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Curvy Girl Closer Look: Crochet Openwork Top Down Pullover

November 22nd, 2015

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You’ll want this lacy top to be your next crochet project! Worked from the top down, it’s easy to tailor this pullover to fit you perfectly. Brand Ambassador Shira Blumenthal explains what she likes most about the Openwork Top Down Pullover:

I love this pullover.  This crochet top down sweater is the answer to all of you that ask for top down sweaters!  I LOVE IT! We used Vanna’s Glamour® to give it that pop. I personally tend to run hot, so the short sleeves on this garment are right up my alley. There is no question that when you wear this, you’ll get loads of compliments!

See this perfect pullover in the video below!:

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Crochet Openwork Top Down Pullover made with Vanna’s Glamour®

Tea with Shira Episode 14: 5 Holiday Gifts You Can Make in a Weekend!

November 19th, 2015

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We’re all feeling the holiday rush! Between coordinating family and friend visits and digging up old recipes, we know crafting’s a great way to unwind.

Think you’re running out of time to make gifts? Think again! In the latest episode of Tea with Shira, brand ambassador Shira Blumenthal asks a few Lion Brand staff members what projects they’re making. Best of all, these projects are quick-finish, so you can make them in a weekend!


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Check out the patterns featured in this video below!:

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Crochet Brompton Abbey Cowl made with Heartland® Crochet Quick Cushy Hat & Cowl Set made with Homespun® Thick & Quick® Crochet 5 1/2 Hour Afghan made with Homespun® Thick & Quick®
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Knit Out on the Town Scarfie
made with Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Knit Amelia Earflap Hat made with LB Collection® Natural Wool

If You Can Make a Scarf, You Can Make the Duo Tone Throw!

November 15th, 2015

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It’s not surprising most beginning yarncrafters opt for a simple scarf as their first project. It especially helps when you’ve got the perfect yarn for the project; that’s why we designed Scarfie — one ball makes an entire knit or crochet scarf!

Once you’ve mastered a scarf, you’ve got all the skills you need to make a blanket — really! Brand Ambassador Shira Blumenthal introduces the Duo Tone Throw, made with Scarfie. Watch the video below to see how it’s done!

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Crochet Duo Tone Throw made with Scarfie

Curvy Girl Closer Look: Knit Drop Stitch Pullover

November 14th, 2015

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Extend the seasonality of your knit garments by layering them! The Drop Stitch Pullover features a mesh look that looks good with a simple tank, or a long sleeved tee. Using Vanna’s Glamour® makes it sparkle! Brand Ambassador Shira Blumenthal shares what she loves about it:

The Drop Stitch Pullover might be my favorite item in the collection.  Of course we made a top down sweater for you knitters as well!  I love this this can be worn fancy, casual and is super lightweight and covers everything you want to hide!  It’s a super easy knit too!

See a full view of this garment in the video below:

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Knit Drop Stitch Pullover made with Vanna’s Glamour®

Lion Brand’s Handmade Holiday Countdown with Kristy Glass – Check Back Every Day for a New Project!

November 13th, 2015

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You have time! Check in every day for the next 30 days for a new video with a great holiday project suggestion from Kristy Glass. Think of it as a virtual advent calendar for gift-giving!

She explains it all in the video below and below that you’ll find links to each day’s new pattern suggestion … Enjoy!

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Crochet Shark Afghan
in Hometown USA®

Knit Fast Finish Throw
in Jiffy®

Crochet Little Super Hero Blanket
in Hometown USA®

Knit Animal Talk Throw
in Heartland® & Homespun®

Crochet Penguin Mittens
in Vanna’s Choice®

Knit Sweets Scarf
in Modern Baby®

Crochet Millbrook Cowl
in Vanna’s Complement®

Knit Traffic Scarf
in Vanna’s Choice®

Crochet Dinosaur Scarf
in Vanna’s Choice®

Knit Blended Colors Baby Throw
in Vanna’s Choice® and Vanna’s Choice® Baby

Crochet Home Team Hat with pom pom!
in Hometown USA®

Knit Bright ‘N Easy Blankie
in Modern Baby®

Knit Adventure Circle #Scarfie
in Wool Ease® Thick & Quick®

Knit Hudson Riverfront Hat
in Gold Leaf® and Pelt

Simple Crochet Collar
in Glitter Eyelash

Like the festive mouse amigurumi? Get the free pattern!