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Top 10 Patterns from May!

June 8th, 2014

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After a long winter and sluggish spring, warm weather is finally here to stay and just like an explosion of spring flowers, this month’s top patterns reflect a brighter, more cheerful palette. Bold patterns also take center stage with zig-zags, ripples, stripes, and granny squares. With all of the dazzling color changes and stitch patterns, you might assume that these projects are only for the expert crafter, but thanks to the magic of vivid color-changing yarns like Unique and our brand new Vanna’s Tapestry, most of these projects are rated easy! After all, taking up your favorite craft should be rewarding AND relaxing (it’s good for you too!).

It looks like many of you are getting into new crafts as well, so we’re pleased to offer more patterns for our Knit & Weave Loom like the placemat shown below. For those of you who are new to weaving, coasters and placemats are great beginner projects and they also make great handmade gifts!

Finally, May is the time many yarncrafters begin patriotic projects for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day, so it’s no surprise that our Flag Afghan is number one again (it’s popular all year round – it was #1 in February and in the top 10 for March!). With our best-selling Heartland yarn that’s proudly Made in the USA, it’s a great way to honor the Red, White, and Blue!

Knit Simple Lace Shawl Granny Inspired Afghan Knit Poncho Pullover
Knit Simple Lace Shawl in Unique Crochet Granny Inspired Afghan in Unique Knit Poncho Pullover in Vanna’s Tapestry
Knit Color Rich Afghan Granny Square Coat Knit Zig Zag Throw
Knit Color Rich Afghan in Vanna’s Tapestry and Vanna’s Choice® Crochet Granny Square Coat in Unique Knit Zig Zag Throw in Vanna’s Choice®, Vanna’s Glamour®, Homespun® and Unique
Loom Woven Placemat Crochet Modern Ripple Baby Blanket New Slant Afghan
Loom Woven Placemat in Bonbons Crochet Modern Ripple Blanket in Bonbons and Pound of Love® Crochet New Slant Afghan in
Wool-Ease®

  • Kelly

    Working on the flag afghan now and I do have a question: why does it seem as though the written instructions do not match the picture? Just want to make sure I’ll have enough yarn to make as written. Thanks!

    • http://lionbrandyarn.com Zoë Williams

      Hi Kelly. The afghan in the photo is folded – see where the bottom edge is straight instead of wavy like the top? There are actually 7 stripes, not 5.

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