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Closed March 1st

Closed March 1st due to the weather.  We will reopen Monday, March 2nd.

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Nymphalidea

I love to see color combinations in completed projects and this one is absolutely beautiful.  Riddled with a multitude of yarn overs and a loose, open gauge, this shawl will keep you warm without causing you to overheat making it the perfect accent piece.  While Nymphalidea is full of yarn overs, the lace sections of the scarf do not consist of complicated lace patterns, keeping your shawl from becoming overwhelming to knit.  While more involving lace can be fun, you probably don’t want to juggle complicated lace motifs while working with two skeins of yarn.

Carolyn chose to knit her Nymphalidea out of one skein of  Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere and one ball of Crazy Zauberball.  The combination of the tonal Smooshy and the self-striping Zauberball creates a wonderful and unique color gradient.  Choose either a contrasting yarn to create a striking effect or choose a complementing yarn to achieve a more blended effect.

Whichever path you decide to take will present you with a beautiful shawl.  If you are interested in knitting this project you can check out the pattern by clicking here!  Thanks to Carolyn for bringing in her final project, it is lovely!  -B

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New Blue Moon Shipment

A brand new shipment is here!  Come by and see all the beautiful new colors of Socks That Rock from Blue Moon Fiber Arts.  We will be open tonight January 27th until 7:00pm for Fiber with Friends.

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More from The Graphic Knits Trunk Show

As Monday, December 22nd nears we are becoming more and more excited about Alexis Winslow visiting L & B to sign her Graphic Knits books.  Here are a few more garments from the Trunk Show.  This easy cropped cardigan called the Finch Cardigan is perfect for first-time sweater knitters.

I love the shape of this light, airy, Engle Cardigan and you can dress it up with slacks and a button down top or wear it a little more casual with jeans and a t-shirt.  There are minimal seams and the circular shaping on the bottom gives the project visual interest.

All of these projects are absolutely fantastic, but I have to admit, this Minnow Top is one of my favorites.  I love chevron patterning and feminine lacy things so this is the perfect project.  I have several ideas on how I want to wear this, I better get to knitting one for my closet.  Please join us this coming Monday, December 22nd from 6:00pm-8:00pm for The Graphic Knits Trunk Show and book signing with Author of Graphic Knits, Alexis Winslow. -B

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Graphic Knits Trunk Show

The Graphic Knits Trunk Show has arrived and this is just a small preview of all the beautiful things we received from the designer behind KnitDarling.com, Alexis Winslow.  We would love for you to join us here at L & B Yarn Co. Monday, December 22nd from 6:00pm-8:00pm for this fun informative event where not only can you get your book signed by the designer Alexis Winslow, you will be able to check out garments from the book, and mingle with friends.

Alexis Winslow is a knitwear and textile designer living in Brooklyn New York. Her designs have a bold graphic aesthetic and often utilize interesting construction techniques. Alexis is the creative force behind KnitDarling.com and author of the book Graphic Knits (Interweave Press).

Alexis is originally from Norman, Oklahoma. She attended the University of Oklahoma and received her BFA in 2005, focusing on painting and pottery. After moving to New York City in 2007, she studied textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Alexis now works as a printed textile and product designer, creating children’s bedding and bath products for a large firm in New York City. She established KnitDarling.com in 2010, and cofounded CharitySub.org in 2011. Alexis began self-publishing her independant knitting patterns in 2009, and by 2012 landed her first full length book deal for Graphic Knits (Interweave Press).

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