Simply Granny Shrug Sweater

The Simple Granny Shrug Sweater by Regina S. Graham is a great throw on over anything and look adorable shrug! L & B used five balls of Noro Taiyo in five different colorways. Noro Taiyo has a beautiful fiber content with unbelievable next to the skin softness. L & B has 12 gorgeous colorways to choose from. You can either mix it up by picking five of your favorite colors or use all the same color and start crocheting a granny square.

This project also makes a great stash buster because any yarn will work, size and gauge are not necessary for this project, you just crochet until you are happy with the size and seam it together. After you have seamed it up just add a collar and cuffs to the arms and BOOM, shrug complete! To take a look at this pattern just click here.

 

Messy Bun Hat

I have always worn my hair in a messy bun but it’s hard to find a hat to fit over the mound of mess on the top of my head! When I saw the messy bun hat there would no longer be any issues for me in this department, just click here to take a look at the pattern. I whipped one out in just two hours using Tricked Out Ewe-The Incredible Bulk!

This yarn is Hand Dyed by our friend, the very talented Ashley Turner. The colors are bright and the yarn is so so super soft and bouncy, you will have a blast knitting with it! You only need one hank of The Incredible Bulk a 80% Superwash Merino Wool and 20% Nylon. We have 6 colors available right now so come by to pick up a skein for your messy bun hat. Not sure how to make hats? L & B is offering the Messy Bun Hat Class Saturday, January 14th click here for more information. To find out more about Tricked Out Ewe visit the website here or Ashley’s facebook page here.

Messy Bun Hat Pattern

Materials:

76 Yards of Chunky Weight Yarn-Tricked Out Ewe/The Incredible Bulk!

Size 10.5 Needle

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Gauge: 3 sts= 1”

Pattern:

Cast -On 52 Stitches connect in the round being careful not to twist, place marker

Step 1: *K2,P2* repeat * for 8 rounds

Step2: Purl 3 rounds

Step 3: Knit 3 rounds

Step 4: Steps 2 & 3 twice more

Step 5: Purl 1 round

Step 6: P2tog around (26 sts)

Step 7: Bind-off in purl

Weave in your ends

40% Off Rowan

Come in to enjoy 40% off L & B Yarn Co. entire Rowan stock today through January 4th!! There is lots to choose from including: Fine Art, Kidsilk Haze, All Seasons Cotton, Handknit Cotton, Purelife Revive, and Felted Tweed!

If you are looking for a project to make with a Rowan Yarn check out Kika by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. We used Purelife Revive to make this versatile triangular shawl.

It can be worn as an accessory or a garment.

The project is knit using different textured looks on each side rendering this knit completely reversible.

Knit Your Bit Program

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L & B Yarn Co is now a Community Partner with The National WWII Museum Knit Your Bit program. This is a volunteer-based effort to collect and distribute hand-knit or crocheted scarves to veterans in need. Since its launch in 2006, Knit Your Bit’s reach has been vast—more than 10,000 knitters and crocheters in all 50 states have participated. Through their efforts, the Museum has distributed 50,000 scarves to approximately 1,000 veterans’ centers, hospitals, and service organizations across the country. You may use any yarn, but please keep the colors gender neutral. Here is a link to the Knit Your Bit website just click here to find patterns and more information about the project! If you would like to donate just bring your scarf by the shop during our normal business hours and we will get it to the museum for distribution.

Messy Bun Hat

This $30 class will teach students how to work in the round and alternate between knit and purl stitches.  The class will be held Saturday, January 14th from 1:30pm-4:30pm.  Students will need to bring 76 yards of chunky weight yarn, size 10.5-16″ needle, scissors, and tapestry needle.  Materials are not included.

Introduction to Knitting

Introduction to Knitting

This $30 beginner class will teach students how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.  The two part class will be held Saturday, January 21st from 10:30am-12:30pm and Saturday, January 28th from 10:30am-11:30am.  Students will need to bring 180 yards of worsted weight cotton, size 8 or 9 straight needles, scissors, and tapestry needle.  Materials are not included.

Introduction to Knitting

Introduction to Knitting

This $30 beginner class will teach students how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.  The two part class will be held Saturday, January 7th from 10:30am-12:30pm and Saturday, January 14th from 10:30am-11:30am.  Students will need to bring 180 yards of worsted weight cotton, size 8 or 9 straight needles, scissors, and tapestry needle.  Materials are not included.