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Yarn Work & Wellness: 3 Breath Tips for Crafting Comfortably

Many of us picked up crafting to carve out a little me-time in our busy days. It’s a significant gesture, taking a few moments for ourselves. Chances are, you’ve read about the additional health benefits of crafting. Maybe you saw our post last month, ‘Craft for Less Stress’! One of the most important benefits, which is also […]

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What Is Fast Fashion? Craft ‘Slow’ Instead!

These days, it seems like we can’t turn around without having fallen ‘off’ trend and out of style! The fashion industry is enormous, with one report estimating as much as $250 Billion spent in the United States alone! Furthermore, big companies now imaging 52 ‘mini-seasons’ a year. How can we possibly keep up? Not only […]

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Meet the New Hygge: Còsagach

There’s a new hygge in town. Meet cosagach, the cozy trend hailing from Scotland, which is popping up everywhere this New Year. It’s pronounced: coze-sag-och, and it’ll probably take us the length of the trend to learn to say it right. For anybody out there who’s still practicing ‘hoo-guh’ everytime they read ‘hygge’, I feel […]

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Wool allergy? Consider these yarns, instead!

A significant percentage of Americans suffer from allergies. For the yarn crafter, there is no gloomier news than a wool allergy. While the allergy can range from sensitivity to more serious irritation, it’s always best to consult a physician to discuss further. If you know you’re sensitive, or you’re crafting for someone who is, we’ve […]

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Our Anniversary: 140 Years of Lion Brand

This year marks a milestone for Lion Brand Yarn Company, our 140th Anniversary! It’s hard to believe we’ve been creating yarn & crafting with you for almost a century and a half, but we’ve treasured every moment. We wanted to share some of the highlights with you, as well as moments in national & world […]

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Mandala: What’s in a name? + 4 Free Patterns!

Mandala comes in delicious cakes that has bewitched the hearts of crafters. A single ball works up into a scarf, a shawl, or a toque. The colors wind from one color to the next, and back again. Because of this, each piece has a totally unique coloration depending on which color and pattern you’re combining! […]

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Yarn Work & Wellness: Craft for less stress!

As the first days of this New Year unfold, they are ripe with possibility. We envision our best selves stepping boldly into 2018! We make new goals, which speak to who & how we want to be as we embrace another trip around the sun. While all our resolutions will be as individual as we […]

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Modular Knitting with New Basic Yarn, Part 1: The Autumn Palette

Modular knitting requires first, that you knit a shape—let’s say, a rectangle—and second, that you enlarge the shape. To enlarge, you pick up stitches along an edge, and knit out from them. You could accomplish this enlargement by knitting separate pieces and sewing them together like patchwork, but it’s easier, faster, and seamless when you […]

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Join the Pride: Getting to Know Lion’s Pride Woolspun Yarn

Lion Brand lovers, meet your new go-to yarn. Lion’s Pride Woolspun Yarn is a favorite among knitters & crocheters alike, and its lovable qualities will unfurl every stitch of the way. Select your skein from a bevvy of 35 colors, ranging from hearty neutrals to Pinterest-worthy vivids, self-striping prints to mixes. The fiber make-up is […]

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What is Superwash Wool?

“Superwash” is one of those terms you see on yarn packaging that might make you wonder what exactly you’re getting in to. Is it natural? Is this still wool? Simply put, superwash wool is the term for a wool yarn that has been treated to be machine washable. Untreated wool has scales along the fiber […]

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