For quick Super Bowl party decorations, make big, colorful pom poms in your team’s colors. Here’s a color chart of yarns that work for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals. See tomorrow’s newsletter for an idea of something fun to crochet during the game.
You can use a piece of cardboard to make pom poms or our handy pom pom maker in a variety of sizes.
Most people have a preferred type of knitting needle. We’re wondering, what’s your preference and why? Do you tend to use one over the other? What are the pros and cons of each?
The brand new LB Collection is (finally!) here! This collection is something we’ve been working on for a long time and I’m so excited that these yarns are making their way out into the world! We’ve heard lots of great comments and questions from you! The LB Collection is a range of specialty yarns produced in small batches, and is only available on our website, through our catalog, and at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in Manhattan. Made from high quality natural fibers, they are still highly affordable. Take a look at what the LB Collection has to offer.
LB Collection Cashmere is made from pure 100% Italian cashmere. It is a luxuriously soft, lightweight yarn with exceptional warmth, ideal for timeless accessories like scarves, hats, and cowls. For pure indulgence, try a pair of socks or a pair of booties for a special baby. LB Collection Cashmere is available in 6 classic colors with great choices for both men and women.
Combining the softness and drape of bamboo with the durability of cotton, our beautiful LB Collection Cotton Bamboo yarn is a wonderful choice for warmer weather projects. I know right now it seems like spring will never come again, but when it does you will love Cotton Bamboo for women’s tops, lightweight throws, and gifts for summertime babies! It’s available in 8 hues inspired by nature.
We have added to our environmentally friendly yarns with a classic worsted-weight LB Collection Organic Wool. It is perfect for sweaters, felted projects, and winter accessories. It is 100% organically produced wool and dyed with low impact dyes, certified according to Global Organic Textile Standards by the Institute of Marketecology. It is available both in an undyed cream and 5 beautiful jewel-tone colors.
Finally, a 100% wool yarn that is also machine-washable! Soft, luxurious, and warm, our LB Collection Superwash Merino wool is the perfect weight for baby items and women’s garments. This versatile yarn comes in 10 great colors. If you know someone who thinks wool is itchy and uncomfortable, you may want to introduce them to this silky and smooth merino.
This unique LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel yarn creates unique pieces that keep their shape. Strong, yet lacy, it’s great for ethereal wraps or beautiful original jewelry. Combine it with other yarns to add texture and strength to sweaters and accessories. It is also great when knit double-stranded. Available in 4 colors.
Want to see how these yarns look when knitted or crocheted? Check out our patterns for the LB Collection yarns, request a catalog, or visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio to test knit or crochet a swatch.
We loved this hat and had to share it. This is a customer’s own design, made from her stash and felted. If you haven’t tried felting before, check out the amazing patterns for Lion Wool. As you can see from the water that beaded up on her hat . . . felt is amazingly water resistant. Try your hand at felting, you’ll love it!
Cables and lace patterns are two beautiful ways to add texture and interest to your projects. Does a preference for one over the other say something about you?
Which do you prefer: cables or lace?