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!

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!

 

March Madness Sale

Time for the L & B Yarn Co. March Madness Sale!! We are making space for lots and lots of spring yarns. Hooray!! Starting today through the end of March we have lots of new 40% off yarns. The markdowns include yarns from: Debbie Bliss, Manos Del Uruguay, Lang, Rowan, Elsebeth Lavold, Berroco, Colinette, Tahki, Cascade, Ella Rae, Crystal Palace, Noro, Brown Sheep, and more!

New Berroco Nebula

This single-spun sport weight yarn features long-color repeats that create gorgeous variegated fabrics. The color combinations in this yarn are out of this world!

Each cake is just $20 and has a hefty 416 yards making it perfect for small shawls.

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!