Topaz

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Topaz is a sleeveless baby dress with a simple diamond pattern by Yumiko Sakurai.  This is the perfect project for knitters who want to incorporate a little color into their work.  We used two different colors of Malabrigo Worsted.  The pattern offers different sizes (3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months).  We knit up the 6 months size and had plenty of yarn left over to reverse the colors and make a second dress!

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The Fair Isle pattern knits up quickly and is completed in just 9 rows.  Each diamond along the bottom of the dress is slightly different which helps hold your concentration.  There is also a pop of color a the shoulders and on the back which gives the dress a nice accent!  If you haven’t tried fair isle or seaming before we are offering the dress as a class in May, just click here to find out more.  To take a look at this adorable pattern click here.

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This $40 class will teach students how to knit fair isle, decrease, and create side and shoulder seams.  This 2 part class will be held Saturday, May 21st from 10:30am-1:00pm and Saturday, June 4th from 10:30am-12:00pm.  Students will need to bring 450 yards of worsted weight yarn, size 9-24″ circular or straight needle and a tapestry needle.  Materials are not included.

Beachcomber Baby Blanket

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This easy to learn shell crochet pattern makes this baby blanket a fun and fast project.  L & B used 5 hanks of Berroco Modern Cotton.  Made in a palette of sophisticated neutrals and cheerful brights, Modern Cotton is a blend of Pima Cotton and Modal Rayon.  Each hank has 209 yards of beautifully twisted yarn that will showcase stitch patterns and can be machine washed!

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We had lots of yarn left over so you could double the size of the blanket or crochet two smaller versions like the one photographed.  We have over 15 colors of Modern Cotton to choose from for the perfect color combination.  This pattern from Knitterly can be easily striped or color blocked, click here to check out the pattern.  If you haven’t perfected a shell crochet stitch L & B is offering a class on this blanket this Saturday, April 30th.  Click here for more information on the class.

Stitch Markers

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Check out these new stitch markers that have a cute stitch keeper!  I love this idea for keeping all of my stitch markers together in the same place.  They even have a clamp at the top to attach to your favorite project bag.

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We have three styles available so come by the shop to check them out!