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Monthly Archives: June 2013

  • Lion Brand Wins An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Award!

    David Blumenthal (President/CEO) and Dean Blumenthal (EVP/COO) have won the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in New Jersey in the 'Family Business' category.  What perfect timing! Just as we celebrate our 135th anniversary.  It means a lot to us to be recognized by such an influential global corporation, especially since we’ve come a long way in five generations from a pushcart on the Lower East Side of Manhattan!  For a look inside the company today, see this video: About Lion Brand Yarn Company - 135th Anniversary Special.

    (Left to right: David Blumenthal & Dean Blumenthal)

     “Being recognized by a prestigious organization like Ernst & Young is such an honor for our 5th generation family business. I’m grateful for the leadership of our fathers who mentored us and taught us by example, and for the expertise and devotion of all our associates.”
    -David Blumenthal

    Congratulations to David and Dean Blumenthal!


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  • Learn to Crochet a Granny Square!

    grannies slide openerAfter crocheting what I was sure was the world's longest crochet chain (it was at least 60 feet long, but far short of the world record) in fourth grade, I finally decided it might be time to learn another crochet technique. I sat with my grandmother that summer at the kitchen table in our shore house as she crocheted a baby pink granny square, walking me through each step. She fastened hers off without disconnecting, so I could practice on the same length of yarn. Once I got the hang of it, I went around and around on that same square, until each successive skein of pink, purple and white ran out, but I always left my grandmother's square attached. It's a wonderful memory of her to keep now.

    Making granny squares is a great way to learn to crochet, or to try out a new technique. Today, I want to share my grandmother's lesson to me from 15 years ago with all of you! Check out this step-by-step tutorial to create your first granny square in ten minutes or less.

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  • Lion Brand on the Road: Upcoming Events

    One of the best parts about working at Lion Brand is meeting our amazing customers and hearing what you have to say about our products, patterns, and community. Working in the yarn industry, many of us travel and meet knitters and crocheters across the country, and I often get asked, "Will Lion Brand be at an event near me? I'd love to check out your new yarns in person!"

    Earlier this year, we had a ton of fun at Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA and Vogue Knitting Live in New York, NY!

    In the second half of 2013, we're proud to sponsor and have booths at these upcoming shows and events:

    Upcoming Knitting & Crochet Events

    kcshowKnit & Crochet Show
    Indianapolis, IN
    July 17 - 21
    Click here for more info.
    Lion Brand fans can get this exclusive coupon (or book with this code online: LionBrand11113) for discounted admission to the marketplace .

    Stitches Midwest
    Schaumburg, IL
    August 8 - 11
    Click here for more info.
    Lion Brand fans can get 20% off classes and events with the coupon code: LBM13.


    Knit & Crochet Show
    Charlotte, NC
    October 2 - 6
    Click here for more info.

    Stitches East
    Hartford, CT
    November 7 - 10
    Click here for more info.

    Stop by the shows above to check out our exclusive LB Collection, as well as new products--all at show-special prices.

    We're also proud to be a sponsor of many regional knitting and crochet festivals across the country, and we hope you'll check online for events in your area. Click here for a helpful calendar from Knitter's Review.

    While we don't have the staff and resources to be at every show and festival, we always love hearing from you, so we hope you'll continue to share your thoughts here on our blog and through our pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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