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5 Unique Knit and Crochet Patterns!

March 7th, 2016

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This month, we’ve got seven self-striping yarns on sale! With so many yarns to choose from, there are endless knit and crochet projects to make!

Shira showed off our most popular knit and crochet patterns made with Unique! The colors make striking hats, beautiful coats, and dramatic afghans! See the top 5 patterns in this video:

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Granny Square Coat (crochet) Basic Hat (knit) Simple Lace Shawl (knit)
Beginner Scarf (knit) Unique Cosmic Rainbow Afghan (knit)

One Ball Makes a Shawl!

March 4th, 2016

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We’ve got something new for knitters and crocheters that love to make shawls! Shawl in a Ball was created for beginner shawl makers and experts alike. The self-striping brushed acrylic, run with a 100% cotton slub, has the look and feel of silk mohair. And at 518 yards, you only need one ball to make a gorgeous shawl!

Get a first look at this exciting new yarn!

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Earn Your Stripes With This Month’s Featured Yarns!

March 2nd, 2016

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It isn’t hard to earn your stripes when you knit and crochet with yarns like Scarfie, Landscapes®, and Unique because the yarn does all of the work for you! This month you can save 20% on a collection of our self-striping yarns including Landscapes®, Sock-Ease™, Amazing®, Tweed Stripes®, Unique, Scarfie, and Textures®!

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So many to choose from! Which colorful yarns will you be knitting and crocheting with this month?

Scarfie Amazing® Unique
Tweed Stripes® Sock-Ease™ Textures®

March’s Featured Yarns: Meet Our Favorite Self-Striping Yarns!

March 1st, 2016

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All March long, save 20% on some of Lion Brand’s classic self-striping yarns! Choose from rustic hues of Amazing®, ombre-inspired Scarfie, boucle-effect Textures®, variegated Tweed Stripes® and the bold palettes of Unique! Included in our featured collection are self-striping colors of lofty Landscapes® and Sock-Ease. See the full list of featured yarns here.

Ranging from fingering weight to bulky weight, these yarns are colorful and lustrous. Use them in a variety of projects to wear, or to add to your home! Check out our LookBook below for pattern inspiration; these yarns are 20% off through March 31st — stock up soon!

We’ve Added New Colors to Ice Cream®!

February 26th, 2016

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Straight from the nursery, we’ve got 8 brand new colors of Ice Cream®! These delicious yarns are perfect for baby gifts because they’re machine washable and, best of all, these colorways are just too cute! The original 8 colors are tasty self-striping pastels but now we’re bringing you Sprinkles— speckled colors that coordinate perfectly!

Who doesn’t like sprinkles with their ice cream?


It only takes two balls of Ice Cream® make a baby blanket so it’s a great opportunity to combine these new colors! Check out the video below to get a look at Ice Cream® Sprinkles!

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Is your sweet tooth ready for more Ice Cream®? Here are a few patterns!

Blueberry Hill Cardi and Hat (Knit) Ice Cream® Sprinkles Springtime Cardi and Tam (Knit)
Ashburn Afghan (Crochet) Sweet Shoppe Dress and Cardi (Crochet) Park Slope Hexigon Afghan (Crochet)