In case you missed it, last week we highlighted the first section of our 2015 fashion collection, Simple Rectangles, which featured pieces made from, you guessed it, rectangles!
This week we’re having fun with the second section, Rectangles Sewn Together, which features easy rectangle shapes that require just a little bit of simple seaming to become impressive garments! You can make runway-inspired garments with minimal shaping. If you’ve never made a cardigan before, this group of patterns is a great place to start – you really can do it!
See all of the patterns from part two: Rectangles Sewn Together!
|Crochet Electric Granny Vest||Crochet Bright Squares Afghan||Crochet Simply Constructed Pullover|
|Knit Colorblock Slipover||Crochet Kaleidoscope Afghan||Knit Seed Stitch Cardi with Scarf|
|Crochet Small Squares Shawl||Crochet Oversized Popover Top||Knit Hudson Riverfront Hat|
|Knit Reading Room Cardigan||Chatsworth Cable Poncho||Knit Painterly Mitered Pullover|
|Crochet Log Cabin Arrow Afghan|
Hear more about the idea behind this year’s collection from Lion Brand®‘s Design Director Adina Klein in the video below!
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Was Cinderella your favorite Disney Princess when you were a little girl? Well, she’s making a big comeback! Disney’s new live-action Cinderella comes to theaters this weekend to bring magic to a new generation. Do you think this new film will be a fun update or is the classic version your all-time favorite?
Inspired by the new movie, I’ve put together some patterns that can bippity-boppity-boo your little one into a real princess. The projects include our new crocheted Topsy Turvy Princess Doll that transforms with a flip from day to night! And the adorable Fairytale Headband and Wand set requires no knit or crochet skills- a great project to craft with the kids!
|Craft Fairytale Headband and Wand
made with Vanna’s Glamour® and Bonbons
|Crochet Topsy Turvy Princess Doll made with Vanna’s Choice, Vanna’s Glamour®, and Bonbons||Knit Baby Crown Hat
Made with Modern Baby®
|Crochet Pumpkin Hat
made with Vanna’s Choice® by Bowties and Fezzes
|Knit Rats! made with Wool-Ease®
by Ravelry user 3secondfish
|Knit Lavish Booties
made with LB Collection® Cashmere
|Knit Fairy-Tale Blanket
made with Vanna’s Sequins by Nicky Epstein
|Craft Fairy Wands made with Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend and Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Glitter Eyelash||Loom-Woven Apron with Pockets
Made with Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp
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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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Recently we debuted our newest collection of patterns at a fashion show called, You Can Do It! The show was divided into five sections, the first of which, Simple Rectangles, featured pieces made from, you guessed it, rectangles. These patterns were designed to give even a novice knitter or crocheter the confidence to tackle a gorgeous garment!
Shira sat down with Lion Brand®’s Design Director Adina Klein to talk about the inspiration behind these inventive projects.
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See the Simple Rectangles patterns below!
|Crochet Rainbow Squares Afghan||Knit Beginner Scarf||Knit Basic Hat||Knit Basic Wristers|
|Knit Easy Rectangle Cardigan and Cowl||Crochet Sparkling Shell Top||Knit Helio Poncho||Crochet Perfect Sleeveless Tunic|
|Crochet Blankets Are My Canvas||Crochet Glamorous Ripple Poncho||Crochet Not Your Grannie’s Gloves||Knit Shaped Poncho|
|Knit Tribeca Tunic||Knit Tricolor Cowl||Knit Senior Hat|
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It’s hard to believe that AMC’s Mad Men has been on the air for over seven years, and it’s even harder to believe that our final hours with Sterling Cooper & Partners are almost here. The second half of Mad Men’s final season begins on April 5th! The show has followed Don Draper, his colleagues, and family through the 1960s and there are only seven episodes left.
Costume designer Janie Bryant’s work has brought back mid-century styles, including a line at Banana Republic, and an official suit at Brooks Brothers.
To mark the occasion, I’ve put together a few patterns for the modern Joan, Peggy, and Betty in all of us!
|Knit Simple Hat||Knit Cozy Collared Cardi||Knit Necktie|
|Crochet Sparkle Slipon||Crochet Inside Out Circles Top||Crochet Lacy Poncho|
|Knit My First Raglan Cardigan||Crochet Classic Sleeveless Top||Crochet Tivoli Beret|
Staci walks you through the Knit Lace Stitch pattern in 4 LB Collection® yarns: Baby Alpaca, Silk, Cashmere, and Superwash Merino. And, we’re also happy to share this video with you today because when you spend $35 or more on yarns from the exclusive line, you get free shipping!
Take a look at the video below, and we hope you enjoy learning a new stitch.
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.
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Browse through our lookbook below to see the how this yarn really takes the idea of color-changing to a whole new level.