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!

 

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.

 

Yarn Tapestry

Making a Yarn Tapestry for your home is a great way to use up extra scrap yarn and get something beautiful in return. It’s fast and simple just cut lengths of yarn and tie onto a natural tree branch or wooden dowel rod.

Add a piece of leather, natural string, or knit your own i-cord to hang your piece in your favorite room! If you are interested in making your own tapestry without gathering the supplies L & B Yarn Co. will be offering this workshop Saturday, April 15th click here to find out more!

Messenger Shawl

The Messenger Shawl by Stephanie Shiman is part of the Messenger Kits by Frabjous Fibers. Each kit includes 516 yards of the Mad Hatter Yarn part of the Wonderland Yarns collection.

The kits also includes 3 patterns; a hat, a pair of mittens, and the Messenger Shawl. The kit can be used as follows: knit two hats, or one hat and a pair of mitts, or the shawl!

The shawl if worked on the bias with a unique asymmetrical shape with mesh striping. The size can be adjusted by working the full pattern for a large shawl or omit the last repeat for a shawlette.

L & B Yarn Co. has 7 different colorways available in brights, neutrals, and verigated. If you love the pattern and have yarn that would work for this project just click here to take a look at the pattern!

 

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!!