New Dream Shipment

Just in!! A new shipment of Dream in Color has arrived including Smooshy with Cashmere, Classy with Cashmere, and Dreams new yarn Cosette.

Cosette is a luxurious merino-cashmere–nylon blend in a dk base. L & B also received the NEW Love is Love sets with 9 mini skeins of 75 yards each.

The kits paired with two skeins of regular Cosette will make the awesome Colors of Love by Christopher Salas. Click here to take a look at this rainbow masterpiece!

 

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.

Wonderland Yarns

We just received our first shipment of Wonderland Yarns by Frabjous Fibers inspired by Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic Alice in Wonderland. Our selection includes “TweedleDeeDum”, “Queen of Hearts”, and the “Messenger Kits”.

“TweedleDeeDum” is a bulky weight 100% superwash merino with 87 yards.

“Queen of Hearts” is a fingering weight 80% superwash fine merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon with 410 yards.

“Messenger Kit” is a sport weight 100% superwash merino with 516 yards.

“If I had a world of my own everything would be nonsense” – Lewis Carroll

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!

Last Day 40% Off Rowan Yarn

Today is the last day to get 40% off Rowan Yarn! If you have never tried the Self Fringing Shawl, its a super fun knit for any knitter whether you are experienced or a beginner. The project is worked from one tip to the other increasing and decreasing as you go, unraveling the shawl at the end to make the fringe. All you need is 4 skeins of Rowan Purelife Revive.

Rowan Purelife Revive, made in Italy, is a super cool yarn made from recycled garments which have been selected according to the silk, cotton and viscose content. These are then carded to make regenerated fiber, which is then spun into this beautiful, high quality yarn, which gives life to new hand knitting designs.

To take a look at the pattern just click here.

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.

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.