New Berroco Suede

Berroco has brought back Suede a 100% nylon ribbon. This yarn mimics the softest suede fabric with subtle tonal color variations. Great for baby booties and for projects that use fringe. L & B Yarn Co. is very excited to have this yarn back in the shop after almost 10 years in retirement. Suede has a large catalog of patterns that can be found on the Berroco website, click here. Bitterroot by Amy Palmer is a new pattern that I have my eye on. Click here to take a look!

Addi Needle Sale

25% off Addi today through March 1st!! Come in and take a look at the Addi Turbo, Addi Lace, Addi Natura Bamboo, and now Addi Turbo Rockets. Located in Altena, Germany, Addi has been turning out fine needlecrafting tools since 1829. While other companies have moved production to China and other parts of the world to cut costs, Addi is the only remaining needle brand still manufactured in Europe that offers a complete range of needle products!

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!

 

Frabjous Fibers

These felted needle cases and knitting bags are absolutely adorable! These are fair trade items handmade in Nepal and designed by Frabjous Fibers.

They are made by artisans in Kathmandu skilled in the ancient craft of felt-making.

Wool fibers are laid out in the desired design, saturated with soap and water, and worked by hand to lock the fibers together.

This results in a sturdy, water repellent, and easy to clean fabric.

These items are made of 100% wool, cotton lined, and are truly fabulous!!

New Shipment of Tricked Out Ewe

L & B Yarn Co. was so excited to receive this new shipment of Tricked Out Ewe! There are new colors in The Incredible Bulk, “Eradi-Kate” (top center) and “Merica” (bottom right). This yarn is a super super soft 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. If you haven’t tried it yet it is a must!

If you love The Walking Dead you will be super excited about the new colorway above “Lucille”. It is available in The Incredible Bulk and Sock It to Me!

There are more new colorways in Sock It to Me! Check out “Mother of Dragons” (2nd from the left), “Jokes on You” (4th from the left), and “Heart of the Ocean” (far right).

Bonnie Bishoff Shawl and Stick Pins

L & B just received this new shipment of Bonnie Bishoff Shawl and Stick Pins. These works of art are handmade for you in Maine. Bonnie and her husband J.M. Syron have been collaborating as artists since 1987 making one of a kind furniture, sculpture and jewelry.

Bonnie has created this exuberant line of shawl pins, combining her love of color, pattern, knitting and the challenge of simple functionality. The original metal designs are cast in New England for Bonnie and J.M. who then create these polymer confections.

So pull yourself together with style and originality and enhance all your knit, woven and felted wearables today!

New Year Needle Sale

We are ringing in 2017 with 25% off Addi!! L & B just received a large shipment of needles including: Addi Turbo, Addi Lace, Addi Natura Bamboo, and now Addi Turbo Rockets. Located in Altena, Germany, Addi has been turning out fine needlecrafting tools since 1829. While other companies have moved production to China and other parts of the world to cut costs, Addi is the only remaining needle brand still manufactured in Europe that offers a complete range of needle products! If you haven’t ever tried an Addi, L & B Yarn Co. has samples of each type for our customers to try while visiting the shop, so come in today to find your favorite. The sale begins today and runs through January 11, 2017!!

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran Tonals

A new addition to the ever popular Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran range in subtle, dusky shades. Perfect to knit alone or to be combined Cashmerino Aran solids. L & B Yarn Co. also has pattern support available for this new yarn including: The Cable Moss Stitch Sweater, Crew Neck Cable Sweater, Simple Tank Top, and Diagonal Cable Sweater. Click here to take a look at the patterns.

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.