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Knit the Coast to Coast Wrap w/Our Kit

Two of Wands has created a stunning new wrap, and it’s sure to be an instant classic in your wardrobe. Her Coast to Coast Wrap (Knit Kit) is a travel-inspired beauty, designed on a road trip from Los Angeles to New York City. Alexandra writes, “the shape, size, and weight of the wrap makes for…

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Yarncrafting Costumes: Designing a Turtle Shell

My knitted costuming adventures continue, this time with a different mission: to create a costume for someone else! My performer friend often dresses up as a turtle, and while she had plenty of green costume items and a beautiful custom leather mask, she was missing a key component – her shell! Read along for my…

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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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Our Spring & Summer Collection, Part 1: 7 Free Patterns!

We’re thrilled to bring you Part 1 of our Spring & Summer Collection! These 7 free patterns are perfect projects to stitch up for warmer weather. Not only are they juicily bright for the warmer months, but they’re also quick, so you can get outside! Read on to see all 7 patterns, and choose your…

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Get Started Knitting with These 3 Videos

Perhaps you’re new to the yarniverse (welcome!). Or maybe you’ve always crocheted, but are interested in picking up some needles. If you’re casting on for the first time, we’re so glad you chose to get started knitting with Lion Brand! With these 3 videos, you’ll be knitting in no time. Scroll down to learn a…

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Color of the Year for April: Persimmon

Persimmon is a fruit with mystery. It’s rich, and velvety; sweet when it’s ripe, but acerbic and gritty if you pick it too early. It’s a mysterious color, too. Warm and rosy for an orange, with undertones of yellow that keep it from being truly red. Persimmon is one of the strongest warm tones of…

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Happy National Crayon Day! Knit this cute crayon caddy.

We here at Lion Brand love color! We love color so much, in fact, that we chose not one but twelve colors of the year. So it’s no surprise that National Crayon Day is one of our favorite niche holidays. If you’re a color-lover too, check out some of our celebrations of color below, and…

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Get Layered for Spring with These 12 Lion Brand Kits

As spring begins to peek around the next calendar page, we’ll cast off our heaviest outerwear in favor of lighter-weight options. What do you wear, when it’s too warm for a winter coat, but too chilly to go without? We’re in favor of layers! Keep your heavier knits in your wardrobe rotation for another few…

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2018 Trends: All-Over Texture, +15 Patterns

We’re back with the latest trend for 2018! Our 5 knit, crochet & yarn trends for the year started with Loose & Easy, and today we’re bringing you trend #2: All-Over Texture. For ideas to craft with all year long, read on for 15 patterns, and tips from our design team, to make all-over texture all your…

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New Video: Learn to Loom Knit the Free Spirit Topper

We’re thrilled to share: Kristen Mangus, of Goodknit Kisses, created a tutorial for loom knitters who love the Free Spirit Topper! You can find the knit pattern for this ruana-style wrap on our website, but you can visit Kristen’s blog to find the loom knit variation. Scarfie has a wonderful natural gradation to it, and…

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