Lion Brand Notebook

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Fight Shoulder Pain with this Simple Stretch!

April 30th, 2016

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Does knitting or crocheting give you pain in your shoulders? Does it prevent you from stitching on?

AJ’s got another great stretch for you! This simple technique is surprisingly effective for working out tight shoulders, arms, and wrists. Try this out next time you take a break from you knitting and get your blood flowing!

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9 Gifts to Make Mom Smile this Mother’s Day

April 29th, 2016

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Mother’s Day is almost upon us! With Sunday, May 8 just around the corner, it’s time for a special sale on your favorite gifts for Mom! For a limited time, you can get the yarn-lover in your life presents she’s been wanting- at 20% off. And all purchases $75 or over come with our best-selling yarn craft mug free as a gift for you. Happy Mother’s Day!

 

Tea with Shira Episode 23: 3 Modern Knit & Crochet Patterns

April 29th, 2016

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In this episode of Tea with Shira, our fearless brand ambassador sits down with Lion Brand intern Karin! A creative soul from Shenkar College in Israel, Karin has designed extraordinary patterns for Lion Brand using yarn in unexpected ways!

Meet Karin in the video below, then find three of Karin’s latest patterns!

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Knit Challah Cowl Crochet Split Turtleneck Cowl Crochet and Braids Neck Warmer

 

 

Go Behind the Scenes with Vanna White!

April 28th, 2016

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Ever wonder what it’s like to join Vanna White in front of the camera? Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes!

Vanna modeled new patterns made with Vanna’s Choice®, Vanna’s Complements®, and Vanna’s Glamour® and we were there to give you a sneak peek. She even snuck in some time between shots to crochet and chat with Shira about her passion for the craft and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Get all of the patterns featured in the video!

Color Block Modern Paint Afghan (crocheted with Vanna’s Choice®) Axbridge Afghan (crocheted with Vanna’s Choice®) Fisher’s Island Cardigan (crocheted with Vanna’s Choice®)
Overlapping Squares Afghan (knit with Vanna’s Choice®) Slip Stitch Graphic Shawl  (knit with Vanna’s Choice®) Starlight Evening Shawl (crocheted with Vanna’s Glamour®)
City Sleep Ruana (crocheted with Vanna’s Choice®) Simple Two-Color Poncho (crocheted with Vanna’s Complement®) Deerfield V-Neck Pullover (knit with Vanna’s Complement®)

 

Rio Rancho Cardigan Knit-Along Week 1: Grab Your Kit!

April 27th, 2016

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Welcome to the Lion Brand Yarn Spring Knit Along! This spring we will be knitting the Rio Rancho Cardigan. It is a lightweight, flowing pattern that marries love of cardigans with love of shawls.

If you are like me, you have been eyeing Lion Brand Yarn’s newest yarn: Shawl in a Ball.  I had the opportunity to crochet up a shawl recently, and one ball was just not enough to satisfy me! I am thrilled to say that this pattern uses 3 balls of Shawl in a Ball.  It’s the perfect amount for this one size fits all cardigan, and a wonderfully affordable project!

Check out the video below to see some footage of this cardigan in action at the CHA Fashion Show this past winter.

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Every season and complexion is covered in the range of colorway offerings.  If you love autumn colors I suggest Calming Desert and Peaceful Earth.  If you are a neutral lover: Soothing Blue and Feng Shui Grey.  If you love the bright colors like me: Restful Rainbow, Mindful Mauve, Healing Teal and Community Coral are perfect for you.

I am knitting my Rio Rancho Cardigan in Mindful Mauve.  I love the purple hues paired with grey.

There’s still time to grab your supplies — order your KAL kit today!  Join us on Ravelry so we can discuss it as we knit.  You can find us there and also here in the comments below, on Twitter and Instagram.  You will finish just in time to have the perfect garment for those chilly summer nights.

Happy Knitting!

 
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