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.

26 October 2010

Lana, Lana, Lana Bambu

Luxurious fabric. A spa day on a hank. Lana Bambu.

Wool of Gold

So this is what Rumplestiltskin was spinning? I'm pretty sure it is, based on the name: Wool of Gold, as it's named. Cascade calls it by its Italian name: "Lana D'oro". This worsted weight yarn is a half and half blend of Alpaca and wool, not as heavy as wool, and not as hairy and sheddy as alpaca. Christmas knitting is going on right now! Choose Lana D'oro for that fabulous vest or sweater for that special person in your life! Lana D is terrific for the standard scarfnhat, but it's even better for a sweater.

07 October 2010

Ariosa and Moorland

What do you get when you combine the softest fibers on earth into two yarns? First off, you take cashmere and blend it with merino wool to make Ariosa: a chunky, quick knit yarn that works up into terrific garments for yourself and those on your Christmas list. And how about taking merino, alpaca, and mohair? That combo gets you Moorland. Soft soft softness with a very slight halo. These yarns certainly fall into that category of "why make a scarfnhat with this?" That's like sending a cart load of New York strips through the meat grinder and making taco salad. Go for the gusto! Sweater, Vest, Wrap. Get the most of this fantastic yarn! In the bins now!

05 October 2010

Lana Grossa Update: No New LG anywhere in the States, yet!

Many of you Lana Grossa fans -- especially the sock yarn fans -- will be happy to hear a fall yarn update. I just got off the phone with Dana at Muench (the company which distributes LG in the United States), who has informed me that all the new yarns from LG have been delayed once again on their trip from Europe to America. In short, no one here in the States has the new Lana Grossa yarns and/or colors for fall 2010, yet. Now this: bad news for sock knitters: Azalia stretch and Azalia cotton have been discontinued (requiem aeternam and all that...clack clack, clack). However, a glimmer of hope has just beamed from the West Coast right before the Azalia train runs out: I was able to score a few more balls of it before it's completely gone. So, when it gets here, stock up for your sock drawer, 'cause after this, there ain't gonna be no more! It ships today. Watch the blog and facebook for the announcement of Azalia's final coming. On the flip side, the new transitional colorways of LG are among those still stuck on the dock on the Continent. So as soon as your mourning period ends for the Azalia, your new LG sock fix will be pulling in at Muench to be shipped to VBYC. But what about the new fall LG's? The new colors of Chiara? The new bulky scarf yarns? The pattern books? All still stuck on the dock on the other side of the pond. Now for more bad LG news: Ciao, the mega super fall/winter last minute scarf hit is, yes, discontinued. Sic transit gloria mundi, as they say. All things must pass...no different for our old friend Ciao. So, while we're waiting for the new Lana Grossa, VBYC is extending its sale of selected LG yarns to all LG yarns in stock. That's right. All Lana Grossa yarns currently in stock at VBYC are 50% off -- including the remaining inventory of Ciao. I thank you all for your patience regarding the Lana Grossa fall line. We're not the only one waiting. All our sister and brother yarn communities throughout the States are in the same situation.