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.

Knitted Knockers

L & B Yarn Co. is very excited to announce that we have been added to the list of providers of Knitted Knockers! Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast.

Knitted Knockers can be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing. Knitted Knockers asks that we use the patterns listed on their website and the approved yarns. The yarn used for Knitted Knockers is very important as they are to be worn against scarred, sensitive skin. L & B Yarn Co. has some of the yarns included on the approved yarn list including: Cascade Ultra Pima, Bamboo Pop, and Cotton Supreme DK. If you are interested in donating a Knitted Knocker just click here to take a look at the patterns and the approved yarn list. When you have completed your Knocker just drop them by L & B Yarn Co. and we will get them shipped out for distribution!

 

 

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).

30% Off Cascade Yarn

All Cascade Yarn is 30% off today through February 15th!! Stop in today to pick up some of your favorite Cascade. If you haven’t made The Walt Painted Chevron Baby Blanket by Danielle Romanetti, it is a great blanket to make using Cascade 220 Superwash. L & B Yarn Co. used 5 balls 2 of the main color and 1 each of 3 contrasting colors.

Walt features raised stripes of Chevron that make the contrasting colors almost jump out of you. We’ve seen this blanket made up in many color combinations that all look great, so have fun with the colors! To take a look at the pattern just click here.

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

Kureyon Air Cowl

This cowl by L & B Yarn Co. can be knitted in just a few hours! We used Noro Kureyon Air, a super bulky single ply yarn. Like all Noro Yarns it comes in brilliant self-striping colors. This yarn is 100% wool assuring that any project knit or crocheted in this yarn will be extra warm but the yarn is light and fluffy like “Air”.

This colorful cowl takes two hanks of yarn in two different colorways. The stitch in combination with the two different colors of yarn give the final project a woven look. To check out this pattern from L & B Yarn Co. just click here!!

Brioche Scarf

This Brioche Scarf pattern by Vanessa Ewing is the perfect pattern for a beginner two color brioche knitter. The basic brioche consists of just a few stitches that you already know, including: slips, yo, k2tog, and p2tog.

In the correct combination the stitches create a reversible finished project. Brioche is beautiful, textural, and appears to have vertical lines much different than just a rib stitch.

L & B Yarn Co. used 2 hanks of Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet, one multi and one tonal. The pattern can be downloaded for free on Plymouth Yarns website. Just click here!

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.