New Manos Alegria

A new shipment of Manos Alegria just arrived with 20 colors to choose from including this beauty Manglar. Alegria is a fingering weight, 75% wool, 25% polyamide with a hefty 445 yards per hank. Manos Del Uruguay is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. The hands of 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.

New Yuri

A new shipment of Yuri in 10 colors is here at L & B Yarn Co. This year round yarn in a sock weight that does so much more than socks, Yuri is made from incredibly soft merino (21 micron) and comes in ten tonally dyed shades. The merino is spun and dyed in Peru and grown in Uruguay, where it is certified to be from woolgrowers that do not practice museling on their sheep. The tone-on-tone dye effect adds a subtle depth to the floral inspired colors. Check out the 8 new patterns in Yuri on Ravelry, just click here!

New Berroco Suede

Berroco has brought back Suede a 100% nylon ribbon. This yarn mimics the softest suede fabric with subtle tonal color variations. Great for baby booties and for projects that use fringe. L & B Yarn Co. is very excited to have this yarn back in the shop after almost 10 years in retirement. Suede has a large catalog of patterns that can be found on the Berroco website, click here. Bitterroot by Amy Palmer is a new pattern that I have my eye on. Click here to take a look!

New Dream Shipment

Just in!! A new shipment of Dream in Color has arrived including Smooshy with Cashmere, Classy with Cashmere, and Dreams new yarn Cosette.

Cosette is a luxurious merino-cashmere–nylon blend in a dk base. L & B also received the NEW Love is Love sets with 9 mini skeins of 75 yards each.

The kits paired with two skeins of regular Cosette will make the awesome Colors of Love by Christopher Salas. Click here to take a look at this rainbow masterpiece!

 

Nurmilintu

This sweet little shawl by Heidi Alander is a fun quick knit! Heidi says the name Nurmilintu comes from an old Finnish lullaby: Nuku, nuku, nurmilintu…(Free translation: “Sleep, sleep, little bird…”) The shawl is light and airy with a delicate picot bind off which reminds me of bird feathers.

The pattern holds the knitters interest alternating between the lace and garter stitch sections which means not a single purl stitch!

The size is easily adjusted by repeating the garter and lace parts as many times as you wish. L & B used one ball of Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal. This yarn has a hefty 415 yards and is a gorgeous blend of merino wool and cashmere.

We have 10 different colors in stock including three new light colorways perfect for spring. You can visit Heidi Alander on the web at www.sadelmaknits.com. Check out the pattern on her Ravelry store by clicking 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

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.

Offhand Lace

Offhand Lace by Caitlin ffrench was the perfect pattern to show off the beautiful Noro Tennen. This new yarn comes in natural colors that shift in tones highlighting its fiber content of wool, alpaca, and silk.

The pattern is simple yet keeps the creators attention by changing from one stitch pattern to the next creating texture and interest to the finished project. The original pattern calls for a bulky weight but Tennen is more of a light worsted.

We were able to create a good size piece with just two skeins of this single ply yarn. The pattern offers two versions but we used the one with the seed stitch. To take a look at the pattern just click here!

L & B Yarn Co. has Noro Tennen in six gorgeous colors!

Last Day 40% Off Rowan Yarn

Today is the last day to get 40% off Rowan Yarn! If you have never tried the Self Fringing Shawl, its a super fun knit for any knitter whether you are experienced or a beginner. The project is worked from one tip to the other increasing and decreasing as you go, unraveling the shawl at the end to make the fringe. All you need is 4 skeins of Rowan Purelife Revive.

Rowan Purelife Revive, made in Italy, is a super cool yarn made from recycled garments which have been selected according to the silk, cotton and viscose content. These are then carded to make regenerated fiber, which is then spun into this beautiful, high quality yarn, which gives life to new hand knitting designs.

To take a look at the pattern just click here.