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Perfect Baby Bib

A cute, practical baby bib that slips over a baby’s head means no strings to tie or buttons or buttonholes.  Come learn how to make this perfect baby shower gift Saturday, September 27th from 10:30am-12:00pm.  The class is $15 and students need to bring 220 yards of worsted weight cotton and size 7 or 8-16″ circular needles.  Materials for the class are not included.

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V-eekender Shawl

This versatile piece can be worn one way and it is a shawlette and by turning the point to the front and wrapping around your neck is a great fall look when paired with a pair of jeans and jean jacket.  If you already have taken beginner crochet and are ready to take your crochet to the next level this would be a great project.  The class is $20 and will be held Saturday, September 20th from 10:30am-12:30pm.  Students will need to bring 440 yards of fingering weight yarn and a size f or g crochet hook.  Materials for the class are not included.

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F.E.A.T. POP Blanket

In the month of September we are hosting POP Blanket a project in our F.E.A.T. series.  Remember F.E.A.T. is an acronym standing for Fiber, Explanation, and Tea.  We are offering the gathering in the afternoon on Wednesday, September 17th from 1:00pm-2:00pm.  The gathering will focus on the current project and we will discuss the why we chose it, offer an abundance of information on the yarn and fiber, conversation, and of course, tea.  Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that it’s entirely free!  And not only is it free, but you will also enjoy the benefit of receiving a discount on the featured yarn if you choose to purchase it after the meeting. -B & Michael

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F.E.A.T. Akimbo

In the month of September we are hosting Akimbo a project in our F.E.A.T. series.  Remember F.E.A.T. is an acronym standing for Fiber, Explanation, and Tea.  We are offering the gathering in the afternoon on Wednesday, September 3rd from 1:00pm-2:00pm.  The gathering will focus on the current project and we will discuss the why we chose it, offer an abundance of information on the yarn and fiber, conversation, and of course, tea.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that it’s entirely free!  And not only is it free, but you will also enjoy the benefit of receiving a discount on the featured yarn if you choose to purchase it after the meeting. -B & Michael

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Closed for Labor Day

L & B Yarn Co. will be closed Sunday, August 31st and Monday, September 1st for Labor Day Weekend.  Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

Announcements, Events

Annual Toy Drive Update

Our final day for toy donations is Friday, August 29th. I am happy to announce that you have outdone yourselves on donations this year.  So far we have collected over 60 toys for Positive Tomorrows, this is a record high!  I would like to say thank you for your participation in this event.  We have enough donations to fill multiple classrooms and your heartfelt stitches are sure to leave children smiling. -B

Projects

Taiyo Pillow

I always get excited when I see home accessories make there way into the shop, it must be the designer in me, there are just so many options for the yarn and so little time.  I love this idea of a crochet pillow cover and would like to say thanks to Margaret for bringing it by for us to photograph, talk about a great gift!  Really any crochet granny square pattern would work.  I like the one that Margaret chose without a lot of holes, that way you don’t have to worry about the color of your insert.  If you pick something with larger holes you can still make it work by just coordinating your insert with the color of yarn you choose.

You really can’t go wrong with any weight or type of Noro that you might love, this one just happens to be made out of 2 skeins of Taiyo.  I am seeing lots of beautiful crocheted projects out of this yarn right now.  A large granny square blanket, crocheted bags, and now this perfect accent pillow just to name a few, I am definitely getting the itch to get something started.  If you love this one as much as I do and are ready to get started just click here for a pattern that will look fabulous plus its free. -B

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Akimbo

Leave it to Stephen West to give us another beautiful shawl pattern to knit.  We love how this one worked up, beginning at the neck edge with lots of easy garter stitch and then finishing with a graphic chevron pattern.  We used Cascade Heritage,  one of our favorite solid sock yarns for our main color.  Heritage is a 75% Merino Superwash and 25% Nylon with a big 437 yards per hank.  The Manos Alegria is what we used for our contrasting color, it is 75% Merino Superwash with 25% Polyamide with a big 445 yards per hank.  Both yarns have a similar ply and fiber content so this shawl will be easy to wash without felting!  You should also have enough yarn left over to accomplish the reverse shawl, which I keep trying to talk Leslie into knitting up.  Not only does the contrasting border create a sudden burst of interest and color to the edge of the project, the chevron creates a interesting scalloped border.

The pattern is available to purchase just click here.  Another thing I like about the pattern is if you prefer row by row instructions vs. a chart this one is written where you can pick your favorite.

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The Sunlight Shawl for Sad People

We have had several yarn dyeing classes over the past couple of months and Leslie’s little girl felt like she was ready to dye up some yarn of her own.  What better than a “Frozen” color palette?  After she dyed her yarn she was ready for Mom to knit her up something special.  We are always looking for cute little shawl patterns that can be knit out of one skein of sock yarn and Silvia Bo Bilvia’s Sunlight Shawl for Sad People fits into that category.

When Leslie was asking what she should knit out of the precious skein of Heritage Sock Yarn dyed by Charlie, I had seen this shawl pattern when I was looking at Silvia’s Ravelry designs after knitting the Lonely Tree Shawl.  She has a bunch of really cute patterns so I would definitely recommend taking a look.  You can find The Sunlight Shawl for Sad People by clicking here.

Silvia came up with this pattern to knit out of lovely yarn to cheer her up in the Vancouver weather, hence the name.  You could knit this shawl in any weight but if you have some beautiful sock weight yarn that you want to show off this would be a perfect pattern.  The stockinette and garter stitch medley will show off all of the yarns beautiful colors and of course I can’t get enough of the picot bind off.

When Leslie completed the shawl, she was praised by Charlie “Oh Mama, you did such a good job, it is so pretty”.  Not being a bias Aunt B, I think she looks quite pretty wearing it ;) -B

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F.E.A.T. Spiderweb Shawl

In the month of August we are hosting Spiderweb Shawl a project in our F.E.A.T. series.  Remember F.E.A.T. is an acronym standing for Fiber, Explanation, and Tea.  We are offering the gathering in the afternoon on Wednesday, August 20th from 1:00pm-2:00pm.  The gathering will focus on the current project and we will discuss the why we chose it, offer an abundance of information on the yarn and fiber, conversation, and of course, tea.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that it’s entirely free!  And not only is it free, but you will also enjoy the benefit of receiving a discount on the featured yarn if you choose to purchase it after the meeting. -B & Michael

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