Arequipa Aventura Cowl

Arequipa Aventrura

Fall is just around the corner and I’ve started gearing up by knitting this tuck stitch cowl from Plymouth Yarn.  Something about this baby alpaca and merino wool blend bouclé  just spoke to me.  Bouclé is made from a length of loops that can range from small to circles to larger curls with at least two strands combined.  One strand is the anchor while the other strand is plied forming loose loops.  When you knit bouclé it creates more of a solid fabric.

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This cowl knit out of one hank of Worsted Merino Superwash and one hank of Arequipa Aventura from Plymouth yarn is all about texture.  You begin by knitting the grey section first using a tuck stitch 4 row repeat.  This section is knit flat and then sewn together.  Then you add the bouclé by picking up the stitches along one edge with a larger needle and knitting in the round.  L & B Yarn Co. is also offering this class in August, just click here to find out more!

 

 

New Malabrigo Order

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The Malabrigo shipment of Rasta, Rios, and Worsted is here! L & B has 6 new Rasta colorways to the shop Reflecting Pool, Plomo, Ravelry Red, Stitch Red, Sabiduria, and Sombras.

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In the Rios Candombe, Lavanda, Paris Night, and Pearl.

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And last but not least Worsted… Sapphire Magenta Gold, Paris Night, Pearl Ten, and Chestnut.

Toy Drive Update

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Check out some of the cute toys that have been donated for this years toy drive!!

Wasabi

As you may know over the past few years, L & B Yarn Co. along with our amazing customers have donated hand crafted, stuffed dolls and animals to Positive Tomorrows, an elementary school for homeless children in Oklahoma City.

Bear and Bunny

We have collected dozens upon dozens of adorable animals over the years bringing a sweet smile to each child who receives one.  We will be collecting the toys now through August 31st.

Dumbo Octopus

For each donation, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 L & B Yarn Co. gift card!  Thanks to everyone for all of your hard work creating these precious creatures for a precious child.

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We have collected over 15 already, lets keep it going!!

 

New Blue Moon Fiber Arts

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A new shipment of Socks that Rock just arrived today!!  Come in to check out Blue Box Fever, Heirloomed, Just Jack, Zesty, Tour De Sock 2016, Red Drone Dalek, Peachy-Keen, Gandalf the Grey, Farmhouse, Fire on the Mountain, Bubble Guppies, Crabby Mchappypants, and Black Dragon Wisteria.

Baby Gradient Blanket

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 7 colors available and each kit is just $40!!  This is the perfect gift for your extra special little one.

Spiced Punch

Spiced Punch

We are already getting excited about the fall season!  This one skein cowl by Louisa Harding is a beautiful quick knit.  Beginning with the lace section and then transitioning into a mock cable this pattern holds the knitters interest.  I also love the subtly self-striping single ply yarn.  It is a soft blend of wool and silk made in Italy.  

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There are three complimentary patterns available including Frosted Leaves, The Holly and the Ivy, and Spiced Punch.  However, if you would like to make a donation to Cancer Research through Louisa Harding’s fundraiser page just click here.  If you are interested in taking a look at any of these quick holiday patterns just click here.  L & B Yarn Co. currently has 7 colors available in Amitola Grande including Tinkerbell and Tiger Lily.

Tricked Out Ewe

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We just received a shipment of Tricked Out Ewe with new colors including Sea Monkey, You So Moody, and You are Mint for Me!!

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Come in to check out all the new colors of this locally dyed yarn in solids and multi’s in all three weights.  Sock it to Me! a 75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon, DK Knock Out! a 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, and The Incredible Bulk 80% Superwash Merino Wool and 20% Nylon.

Wasabi

Wasabi

I am so excited about the toy drive for Positive Tomorrows!  There are so many adorable creatures on Ravelry just waiting to be made.  When I spotted Wasabi by Susan Claudino I knew I had to get started on him immediately.  I knit him out of 1 hank of Rios by Malabrigo and he turned out just as I imagined him.

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Rio means “river” in spanish so Rios is named after the four major rivers in Uruguay.  The name also signifies the yarn’s wash-ability, it is a super soft pure merino superwash wool with 210 yards per skein.  If you are interested in knitting or crocheting a toy to donate be sure to take a look at all the adorable patterns by Susan Claudino, just click here!  Toys can be dropped off at L & B Yarn Co. until August 31st and for every toy donate you will be entered to win a $25 L & B Yarn Co. gift card!

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Risoni Bias Scarf

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This brilliant Risoni Bias Scarf by Knit Purl with thanks to Kristin Ford is soft and lengthy, in an open knit that is perfect for multi-season wear. The pattern calls for 3 balls of Risoni silk yarn but we just used 2.  Either way just knit until you run out!  Risoni is a textural thick and thin, silk yarn with delectable slubs randomly throughout.

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Risoni is made by The Loom and distributed by RYN Yarn here in the United States.  L & B Yarn has 10 colors available for the summer months.  The Loom started with the knowledge they have about silk and the passion they have for it.  After more than 40 years in silk yarn and fabric business they want to share the goodness and create unique yarns for weaving, knitting, crocheting and more.

 

Toy Drive

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It’s that time of year again!  For the past few years, we have donated hand crafted, stuffed dolls and animals to Positive Tomorrows, an elementary school for homeless children.  Over the last few years, we have collected dozens upon dozens of adorable animals, bringing smiles to children who need them.  We will be collecting the toys now through August 31st.  For each donation, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a $25 L & B Yarn Co. gift card!

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If you are interested in knitting these adorable Mini Aliens by Barbara Prime just click here.  Happy knitting and crocheting!