August 21st, 2015
Take a peek at what goes into our photoshoots! Brand ambassador Shira Blumenthal speaks with Karlye Mayer, our Photo Producer, about styling our many knit and crochet patterns for our website. We’re going behind the scenes of the photoshoot for one of our newest yarns: Lights, Camera… Scarfie!
Get the look with these free Scarfie patterns!
|One Ball Knit Scarfie||One Ball Crocheted Scarfie||One Ball Crocheted Scarfie|
August 21st, 2015
Here is the latest installment of Lola, from its creator Todd Clark.
|Crochet Back to School #Scarfie — Made with Landscapes®||Felted Acorn Pencil Case — Made with Fishermen’s Wool® and Vanna’s Choice®||Felted Lunch Bag — Made with Fishermen’s Wool® and Vanna’s Choice®||Next Generation V-Neck Vest — Made with Heartland®|
For more great loom patterns, visit PatternFinder.
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August 20th, 2015
We’ve been exploring color theory lately and asked our Facebook fans what their favorite color was. As it turned out, most of our fans loved deep jewel tones like purple, burgundy, and forest green — all beautiful, rich colors that feel right at home as the season changes to fall. If asked, I’d honestly have a hard time pinning down a single color as my favorite. My bedroom is drenched in blush pinks and deep fuchsias, but my closet is filled with a range of blues.
Lately, I’ve been having a moment with yellow. At first, I introduced small pops of yellow into my life, like when I made a simple knit hat using Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® in Toucan. It was a safe choice — heathered grey flecked with pops of neon yellow. Then I moved onto mustard yellow; I didn’t own a single yellow item of clothing until I found myself drawn to a button down blouse in this hue. My last knitting project was a shawlette made from LB Collection® Angora Merino in Nectarine — its friendly tone toes the line between deep yellow and mellow orange.
We all need a little color in our world. While we may proudly sport our favorite color from head to toe, some colors need slight introductions into our lives. Looking ahead to fall, when the leaves change into a range of maple reds and buttery yellows, why not add some color to your knit and crochet projects? Cowls are quick projects, and break up the monotony of neutral-colored cold weather gear. Here are nine of them, each showing off colors in their own way:
|Knit Lyndhurst Cowl made with Amazing®||Knit Firefly Cowl made with Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®||Crochet Tweed Stripes Cowl made with Tweed Stripes®|
|Crochet Time Out Cowl made with Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®||Crochet Candy Color Ripple Cowl made with Amazing®||Knit Two Color Cozy Cowl made with Unique|
|Crochet Stitch Sampler Cowl made with Wool-Ease® Chunky||Knit Cabildo Cowl made with Hometown USA®||Knit The Art of the Cowl made with LB Collection® Superwash Merino and LB Collection® Cashmere|
August 19th, 2015
At the Knit and Crochet show in San Diego, I had the chance to sit down with blogger Moogly a.k.a. Tamara Kelly.
We drank some iced tea, chatted about her loving crochet, and the amazing patterns she has worked on. (She makes something almost every week! Check out her latest project at the end of this post.)
Do you know about our LB Collection ®? Well, Tamara does and she uses it for a bunch of patterns! The best part of this interview — besides me wanting to steal some of the amazing garments she’s made — was finding out “Why the name Moogly?” Check out our chat in the video below!:
Yarns mentioned in this video:
August 18th, 2015
You may already know about our thousands of free patterns, but did you know about the many resources Lion Brand® offers beyond the website?
Here on our blog, we’ve shared some great tutorials that are both fun and useful. If you’re looking to try a new stitch, or just need a place to look up a quick technique, we’ve got it!
Today, we’ve rounded up some of our most popular How-To posts for knitters, crocheters, and weavers. Maybe you’re wondering…
Don’t forget — August’s featured product is the Martha Stewart Crafts™ Knit & Weave Loom Kit! There’s still time to snag this kit for only $29.95. Not sure how to use the loom or what to make? We’ve got a few tutorials here on our blog, and on our YouTube channel!: