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Go Behind the Scenes with Vanna White!

April 28th, 2016

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Ever wonder what it’s like to join Vanna White in front of the camera? Here’s your chance to go behind the scenes!

Vanna modeled new patterns made with Vanna’s Choice®, Vanna’s Complements®, and Vanna’s Glamour® and we were there to give you a sneak peek. She even snuck in some time between shots to crochet and chat with Shira about her passion for the craft and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Color Block Modern Paint Afghan (crocheted with Vanna’s Choice®) Axbridge Afghan (crocheted with Vanna’s Choice®) Fisher’s Island Cardigan (crocheted with Vanna’s Choice®)
Overlapping Squares Afghan (knit with Vanna’s Choice®) Slip Stitch Graphic Shawl  (knit with Vanna’s Choice®) Starlight Evening Shawl (crocheted with Vanna’s Glamour®)
City Sleep Ruana (crocheted with Vanna’s Choice®) Simple Two-Color Poncho (crocheted with Vanna’s Complement®) Deerfield V-Neck Pullover (knit with Vanna’s Complement®)

5 Most Popular Patterns made with Vanna’s Tapestry!

April 25th, 2016

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The self-striping colors of Vanna’s Tapestry create beautiful knit and crochet projects that look like intricate colorwork. This machine washable yarn does all the work for you! And you can get Vanna’s Tapestry on sale during the entire month of April along with all of Vanna’s yarns!

Shira modeled the patterns that you’ve loved the most!

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Crochet Poncho Pullover Poncho Pullover (knit) Nantucket Afghan (crochet)
Log Cabin Afghan (crochet) Vanna’s Tapestry is on sale! Easy Rectangle Cardigan and Cowl (knit)

Your Crochet Style: Sangria Vest Made with Wool-Ease® Tonal

April 24th, 2016

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Bulky weight Wool-Ease® Tonal is perfect for afghans and chunky accessories like cowls. But it’s also great for bold garments that work up quickly! The Sangria Vest adds a gorgeous pop of color to any outfit. This vest is crocheted in a hexagon making it so unique— it’s sure to be a conversation piece.

sangria vest

We love garments like these because they’re as fun to wear as they are to make!

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5 Ways to Style a Circle or Triangle Shawl

April 20th, 2016

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There are so many beautiful shawls that you can make with Shawl in a Ball, you’ll be sporting a different one every day! Shira shared her style tips for a rectangle shawl but today she’s rocking the Easy Half Circle Shawl. She’ll show you even more ways to wear your new favorite accessory! Try these style with a triangle shawl like the Somerset Shawl too!

How do you wear your shawl?

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4 Most Popular Patterns made with Vanna’s Complement

April 18th, 2016

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The brushed look of Vanna’s Complement® makes it perfect for everything from hats to afghans! And you can get this yarn on sale all month along with all of Vanna’s signature collection yarns.

Shira picked out the most popular patterns knit and crocheted with Vanna’s Complement®. Which one is your favorite?

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Shoreline Afghan (crochet) Millbrook Cowl (crochet)
Tivoli Slouch Hat (knit) Deerfield V-Neck Pullover (knit)