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.

25 February 2010

New cases from Atenti! Fabulous fabrics, animal print accents. Because the things you use to carry your things should be much much more than utilitarian. Express yourself!

Boku, Kudo, Llama Silk

Silk blend fans, and most especially fans of these three favorites from Plymouth! Vibrant colors in Llama Silk; outstanding color-blending and transitioning in Boku and Kudo. Select any of these for spring/summer projects!

19 February 2010

New Della!

No, that's not the city in India. It's the new Della Q Rosemary pouches! Pick out your favorite colors and pack them full of your mobile projects. The bags are lantern-shaped with a delightful wooden toggle closure. There's even a handy pocket in this project pouch to keep those necessary doo-dah's safe and sound. Large Eden silk pouches are here as well!

Bling-O-Rama and With Turqoise!

Whether you say "terkoyz" or "toorkwahz", bottom line: these things are jaw droppers, and will without a doubt make your already fantabulous hand-made wrap, shawl or scarf hyper-fantabulous. Turqoise set into a rosewood stick. Class. Also, you'll find a few other new and wonderful accents that will make your fiber work pop! When I opened the box this morning, the sweet and delicious scent of cinnamon wafted up: the cinnamon slice shawl pins, made of laterally cut cinnamon slices inlayed into a wood background. A feast for the opticals and the olfactories. Check out these wonderful accents in a variety of metals and exotic woods!

18 February 2010

Shell Scarf Knit-Along

Last Saturday afternoon, a group of us embarked on the Shell Scarf Knit-Along from the book Ocean Breezes. The group meets every Saturday afternoon from 1pm to work this project. If you are participating in the KAL, you may be interested in the Knit-Along Notes that are printed on the left-hand side bar of this blog. Scroll all the way down to underneath the metric conversion tool. There you'll find a few of my observations from this week's knitting.
Have you joined the Vermilion Bay Yarn Run/Walk team? The race will be held Saturday March 20th at Girard Park! Visit www.komenacadiana.org to sign up for the team and/or help our team with a modest gift! We'll see you on the 20th!

17 February 2010

Namaste Is Here!

New to Vermilion Bay! The wonderful line of bags and extras from Namaste! Not only fine knitting bags at reasonable prices, but also fine purses! The colors? Amazing! Come in try out your new Namaste bag(s)!

09 February 2010


Pick up your copy of Acadiana Lifestyle magazine and read the excellent write-up about knitting in Acadiana, and about The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company!

Tilli Tomas, Naturally!

Picture yourself in an elegant spring/summer wrap created in Tilli Tomas Beaded Plie in colorway Natural. We have pattern cards for Tilli's triangular "Phantom Kerchief" It's stunning, and 1 hank does it! 100% silk with glass beads strung directly in the plies. Plan now for Easter (it's early this year!). It's time to create something extra special that matches your new white Easter pumps!

Claudia Handpaints: 100% Linen!

More colors have arrived in the Claudia 100% Linen! Among them is this gorgeous Black Walnut pictured here. My favorite is Mushroom Hunting with its subtle shading. Hurry in a pick up your supply today for some fantabulous spring/summer knitting and crochet projects. In South Louisiana, nothing wears better in the upcoming warmer months like 100% linen! Great color and great yardage per hank!

05 February 2010


Della just arrived! Here now: Agnes, Lena, and Rosemary! You read about their planned arrival in the February newsletter. They're fantastic. Those of you who have been yearning for a gigantic bag with plenty of pockets, a bag that will fit an afghan project: Agnes. Sweater pieces or just a really groovy purse: Lena. A scarf, gloves, or a pair of Lana Grossa Cotton Stretch or Arizona socks: Rosemary. Hurry on in! And of course there are also plenty of Priscilla "Lunch Bags", Hiya-Hiya project pouches (those cute chinoise bags everyone loves), as well as Della Edens in cotton and in silk!
It's arrived, and it's back in the bins! Muench Touch Me, the fabulous yarn that looks like velvet and felts up beautifully to create a deliciously plush fabric! You've seen the model scarf in the shop, and now it's time for you to make your very own. Stop by soon and check out the gorgeous colors of Muench Touch Me and Touch Me Due.

03 February 2010

The Vermilion Bay Light

The VBYC newsletter has been sent out! If you are not receiving your copy, please contact me at the shop or by email so I can confirm your email address (or enter your new email address if it's changed). If you would like to receive a copy each month, I will be happy to add you to the VBYC mailing list!