The Paracas Shawl by Michele Meadows is a true work of art. The combination of striping, color changes, and bound off sections gives the finished piece a real interesting pattern effect. To take a look at the pattern just click here.
Knit using Mirasol Yarn Nuna an unbelievably soft and luxurious yarn. The fiber blend starts with extra fine Merino wool for a bit of bounce, adds mulberry silk for a lovely sheen, and then finishes off with a bit of bamboo viscose for drape!
Mirasol yarns are made in Peru to benefit the Mirasol Project – a group that strives to improve the lives of Peruvian shepherds. By purchasing Mirasol products, you are supporting the children of these shepherds and continuation of this ancient tradition. A portion of every purchase is dedicated directly to the funding of a shcool in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno.
The On the Bias Scarf by L & B Yarn Co. is soft and lengthy, in an open knit that is perfect for multi-season wear. With just 2 balls of Risoni silk yarn just knit this simple bias pattern until it’s time to bind off! Risoni is a textural thick and thin, silk yarn with delectable slubs randomly throughout.
L & B Yarn has 7 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.
Look who joined the Toy Drive Collection!! A Little Kindness Monster by Rachel Borello Carroll can be knit with scraps from your stash quickly. The pattern is written for double pointed needles and knitting in the round but can easily be knit using the magic loop method.
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! To take a look at the pattern for A Little Kindness Monster just click here.
Onete Scarf by Fairmount Fibers Design Team is knit out of one of L & B’s favorite single ply fingering weight yarns, Fino. Elegant and refined, Fino by Manos Del Uruguay, combines the softness of merino wool and silk in a lightweight yarn that’s perfect for heirloom accessories or luxurious garments. Fino is hand dyed in large kettles to create a marbleized, subtly striated effect that forms a rich palette of glorious colors.
The Onete Scarf combines a garter stitch for the main body of the shawl with an elegant lattice lace border. The shawl design highlights the complex, subtle, tonal colors in each hank of yarn. 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. To take a look at the pattern just click here.