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L & B Closed for Thanksgiving

Closed November 26th and 27th.  We will open November 28th from 10:00am-1:00pm for our Black Friday Sale and will resume regular business hours Saturday, November 29th.  Happy Thanksgiving!



After making the Pop Blanket from Tin Can Knits I began browsing through their other 91 designs and there are oh so many cute things to choose from.  I decided on these simple fingerless mitts.  Completely knitted in garter stitch these mitts are easy and the fabric is spongy just like a marshmallow.  Perfect for quick Christmas gifts you can knit these up to fit everyone you love, from a child to adult sizes small medium and large.  The pattern calls for a size 7 needle but I did go up to a size 8 needle to obtain the correct gauge, I finally knit something in the correct size, yay!  They fit perfectly.  I also knitted them entirely using the magic loop method using a size 32″ circular needle.  I love that you can add an accent button for a little interest, I even thought you could knit the entire family some in the same color and change the button so everyone knows which pair is theirs.  We used Ella Rae Lace Merino in the worsted weight yarn and this medium size mitt used 54 grams so I definitely have enough to knit a mini pair with my leftovers.  The Lace Merino can also be machine washed, bonus!!  Just click here to take a look at the pattern.-B

Classes, Community

Seed Stitch Hat

This slouchy hat explores a fun way of adding sparkle to any project.  By holding a separate, dazzling thread with your yarn, you can create a sparkling masterpiece.  Bronze thread is included in the class.  Students are responsible for other colors if they with to use a color other than bronze.  This class is $15 and will be held Saturday, November 29th from 10:30am-12:00pm.  Students will need to bring 120 yards of chunky weight yarn and size 10-16″ circular needles.  Materials other than bronze thread are not included in the class fee.

Announcements, Projects

Matchmaker Knit-A-Long

L & B will be hosting our winter knit-a-long beginning Tuesday, November 11th from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  We will be knitting Matchmaker by Martina Behm a versatile triangular shaped cowl perfect for keeping you cozy all winter long.  You can check out the pattern by clicking here.  Martina picked the name “Matchmaker” for this project because she matched two of her favorite hand dyed yarns.

We followed her lead in matching one of our favorite fingering weight merino wools in contrasting colorways, Colinette Yarns Jitterbug.  This pattern is suitable for beginners or more advanced knitters because it is all knit in garter stitch, and lets be honest, who doesn’t love knitting in garter stitch.  This is quite a large project so we are planning on four meeting dates over a four month time span: November 11th, December 9th, January 13th, and February 3rd.  All you need to do to participate is purchase the pattern on Ravelry and buy your yarn at L & B Yarn Co.  This KAL is an awesome way to meet fellow knitters.  Spaces are limited so please sign up by calling 405-310-3636, e-mailing, or coming by the shop to visit. -B

Community, Events

Closed for Thanksgiving

L & B Yarn will be closed Wednesday, November 26th and Thursday, November 27th for Thanksgiving.  We hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Community, Events

L & B Closed Early

The store will be closing at 3:00pm on October 31st.  We hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!!


Gruesome Knitted Eyeballs

With Halloween just around the corner I am always looking for my next knitted decoration.  These quick gruesome eyeballs caught my “eye”.  Once I knit up a couple dozen I plan to stack them in a clear vase as one of my handmade heirloom decorations that I can pass down to the kiddos.  The free pattern that is posted on Ravelry by Mary Jane Mucklestone calls for fingering weight yarn, I went a little larger using Cascade 220 Superwash Wool in the worsted weight.  I think I could get in the neighborhood of 50-60 Eyeballs out of one skein of white and then you only need small amounts of colored yarn for the iris and the black pupil.  I would just like to say I don’t see me ever making 50-60 of these little guys but I think a couple dozen isn’t out of the question ;)

This would be a perfect way to get rid of some of those scraps that you just weren’t sure what to do with.  If you don’t have the colors you need and want to make a few, we have some kits made up here at the store.  I made a couple minor adjustments to the pattern including my favorite pin hole cast on and I worked each eyeball using the magic loop method.  To take a look at this pattern just click here. -B

Classes, Community

Women’s Peaked Cap

This class provides an excellent opportunity to bring your crochet up to the intermediate level.  This hat introduces front-post stitches and how to read a charted pattern.  The class is $10 and will be held Saturday, October 25th from 1:00pm-2:00pm.  You will need 250 yards of worsted or aran weight yarn and a size H-J hook.

Classes, Community

Estonian Rib Hat

This beautiful, self-striping hat is a wonderful way to teach you how to incorporate two colors in a single project.  In this class, you will learn a provisional cast on, striping, and decreasing.  The class is $15 and will be held Saturday, October 25th from 10:30am-12:00pm.  Students will need one skein of variegated DK yarn, one solid DK yarn, and size 4 and 6-16″ needles.  Materials for the class are not included.

Classes, Community

Holmes Cable Hat

It’s cooling down , so it’s time to break out your chunky cabled hats!  Don’t have one?  Well, then this class is for you!  Learn how to cable and knit in the round using the magic loop method.  The class is $20 and will be held Saturday, November 15th from 10:30am-12:30pm.  You will need 120 yards of chunky weight yarn, cable needle, and size 11-40″ circular needle.  Materials for the class are not included.