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News, Ideas and Information for Crafting with Yarn

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5 Ways to Style a Circle or Triangle Shawl

April 20th, 2016

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There are so many beautiful shawls that you can make with Shawl in a Ball, you’ll be sporting a different one every day! Shira shared her style tips for a rectangle shawl but today she’s rocking the Easy Half Circle Shawl. She’ll show you even more ways to wear your new favorite accessory! Try these style with a triangle shawl like the Somerset Shawl too!

How do you wear your shawl?

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4 Most Popular Patterns made with Vanna’s Complement

April 18th, 2016

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The brushed look of Vanna’s Complement® makes it perfect for everything from hats to afghans! And you can get this yarn on sale all month along with all of Vanna’s signature collection yarns.

Shira picked out the most popular patterns knit and crocheted with Vanna’s Complement®. Which one is your favorite?

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Shoreline Afghan (crochet) Millbrook Cowl (crochet)
Tivoli Slouch Hat (knit) Deerfield V-Neck Pullover (knit)


Your Knit Style: the Westport Cabled Cardigan made with Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

April 17th, 2016

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There’s no piece of clothing I love more than a cardigan. Cardigans are the perfect addition to any outfit and it’s so easy to dress them up and down. They’re great for winter but also great to throw over your shoulders in the summer.

The Westport Cabled Cardigan is stunning! It’s simple but features a bold cable made with Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®.


Check out a 360 degree view of this great garment below!

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Yoga for Knitters & Crocheters: Twist Around

April 16th, 2016

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Give a little twist and a little shout! I’m kidding no shouting.

This pose is going to help you out if have been sitting and knitting or crocheting all day. After doing this pose I felt like my body was longer! I know that sounds crazy but the idea of twisting and moving my arms that whole upper body movement really felt good!

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Big Knits, Big Kits! 3 New Size 50 Needle Afghan Patterns

April 15th, 2016

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You know what they say: go big or go home! We want to add a bit though, and suggest you go big AT home… with our new size 50 knitting needle Afghan kits!

Choose from 3 fat and fluffy home decor patterns made on Lion Brand Super Circs, jumbo yet lightweight size 50 circular knitting needles. Make your Afghan with new and classic Lion Brand® yarns, from the long-time fan favorite Homespun®, to Homespun®‘s bigger cousin Homespun® Thick & Quick®, to the roving-esque LB Collection® Wool Yarn. All kits are offered with or without the needles included, and all are 20% off!

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8 Hour Throw made
with Homespun®: Get the Kit with Circular Needles; Get the
Kit without Circular Needles 
Calais Afghan made
with LB Collection®
Wool Yarn
: Get the Kit
with Circular
Get the Kit without Circular Needles 
Quick and Cozy Three-
Strand Lapghan  
with Homespun® Thick &
: Get the Kit with
 Needles; Get
the Kit without Circular Needles