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Gregory Patrick’s (Mad Man Knitting) Knit Bear Winner!

November 14th, 2011

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Gregory Patrick Hand Knit Bear
CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica C. from Alaska on winning Gregory Patrick’s hand knit teddy bear!  You will receive the bear pictured above, knit in Fishermen’s Wool.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest, many of you shared some truly heartfelt stories, making it hard to choose a final winner.

We’re so happy that our readers felt for Gregory the way we did, your support has helped him sell numerous bears within the past couple of days, and provided Gregory with much needed positivity.  Head on over to Gregory’s blog to read about his “most amazing week” in his newest update, and don’t forget to check out his bears! (Please note that if you do not see bears, he has sold out, but you can “Request Custom Item” on the left side tab of the shop).


Enter Our Halloween Caption Contest!

October 31st, 2011

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For the chance to win a special treat, we want YOU to trick us into laughing. Write a caption for the image above, and get a chance to win one of 5 $25 credits to use on LionBrand.com. Enter by November 4, 11:59:59 EDT, and we’ll pick our 5 favorite captions.

Click here to enter (captions left as comments below will not be counted).

Open to residents in countries where Lion Brand ships. Click here to view applicable countries outside of the US. Void where prohibited. Entrants must be over 18 years old. Contact information is only collected to notify winners. Your information will not be used in any other manner.

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Lion Brand!


Join Our Twitter Contest!

February 24th, 2011

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As a New Yorker, I often knit and crochet while on the subway. I love hearing your stories about crafting in public, and now we want you to share on Twitter where you’re yarncrafting for your chance to win a gift certificate to LionBrand.com! To enter, just tweet where you’re crafting to @LionBrandYarn, and be sure to include the hashtag #yarninpublic! A sample tweet would look something like this: “@LionBrandYarn I’m crocheting in Union Square Park! #yarninpublic” Of course, you don’t have to be in public; you can tell us that you’re crafting in your house, at the library, or wherever you may be!

Here are the official rules:
1. Enter as many times as you like. The more you tweet, the more likely you are to win!
2. Open to residents of countries to which LionBrand.com ships. You can find out where we ship by clicking here. Void where prohibited.
3. Must be 18 or older to enter.
4. Tweets must be sent by Thursday, March 3rd at 12 noon Eastern time.

Now, on to the prize. One randomly selected winner will receive a gift certificate to LionBrand.com. The value depends on how much everyone tweets! We will also make a matching donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so your entries will also help this fantastic charity. Here’s what you might win:
0-250 total tweets: $100 gift certificate
251-500 total tweets: $200 gift certificate
501-1,000 total tweets: $300 gift certificate
Way more than 1,000 total tweets: TBA!

So start tweeting for your chance to win and to support St. Jude! You MUST submit your entry on Twitter to be entered into the contest.


Win $250 in Yarn! Enter Our Caption Contest!

December 10th, 2010

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Here in New York, the holiday windows are a fun and festive tradition during the winter season, and at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, we’re excited to be a part of it. This year’s window features a skating lion and his penguin friends–click here to visit the Studio’s blog and see more photos.

To celebrate the new window, we invite YOU to write a caption for it, and the winner will get $250 to spend on LionBrand.com!

Contest ends on December 17th, 11:59 pm EST. Please note that you MUST use the form below (if you’re viewing this blog post on an RSS reader or in e-mail, please click on the title of the blog post to view it in its entirety). Only one entry per computer. You may return to this blog post and edit your entry at any point before the contest ends. Open to residents over the age of majority of the US and countries to which LionBrand.com ships (please click here to see a list of international countries to which we ship).


Win a Copy of “Loom Knitting Socks” AND a Ball of Sock-Ease!

August 16th, 2010

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UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered! The winner of this giveaway is Denise, comment #136, who will get a copy of Loom Knitting Socks PLUS a ball of Marshmallow Sock-Ease!

Here at Lion Brand, we love socks! (In fact, if you listen to tomorrow’s episode of YarnCraft, our radio-style podcast, you’ll hear from many different members of the staff here who talk about their favorite types of projects, which often include socks.) Not only do we love socks, but we also love all the different ways to make socks!

Whether you knit, crochet, or loom knit, making socks is within your reach! For loom knitters who want to explore the world of sock-knitting, we’ll be giving away a copy of Loom Knitting Socks by Isela Phelps, who has written several books about the art of loom knitting, courtesy of St. Martin’s Griffin. In addition, the winner will ALSO get a ball of Sock-Ease in their choice of color.

So how do you win this great prize?

Just leave a comment on this blog post telling us why you love making socks or want to try! And don’t forget to tell us which color of Sock-Ease you want!

One randomly selected winner will be chosen this Friday, 12 pm EDT. Good luck!

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