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Until January 31st, Save 20% on a Selection of American-Made Yarns

January 4th, 2016

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All January long, save 20% on yarns made in the U.S.A! Choose from Homespun®, Homespun® Thick & Quick®, Heartland®, Heartland® Thick & Quick®, Hometown USA®, and Country®. These American-made yarns are sure to delight with their assorted weights and vivid solids, tweeds, and mixes.

It’s the Yarn You’ve Been Waiting For… Meet 24/7 Cotton!

January 1st, 2016

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A gorgeous worsted weight yarn available in nearly every color under the sun, 24/7 Cotton is the yarn for every season!

Think fashion garments, reusable totes, baby items, and home decor — this yarn can do it all! Its unique mercerization process gives each skein a sheen that lasts wash after wash. It’s as easy to care for as it is vibrant. See all 24 colors in the video below!

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Take a look at some of the first patterns for 24/7 Cotton, and look out for many more to come throughout the year!

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Crochet Trenton Tote Crochet Freehold Afghan Crochet Clement Canyon Poncho

See the First Yarnbombed Billboard in Times Square by London Kaye!

December 9th, 2015

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The bright lights of Broadway are shining on an exciting new venture for Lion Brand®! Yarnbomber London Kaye created a completely crocheted billboard for Miller Lite beer using Vanna’s Choice® and Pound of Love®!

Made up of 300,000 stitches, nearly 44 miles of yarn and a lot of creativity, London and a team of 10 made the billboard entirely by hand! Brand ambassador Shira Blumenthal was on hand with London as the billboard made its debut.

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If you live in New York or plan on visiting for the holidays, see the billboard in person in the heart of Times Square at 7th Avenue and 49th Street!

Introducing… Color Clouds!

December 8th, 2015

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Be the toast of 2016 style with Color Clouds! Available in 6 painterly prints and 6 semi-solids, this yarn weighs in at a size 7 jumbo weight — perfect for that chunky-knit look that’s been trending.

Make projects like the Cliff Rose Cowl or Cobble Hill Hat in a single afternoon with just one skein. Despite its lofty look, this yarn is light as a cloud — that’s how it got its name! Garments like the Winter Park Pullover and Rockland Poncho are quickly knit and pleasantly warm.

Wrap up this winter with Color Clouds; see our newest patterns for this yarn below!

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Knit Devon Scarf Knit Winter Park Pullover Knit Rockland Poncho
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Crochet Cliff Rose Cowl Knit Radiant Baby Afghan Crochet One Stitch Scarf
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 Knit Cobble Hill Hat  Knit Cobble Hill Cowl

Our Top 5 Patterns for Heartland Thick & Quick!

December 5th, 2015

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Heartland® Thick & Quick® is the best of both worlds; a bulky-weight yarn (so projects work up fast) in a variety of deeply hued colors pulled from our favorite American landmarks!

As one of our featured yarns for December, you get to save 20% on this yarn (as well as Heartland®) until the 31st!

Check out the top 5 patterns for this yarn, as modeled by brand ambassador Shira Blumenthal!

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Patterns featured in this video:

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Crochet Ripple Afghan made with Heartland® Thick & Quick® Knit Montclair Poncho made with Heartland® Thick & Quick® Knit Cocoon Cape made with Heartland® Thick & Quick®
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Knit Tricolor Scarf made with Heartland® Thick & Quick® Knit His or Her Hat made with Heartland® Thick & Quick®