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2018 Trends: Loose & Easy, + 18 Free Patterns

If you’ve been following along with our trend-casting for 2018, you probably read about our 5 knit, crochet & yarn trends for this year. The time has come for the first installment of our trend-specific posts, and we’re thrilled to bring you Loose & Easy ideas to craft with all year long. From Lion Brand […]

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Color of the Year for February: Antique

For February, Antique. Paler pinks have become a staple in any good stylist’s palette, and we’re infatuated with our particular hue: Antique. Pink has held our imaginations in some shade for several years. Rose gold captivated our eye, and we were #rosegoldeverything no matter the season. Then, in 2016, Pantone elevated Rose Quartz as one […]

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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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Show us your #LionBrand!

Social media has changed so much of the way we relate to one another these days. From keeping tabs on former classmates, to keeping up-to-date with the latest dishes our friends are making & eating, we’re living in an era rich with information! While there are certainly downsides to spending additional hours engaged with our […]

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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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Color of the Year: We heard ya! & Watch This

We love your feedback! We were blown away by your thoughts and ideas about our Color of the Year post earlier this month. Thank you so much for reading, weighing in, and creating wonderful discussion. Keep reading for some thoughts on the most common questions & comments! And watch this – we’re ready to share […]

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Color of the Year for January: Vanilla

January is for Vanilla. If you’ve stood in the home improvement aisle, staring at paint chips for a hallway painting project, you know there many ‘white’ tones, and they each give a very different feeling. This year, we’re drawn to warmer, more ambiguous colors… is it cream? Light taupe? When it comes to vanilla, we […]

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A New Kit to Knit: Stunningly Simple Top

Today we’re featuring a show-stopping oversize topper! This versatile layer is more coat-like than your average cardigan, with lovely drape. It feels lighter than it looks, as the yarns used are quite lofty. Check out the knitted Simple Top, available as a kit in our Fall/Winter Style Guide. Simple Top   Yarn The Simple Top […]

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Texture Stripes Cardigan: A luxurious knit from our Style Guide!

Today we’re featuring the Texture Stripes Cardigan! Available exclusively as a kit in our Fall/Winter Style Guide, this richly textured sweater would make a versatile addition to your wardrobe. Luxurious Textures We love the simple knit-purl textures in this piece. The stitch patterns are classics from Fisherman sweaters, and have a unique look in this […]

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Lion Brand Colors of the Year: 2018

The clock is winding down on 2017, and we’re spending these last few days looking into our crystal ball. The New Year presents new opportunities, and among the most exciting is a fresh perspective on color. Before the ball drops on December 31st, we want to tease our 12 extraordinary Colors of the Year for […]

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