Now at L & B Yarn Co. Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns, offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. Three strands of the same lofty, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece, but rather than twisting the individual plies we nestle them together and gently spin the whole trio. The result is a plump yarn that looks like a single ply and has greater tensile strength and stitch definition than a true unspun yarn.
Quarry is offered in a new palette of thirteen heathered colors. The structure of this yarn blends the hues in a slightly striated way, reminding us of geological formations, so we gave each color the name of a mineral or gemstone.
So excited to receive our first donation for the 2017 Toy Drive! This adorable Butterfly & Cocoon by Susan B. Anderson is absolutely precious. The butterfly is worked in the round from the bottom up and stuffed as you go. The face detail, wings, and antennae are added after. The cocoon is worked from the bottom up in the round, then bound off at the beginning of the hood and continued in garter stitch. The top of the hood is grafted with stitches kept live at center of the good to make a I-cord loop.
To take a look at this pattern just click here If you are interested in finding out more about the 2017 Toy Drive and how to participate click here. Thank you to Sheila for her donation to Positive Tomorrows!!
The shipment we have been waiting for is here at L & B Yarn Co. L & B is excited to announce we are now a destination store for Brooklyn Tweed Products! We are currently unpacking every color in all 5 yarns: Loft, Arbor, Shelter, Quarry, and the newest member of the Brooklyn Tweed line Vale. Visit the Brooklyn Tweed website to take a look at the yarns and colors, just click here.
Brooklyn Tweed offered its first 100% American-made wool yarn and design collections in 2010. Their first yarn, Shelter, was the culmination of Jared Flood’s dream to create homegrown yarns that would preserve, support and sustain the tradition of U.S. textile production. Brooklyn Tweed moved west to Portland, Oregon in 2015, consolidating the headquarters and shipping operations that send unique, breed-specific yarns all around the globe.
The entire line is sourced, spun, and dyed here in the U.S. Come by the shop to check out this beautiful line you won’t believe how wonderful it is!!
This is one of my all time favorite projects knit out of the beautiful Fino by Manos Del Uruguay a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. L & B just received a brand new shipment of Fino today! This yarn is an ultra soft 70% extrafine merino, 30% silk; with a hefty 490 yards per hank. The Circle Scarf by Jocelyn J. Tunney is a soothing knit created in stockinette stitch. The piece is knit flat and seamed together at the end with a simple seam with just 2 hanks of yarn. The effortless stitch pattern shows off the beauty of the kettle dyed yarn giving the finished project so much color depth.
Fino is hand dyed in large kettles to create a marbleized, subtly striated effect that forms a rich palette of glorious colors. Manos Del Uruguay is a non profit organization which assembles women in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The aim of the organization is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women.
The Fino Circle Scarf is a free pattern just click here to take a look!
The Pleat and Eyelet Scarf by Lisa Craig puts a jaunty spin on this long-line summer scarf. The pleated panels are worked simply from a pattern of garter stitch rib with alternating knit and purl stitch columns. A row of bobbles adds texture and embellishes the pattern. The scarf is knit in Taiyo a worsted weight cotton blend and is worked in two pieces then joined at the center using the Kitchener stitch. The banded stockinette and garter stitch pattern is punctuated with eyelet rows in between.
The Pleat and Eyelet Scarf is another beautiful piece L & B has on display from the Noro Trunk show! The pattern can be found in Noro Magazine Issue 10. This show includes 16 models knit or crocheted in Taiyo Sock, Taiyo, and Marai so come by the shop to check out them all out.
It’s that time of year again! For the past few years, L & B Yarn Co. along with our generous customers 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!
Appalachian Baby Design is dedicated to providing the most beautiful elements for the fiber artist to create an heirloom baby gift. This Pom-Pom Baby Hat Kit knits up super fast and great for beginners. The hat can be knit up in two sizes, newborn or baby. The simple pattern by Susan Ernst requires no decreasing and is topped off with an i-cord and darling pom poms.
Appalachian Baby is based in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia, Appalachian Baby works with small-scale U.S. sustainable family-owned cotton farms, sheep ranches and family-owned mills.
This side-slit pullover by Deborah Helmke updates the classic boat-neck silhouette. Knit in allover reverse stockinette, it blurs the dappled mauve, forest, salmon and golden-rod of Mirai colorway #16. Mirai from Noro is a cotton blend using equal parts of silk and viscose, a perfect lightweight summer fabric.
Flowing up from the double-rib hem, stockinette bands trim the high side slits. Also edged in double ribbing, the trim three-quarter sleeves keep a slim line through the drop-shoulder shape. To maintain an even color sequence, one body piece and sleeve are completed before the second body piece is begun.
You can find the pattern for the Side Slit Tee in Noro Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017, Issue 10 available at L & B Yarn Co. just click here. The Noro Trunk show is here at L & B Yarn Co. and includes 16 models knit or crocheted in Taiyo Sock, Taiyo, and Marai so come by the shop to check out the #6 Side Slit Tee and more.
The #7 Crescent Shawl by Lisa Barnes has the perfect casual shallow shape and size for warm weather! Using 2 skeins of Mirai from Noro a cotton blend using equal parts of silk and viscose, lends a sumptuous drape to this crescent shawl. Marai is a Japanese girls name meaning ‘The Future’ which Noro has beautifully captured in the vivid colors of this soft yarn.
Worked from the bottom up, the project is shaped with short rows after the scallped heart-lace border is complete. Purl ridges add subtle texture where the border and stockinette-stitch body meet. Click here to take a look at the pattern.
The Noro Trunk show has arrived here at L & B Yarn Co. and includes 16 models knit or crocheted in Taiyo Sock, Taiyo, and Marai so come by the shop to check out the #7 Crescent Shawl and other super cute projects.