L & B Bosom Brigade

The L & B Bosom Brigade is a group that will meet at L & B Yarn Co. to knit or crochet knockers together!! Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. L & B has already collected over 30 knockers that will be shipped to Knitted Knockers for distribution. Thanks to our wonderful customers for their generous donations!

The L & B Bosom Brigade will meet twice a month on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. In April the group will meet on April 11th and April 25th. If you aren’t sure how to knit a knocker, we are offering free classes, just click here to find out more!

Knitted Knockers

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. This free two part class will be held Saturday, April 22nd from 10:30am-11:30am and Saturday, April 29th from 10:30am-11:30am. The class will teach students the magic loop method.

Students will need to bring size 4 or 5-32″ needle L & B Yarn Co. will supply the yarn. Students must know how to knit in the round, increase, and decrease. Limited spaces are available for this class so please call (405-310-3636) or email (leslie@lbyarnco.com) the shop to sign up! For more information about Knitted Knockers please click here!

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, April 8th from 1:30pm-3:30pm and Saturday, April 15th from 1:30pm-2:30pm.  Students will need to bring 180 yards of worsted weight cotton, size 8 or 9 straight needles, scissors, and tapestry needle. Students must sign up and pay 24 hours in advance for classes, cancellations will receive L & B Yarn Co. store credit only, no refunds. Materials are not included.

Rikke Hat

The classic “Rikke Hat” by Sarah Young was designed in 2010 and has since become a worldwide hit, I can see why! The shape and texture using garter stitch is adorable! The hat is snuggly around your ears and keeps you warm without being to tight or falling off.

The shape is slouchy so it rests on your head without messing up your hair, and for the most part is a one-size-fits all hat, it’s perfect! Stephanie used just 2 skeins of Malabrigo Rios. This yarn is soft, strong, and washable, this 4-ply yarn resists pilling and washability makes it fantastic for absolutely any project. To take a look at the pattern just click here.

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!