We’re thrilled that Johnny and his team have been using our chunky weight Lion’s Pride® Woolspun® for their tutorials. Since the New Stitch A Day team enjoys working with Woolspun so much, I thought I’d touch on 3 great reasons why you’ll love Woolspun too!
1. Color Range! Woolspun has 24 colors available in neutrals and brights, heathers and solids. There are many different color combinations that can be made with this yarn, which adds to its versatility. Make projects for anyone you know; you’ll definitely find something to make for a man, woman, teen, child, or baby with these beautiful colors.
To hightlight, watch the following New Stitch A Day tutorial, “Two Color Interlocking Block Stitch”:
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2. Stitch Definition: Stockinette stitch looks wonderful in Woolspun. Stitches look well defined and neat with this yarn – especially when working in the right gauge. The tightly plied (12 ply) construction of the yarn allows your work to truly stand out, especially if working on cables.
Take a look at the New Stitch A Day tutorial as Johnny shows you how to knit the C4B stitch (Cable with 4 stitches to the back):
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3. Easy Care: You get the warmth of wool, and the easy care of acrylic — how convenient! You can machine wash and dry your Woolspun projects for continued use, time after time, making this a great yarn to use for your next gift or baby project. No shrunken sweaters with this yarn!
We want to hear from you! Have you worked with Lion’s Pride® Woolspun®? Tell us why you love it in the comments below.
A special, soft acrylic blend in a generously-sized ball, Babysoft® is a medium sportweight yarn that comes in in classic pastel colors and prints – it makes precious, long-lasting items.
Babysoft® is on sale now – SAVE 20% off for the entire month of June!
Below is collection of our most popular Babysoft® patterns:
The 1970s have been having a moment in fashion lately, and with it comes a trend we’re familiar with… Granny Squares!
Although the pattern’s always been a favorite for afghans and throws, we love the idea of wearing this dynamic pattern. Combine your favorite colors to make a vibrant square, or go for a monochromatic look with a single color, like Alison Craftland’s bolero project below. Even fans of high fashion will want to get their hands on a Granny Square piece — top designers have incorporated the pattern in their European fashion shows!
Crocheters rejoice; the beloved pattern is making a comeback this spring and summer and we’ve got a few projects to match.
|Crochet Multi-Colored Granny Square Shawl. Made with Vanna’s Glamour®.||Crochet Woodstock Granny Vest. Make one with LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo Yarn.||Crochet Granny Square Bolero by Alison Craftland.*Make one with LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo Yarn.|
|Miu-Miu DIY Crochet Top by Trinkets in Bloom.* Crocheted with Kitchen Cotton.||Crochet Granny Square Scarf and Hat. Make a set with Bonbons.||Crochet Granny Square Skirt. Made with Vanna’s Tapestry® and Vanna’s Choice®|
|Crochet Electric Granny Vest. Made with Kitchen Cotton.||Crochet Not Your Grannie’s Gloves. Made with Vanna’s Choice® and Vanna’s Palettes®.||Knit and Crochet Granny Raglan Pullover. Made with Vanna’s Choice® and Vanna’s Palettes®.|
* Not a Lion Brand pattern
“Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection… the lovers, the dreamers and me.”
Just as Kermit the Frog once sang praises of rainbows, we celebrate the coming-together of every color with a few of our favorite multi-hued crafts!
|Crochet Kisses Pouch. Make one (or two!) with
|After the Rain Crochet top by Jessie At Home*
Make your own with
|Magic Rainbow Baby Blanket by Moogly.* Make one using
|Rainbow Slipper Socks by Oomanoot.* Make a pair with LB Collection Superwash Merino.||Bumpy Rainbow Blanket by 3 Beans In a Pod.* Make one with Modern Baby®.||Proud Supporter Dog Sweater. Make one for your favorite furry friend with Bonbons.|
* Not a Lion Brand Pattern
Already a popular baby yarn, Ice Cream® is a soft and easy care yarn that works up to create delightful, self-striping colorways that blend unique and cheerful color combinations.
