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Brooklyn Boy Knits: Yarnementary In Public Schools!

Back in Februay, we wrote about the sudden rise to Twitter-stardom of Louis Boria, creator of Brooklyn Boy Knits. At the time, he shared with us a special vision: to create a knitting class for young people. And this past Friday, his dream came to life! Thanks to a visionary principal, supplies from Lion Brand,…

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Sam Barsky: The Man of Many Sweaters

Have you ever returned from a vacation, bemoaning the fact that you forgot to buy a souvenir? Well, not Sam Barsky. Sam arrives at his destination with his souvenir on hand. Or, to be more precise, on him! Sam has achieved some notoriety in recent years for his remarkable sweater designs, depicting famous landmarks. He travels…

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Our New London Kaye Window: Spring!

We are having a ball celebrating all things London Kaye these days. Especially her latest window design for our Manhattan Studio! If you’re close, or planning a visit to NYC, take a moment to bask in the brightness. This window sings ‘Spring!’ and has us feeling ready for warmer weather. Customers at our Manhattan Studio…

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Craft with All About Ami, Lion Brand Blogger

Chances are, you’ve admired a pattern by All About Ami, whose kits are featured on our website & in our Manhattan Studio. She visited our NYC home recently for our Blogger Bash, and it was such a pleasure to have her in our midst! We thought you might like to get to know her, too.…

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‘Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater’ Book-Signing

We’re thrilled to welcome writer, editor & crafter Alanna Okun for a signing of her first book, ‘The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater’. She’ll visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in Manhattan on Thursday, March 29th from 6:30pm – 8pm. She’ll read from her book, and be available to sign copies purchased at our Studio.…

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Men Who Craft: Changing stereotypes, stitch by stitch.

While we here at Lion Brand have always known that crafting is for everyone, society says otherwise. Gendered stereotypes have persisted as long as we’ve seen yarn in the media. The idea that crafting is for romance-less introverts has been reinforced until it’s become a classic punchline. But social media is changing the way we…

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New Lion Brand Line: Crochet with London Kaye!

We adore London Kaye, and we here at Lion Brand are so excited for her new line of crochet treats. She is famous for her yarn-bombed works of art, and now, you can crochet with London! With a fabulous yarn, thoughtfully-designed crochet hooks, and very fun new project Theme Pack kits, you can cast on…

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ICYMI: Tea with Shira & Brooklyn Boy Knits

We had a very special Tea with Shira this month, and we wanted to share, in case you missed it. Shira hosted local knitter & recent social media celebrity Brooklyn Boy Knits! Brooklyn Boy Louis Boria is always knitting on the train, and on this particular ride, American Idol & Broadway star Frenchie Davis snapped…

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Craft for Chinese New Year: The Year of the Dog

Chinese New Year All About Ami created a very special new project to celebrate Chinese New Year, which starts today! It’s a two-week festival that marks the start of the new year, beginning on the second new moon (after the winter solstice) and ending on the full moon at the beginning of March. Chinese New…

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Meet London Kaye + Her New Yarn!

The lovely London Kaye has been yarn-bombing her way to crafting stardom for several years, and we here at Lion Brand are thrilled to be collaborating with her in a big new way! Her work has been recognized by big brands, and by passers-by who are inspired to take selfies with her street art. We’ve…

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