Lion Brand Notebook

News, Ideas and Information for Crafting with Yarn

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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)

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)

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)

Meet our Newest Yarn!

February 18th, 2016

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Get to know the newest member of the Lion Brand® family! Wool-Ease® Tonal is a very special addition to the Wool-Ease® family and we’re so excited to be sharing it with you. This bulky weight yarn has a unique, tone-on-tone color that gives it a beautiful hand-dyed look.

Check out the video below for a full introduction to Wool-Ease® Tonal!

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And get started knitting and crocheting with Wool-Ease® Tonal!

Plum Perfect Hat (Crochet) Sun and Shade Ribbed Hat (Knit) Blue Bobble Hat (Crochet)
Clovis Afghan (Crochet) Lady Vanessa Hat (Crochet) Zanzibar Afghan (Knit)

Christmas in July Day 5: 4 Luxurious Projects You Can Make with LB Collection® Yarns

July 19th, 2015

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Christmas in July: Gifts to Start Working on Now!Do you have some free time this summer? In our Christmas in July series, we’ll be rounding-up our favorite gifts to make and give, including ones you can get started on now. Trust us – you’ll be thanking yourself between holiday parties when you’ve got all your gifts blocked and wrapped.

I like to think that all of my handmade gifts are very special. They’re unique and come straight from the heart! But there are always a few people on my list that are really extra special and I want to go above and beyond for them— my best girlfriend that has seen me through thick and thin, my grandmother who’s given me plenty of knitting tips, or my aunt who sends me the best recipes. I really want to make these ladies something special.

That’s when I turn to the LB Collection®! The LB Collection® yarns include luxury fibers like Baby Alpaca, Silk, and even Cashmere. And you don’t have to break the bank! You can take any gift to the next level with these beautiful yarns. Here are a few projects you can make with the LB Collection® for a very luxurious gift!

Knit Seed Banded Slouch Hat
Made with LB Collection® Cashmere
Crochet Cardiff Cowl
Made with LB Collection® Angora Merino
Crochet Lace Petal Shawl
Made with LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Knit Colorwork Leg Warmers and Hat
Made with LB Collection® Superwash Merino