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Monthly Archives: January 2014

  • The Stars Are All Aligned

    This story is from our newletters called Pattern Journal which brings a warm-hearted, wholesome story to your inbox to read every month. We're sharing the most recent story here in the blog. If you enjoy it and would like to subscribe, click here.

    This year, Allie resolved to be more sociable. It was hard to put yourself out there, but necessary if you wanted to have a life that was more than your job. She was an Aquarius—friendly, but also private—and cherished weekends when she could sleep late, crochet, and chat on the phone. That was her restorative reward after a killer work-week. But she was tired of being alone. Maybe she needed a little less privacy and a little more friendship.

    Wearing her favorite pink sweater and skinny jeans, Allie strolled the few blocks from her apartment to the Java Library. With the comfy seating and alluring bookshelves, the Java Library invited you to relax. She usually spent no more than five minutes there, always satisfied with buying her morning coffee and leaving.

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  • Show Your Support for Team USA!

     

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    With the winter Olympics less two weeks away I can feel the anticipation mounting. I'm usually not a big fan of sports but whenever the Olympics come around I always find myself getting swept up in the excitement. I'm instantly hooked after watching the opening ceremonies and immediately start searching online for the schedule of my favorite events. While watching the US competitors perform astounding acts of athleticism while clad in their dazzling red, white, and blue uniforms I can't help but feel a little patriotic.

    embroidering mittensAfter Lion Brand was featured in David Muir’s Made In America segment on ABC News (check out the video here!), I decided to help our Design team create our own version of the Olympic mittens. The Design team made the mittens first with our American-made Heartland yarn. Next, I got to design the embroidery to give the mittens some patriotic flare. The embroidery went pretty quickly, maybe 15-20 minutes per mitten and I was sort of figuring out the design as I did it. Then they were sent back to the Design team so they could write a pattern for our customers!

    Click here to get the pattern for the knit Team USA mittens or click here for the crochet version! You can find the patterns for the hats and scarf shown in the photo above here.

    Did you know that many of our yarns are made in America? Click here to see the full list!

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  • Create Elegant Fashions With Silk Mohair, Now On Sale!

    One of our most popular yarns in the exclusive LB Collection  is Silk Mohair.  This lightweight, lofty combination of two luxury fibers--70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk--will help you create beautiful lace, elegant accessories and lightweight garments.  The yarn comes in 6 vibrant fashion colors that are flattering to wear.

    Now, for a limited time, you can buy this seemingly indulgent yarn for the reasonable price of $7 per ball for 251 yards.  Here are a few patterns to inspire you.  The yarn has a subtle halo around it and when you give a gift made with Silk Mohair, so will you!

    South Bay Shawletter Knit Luxe Lace Pullover Featherweight Granny Scarf
    Crochet South Bay Shawlette Knit Luxe Lace Pullover Crochet Featherweight Granny Scarf
    Berkeley Cardigan Wild Flower Shawl Knit Safran Shrug
    Knit Berkley Cardigan Crochet Wild Flower Shawl Knit Safran Shrug

    NOTE: The LB Collection is exclusively available through Lion Brand via LionBrand.com, the Lion Design catalog, the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York City, and the Lion Brand Yarn Outlet in Carlstadt, New Jersey. Because these yarns are specially made in small batches, these yarns are not available through any other retailer.

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