3 Color Cashmere Cowl

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I love the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli. L & B Yarn Co. decided to knit ours up in a lightweight spring yarn, Hempathy by Elsebeth Lavold. The yarn is a hemp, cotton, and modal blend and is going to be fabulous with my spring wardrobe. L & B has 12 colors available to choose from in the original solid and 8 colors available in the new variegated Hempathy Prints.

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This knit flew by, it was one of those projects that I didn’t want to end. The pattern changes periodically making you want to keep knitting so you can see how the next pattern looks in the yarn. I used 5 balls of Hempathy (2 pale silver, 2 bleached white, and 1 vibrant lemon) I literally used up every inch of the vibrant lemon but I had enough to finish that section.

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Blocking this project went very well, the yarn is machine washable and I washed it on gentle cycle and then laid flat to dry. This yarn knitted up nicely and even more exciting is it washed beautifully. If you haven’t tried this pattern yet check it out by clicking here. You won’t be sorry that you did!!

Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting: Quick Ombre Hat

This $30 class will teach students how to knit using the fair isle method. The two part class will be held Saturday, April 22nd from 1:30pm-3:30pm and Saturday, April 29th from 1:30pm-2:30pm. Students will need to bring 220 yards of MC and 220 yards of CC in worsted weight yarn, size 8-16″ circular needle and either a size 8-32″ or 40″ circular or size 8 dpns, stitch markers, scissors, and tapestry needle. There will be homework required before part 1 begins (complete rounds 1-8 of the pattern). 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.

Crochet Infinity Cowl

The Crochet Infinity Cowl a design from Queensland is great throw on with anything and go project! You can really have fun mixing the two different colorways of Queensland Cairns a bright and fun 60% cotton and 40% acrylic.

The pattern is great for beginners who already know how to chain and single crochet. If you are a veteran crocheter you will enjoy how the colors blend together to make a true work of art.

L & B crocheted ours out of color number 1 and color number 3, it only takes one ball of each.

If you know how to crochet but aren’t sure about working in the round or changing colors we are offering a class on this project in April, just click here to find out more! Click here to take a look at the pattern.

 

Crochet Infinity Cowl

The Crochet Infinity Cowl is a free class with your purchase of 2 balls of Cairns Colorful Cotton Blend. The class will teach students how to crochet in the round and switch colors. The class will be held Saturday, April 8th from 10:30am-12:30pm.  Students will need to bring a size crochet hook and a locking stitch marker. This is not a beginners class and students will be required to know how to chain and single crochet. Limited space is available for this class so students must sign up 24 hours in advance. Materials are not included.

A Private Yarn Tasting Event *Free

L & B Yarn Co. and Classic Elite Yarns is hosting a free private yarn tasting here at the shop on Friday, April 28th from 10:00am-12:00pm. You might be wondering just what a yarn tasting is. It’s a crafting party where crocheters and knitters get together to try out new yarns. Each participant will receive a gift and 5 Classic Elite mini skeins to try out during this private event! Participants can either knit, crochet, or create their own one of a kind weaving as shown in the photograph with the 5 mini skeins provided. L & B will have pattern ideas, door prizes, 20% off Classic Elite Yarns, and treats! There are limited spaces available for this event so call the shop at 405-310-3636 or e-mail us at leslie@lbyarnco.com to sign up!

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!

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.