VBYC, YOUR Local Yarn Shop: The Fiber Arts Trendsetter in Acadiana!

21oo Verot School Road, Suite 8 Lafayette, LA 337-216-4564
To send email, write to: vermilionbayyarnco at Yahoo

M: noon-6pm; T: 10am-8pm; W: 10am-6pm; Th: 10am-8pm; F: 10am-6pm; S: 10am-4pm; Sun: Closed


Beginning Knitting and Crochet: Beginning classes for knitting and crochet are scheduled one-on-one at your convenience during business hours. You may schedule lessons just for yourself, or for yourself and a few other friends. In beginning knitting, you will learn your stitches while you create a beautiful chunky yarn scarf. At the end of your mastery period, you'll have a fabulous accent you can actually use!

Classes a la carte: If you weren't able to attend a specific class, or you missed out entirely on one, here's your chance! Simply schedule the class topic of your choice at the time that's convenient for you.

How Much Do Classes Cost? At Vermilion Bay Yarn, we're all about getting you moving on your fiber projects and getting you going with new techniques. All classes (including beginning knitting and crochet) at VBYC are $20 plus materials. You do not pay each time you come in to continue the same class.

What's Available At Vermilion Bay

The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company is your local source for the fine yarns of Rowan, Classic Elite, South West Trading, Cascade, Plymouth, Schaefer, Malabrigo, Muench, GGH, Brown Sheep, Lana Grossa, Tilli Tomas, Universal, and many others! We offer high quality needles and hooks from Addi, Chiaogoo, Hiya-Hiya, and Brittany. Vermilion Bay Yarn (YOUR local yarn shop) is YOUR one stop for all your knitting and crochet notion needs: counters, holders, markers, darning eggs, tapestry needles, etc.

Knit Cafe: The Evening Fiber Art Group meets on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm at the shop. Bring your project(s) and sit for as long as you like. Food, coffee, and soft drinks are always provided, and everyone is encouraged to add to the buffet.

Need something repaired? Favorite sweater with moth holes? Heirloom lace with a snag? Bring it in for an estimate.

Don't have time to knit or crochet it? The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company is your only local custom fiber art source! Please visit the shop for an estimate.

Knitting Parties at VBYC: Gather together 10 of your friends or colleagues and set a date/time for a knitting party at Vermilion Bay Yarn! Beginners and seasoned knitters can participate in the same party! Folks who've never knitted before will learn how and the experienced knitters work their own fun project! Contact the shop for details!

Our Return Policy

Now and then we purchase a bit too much, or decide that a different yarn might be better for a project than the one we selected. Here's how VBYC accomodates merchandise returns. This policy is also clearly displayed in the shop by the register. Thank you for your business!

Merchandise purchased at The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company may be exchanged/returned for shop credit only. No cash refunds. No exhanges/returns on special orders. Gift Certificates may not be redeemed for cash. Yarn presented for exchange must be odor-free and in new condition with the yarn band intact. Yarns wound into skeins are not accepted for exchange.

Knitting Rescue and Project Help

We are most willing to assist YOU, our customers, with quick help or to fix minor blemishes in your fiber work at no charge. As I see it, that's all part of what YOUR local yarn shop is about, especially if your project originated from VBYC. If you find yourself in need of frequent coaching on a particularly challenging project, or if you require detailed assistance with a project obtained elsewhere, we encourage you to make that project into a class ($20 fee applies) for the duration of your work.

29 September 2009

Newsletter Highlights

I just finished up the final draft of the October edition of The Vermilion Bay Light! It's our Anniversary edition, folks, and it will arrive in your email inboxes on October 1, as well as at our website! Next month we will look back on a whole year of successfull, dedicated service to the fiber fans and friends of Lafayette and Acadiana (and beyond...as far away as Ireland and Sicily!). Be sure to celebrate with us all month, and especially on Tuesday, October 20th, the official 1 year date! Knit Cafe that night will be quite special for everyone. We'll also have an anniversary drawing for a fabulous VBYC gift basket of items useful to any fiber fan: notions, patterns, needles, and yarn. The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company offers everything that any fiber artisan needs, but it's also so much more. It's a community of diverse, friendly, and welcoming people who are eager to make friends and to connect with others in a unique, open, stress-free, and life-filled atmosphere. Come in, sit a spell, work on your project, catch up with friends, unload, and relax!
Hightlights from this month's VBL: Christmas gift project classes! A delicious hooded scarf: the "Pfeiffer Falls"; a cute cute crocheted sussy: a Jojoland cradle purse; Something every knitter should know how to produce: gloves -- and in the perfect weight for our area using sock yarn. Also, read an update about the Knitter's Cruise next October, find out about new yarns now in stock and ones making the journey to us, as well as amazing sale prices on many of the yarns you all love!

