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Archive for February 3rd, 2010

The Perfect Leftovers Project

February 3rd, 2010

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Amazing Striped ScarfAfter completing a small project with Amazing, I was left with about 20 small balls in various colors, each ranging from about 5-15 yards in length. With such short lengths of yarn, I decided the best thing to do would be to make a striped scarf. I used this Brooklyn Tweed scarf as inspiration and cast on 25 stitches. I then worked in a 1×1 rib, alternating between colors every 2 rows. When I used up an entire ball, I simply changed to another. The result is a beautiful mixture of the Mesa, Olympia, Wildflowers, Ruby, and Aurora colorways. While I only used small amounts of leftover yarn, the finished scarf measures about 3.5 inches wide by 60 inches long. I love how the finished scarf shows off both the vibrant brights and delicate muted tones. Best of all, I’ve used up all of the small leftovers that were sitting around my desk! I did have to weave in a lot of ends, but the completed scarf made it all worthwhile.

Did You Know…? How to Locate Stores Carrying Lion Brand in Your Area

February 3rd, 2010

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Did you know that you can use our website to find stores in your neighborhood that sell Lion Brand yarns?

It’s very simple. Let me show you how – go to and in the lower left hand corner of the page, enter your zip code. For example, I entered ‘07603′. Once you’ve entered your zip code, click search.

On clicking search, the Store Locater will show you stores that sell Lion Brand yarns around the zip code you entered. Each Lion Brand icon represents a local store that carries Lion Brand yarns. In this example, there ten stores around 07603 that sell Lion Brand yarns. Simply click on the closest Lion Brand icon from the blue pin to reveal the name of the store and its address.  AC Moore seems to be the closest store.

When you click on the ‘Click for directions’ link shown above, you’ll be directed to a page that will even give you driving directions to that store from the zip code you entered!

Now that you know how to use the Store Locator, you’ll always know the closest place to purchase your favorite Lion Brand yarns. Go ahead and give it a try.

Have you used our Store Locator before? Have you found it useful? Please tell us about your experience. We love hearing from you!