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November’s Color of the Year is All About Wolf

As we begin to feel a winter chill in the air, we turn our crafting imagination to a neutral with a warm undertone. Our November Color of the Year is the beloved hue of fashion and home decor blogs alike, which we call Wolf. Grey is certainly the new black, and this particular shade is warm…

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Attending the NY Sheep & Wool Festival

A couple of weekends ago, I attended the NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck NY. To be honest, I had never heard of this annual event and only did so because I recently joined Lion Brand Yarn as a business development executive and one of the owner’s mentioned it to me. I figured it…

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Plumwood: Our September Color of the Year

Our September Color of the Year is the perfect hue to introduce autumn: Plumwood. This color is a rich combination of purple and brown, which makes it what we like to call a ‘colorful neutral’. Since Violet was introduced as Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019, purple has been getting a lot of play.…

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Finish Your Phoenix Wrap and 18 More Free Crochet Patterns for Women’s Garments and Accessories

This is Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m here for the last post of the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long. I hope you’ve been enjoying this CAL as much as I have! In today’s post, I’m sharing a sneak peek of the third and final part of the Phoenix Wrap along with a roundup of 18 more…

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Start the Phoenix Wrap and 13 More Free Crochet Patterns for Garments and Accessories!

This is Marie from Underground Crafter. I shared a teaser about the Phoenix Wrap Crochet-a-Long last week. To recap, this is a 3-part project where you can make a beautiful rectangular shawl in 3 colors of Lion Brand Jeans (or Jeans Colors). I designed the Phoenix Wrap to meet the donation requirements to Sue Rock…

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The 6 Best Baby Yarns + Patterns to Get Crafting

If you’re planning to craft a gift for a new baby in your life, but aren’t sure which yarn to choose, then this is the post for you! We’ve rounded up all our baby yarns, so you can find which is best. Plus, one pattern to get you started with each of these sweet yarns.…

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That’s So Annoying

Recently a friend of mine who is not knitter (I know all kinds of people) asked if I would mind offering advice to a friend of hers, who is a knitter. “She just finished her first hat,” said my friend, “but I guess she’s not happy with it, and she said the woman at the…

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How to Use Ravelry: Our Top 4 Tips

One of our favorite (free!) resources for all things yarn is the website Ravelry. It’s an astounding collection of patterns (complete with reviews & tips), yarn information, and communities small and large to craft with. If you aren’t already taking advantage of this wonderful site, now’s the time! While the process is simple, it does…

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Here’s how your image could be featured!

If you’re crafting with Lion Brand Yarn, we want to know. And if you’re sharing your projects on social media, we want to see! In addition to hashtagging #LionBrand when you post on Instagram or Twitter, another great way to get your image featured is to add it to our Community Gallery. How to Join…

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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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