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.

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.

Rasta Cowl

This cozy seed stitch cowl is quick, simple, and will keep you super warm!! All you need is two hanks of Malabrigo Rasta. This lightly-fulled single-ply yarn is super-sized and comes in a wide range of colorways. Malabrigo’s premium hand dyed Uruguayan merino is unbelievably squishy and soft. Wear this cowl long or wrap it twice, you will love how it feels bunched up around your neck.

Interested in the pattern? Using a size 19-32″ CO 85 stitches and work in seed stitch leaving enough yarn to bind off. BO, project complete!!

 

A Cascade Christmas-30% OFF

christmas-garland_1

It’s a Cascade Christmas here at L & B Yarn Co. All of our Cascade Yarns will be 30% off today through December 25th!! Come choose from all your favorites including: Lana Grande, Eco Wool, Heritage, Pluscious, Heritage Silk, Cascade 220, Cascade 220 Superwash, Cascade 220 Sport, Cascade 128, Fixation, Ultra Pima, Alpaca Lace, and Pure Alpaca.

Dalgali Scarf

dalgali_1

The Dalgali Scarf by Angela Gardner is fully reversible with a great springy texture. We used just one 200 gram ball of Marble Chunky by James C. Brett. This yarn is soft, colorful, and because it is 100% acrylic it can be machine washed. The pattern is fun and quick so it would be the perfect project for last minute gifts.

dalgali_2

After the first few repeats you will have the pattern memorized. The scarf is worked on the diagnal adding an interest factor to the final product. The pattern can also be worked with 2 yarns alternating as you go for a larger size. I think one ball of marble made a great size scarf, ours measures 84″ long! To take a look at the pattern just click here.

 

Knit Your Bit

knit-your-bit_1

L & B Yarn Co is now a Community Partner with The National WWII Museum Knit Your Bit program. This is a volunteer-based effort to collect and distribute hand-knit or crocheted scarves to veterans in need. Since its launch in 2006, Knit Your Bit’s reach has been vast—more than 10,000 knitters and crocheters in all 50 states have participated. Through their efforts, the Museum has distributed 50,000 scarves to approximately 1,000 veterans’ centers, hospitals, and service organizations across the country. You may use any yarn, but please keep the colors gender neutral. Here is a link to the Knit Your Bit website just click here to find patterns and more information about the project! If you would like to donate just bring your scarf by the shop and we will get it to the museum for distribution.

Moto Vest

moto-vest_2

The Moto Vest Pattern by Shelli Westcott is a versatile knit that can be worn over shirts for added warmth. This is a super quick knit in a chunky weight but the pattern can be made in any gauge or type of yarn by adjusting the cast on.

moto-vest_1

L & B used Ushya by Mirasol a 98% wool 2% polyamide yarn. This yarn is super soft, fluffy, and easy to work with. We decided to color block our vest adding even more interest to this already fun knit!!

moto-vest-_3

You can also pair this vest with lightweight jackets or wear it under coats. The large collar can be flipped for a scarf-shawl-like look.

moto-vest_4

By purchasing Mirasol products you are supporting the local shepherds of Peru. Their heritage and culture of textile artistry is one of the richest in the world and without them tending to their animals we would not have this beautiful, luxurious yarn. Click here to take a look at the Moto Vest pattern.