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.

Rasta Cowl

This cozy seed stitch cowl is quick, simple, and will keep you super warm!! All you need is two hanks of Malabrigo Rasta. This lightly-fulled single-ply yarn is super-sized and comes in a wide range of colorways. Malabrigo’s premium hand dyed Uruguayan merino is unbelievably squishy and soft. Wear this cowl long or wrap it twice, you will love how it feels bunched up around your neck.

Interested in the pattern? Using a size 19-32″ CO 85 stitches and work in seed stitch leaving enough yarn to bind off. BO, project complete!!

 

Dalgali Scarf

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The Dalgali Scarf by Angela Gardner is fully reversible with a great springy texture. We used just one 200 gram ball of Marble Chunky by James C. Brett. This yarn is soft, colorful, and because it is 100% acrylic it can be machine washed. The pattern is fun and quick so it would be the perfect project for last minute gifts.

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After the first few repeats you will have the pattern memorized. The scarf is worked on the diagnal adding an interest factor to the final product. The pattern can also be worked with 2 yarns alternating as you go for a larger size. I think one ball of marble made a great size scarf, ours measures 84″ long! To take a look at the pattern just click here.

 

Moto Vest

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The Moto Vest Pattern by Shelli Westcott is a versatile knit that can be worn over shirts for added warmth. This is a super quick knit in a chunky weight but the pattern can be made in any gauge or type of yarn by adjusting the cast on.

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L & B used Ushya by Mirasol a 98% wool 2% polyamide yarn. This yarn is super soft, fluffy, and easy to work with. We decided to color block our vest adding even more interest to this already fun knit!!

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You can also pair this vest with lightweight jackets or wear it under coats. The large collar can be flipped for a scarf-shawl-like look.

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By purchasing Mirasol products you are supporting the local shepherds of Peru. Their heritage and culture of textile artistry is one of the richest in the world and without them tending to their animals we would not have this beautiful, luxurious yarn. Click here to take a look at the Moto Vest pattern.

Small Business Saturday

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Along with our 25% off sale that will run through Small Business Saturday (November 26th), Plymouth Yarn will be offering ten L & B Yarn Co. customers a special gift certificate!! This gift certificate will be available on Saturday, November 26th to the first ten customers who purchase $50 in Plymouth Yarn. The gift certificate will be in the amount of $20 and can be redeemed from December 1st-December 31st.  The gift certificate can only be used on Plymouth Yarn purchases! Thank you to Plymouth Yarn for this gift to our customers and for their support of our small businesses!! If you are looking for a great pattern idea using Plymouth Yarn, L & B just completed this super cute Textured Cowl using two hanks of Baby Alpaca Grande. Click here to take a look.

Table for One

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Yarn: 80 yards of Bulky yarn

Recommended Yarn: 1 ball of Cascade Yarns “Lana Grande” OR 2 balls of Plymouth Yarn “Tuscan Air” (3 Strands held together)

Needles: 11 and 15-16” Circular/ 15 32” or double points

Notions: 3Markers; Cable Needle; Tapestry Needle; & Scissors

Gauge: 3sts=1” in 1×1 Ribbing and 2sts =1” in Garter Stitch

Pattern:

Brim:

With smaller needle, CO 42 sts, pm, join in round being careful not to twist.

Step 1: *K1, P1* repeat * for 10 rounds or 4” from CO

Body:

Step 2: Change to larger needle, P14, pm, (P1, K11, P1), pm, P15

Step 3: P14, (C3B, K1, C3F), P15

Step 4: P14, (K13), P15

Step 5: Repeat Step 4

Step 6: P14, (C3B, K1, C3F), P15

Step 7: P14, (K13), P15

Step 8: Repeat Step 4

Step 9: P14, (C3B, K1, C3F), P15

Step 10: P14, (K13), P15

Step 11: Repeat Step 4

Step 12: P14, (C3B, K1, C3F), P15

Decrease:

Step 13: (P5, P2tog) twice, (SSSK, SSSK, K1, K3tog, K3tog), P5, P2tog, P5, P3tog (Total 29sts)

Step 14: P12, K5, P12

Step 15: (P4, P2tog) twice, (SSK,K1,K2tog), (P4,P2tog) twice (Total 25sts)

Step 16: P10,P3, P10

Step 17: (P3,P2tog)twice, (Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO) (P3,P2tog) twice (Total 19sts)

Step 18: (K2tog) 9 times (Total 10sts)

Pull tail through remaining stitches and cinch, weave ends into project!!!

Abbreviations:

CO: Cast-on

C3B: place 3 stitches on cable needle hold to back of work; knit 3 sts; knit 3 from cable needle.

C3F: place 3 stitches on cable needle hold to front of work; knit 3 sts; knit 3 from cable needle.

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together

Pm: Place Marker

P: Purl

P2tog: Purl 2 stitches together.

P3tog: Purl 3 stitches together.

PSSO: Pass slip stitch over

Sl: Slip stitch

Sts: Stitches

SSK: Slip two stitches as if to knit, one at a time. Insert the left needle into the front of the slipped stitches.Knit.

SSSK: Slip three stitches as if to knit, one at a time. Insert the left needle into the front of the slipped stitches.Knit.

 

Blarf

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The Stashbuster Blarf by Esther Sandrof is a large-sized, packable and cozy scarf that can double as a light blanket. We changed ours into a wide cowl by seaming the ends together which works well! It looks great however you decide to wear it. Try it long or double it up for more warmth with layers.

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The pattern is designed as a stashbuster to use up all those delicious little balls of leftover yarn that we can’t bear to get rid of. We actually used 2 hanks (one of each color) of Plymouth Yarns Merino Textura, a 62% Superwash Fine Merino Wool and 38% Merino Wool.  This yarn is a super soft, slubby, thick and thin yarn in a worsted weight and the semi-solid colors just add more vintage appeal to the cowl.

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The pattern includes four linear motifs that are available in written form as well as charted. If you haven’t used a crochet chart before this is a great pattern to start with because the pattern is easy to remember. To take a look at the pattern just click here!