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How I Own My Celestial Style

March 5th, 2014

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Click here to get the pattern for this scarf and show your Aries pride!

As a typical excitable Aries I usually like for my accessories to match my inner fire. I found myself gravitating towards crimson hues this winter and was surprised to discover how well the zodiac scarf for my sign meshed with my wardrobe. I could definitely see myself rocking this scarf with a flared red dress, black leggings, and knee-high riding boots for a night out with friends.

Click here to find the pattern for your zodiac sign. Don’t forget to share pictures with us to show us how you make the look uniquely yours!

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My current winter style staples – a tote from Coach and a handknit beanie from my grandmother.

Who Loves You More Than Your Dog!

January 29th, 2014

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They always greet you with a wet nose and a wagging tail when you come home, and they never complain about your taste in TV shows. Even when you’re having a bad hair day they still act like you’re the most beautiful person they know. You’ve been together through thick and thin, and you know they’ll stick by you through whatever the future holds. That’s right, I’m talking about your pet pooch! Commemorate your special bond this Valentine’s Day with this matching Romantic Dog Sweater and Romantic Hat set!

Show Your Support for Team USA!

January 24th, 2014

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With the winter Olympics less two weeks away I can feel the anticipation mounting. I’m usually not a big fan of sports but whenever the Olympics come around I always find myself getting swept up in the excitement. I’m instantly hooked after watching the opening ceremonies and immediately start searching online for the schedule of my favorite events. While watching the US competitors perform astounding acts of athleticism while clad in their dazzling red, white, and blue uniforms I can’t help but feel a little patriotic.

embroidering mittensAfter Lion Brand was featured in David Muir’s Made In America segment on ABC News (check out the video here!), I decided to help our Design team create our own version of the Olympic mittens. The Design team made the mittens first with our American-made Heartland yarn. Next, I got to design the embroidery to give the mittens some patriotic flare. The embroidery went pretty quickly, maybe 15-20 minutes per mitten and I was sort of figuring out the design as I did it. Then they were sent back to the Design team so they could write a pattern for our customers!

Click here to get the pattern for the knit Team USA mittens or click here for the crochet version! You can find the patterns for the hats and scarf shown in the photo above here.

Did you know that many of our yarns are made in America? Click here to see the full list!

Video: How to Arm Knit

December 19th, 2013

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Get the look of knitting without using needles. Using the simple technique of arm knitting, you can make a scarf in just half an hour!

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Video: How to Do a Chain-Less Foundation Row

December 9th, 2013

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Maggie Weldon is a crochet expert who loves to share her expertise with those wanting to master the art of crochet.

How many times have you carefully counted your chain stitches when starting a crochet project to find that you’ve come up short or have extra? With the Chain-Less Foundation Row, also known as a Foundation Single Crochet, you’ll never have to count chain stitches again! Watch the video below to learn this easy technique:

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