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Archive for February 9th, 2010


Did You Know…? How to Substitute One Yarn for Another

February 9th, 2010

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Over the last decade, we’ve collected many of the common questions we’ve gotten from yarncrafters like you and created a useful database. Our Frequently Asked Questions section (LionBrand.com > Learning Center > FAQ) is a great resource for most of the basic questions that crocheters and knitters have about yarn, projects, techniques, and even our website!

One of the most common questions we get is “How do I substitute one yarn for another?”

Click here for the answer.

Want more answers to your FAQs? Just type a few keywords into the search box in the middle of the FAQ page and it’ll bring up related topics! Click the title of the article that you want to read, and get the answers you’re looking for!


Critter Hats on the Streets of NYC

February 9th, 2010

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A little while ago, I received a wonderful article from my friend Wolfie that made me smile. It was a feature in The New York Times on knit and crochet “critter” hats and accessories, spotted all over New York City. Being that critters are very near and dear to our hearts here at Lion Brand, I wanted to share it all with you. Click here to see the video version or click the photo above to enlarge.

Seeing these whimsical yarn creations can warm up even the coldest of New York days. If you love critter creations as much as we do, please feel free to share them with us. Click here to share photos of your creations on our Customer Gallery.

Want to make your own whimsical hats for kids? Click here for patterns.

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