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Vanna White’s 5 Favorite New Patterns!

April 6th, 2016

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After Lion Brand®’s 2016 fashion show, Shira had a chance to sit down with Vanna White to chat about her favorite patterns. It was hard for her to choose with so many fantastic patterns and some amazing new colors of Vanna’s Choice® but Vanna showed off her 5 favorites to the Brand Ambassador.

Find out what she had to say about these awesome patterns in the latest episode of Tea with Shira!

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Color Block Modern Paint Afghan (crochet) Slip Stitch Graphic Shawl (knit) Fisher’s Island Cardigan (crochet)
Patchwork Poncho (knit) Color Grid Pullover (knit) All of Vanna’s Yarns are on sale now!

Your Knit Style: Four Corners Pullover made with Landscapes®

April 3rd, 2016

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I love making a top that is truly unique, not something that could be bought at any store. When you make your own clothes, the possibilities are endless! That’s why I love this new Four Corners Pullover. It’s a really striking sweater that will turn lots of heads!

The Four Corners Pullover is knit with Landscapes® combining the self-striping colors with solids to create a completely new look!


Check out this pullover in the video below!

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3 Shawl in a Ball Patterns that aren’t Shawls!

March 31st, 2016

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You’ve been hearing it over and over again: One ball makes a shawl! But did you know that Shawl in a Ball is not just for shawls? This cotton/acrylic yarn is lightweight and drapey and comes in fantastic colorways making it perfect for tops and cardigans. And at 518 yards, you only need a few balls to create pullovers!

Shira sat down with Creative Director Adina Klein to talk about a few patterns for garments that Lion Brand® has created using Shawl in a Ball. The possibilities are endless!

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Rio Rancho Cardigan (knit) Blue Mesa Tunic (crochet) Licorice Cardigan (knit)

Top 4 Patterns Knit & Crocheted with Landscapes®

March 28th, 2016

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This month, we’ve got seven self-striping yarns on sale! One of those yarns is Landscapes®. The colors are inspired by vivid scenery and make gorgeous garments and accessories!

Shira showed off our most popular knit and crochet patterns made with Landscapes®! You’re sure to be inspired by them all!

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Misty Moors Scarf (crochet) Jewel Box Pullover (knit)
Textured Cowl (knit) Ribs and Shells Shrug (crochet)

4 Ways to Style a Cowl!

March 26th, 2016

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You only need one ball of Shawl in a Ball to create a gorgeous shawl. But did you know that you could make a beautiful cowl from one ball? This self-striping yarn means that making a colorful cowl is absolutely effortless!

Shira modeled the Misty Haze Cowl and showed off a few ways that she likes to wear it!

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