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12 Blends: The Meaning Behind the Colors of the Zodiac Scarves

February 24th, 2014

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We craft to inject the personal into the day-to-day and to infuse our lives meaning.  The yarn we choose speaks to us because we can instantly visualize it as a sweater or a scarf or an afghan, or simply because we like the color.  Color also speaks to us on a more mystical level – […]

Making Sizing Changes to Scarves and Throws

August 4th, 2013

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Throughout this season, we’re reposting some of our favorite columns by Barbara Breiter, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting & Crocheting, previously featured in our Weekly Stitch newsletter. You have a throw pattern with a beautiful stitch pattern, but you’d like to make it wider or narrower. Or perhaps you’d like to make it into a […]

Patterns and Inspiration for Loom Weaving and Knitting: Afghans, Toys, Scarves and More!

February 26th, 2013

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Have you recently gotten the Martha Stewart Crafts Knit & Weave Loom Kit as a gift? Or, have you gotten one to familiarize yourself with yarn crafting?  Whether you’re a newbie to loom knitting & weaving, or familiar with the craft and need some new inspiration, look no further because I’ve got some patterns to […]

Scarves and Cowls: Hand-Made Holiday Gifts That Are Fun and Easy to Make

December 13th, 2011

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This is a guest post from Patrice of Yarn Over, Pull Through: The Heart and Soul of Crochet It’s time to start getting serious about crocheting and knitting hand-made gifts for friends, family, and loved ones. If you’re ready to begin but are stumped about what to make, consider crocheting and knitting scarves and cowls. […]

Spotted: Selling Handknit Scarves at a Local Show

October 6th, 2010

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Regular readers of the Lion Brand Notebook might have noticed that I love sports and sports memorabilia. Recently I attended a sports card show, and through a sea of sports collectibles, I noticed a woman selling knitted scarves at her husband’s booth. It just goes to show you, that you never know where yarn might […]

Scarves Meet Bows

July 7th, 2010

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If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you probably know that I love fashion–the colors, the cuts, and the creative (re)use of classics–and I love coming across ideas that I can use to spice up my own wardrobe! Browsing one of the design blogs I like, I came across photos of New Zealand designer […]

Scarves in the City

March 23rd, 2010

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Last weekend I came across the Bill Cunningham’s regular “On the Street” photo article in The New York Times. This week’s edition was called “The Loop”, which featured a wide variety of hand knitted/crocheted scarves that were found around New York City. I always get excited when I open any publication and see a yarn […]

Studio Window Scarves Pt. 2: Patty & Tracey Share Their Scarves

November 11th, 2009

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At the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, we’ve been making scarves for the Partnership for the Homeless, an organization here in NYC, as well as collecting scarf & hat donations from local yarncrafters. We’re having so much fun knitting and crocheting for charity in our window, we thought we’d share some of our patterns. Each one […]

Studio Window Scarves: Will & Michelle Share Their Scarves

November 4th, 2009

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At the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, we’ve been making scarves for the Partnership for the Homeless, an organization here in NYC, as well as collecting scarf & hat donations from local yarncrafters. We’re having so much fun knitting and crocheting for charity in our window, we thought we’d share some of our patterns.  Each one […]

Kittens, Mittens, and Lessons

September 16th, 2014

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The three little kittens, they lost their mittens, And they began to cry, “Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear, That we have lost our mittens.” “What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens! Then you shall have no pie.”* If you’re a parent, you understand Mother Cat’s exasperation: kids, like kittens, have a way of repeatedly […]

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