Just look at the world around you
Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful things surround you
What more is you looking for?
Do you know what’s even hotter for summer than the rising temperatures? MERMAIDS! From under the sea inspired hair color to ocean home decor, nautical legends are the reason for the season. We couldn’t be more thrilled our childhood memories of Disney adventures are swimming back to shore, and to celebrate these mythical tales we’ve created a mermaid tail for you! Check out our newest favorite: the Mermaid Tail Cocoon Crochet Kit made with the bright sea colors of Aqua, Aquamarine, & Peacock Vanna’s Choice® and make one for your little mermaid today.
Want to make a complete mer-costume? Learn how to make a coral reef headpiece today!
If you love fiber and the look of hand crafted elegance, you’re going to enjoy the trends we see for 2016. In all of these trends, yarn is a big, bold star. From the powerful combination of black and white, to giant, chunky stitches, to the no-holds-barred flowing fringe look, it’s all about standing out. As yarn takes center stage, we seem to be in love with the look of it and with the stitches themselves. Whether it’s cable, stockinette or woven stitches, we want to see them, and the bigger, longer and more dramatic, the better!
Colors go in and out of fashion, and although black is always popular, the trend we see is black and white. From Angelina Jolie on the cover of Vogue to the preponderance of runway fashions in the contrasting black and white patterns, the evidence is clear that black and white makes a bold on trend fashion statement.
Lion Brand®‘s yarns in a variety of weights help you design in black and white, and Scarfie is the perfect yarn to help you create this trend in an ombre look.
Get the look: Crochet Fast Fringed Scarf
According to some sources, fringe is the biggest trend for Spring 2016. Fringe is everywhere, from the obvious–on ponchos–to dresses, shoes, boots and even scarves. The look is dramatic, off beat and retro, with a new twist that there is not limit to the ways you can wear fringe or the length that the fringe can be!
Everyone wants the look of knit stitches. If you buy knits, you’ll find that the stitch definition is part of the design. Even items that aren’t knitted like the tights and the printed bags shown below have the appearance of knitted stitches. It’s a sign that knitting has become part of pop culture and has seeped into every corner of design. From yarn bombing to the latest Netflix knitted socks, knitting is in. If you’re a knitter, you’re set and if you crochet, you can still get the look with knit look crochet patterns.
So, it’s not only the look of your stitches but the boldest, biggest stitches that seem to be taking over accessory and home decor patterns. The designs are attention getting and powerful. If you knit or crochet, you can make your projects quickly and easily. Our new size 50 circular needles were just introduced especially to help you use the chunkiest yarns available.
Weaving is a simple way to craft with yarn and woven wall hangings are the most woven project. Even a novice can pick up a basic loom and start creating artistic wall art. It doesn’t stop with wall hangings though, as the woven look is popular for home decor objects like table runners and pillows, as well as tote bags and clutches. If you’re a knitter or crocheter, you’ll enjoy the new ways to use the fibers you love. With weaving, you’ll enjoy mixing yarns and the variety of texture and dimension that possible with woven projects.
Our Outlander: The Series collection of knit and crochet kits were inspired by the 18th century costumes featured on the show — but that doesn’t mean they’re just period pieces! All of the patterns — which include a chunky on-trend cowl and elegant arm warmers — can be used as accessories this season.
See how brand ambassador Shira Blumenthal gives these garments an update in the styling video below!:
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Back in May, we launched a collection of patterns tailored just for Curvy Girls. The response was overwhelming — so many of our fans loved seeing beautiful new patterns in a wide range of sizes!
We’re happy to add seven new patterns — three crochet, four knit — to this collection. We’ve also adapted a few of the patterns from our debut collection. Loved the knit Cabled Cardigan from last time? It’s now available as a crochet pattern!
Brand Ambassador Shira Blumenthal shares more on the expansion of the collection — check out the video below!
|Crochet Curvy Girl Openwork Top Down Pullover made with Vanna’s Glamour®||Crochet Curvy Girl Cabled Cardigan made with Heartland®||Crochet Curvy Girl Two-Tone Vest made with LB Collection® Superwash Merino and LB Collection® Silk Mohair|
|Knit Curvy Girl Cowl Neck Tunic made with Heartland®||Knit Curvy Girl Urban Color Vest made with LB Collection® Superwash Merino and LB Collection® Silk Mohair||Knit Curvy Girl Subtle Texture Cardigan made with Vanna’s Glamour® and Modern Baby®|
|Knit Curvy Girl Drop Stitch Pullover made with Vanna’s Glamour®|
Stay tuned for more on the inspiration and design process of these new patterns!
See it … make it!
We spotted this Nuage Paillette Hand-Knit Tube Scarf in the latest Lafayette 148 catalog (on the left) and it’s gorgeous … not to mention it immediately reminded us of the Dobbs Ferry Cowl (on the right) made in Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®.
You can buy the pre-made cowl for $500 OR you can make one yourself for under $60 – which option will you choose for your wardrobe this fall?