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Dear Friend,

Did you know that of the millions who knit and crochet in America, two million are men and boys? The Wall Street Journal featured men and knitting this week in a piece called, "A Growing, Tightknit Group of Men". Lion Brand® Yarn Studio associates Claire Cromwell and Darrin Morris are quoted! If you're a man who knits or crochets and lives in the NYC area, the Studio's next Men's Night happens on September 11th.

If you've made a comfort shawl (or a healing/prayer shawl) for someone tell us about it and you could be selected to receive $100 worth of Lion Brand® Homespun® yarn.

Throughout September we'll be sharing health tips (related to knitting and crochet) every day - so watch for them on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope that you enjoy this very carefully edited edition of the Weekly Stitch!

With Warm Regards,
Your Friends at Lion Brand

In This Issue: August 30th, 2014

Patterns for Those Shorter Days and Cooler Nights ...

Our Fall 2014 Crochet-Along is ... The Top Down Crochet Jacket

Hand Carved Amish Looms: The End Of An Era

Product Spotlight: Spinnables

11 Nail Art Designs Inspired by Knit and Crochet

Wool-Ease® Sale Ends Sunday!

Save BIG with a Lion Brand Mystery Box! Save up to 70%; The Latest Out of the Loop Comic is Here!

Patterns for Those Shorter Days and Cooler Nights ... Send to a Friend Share on Facebook Tweet this
Sunset Poncho
Crochet Sunset Poncho
in Landscapes®
Level 2 Knit Poncho
Level 2 Knit Poncho
in Lion's Pride® Woolspun®
Campfire Poncho
Crochet Campfire Poncho
in Country®
 Level 1 Knit Pullover
Level 1 Knit Pullover
in Lion's Pride® Woolspun®
Soho Poncho
Crochet Soho Poncho
in Heartland®
 Shimmer Nights Slip Stitch Cardigan
Knit Shimmer Nights Slip Stitch Cardigan in Vanna's Choice® and Vanna's Glamour
Three Easy Pieces Wrap
Crochet Three Easy Pieces Wrap
in Landscapes®
Knit Tribeca Poncho
Knit Tribeca Poncho
in Hometown USA®
Level 2 Crocheted Vest
Level 2 Crocheted Vest
in Lion's Pride ® Woolspun®
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Announcing Our Fall 2014 Crochet-Along:
The Top Down Crochet Jacket
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Thank you for voting for our crochet-along! The winning pattern is ... the Top Down Crochet Jacket!

The Top Down Crochet Jacket features two Lion Brand® yarns, Amazing® and Fishermen's Wool®. Kits in each size are available for 20% off as a special treat!

:: Click here for Crochet-Along Next Steps ::

p.s. Knitters, look out for a knit-along soon!

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Hand Carved Amish Looms: The End Of An Era Send to a Friend Share on Facebook Tweet this

Joe built his entire home by himself with the help of some neighbors and had made his living as a carpenter. As a hobby, he started crafting looms from local wood. They were beautiful works of art. Eventually a few of his neighbors started using the looms to make shawls and blankets and sell them. The women who used the looms loved to work with Homespun® because of its silky feel and the fact that it worked so well with the loom.

Now Joe is retired so there won't be any more looms. We're selling the last of the inventory, although we'll definitely be keeping one as a keepsake. If you'd like a piece of history and a beautiful object crafted lovingly by hand, now is your chance. One of a kind made by one person in the world doesn't last forever.

:: Read about Joe and the last of his looms. ::

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Product Spotlight: Spinnables Send to a Friend Share on Facebook Tweet this

Pinterest

Needle Felting with Acrylic? Check out Lion Brand®'s new Spinnables!

Needle-felting expert Zoë Williams weighs in with her thoughts on "Spinnables" 100% acrylic fiber.

:: Read more about Spinnables ::

Shaded Colors Afghan

Felting Needles

Easy Loopy Hat

Spinnables 3oz

Embellished Pullover

Needle Felting Mats

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11 Nail Art Designs Inspired by Knit and Crochet Send to a Friend Share on Facebook Tweet this

nail art

Fashion often finds its inspiration from yarn, and nail art is no exception.

This week we rounded up eleven nail art designs all inspired by knit and crochet - from cute amigurumi to granny squares to cable-knit sweaters ... enjoy!

:: Check out these nails! ::

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Wool-Ease® Sale Ends Sunday! Send to a Friend Share on Facebook Tweet this
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On sale for the month of August, Wool-Ease® is one of our classic, wool-blend yarns that's perfect to use when you're just learning to knit or crochet. It's soft and versatile for all sorts of projects, big and small - our Tree of Life Afghan being the most popular! It's a great yarn to use for your first sweater, as well as for smaller sized projects like amigurumi and fall accessories like wristwarmers.

We made it simple for you to pick out a Wool-Ease® project with our recent round-up: 10 Most Popular Projects Using Lion Brand Wool-Ease®. Enjoy three highlights below.

Easy Loopy Hat

Crochet Easy Loopy Hat
in Wool-Ease®

Shaded Colors Afghan

Knit Shaded Colors Afghan
in Wool-Ease®

Embellished Pullover

Knit Embellished Pullover
in Wool-Ease®, Romance® and Bonbons

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Save BIG with a Lion Brand Mystery Box! Save up to 70%

mysteryEach box contains 6-9 balls of first-quality Lion Brand yarn, some over 70% off the retail price. Don't miss out on these deals, people love them and they're going fast!

:: Select a Mystery Box before they're all gone! ::

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