarn Co. gift card!

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If you are interested in knitting these adorable Mini Aliens by Barbara Prime just click here.  Happy knitting and crocheting!

Madelinetosh Shipment

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The Madelinetosh shipment of Tosh Merino Light and Unicorn Tails is here! L & B has Antler, glass Bottom Boat, Holi Festival, Sugar Plum, Candlewick, Torchere, Edison Bulb, Baltic, Pecan Hull, Seaglass, Tart, Citrus, Silver Fox, El Greco, Fathom, Pop Rocks, Neon Peach, and Cloud Dweller.

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L & B also received the full line of Unicorn Tails which is Tosh Merino Light in 52 yard hanks.  These mini’s are perfect for bright pops of color in shawls, sweaters, hats, and more!

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Done Roving Yarns

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A new shipment of Done Roving Yarns has just arrived we have 2 of each color of 18 colors of the Frolicking Feet DK weight.  All made in the USA and hand painted in Maine.  Each skein is 350 yards of 100% superwash merino!

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We also received the Frolicking Feet mini gradients in 6 different colorways.  The one in the photograph is called winter sky but L & B has jewel tones, brights, reds, and purples.  There is something for everyone.  Each pack has 6 mini skeins.  We recommend knitting Milton by Jen Lucas a gradient shawl pattern that you can find by clicking here.  I am casting on my Milton today!

Virus Shawl

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The Virus Shawl by Julia Marquardt is a lovely lightweight summer crochet project.  We crocheted ours out of Yumbrel a 100% combed cotton by Araucania Yarns.  The shawl starts in the top center so you can just keep going until you like the size.  We used approximately 450 yards and still have enough to make another shawl out what we have left over from the hank.

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I like how this multicolored yarn makes up in this project, it adds more texture to the open lace work.  It the perfect accent for a warm summer evening.  To check out the pattern just click here.  You will notice you can follow the chart or Julia Marquardt has a video link that will give you step by step instructions.