We debuted Modern Baby® last year as a yarn inspired by today’s child: bright, bold and full of life. It’s an easy-care yarn with a unique chainette construction that has a similar feel to merino, alpaca and cashmere blends but with an anti-itch, non-allergenic, easy-care fiber blend of premium acrylic and nylon.
The palette consists of crayon-like primary shades, along with rich pastels and neutral tones – this is a great yarn for babies, toddlers, and even adults!
Best of all, for the entire month of April Modern Baby® is 20% off – which gives you a great head start on those summer baby shower gifts!
Check out our look book below for more inspiration:
The intense colors of Landscapes® have really motivated people to craft with this yarn. With names like Apple Orchard, Boardwalk, Metropolis, and Tropics, it’s very easy to be inspired. Whether you knit or crochet, are a beginner or veteran, the roving texture of this yarn will work up in a lovely fabric for you.
From one-stitch cowls to blankets, a simple project becomes a beautifully detailed project. And now until March 31st, Landscapes® is 20% off!
Here is a collection of stunning projects from our favorite bloggers, Ravelry users and Lion Brand staff:
|Hands Occupied made this very colorful cowl using a Brioche Stitch. She even includes a video tutorial for those who work right-handed or left-handed.||Ilana from our Marketing Department knit this beautifully striped cowl with Tropics using just one stitch, the garter stitch!||A customer posted to our project gallery the Crocheted Vest with our Apple Orchard colorway. Check out those stripes!||Brandyce from Marketing is currently working on a seed stitch cowl in Metropolis — she loves watching her project work up in texture and color.|
|lajoyagirl made two beautiful crochet cowls in Boardwalk and Sand Dune||Marlene from Sales chose Apple Orchard to make the Back to School #Scarfie as a gift because it made her think of the person’s bright, cheerful, and friendly personality.||mommy2maya used Apple Orchard to make these adorable baby booties.||Heidi from our Colonie store made the My Celebration #Scarfie in Tropics as her project of the month!|
What patterns do you like to knit or crochet with Landscapes®? Share with us below!
It’s National Puppy Day – the perfect opportunity to celebrate our furry friends! So go on, take the pooch out for a longer walk, give them an extra treat or two, and while you’re at it, knit or crochet them a new sweater to show off at the dog run.
|Crochet Striped Dog Sweater in Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®||Knit Cabled Dog Cardigan in Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®||Crochet Poet Dog Sweater in Homespun®||Knit The Dragon Slayer Dog Sweater in Vanna’s Choice®|
|Knit Sports Nut Dog Sweater in Hometown USA®||Crochet Romantic Dog Sweater in Vanna’s Choice®||Knit Proud Puppy Dog Sweater in Amazing®||Crochet The Lady Who Lunches Dog Sweater
in Bonbons and Vanna’s Choice®
Have you knit or crochet anything for your best furry friend lately? Share with us below!
As the weather moves from winter to warmer, a cardigan can serve as a great transitional piece. I’m a very petite person, so fit is always a concern, especially when it comes to sleeves. I prefer tops that have 3/4 sleeves because they end up being regular-sized – perfect for a small woman like myself!
I’d been eyeing the Perfect Crochet Cardigan for awhile and since with March is National Crochet Month, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to start this wishlist project. I had also needed an excuse to use the Fishermen’s Wool® in my stash, which turned out to be a great substitute for Amazing® – I didn’t even have to change hook sizes!
It really is the “perfect cardigan” – it worked up quickly, taking only a week to finish, and it fits great. I can also roll up the sleeves, as you can see, to create my own 3/4 sleeve effect. As a crafter, I added pockets so I have someplace to put my yarn cutter and measuring tape when I need it. It can even serve as a coat on those cooler spring evenings.
For more ideas, I’ve selected four projects that work well for petites!
|Level 1 Crochet Cardigan||Knit Eloise Eyelet Cardigan||Round-About Cropped Cardi||Knit My First Raglan Cardigan, 3/4 Sleeve Variation|
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March is National Crochet Month – making it the perfect time to learn to crochet or perfect a stitch. Lion Brand offers many great resources to learn: there’s our Learning Center for step-by-step instructions, Stitchfinder to find the perfect stitch to practice, and our YouTube Channel if you’re a visual learner. We even have a Craftsy class to show you how to crochet your very first cowl.
Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran looking for new tricks, here are some great tips to get you started on your next crochet project:
So pick up a hook, some yarn and learn a new skill!
We have several tips that can help you along the way, plus 4 of our most popular sweater projects — check them out below!
In addition to this, we even offer a Craftsy class that will show you how to make different types of raglan sweaters – perfect for visual learners!
|Raglan Sleeve Pullover
in Wool-Ease® Chunky
|Knitted Aran Sweater
|Striped Boyfriend Cardigan
in Wool-Ease® Thick
|Cable Luxe Tunic
Knitters and crocheters love the trend of using simple shapes to create stunning garments. For instance, did you know that the Tribeca Tunic, Rainbow Squares Afghan, and the Easy Sparkling Top are based on simple rectangles and squares?
And proving further that the combination of simple and stunning is a winner, the Simple Crochet Shrug continues to be a popular pattern; it was our most popular pattern in January too!
Here is a selection of popular patterns from last month:
|Crochet Psy and Thai’s Kitty Cozy||Knit Tribeca Tunic||Crochet Neck’s Best Thing Shawl|
|Knit Tree of Life Afghan||Crochet Rainbow Squares Afghan||Knit Cromwell Court Afghan|
|Crochet 5 1/2 Hour Throw||Knit Easy Rectangle and Cowl||Crochet Easy Sparkling Top|
What have you been making this past month? Share with use below.
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Despite the snow and cold, Easter is only a month away – which means that spring is almost here! So instead of spring cleaning, how about knitting a Bunny Hoodie to get you in a spring mood! Or our new and already popular Blooming Teapot Cozy will keep your tea warm as you watch your garden grow.
And back by popular demand, we’re re-introducing the Bunny Lovie – the perfect gift for newborns celebrating their first Easter!
And just in case it snows in April (ugh!), plan for an indoor egg hunt with these darling yarn-wrapped eggs.
Check out our favorite spring-spirations below! What are you waiting for? Hop to it!
|*NEW* Crochet Bunny Lovie||*NEW* Craft Easter Basket||Loom Woven Bunny||*NEW* Knit Blooming Teapot Cozy|
|Knit Cute Cabled Lamb||Bella the Bunny||Knit Bunny Dog Costume||Crochet Easter Basket|
|Crochet Wee Rabbit Egg Cozy||Knit Bunny Hoodie||*NEW* Crochet Hippity Hop Blankie||Knit Bunny Hat and Booties|
For more easter patterns simply type “Easter” in our Patternfinder for more great ideas!
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Landscapes® is a premium acrylic, single-ply roving yarn with a satiny feel. With its beautiful colorways, you’ll create stunning garments and accessories that make simple stitches look like art. Make beautiful stripes as seen in the Rib and Shells Shrug or colorful textures like in the Jewel Box Pullover.
The best part is from now until the end of March, Landscapes® is 20% off the original price!
Browse through our lookbook below to see the how this yarn really takes the idea of color-changing to a whole new level.
Downton Abbey finishes up it’s 5th season tonight and I can’t wait to see all the 1920s fashions. Downton’s fabulous fashion sense was always a big draw for me because I just love vintage styles. As I’m gearing up to watch this last episode, I’m making a list of patterns that I think would fit a few of my of my favorite characters from the show.
Check out what I’ve picked out below for characters past and present:
|This Embellished Beanie in Homespun® would look great if you had a bob like Lady Mary.||Little George would look very handsome in this Cabled
Vest in Cotton-Ease®.
|I can picture any of the upstairs Downton women wearing this Textured Raglan Jacket in LB Collection® Organic Wool!||Lady Rose often sports a very simple and stylish look on the show- making the Shaped Cabled Top in LB Collection® Superwash Merino a perfect fit for her!|
|Lady Sybil was a very empathetic character, so this Vegan Fur Poncho in Pelt® would be just perfect for her … if faux fur existed back then.||This Flapper Hat would be great for any of the ladies of Downton Abbey – upstairs or downstairs. Make it with Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® for a very cozy and stylish hat to wear. (note: this is a paid pattern)||Cora’s mother is a very fashion-forward woman and would definitely be seen wearing this Vintage Glam Turban in Vanna’s Glamour®.||This Car Coat in Wool-Ease® Thick and Quick® is perfect for any lady who’s heading up to London for business or pleasure.|
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