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Summer Hours Begin Friday, May 1st

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Summer is here and L & B Yarn Co. will be open Monday-Friday 12:00pm-5:30pm, Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm, and we will be closed Sundays.  These hours will continue through August 31st.

Events, Projects

Duffers

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A project you can complete in just a few hours, what?  You can’t go wrong with these cute little slippers, what a fantastic gift.  We used just one skein of Cascade 220 but the options on color and how you knit them are endless.  You can knit them with two different colors making the bottom a different color than the top.  You can add an embellishment like a flower, button, or needle felt a design directly on the project.  You can hold the yarn double to make a thicker slipper or knit them out of a chunkier weight.  The pattern says using a DK weight yarn held double will work too!  Such a simple pattern knitted either on straight needles or back and forth on a short circular the slippers have only 19 rows.  If you are interested in joining us for some fun this Friday, May 1st from 1:00pm-5:00pm, we are offering a 4 hour workshop.  This will be a fun time to talk, snack, and meet fellow knitters while we all make a pair of Duffers.  The workshop is $25 and includes 1 skein of Cascade 220.  Participants will need to bring a pair of size 11 straight or circular needles, darning needle, and the pattern. The pattern can be purchased on Ravelry click here.  Just give us a call to sign up 405-310-3636.

Projects

Blooming Flower Cushion

Blooming Flower Cushion

Loving this cute little crochet cushion to brighten up the house for summer!  The original pattern which is actually a vintage potholder design from the 1940’s was rewritten and can be found on Ravelry using UK crochet terms just click here.  The free pattern includes a picture-heavy tutorial and explains precisely how the circle takes shape, you shouldn’t have any trouble giving this project a whirl.  We used 6 skeins of Berroco Comfort, the yarn is very soft and easily washed.  The cushion has a textured 3-dimensional front panel and a smooth back panel which helps it lay nicely either flat or upright.

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I love the bright multicolored but I also think it would be fabulous in a nice neutral using its texture to add interest on a chair or sofa.  Starting from the center and working out with a size H crochet hook, changing colors as you go makes this a quick fun crochet.  We are also hosting this project as a F.E.A.T., Wednesday, April 22nd at 1:00.  For more information about F.E.A.T. just click here. -B

 

 

Announcements, Projects

Kika Knit-A-Long

L & B will be hosting our spring knit-a-long beginning Tuesday, April 7th from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  We will be knitting Kika by Olga-Burava-Kefelian a versatile triangular shaped shawl that transforms from a garment to an accessory.  Worked with custom pattern that creates differently textured looks on each side lends this knit to be completely reversible.

You can check out the pattern by clicking here.  The name Kika translates to geometry in Japanese.  While searching for the perfect DK weight yarn for this spring knit we decided to knit our Kika out of Rowan Purelife Revive, a yarn that is made up of completely recycled fibers (silk, cotton, and viscose).

This is quite a large project so we are planning on four meeting dates over a four month time span: April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd, and July 7th, each evening is a Tuesday and we will be here at the store knitting from 5:30pm-7:00pm.  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

Projects

Cadence Shawlette

I can’t tell you how excited I am for warmer weather and sunshine!  Being a long time fan of Noro Yarn I have been looking for the opportunity to knit with Taiyo a heavy worsted cotton blend perfect for spring knitting.  I ran across this cute little Cadence Shawlette while searching Ravelry and was excited about its simplistic but interesting design.

The alternating segments of stockinette on the right and wrong side and lace stitches paired with the beautiful self striping Noro creates an interesting textural finished project.  It is also a great project for beginner knitters because all the stitches are basic increases, decreases, and yarn overs.  I was also able to complete the project out of two skeins of Taiyo.

I did increase the amount of repeats, instead of 2 completed 5 and then finished with 7 rows of garter stitch instead of 3 like the pattern calls for.  Even thought the yarn is a heavy worsted the cotton keeps the project lightweight and airy so you can enjoy it throughout the spring.  If you are interested in taking a look at the pattern just click here.

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