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

21oo Verot School Road, Suite 8 Lafayette, LA 337-216-4564
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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.

28 October 2011

Holiday Vogue Knitting!

Many of you have been asking when the Vogue Knitting Holiday 2011 would arrive. It just did. Hurry on in and get your copy while supplies last! It's time to get started on Christmas/Holiday knitting. Pick up your Vogue today!

27 October 2011

Favorites for Fall and Winter!

In the next few days, your favorite winter yarns from Cascade will arrive at The Bay. Venezia Worsted, Pastaza, Lana Bambu, and many others. Sock knitters will be happy to greet the new colors of Heritage handpaints for their cooler month projects. And if that weren't enough, the delicious Eco Alpaca we all fell in love with last fall will be making a spectacular return to the VBYC bins this season. Who can resist that buttery softness of 100% alpaca? All these fine yarns just in time for Christmas knitting! In the meantime, stop by and take a look at the terrific colors of Tahki Boulder -- an ultra soft super chunky yarn. Grab a pair of 19's, a ball of Boulder, sit in your favorite knitting chair and get up with a stunning, finished project in no time! Boulder looks just as great in simple garter stitch as it does in cables. You just can't go wrong, regardless the pattern you choose. It's awesome. The appeal of chunky and bulky yarns is right on trend this season -- just take a look at the new Knitters' Magazine, packed with a host of fashion forward bulky knits. Visit VBYC today and see whats going on! You don't want to miss out!

20 October 2011

Happy Birthday, VBYC!

Three years ago today, October 20th, The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company marked its first day bringing the finest fibers and supplies to the hand knitters and crocheters of Acadiana. When I was first making plans for Vermilion Bay Yarn, I envisioned a warm, friendly, and welcoming place filled with a diverse group of friends and neighbors all united in a similar interest: fiber arts. I envisioned a place where creativity could thrive, a place to exchange ideas and to find inspiriation, a place to learn new things. Thanks to all of you, The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company is such a place. Every day we enjoy the company of long-time friends and are happy to meet new ones. YOUR local yarn shop is much more than just a store: it's a place where you come to relax from your day or find a few moments of tranquility in the middle of a hectic week. VBYC is a place to refresh and revive. As artforms, knitting and crochet offer vast potential for creativity and for constant learning. It's always a joy to teach the basics to new knitters and crocheters as well as to tackle advanced technques with folks ready to challenge what they know and develop their fiber skills. Countless persons of all ages have discovered their love for the craft at VBYC, and I look forward to many more years of passing along that joy. I never tire from saying that YOU, all of you come to knit, crochet, find projects, seek help with difficult patterns, those who take classes, and even those who just stop in to sit and unwind, are the ingredients that make The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company so very special. Without you, without that magical mixture of voices, personalities, faces, joys, laughter, tears, triumphs, victories, and love, there would be no VBYC. I sincerely thank you all for helping make that special vision a reality. Thank you all for three amazingly fabulous years, and I look forward to serving you for years to come! Stop in today at VBYC and help us to celebrate the joy. Celebrate this special community that is so dear to all of us -- The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company: YOUR local yarn shop.

12 October 2011

The October Vermilion Bay Light: Gift Ideas for Christmas

By now, you all have received your copies of the October Vermilion Bay Light. I changed things up a bit for this edition and focused more on project ideas for the fall and winter -- thinking much about projects that don't take a lot of time to complete, that make great gifts for the upcoming holidays. Among the top project ideas this season are the fabulous Stella Shrug in Kidsilk Haze and hat/scarf ensembles made of Rowan Big Wool and Drift. This Christmas there is a distinct trend toward giving handmade gifts. Quality handmade items created for someone specific make for gifts that are distinctly personal and special. Stop in at Vermilion Bay Yarn and let us help you plan out your Christmas list. We thank you in advance for supporting Acadiana by shopping local!

06 October 2011

Fixation is here!

VBYC has received several new colors of fixation, the curious yarn with elastic. It's a great choice for baby things -- many use it for headbands. Fixation has also been known to become socks and other things that benefit from just the right amount of stretch. Fixation is easy to knit or crochet.

04 October 2011

October Classes!

Two great technique and project classes are scheduled this month: Crochet for Knitters and Fingerless Gloves. How many times have you had to rethink a knitting project because it involved crocheting an edge around the neckline or armholes? This is the class for you: learn the basics of crochet to add expert crochet finishing! Fingerless gloves are right on trend this season, and many of you have been asking how to make them. Here's the class where you learn the basics of glove making, but without the fingers. Sign up today and pick up your materials!