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Your Friends at Lion Brand

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In This Issue: April 19, 2013

To Market, to Market: 6 Shopping-Friendly Totes We Love

Heather Lodinsky: Tips on Reading Your Stitches

Nature's Choice Organic Cotton:
A Perfect Yarn for Spring Crafting

Knit, Weave, and More with Our Popular Kit

YarnCraft: Tips on Picking the Perfect Color Palette for Your Next Project

Floral Block: Crochet Poppy Square; There's Still Time to Vote for Our Next Knit-Along

To Market, to Market: 6 Shopping-Friendly Totes
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Crochet Rainbow Burst
Crochet Rainbow Burst Tote
in Vanna's Choice
Knit Felted Hold
                                                  All Tote
Knit Felted Hold All Tote
in LB Collection Pure Wool
                                            Crochet Tote
Simple Crochet Tote
in Vanna's Glamour
Crochet Hexagon Market
Crochet Hexagon Market Bag
in Kitchen Cotton
Knit Slip Stitch
                                              Mosaic Tote
Knit Slip Stitch Mosaic Tote
in Kitchen Cotton
Knit Felted Hold All

Loom Knit and Felted Everyday Tote
in Martha Stewart CraftsTM Roving Wool
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Heather Lodinsky: Tips on Reading Your Stitches
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Garter Stitch Swatch | Tips
                                        on Reading Your Stitches

For the last two decades, I have been a freelance designer writing patterns for knitters and crocheters. For just as long, I have taught knitting at my local yarn shop three times a week here in Buffalo, New York. These two jobs of mine have always complemented each other. Knitters (and want-to-be knitters) walk in for instruction and help with their projects. I always want the knitters that come to my class to be happy with their knitting and not feel the urge to throw their projects in the back of a closet to become a so-called "UFO" (Unfinished Object). From the very start, I like to get students familiar with "reading" their knitting, so that they can identify what stitches they are working, understand what they have already done and know where they are going with their knitting. Think of this "reading" or identifying your stitches as your own knitting "GPS"...or compass for those of us "pre-techies".

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Nature's Choice Organic Cotton: Perfect for Spring
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Nature's Choice Organic

Create super-soft accessories, garments, and afghans with this beautiful organically grown 100% cotton yarn! With over 20 solid and variegated colors to choose from, Nature's Choice Organic Cotton is a lovely yarn for spring projects like shawls and light cardigans. Best of all, it's made in America.

Learn more here.

Browse over 100 patterns.

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Knit, Weave, and More with Our Popular Kit!
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Martha Stewart Crafts Knit
                                        & Weave Loom Kit

Make scarves, hats, blankets, and more with the versatile Martha Stewart CraftsTM Knit and Weave Loom Kit! This set includes everything you need to make 30+ configurations from round looms and rake looms to frame-style weaving looms and even rosette looms.

Find videos on using the loom on or refer to the instruction booklet included in the kit. It's an easy way for crafters of all skill levels to create with yarn!

See more details & order.

Plus we're offering free domestic shipping on orders of $35+ through April 21! See the website for details.

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YarnCraft: How to Pick the Perfect Color Palette
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Create a unique palette of colors for your next project! Zontee and Michelle of YarnCraft share tips and tool recommendations to help you design a stunning project for yourself or your gift recipient!
Click here to listen directly [MP3] or click here to find us on iTunes.
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Floral Block: Crochet Poppy Square
Crochet Floral Block: Poppy

This season, we're featuring 16 designs from the books 75 Floral Blocks to Knit by Lesley Stanfield and 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet by Betty Barnden, courtesy of our friends at St. Martin's Griffin. Use them as a jumping-off point for scarves, afghans, and other projects!

View the instructions for the Crochet Poppy Square.

Vote for Our Next Knit-Along Project!

There's still time to help us pick our next knit-along project!

We'll be helping you work through one of these patterns by breaking down the challenging sections! It's easy to follow along on our blog.
See the options and vote.

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