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Pantone Sees Blue For 2020

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 reflects the Hat Not Hate campaign message.

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Yarn On Cones? Lion Brand’s Silk City Fibers Line Pays A Visit To Weaver House

Are you a fan of yarn on cones? If you answered yes then you might be interested to know that Lion Brand is the new home of Silk City Fibers, a brand of luxury fibers available on cones. Perfect for weaving, large projects, and more compact storage. At Silk City Fibers you’ll find high-fashion yarns…

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5 Ways Knit and Crochet Explain Math and Science

If you’ve ever shown a knit or crochet pattern, especially a lace or texture chart, to a non knitter or crocheter they may have said something like, that looks like a code or another language. It is! And maybe even more so than a casual first glance would give away. Knitting Is Code Elisabetta Matsumoto,…

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Ease Ain’t Easy: A Discussion On Sweater Fit

I’ve been knitting for around 15 years and can execute complex lace and design intricate cable patterns, but getting the correct amount of ease in my garments sometimes still eludes me. First, what is ease? There’s a lot more on this below, but basically it’s the amount of inches more or less than your actual…

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To All Knitters & Crocheters: Read This Before Flying!

Are you traveling this spring and summer? As we’re gearing up for warm weather and fun getaways, at the top of our to-do lists is planning which knitting and crochet projects to bring on the trip! Waiting around in airports plus time spent flying make for lots of crafting opportunities. And since you don’t want…

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The Craze: What Is A Temperature Blanket?

First, what is a Temperature Blanket? Over the last few years, temperature blankets have been taking the crafting world by storm (pun intended). And it’s easy to see why! They’re fun to make, can incorporate lots of colors, and have the potential to be a truly unique gift or heirloom piece. To make one, the…

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Fingering, Sport, DK, Worsted, Bulky: What Does Yarn Weight Mean?

Yarns come in many different thicknesses, and these yarn weights go by many different names! Worsted, afghan, and aran weight yarns all fall under the same category, while fingering weight and sock weight yarns are one and the same. To help you keep track of what’s what, we’ve compiled a chart using the weight standards…

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In The Loop With Lion Media®

Lion Media® is Education, Community, Inspiration For All Knitters, Crocheters, & Crafters Did you know there’s several ways to keep up with Lion Brand online? From photo inspiration on Instagram to news on Facebook to videos on YouTube, Lion Media® has you covered! Below is a helpful list of links to where you can find…

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Become a Certified Craft Instructor with the CYC!

Do you enjoy helping others learn to knit or crochet? Do you feel pride when someone you’re helping finally understands a tricky technique? If so, then teaching might be a natural fit. The Craft Yarn Council offers a Certified Instructors Program for those who love teaching others. You can take workshops on-site or through correspondence,…

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The Surprising Way Our Color Cards Are Made

Color Cards are an inspiring tool for crafters to get ideas, and ours have an inspiring story behind them. Our color cards are handmade by Village of Progress, which is a special facility in Oregon, Illinois. Village of Progress provides resources to adults with development disabilities. They enable people to “live fulfilling and purposeful lives,”…

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