25 September 2009


Got Bulky? We do! Want a project that knits up fast? Well, then it's time to DREAM BIG! We have several colors of the superwash bulky yarn from South West Trading: Dream Big! Good yardage on the hank, too. And who said dreams never come true? How about this bonus: there's a free pattern printed on the back of the yarn band. If you can't dream what to use your size 15 needles for, here's your answer: Dream Big! In the bins now at VBYC!

The Ciao has arrived!

Lana Grossa Ciao fans! The day has finally arrived. The yarn has made its way from its source to the U.S. Lana Grossa headquarters and now to Acadiana! We've been waiting a while to receive our shipment, and it's here! And just in time for all the Christmas gift knitting and crocheting season! A fantastic Ciao scarf requires three balls of your favorite colorway, size 17 needles and only a couple hours. Hurry on in and stock up on Ciao!

24 September 2009

A cute little gift!

Crocheters! Make this cute cradle purse! The project uses one ball of Jojoland Rhythm. Both the yarn and the pattern are available at VBYC!

19 September 2009

Beatrix Potter fans! We've just received more of this wonderful colorway in Schaefer Laurel!

Just something funny

All he needs is a fair isle ski beanie and scarf! A friend of mine sent me this picture of a pig-shaped Steinway with the headline "for musicians who like to hog the spotlight". What does this have to do with knitting, crochet, bobbin lace, fiber? Absolutely nothing. It's just intriquing, and just a little hilarious.

14 September 2009

It's A Great Season For Teal!

It's a popular color this season -- Teal. We've just received a shipment of teal in Classic Elite Miracle! Also, there's the same wonderful shade in Classic Elite Le Gran mohair! It's time to start making garments for Christmas gift giving! We have the colors and the yarns you'll need!

11 September 2009

Balls Hanging Loose?

Don't you hate it when your balls get tangled and knotted in your knitting bag? Unfortunately, it's a common problem and is often the cause of much frustration and exaspiration, which can both lead to profuse swearing and general upset. Use a YARN BRA and tame those balls! These little plastic net boulder holders keep things in place, out of trouble, and prevent unwinding and tangling! Bras come in a packet of assorted colors! Light, Easy, Fashionable, and Smart. The Yarn Bra. Available at VBYC!

Fair Isle Woes No More!!

Those of you working on Fair Isle projects will enjoy these little Norwegian notions! If you have trouble with tangled yarns around your hand while sorting out colors, this thimble is for you! Pop it on your finger and hook each color in place! It's especially helpful for (us) Contintental knitters who traditionally lace the colored strands through through the left-hand fingers. But, British knitters: fret not! The thimble fits just as well on the right hand and is useful just as well for the same purpose!

10 September 2009

The Hiya-Hiya Project Pouch!

These wonderful items are brand new to the Hiya-Hiya line! And they're here at Vermilion Bay Yarn, folks! The new Hiya-Hiya project bags! Choose yours in RED and BLUE, or take home one of each! Each is neatly lined and has an interior zippered pocket. The whole bag zips closed by the handle. When closed, your Hiya-Hiya project bag can be carried by the loop or double as a clutch. The bottom is oval and stands on its own. Big enough to carry a project, but smart, classy and elegant enough to compliment your ensemble for a night on the town: take out your knitting, throw in what you need for the evening and go!

08 September 2009


The construction has advanced to the ditch in front of the Bridge Plaza where our shop is located. In order to drive into the parking lot, turn onto Digby (the next light after the Bridge Plaza, coming from Pinhook/Camillia or the light right befor the center coming from Youngsville) and use the driveway into the complex from Digby.