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How-To Style Your Favorite Lion Brand Yarn Patterns!

You’ve finished your project, now you get to wear it! Have you ever felt stumped on how to wear your newly finished objects? Not to worry, Yael of The Shi Shi Boutique, a local small business in New York City, walks us through how she would style some of your favorite Lion Brand Yarn Patterns.…

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2021 YARN COLOR OF THE YEAR: TERRACOTTA

We are excited to look toward 2021 with the announcement of our Official Yarn Color Of The Year! Every year we work hard to pinpoint the colors that are inspiring you. Pulling together the most influential colors of the upcoming year to make sure we are bringing you the yarns you want to see. Last…

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The Wicked WIP: A Halloween Costume Contest!

Gather round ghouls and gals because Halloween is right around the corner and we want to celebrate with a spook-tacular costume contest! At Lion Brand, we love seeing all the ways that you can get creative with yarn. This Halloween we are launching our first-ever Halloween Costume Contest, The Wicked WIP! This is a chance…

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My Go-To Blanket Stitch: The Wavy Chevron

One stitch pattern in particular has become my go-to, my buddy, my best friend and it’s the wavy chevron. It’s classic ripple stitch goodness that works with just about all yarns no matter what the weight or texture. So far I’ve worked this pattern using Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®, Totally Tubular, Feels Like Butta with Mandala Roving, Feels Like Butta with Winter Nights (on…

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80 Blankets: Sparkling Waves

What a luscious combination! If you love sparkles and a little bit of velvet than you’ll love this pairing of Lion Brand Vel-Luxe and Winter Nights. Both yarns are worsted weight (CYC4), but held together they become a nice super bulky. I used a size 11.5mm crochet hook and finished this 45″ x 45″ blanket…

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80 Blankets: Speed Hook Crochet

Welcome back to my #80Blankets for my wedding journey! If you missed the intro you can catch up HERE. Time is of the essence! With 70 more blankets to complete before my December 2020 wedding (I’ve made 10 so far in the past 2.5 weeks!), designs and yarns that are beautiful, but fast are becoming…

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2020 Yarn Color Of The Year: Succulent

We are thrilled to tell you about our newest year-long initiative, Yarn Color of the Year! Every year we work hard to pinpoint the colors that are inspiring you. Pulling together the most influential colors of the upcoming year to make sure we are bringing you the yarns you want to see. In past years…

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A Year In Yarn: How To Knit or Crochet A Temperature Blanket

#LBYTEMPBLANKET Feel free to personalize your blanket! Change your stitch, swap your colors (or add colors for higher temps if you live in a very warm area. Perhaps Hot Pink and Burgundy?) I like to use the high temperature for the day to determine my color, however, some people prefer low temperature or you can…

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6 Free Patterns For Cupcake Yarn

Cupcake yarn is calorie free and deliciously sweet! If you’re a fan of Mandala® yarns then you’re sure to love Cupcake as well. Just like its name, everything delicious is in one cake of this CYC 3 100% acrylic yarn. Beautiful color combinations, great stitch definition and enough yardage to make a baby blanket, shawl,…

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Faux Fur Trend: Knit This Free Cowl Pattern in A Night!

Looking for a nearly instant project? This cowl knit in the CYC#7 jumbo Go For Faux Thick & Quick might be exactly what you need! It works up in just a few episodes of your favorite show. I made mine one night and wore it out the next day. I made my cowl nice and…

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