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.

21 November 2009

Claudia Handpaints

Have you see these interesting yarns in Merino and Silk? Claudia Handpaints. Delicate, intriguing colorways for fabulous fiber projects. Don't overlook Claudia the next time you're in the shop!

Christmas Gift Idea: Make a School Scarf

Need a quick and easy knit for a very pleasing Christmas gift? How about a school scarf? Select the school colors the recipient prefers, and knit up one of these scarves worked in the round.
Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors, 16" US 8 circular needles. CO 80. Place marker at beg of rnd. Work 24 rows St. St. in Color A. Switch to Color B, work 24 rows. After having completed 17-19 stripes (odd number of stripes in order to start and finish with the same color), BO all stitches knitwise. Weave ends tog and fringe in alternating bundles of scarf colors: 11 bundles, 6 dark, 5 light.
In order to avoid the color jog, you might enjoy using this jogless jog technique: Remove marker from beg of rnd. Pull up the stockinette "V" from the st below the first st of the rnd and place on the needle. With both old and new colors, k BOTH picked up st and first st tog. Place marker and continue in new color around. Treat the "two-tone" final st as one st. Note that each stripe will start one st to the left of the previous stripe. This technique fools the eye by switching the beginning of the rounds, and squashes the spiral of rounds a bit in order to avoid an obvious color jog. When finished, tighten the color tails at the join and secure. As you knit, the joglessness of the jog might not be so obvious until you tighten the tails.

19 November 2009

Fixing Mistakes -- Saturday!

Several have asked when we'd be offering the "Fixing Mistakes" Class again. As you all read in your newsletters, the class is scheduled for THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at 10:00am. If you have trouble moving forward in your project because of dropped stitches, lost places, or for whatever reason, and don't know how to navigate to safety, this class is for you! Call, stop by, or just come to class to sign up! Please bring some practice yarn, the proper needles (straight or circular), and knit a small swatch in stockinette stitch -- about 4"X 4". We'll see you there!

Thank you Thank you, and yes, I'm actually 40.

Many thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wishes in cards, in person, on the phone, and via the internet! One of the most special gifts is hearing from one's friends.

04 November 2009

Your Email Addresses

Each month, I update the VBYC mailing list with new addresses as well as any changes to existing addresses. If you haven't been receiving The Vermilion Bay Light each month, but you should be on the mailing list, please contact me in case there's a change to your email address. Call the shop ASAP or be sure to let me know the next time your're in, if your email or phone number has changed! If you're an out-of-state or overseas customer, please email me with your new address!

02 November 2009

Check out the November Sales!

You'll love what you see on sale at VBYC this month. Several items offered this month below the already low Vermilion Bay Price! Check out South West Trading "Inspiration", the wonderful Alpaca and Soy Fiber blend: 20% off! Great Savings for you on this delicious yarn! There's also Lana Grossa Pashmina -- a delightful cashmere blend, Plymouth Royal Bamboo is yours NOW at an amazing 45% off!