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.


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!


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!

Madelinetosh Shipment

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The Madelinetosh shipment of Tosh Merino Light and Unicorn Tails is here! L & B has Antler, glass Bottom Boat, Holi Festival, Sugar Plum, Candlewick, Torchere, Edison Bulb, Baltic, Pecan Hull, Seaglass, Tart, Citrus, Silver Fox, El Greco, Fathom, Pop Rocks, Neon Peach, and Cloud Dweller.

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L & B also received the full line of Unicorn Tails which is Tosh Merino Light in 52 yard hanks.  These mini’s are perfect for bright pops of color in shawls, sweaters, hats, and more!

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