Homespun® is a soft, silky roving textured yarn that works up quickly and easily. From shawls to sweaters to throws, this yarn can’t be beat for softness and sheer touch-ability. With solids, heathers, and beautiful self-striping ‘painterly’ colors, Homespun® comes in gorgeous shades you’ll love.
With names like Clouds, Herb Garden, Parfait, Sundae Stripes, Abalone, Fiesta, and Mixed Berries it’s hard to choose just one. Best of all for the entire month of February you can purchase Homespun® for 20% off the original price!
Check out our lookbook below for project inspiration:
As a crocheter, I’ve always wanted to knit because I love ribbed and welted textures. I’m learning, but it’ll be awhile before I’m confident enough to knit a sweater … so in the meantime, I’ll share some recent crochet projects from Lion Brand’s Patternfinder that I initially mistook for knit — perfect projects for a crocheter like myself!
There are a two common techniques you can use to create a knit effect in crochet. You can work horizontally, like in the Tiered Tunic, to give the fabric-like appearance you often see in knitting. Or, another technique is to use front and back post stitches to create the ribbed look you see in the Split Collar Capelet.
Below is a collections of my favorite patterns to get you started:
|Breezy Scarf in Hometown USA®||Earthy Crocheted Hat
in Vanna’s Choice® and Vanna’s Palettes
|Split Collar Capelet
|My First Circle #Scarfie in Wool-Ease® Thick &
When it comes to sports and knitting to show team spirit, I immediately think of Hometown USA®. The bright, bold primary color palette is right for any sports fan. Whether cheering for your NFL favorite or your local Pop Warner team – this easy care, machine washable yarn is perfect for team-supporting projects.
Our Winning Team Cowls are here, just in time for the BIG GAME on February 1st!
Arm-knit a scarf to support the Seattle Seahawks!
|Dallas Grey||Green Bay||San Diego Navy|
Arm-knit a scarf to support the New England Patriots!
|New York White||San Diego Navy||Dallas Grey||Tampa Spice|
Which team are you knitting for?
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Meet Zaps, a colorful, super bulky weight yarn brand new to the Lion Brand family!
Zaps combines a two-ply strand of a solid color with a strand of contrasting, color changing yarn to produce a lightweight fabric with surprising pops of color. It’s perfect for fast-finish projects and, like so many of your favorite Lion Brand yarns, it’s machine washable!
Here’s a selection of new projects you’ll want to knit or crochet with Zaps!
|Crochet Cosmic Dorm Throw||Knit Latte Rib Scarf||Crochet Urban Tweed Vest||Knit Cabled Rectangles Poncho|
Vanna’s signature yarns collection is one of Lion Brand’s most popular yarn lines. Choose from Vanna’s Choice®, Vanna’s Choice® Baby, Vanna’s Glamour®, Vanna’s Palettes, Vanna’s Sequins, and Vanna’s Tapestry.
One of the great things about this yarn collection is that a portion of your purchase goes towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since 2007 Lion Brand has donated over 1.5 million dollars! And for the month of January you can get all of Vanna’s yarns for 20% off their regular price – both online and at our three retail locations. Support a good cause!
For your inspiration, we put together a lookbook collection of our most popular Vanna’s yarns patterns:
Start off the New Year with some sparkly goodness! Gold Leaf® is a super bulky yarn that adds a metallic flair to your fast-finish projects. This wool blend is printed with gold or silver foil to create bold and elegant garments and accessories.
Gold Leaf® makes hats, scarves, sweaters and cowls shine! Accessories made with Gold Leaf® dress up any outfit!
Here are a few of our favorite knit and crochet patterns using this great new yarn:
|Knit Tricolor Cowl||Crochet All That
|Knit Glitter Cabled
|Open Knit Cardigan||Knit Simple Sparkling Hat||Knit Rib Wrap Cowl|
Pelt is our newest faux fur yarn and it’s made in natural and dyed shades – great for fashion-forward accessories and garments. For people who love our Fun Fur®, but prefer a yarn that is a bit more glamorous, Pelt is the yarn for you!
It’s the perfect yarn to use if you like the look and feel of real fur, but want to be eco-conscious. You can make textured projects like the Simple Hat, or you can use it as trim for items like the Color Pop Felted Crochet Stocking and the Bristol Bay Hat.
Below, I’ve put together a collection of our favorite patterns that use Pelt – enjoy!
|Knit Bristol Bay Hat||Crochet Foxy Wristers||Knit Dinner in Aspen||Crochet Foxy Buttoned Neckwarmer|
|Color Pop Felted Crochet Stocking||Knit Winter’s Tale Poncho||Crochet Fabulous Fur Scarf||Knit Simple Hat|
For more patterns using Pelt click here.
Pantone is a global color authority, located in Carlstadt, NJ (coincidentally, Carlstadt is also the home of Lion Brand’s corporate offices). Many industries use Pantone’s service to determine which colors to feature on their products – everything from housewares to fabrics.
How is the color of the year determined? The experts at Pantone immerse themselves in the culture, pulling together colors that organically seem to pop up everywhere. They find the common denominator and it is then identified as the most important color trend for the next year. Pantone also considers how the meaning of the color relates to cultural events and the overall mood at the time.
The color for 2015 is Marsala, a rich, deep color that indicates stability. It’s wonderful for fashion because it is flattering against many skin tones and appeals to both men and women. Spotted on the runways this past season, Marsala is an earthy, 70s throwback, basic, and a neutral color that makes an interesting alternative to black, grey and off-white. In a wardrobe, this color is considered a staple, and it’s wonderful as an accent in the warmer months.
El Paso Autumn
|LB Collection® Wool Stainless Steel
|Lion’s Pride®® Woolspun
|LB Collection® Superwash Merino
|Superwash Merino Cashmere
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As you can probably tell by the name, Heartland is inspired by prominent American landmarks and landscapes — Kings Canyon, Mammoth Cave, Glacier Bay, and Shenandoah to name a few. Composed of deep heathered and even tweed shades, I often refer to them as jewel-like because of the yarn’s vibrant colors. It is an easy-care yarn perfect for garments, afghans and accessories for kids and adults – best of all Heartland is made in the USA!
Even better, from now until the end of December, Heartland is 20% off!
There are many wonderful patterns that use this yarn — and many are just perfect for the holiday season.
Below you’ll find a lookbook of our favorites. Want more? Visit lionbrand.com.