It comes in eight delightfully tasty colors like Lemon Swirl, Tutti Frutti, Banana Split, and Cotton Candy. There’s even Cookies & Cream, a sophisticated, tonal grey shade for the gender neutral projects.
This will be your go-to yarn for baby shower gifts, your own baby project and even big, bright and beautiful blankets like the Charleston Garden Blanket.
Best of all, you’ll save 20% on purchases of Ice Cream® for all of May!
We’ve selected a few of our favorite Ice Cream patterns below. For the full selection, visit lionbrand.com.
|Knit Checkerboard Blanket
|Crochet Sweet Baby Afghan
|Crochet Bright Hexagon Blanket in Spumoni, Cotton Candy and Tutti Fruity||Knit Favorite Baby Blanket in Cotton Candy|
|Knit Confetti Color Blanket in Tutti Frutti,
|Crochet Snips and Snails Hat, Booties and Mitts in Blueberry||Knit Checkerboard Blanket in Tutti Frutti||Crochet Stroller Blankie in Lemon Swirl|
There is no better way to shop at home for yarn than using color cards. If you’re one of those people who wants to plan your purchase before you actually start shopping, you’ll get the feel of the yarn, and the color with these handy mini-samples. Some people take one thread off the card from each of the yarns they want to use in a project and hold them together. Some people look at a color card and get inspired to make a gift for someone special.
We just updated the color cards for six of our most popular yarns (priced from about $1.00 to $3.00) so you can start dreaming about your next project. Why not have your own collection on hand so you’ll be ready when inspiration strikes!
Vanna Yarns: Sample Card
Heartland®: Color Card
|Heartland® Thick & Quick®: Sample Card|
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®: Sample Card
Landscapes: Sample Card
Country: Sample Card
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We have another great stitch video from Staci of Very Pink Knits. Staci previously demonstrated how to knit the Lace Stitch, a stitch that can be found in the stitch finder section of our website (under the “Learning Center” bar at the top of lionbrand.com). It was a popular video, so we’re excited to share her tutorial for the Granite Relief stitch, which is also available on the stitch finder.
The Granite Relief stitch produces a lovely texture which is great for washcloths and just as great for afghans with a garter stitch border, as Staci shows in the video below. Check out Staci’s tutorial for the Granite Relief stitch, which has been worked in LB Collection Superwash Merino, Cotton Bamboo, and Silk to demonstrate the varying looks in each yarn.
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April’s featured yarn is Modern Baby®! This chainette yarn was designed with fun baby projects in mind but the Lion Brand design department has also used Modern Baby® in runway-inspired patterns for adults! In the video above, Design Editor Susan Haviland joins our Brand Ambassador Shira Blumenthal for a behind the scenes chat to discuss how customers like you inspired these beautiful patterns.
Take a look at more Modern Baby® patterns for adults below!
|Crochet Simply Constructed Pullover||Knit Color Grid Pullover||Knit Hopscotch Cowl|
|Knit Calypso Cardigan||Knit Tribeca Tunic|
We love hearing from our customers and our Brand Ambassador Shira is on standby to answer your questions! First up, she reports on which Lion Brand yarns are made right here in the USA.
Check out the video below to learn more and bookmark our updated list of made in America yarns our right here.
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Do you have a question for Shira? You can leave them in the comments below or tweet her at @shiraroars and she just might answer your question in her next video!
We debuted Modern Baby® last year as a yarn inspired by today’s child: bright, bold and full of life. It’s an easy-care yarn with a unique chainette construction that has a similar feel to merino, alpaca and cashmere blends but with an anti-itch, non-allergenic, easy-care fiber blend of premium acrylic and nylon.
The palette consists of crayon-like primary shades, along with rich pastels and neutral tones – this is a great yarn for babies, toddlers, and even adults!
Best of all, for the entire month of April Modern Baby® is 20% off – which gives you a great head start on those summer baby shower gifts!
Check out our look book below for more inspiration: