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Archive for November 19th, 2009


Take 2 Minutes for Yarn

November 19th, 2009

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Back in August, I had the opportunity to make some two-minute inspirational videos all about knitting, crocheting, and crafting with yarns. They’re perfect for getting just a little dose of yarn in your day with a couple of patterns and ideas thrown in.

It was a fun experience, and now, I’m happy to announce that these videos are up on the Lion Brand YouTube channel for you to check out.

Here are just two of the videos:

And if you enjoyed them (or you want to use them as bait to convince your friends that they too should be knitting and crocheting), click here to see them all.

And don’t forget to check out more videos including tutorials, the basics, and more inspiration at the Lion Brand YouTube channel.


Discover Granite Stitch

November 19th, 2009

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Add a lot of texture with today’s scarf, courtesy of Claire!

Over the last two weeks, we’ve shared with you some of the scarves we’ve been making for our Hat & Scarf Charity Drive at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. Today, we continue with our 8 days of scarves. Whether you’re making them as gifts or for charity, come back from now until Thanksgiving for inspiration & patterns for easy scarves from the Studio’s staff.

Claire’s Granite Relief Stitch Scarf (shown in Vanna’s Choice Navy)

CO 24

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K4, K2tog for next 16 st, K 4
Row 3: K4, Kfb of next 16 st, K4
Row 4: K4, Purl 16, K4
Repeat these 4 rows for full length of the scarf.
Bind off and weave in ends.

*As with all of our scarf patterns shown, we only used one ball for our scarves, but you can use two and make them as long or short as you wish. Vanna’s Choice’s recommended hook size is J-10; its recommended needle size is US9.