Milton

I fell in love with Milton by Jen Lucas the first time I saw a photograph! This shawl combines many different stitch combinations including cables, lace, and garter stitch.

It knits up beautifully in gradient yarn and the Done Roving Gradient Kit is perfect for this shawl shape. Milton is worked from one corner out forming an asymmetrical triangle.

Once the body of the shawl is complete a few stitches are cast on to form the lace border. I love the delicate vintage look of the shawl when it is complete. Click here to take a look at the pattern. L & B just received 7 colors of the Done Roving Gradient Kits so you are sure to find your favorite!

Each gradient skein is separate making it easy to choose your color order. Thank you to Carolyn for letting us photograph her lovely Milton!

 

Nurmilintu

This sweet little shawl by Heidi Alander is a fun quick knit! Heidi says the name Nurmilintu comes from an old Finnish lullaby: Nuku, nuku, nurmilintu…(Free translation: “Sleep, sleep, little bird…”) The shawl is light and airy with a delicate picot bind off which reminds me of bird feathers.

The pattern holds the knitters interest alternating between the lace and garter stitch sections which means not a single purl stitch!

The size is easily adjusted by repeating the garter and lace parts as many times as you wish. L & B used one ball of Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal. This yarn has a hefty 415 yards and is a gorgeous blend of merino wool and cashmere.

We have 10 different colors in stock including three new light colorways perfect for spring. You can visit Heidi Alander on the web at www.sadelmaknits.com. Check out the pattern on her Ravelry store by clicking here.

New Shipment of Baby Gradient Kits

Feza Baby Blanket

We just received a shipment of Baby Gradient kits from Feza Yarns.  These kits include the pattern and four hanks of hand dyed colors.  Every kit begins in white with each hank becoming a little darker than the first until you reach your favorite bold color.  The blanket is a simple knit, all in stockinette stitch with a garter stitch border.

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The super soft 50/50 cotton viscose yarn is machine washable which makes it the perfect yarn for baby.  The blanket is just the right size to fit in a crib and is even big enough for a older child to use.  L & B has 9 colors available and each kit is just $44!!  This is the perfect gift for your extra special little one.

Kureyon Air Cowl

This cowl by L & B Yarn Co. can be knitted in just a few hours! We used Noro Kureyon Air, a super bulky single ply yarn. Like all Noro Yarns it comes in brilliant self-striping colors. This yarn is 100% wool assuring that any project knit or crocheted in this yarn will be extra warm but the yarn is light and fluffy like “Air”.

This colorful cowl takes two hanks of yarn in two different colorways. The stitch in combination with the two different colors of yarn give the final project a woven look. To check out this pattern from L & B Yarn Co. just click here!!

Brioche Scarf

This Brioche Scarf pattern by Vanessa Ewing is the perfect pattern for a beginner two color brioche knitter. The basic brioche consists of just a few stitches that you already know, including: slips, yo, k2tog, and p2tog.

In the correct combination the stitches create a reversible finished project. Brioche is beautiful, textural, and appears to have vertical lines much different than just a rib stitch.

L & B Yarn Co. used 2 hanks of Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet, one multi and one tonal. The pattern can be downloaded for free on Plymouth Yarns website. Just click here!

The World’s Simplest Mittens

These mitten’s by Tin Can Knits are truly simple and adorable. The pattern is easy to read and includes the sizing for all the different weight yarns and different size people from toddler to adult large. They are so quick you can whip out a pair over a weekend! I missed the boat to make these for Christmas gifts but, I’m going to get a jump start for next year and start knitting these for all my family and friends.

I made the adult small with just one ball of the lovely Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed. This yarn is soft, bouncy, and warm. This yarn is a must try if  you haven’t used it before I know you will love it. So pop in to L & B Yarn Co. to pick up your favorite color and make your own pair of the World’s Simplest Mittens!! Click here to check out this amazing pattern by Tin Can Knits.

Crochet Messy Bun Hat

This crochet messy bun hat by Danielle LaChance is a simple easy to follow pattern that can be adjusted to any size. If you haven’t made one of these hats yet, it’s a must for all crocheters and knitters.  I wear mine all over town all the time and I get so many compliments! Everyone is loving and needs messy bun!

L & B used Malabrigo Rios a 100% superwash merino wool. This yarn is a wonderful worsted weight yarn with incredible color options and the softness of Malabrigo all in one. To take a look at the pattern just click here!

 

Offhand Lace

Offhand Lace by Caitlin ffrench was the perfect pattern to show off the beautiful Noro Tennen. This new yarn comes in natural colors that shift in tones highlighting its fiber content of wool, alpaca, and silk.

The pattern is simple yet keeps the creators attention by changing from one stitch pattern to the next creating texture and interest to the finished project. The original pattern calls for a bulky weight but Tennen is more of a light worsted.

We were able to create a good size piece with just two skeins of this single ply yarn. The pattern offers two versions but we used the one with the seed stitch. To take a look at the pattern just click here!

L & B Yarn Co. has Noro Tennen in six gorgeous colors!

Self-Fringing Shawl

Yarn: 4 Skeins Rowan Purelife Revive

Needles: Size 6-24″ Needle

Step 1: CO 6

Step 2: K6

Step 3: P6

Step 4: (RS) K4, PM, M1, K to end.

Step 5: (WS) P

Step 6: Repeat steps 4 & 5: Continue until piece is desired length.

Step 7: (RS) K4, PM, K2tog K to end.

Step 8: (WS) P

Step 9: Repeat steps 7 & 8 until 6 sts remain.

Step 10: BO 1 st on WS and pull tail through remaining stitch. You will still have 4 live sts on needle.

Step 11: Drop 4 remaining sts and unravel fringe.

Corner to Corner Baby Blanket

This Corner to Corner Baby Blanket by Kindra’s Crochet is a great pattern to customize for any nursery color scheme. L & B used 14 different colors of Berroco Comfort, a 50% nylon, 50% acrylic blend. This yarn comes in a wide range of colors, is super soft and can be machine washed. It is a perfect yarn for the perfect baby! Try it alternating two or three colors for a more subdued look.

The blanket is worked on the bias increasing and decreasing in double crochet. To take a look at the pattern just click here. If you have never tried corner to corner crochet L & B is offering a class on this technique on Saturday, January 28th. Just click here for more information on the class.