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.

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.