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October: Embrace Fall with Chestnut

No matter how the forecast is looking, our October Color of the Year makes it clear: Fall is here. Warm, rich, and strong, Chestnut has all the power of a much-needed morning cup of coffee, but it’s surprisingly gentle, too. Earth tones in general are having a resurgence in the fashion world, especially in the past two…

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Be Sweater Weather-Ready with 12 Favorite Kits

It seems like it took ages this year, but we can finally say: sweater weather is here! In celebration of this, every crafter’s favorite season, we put together a dozen of our favorite kits for fall. Get ready for cooler weather by stitching up one of our 12 favorite kits, knit or crochet. Whether you’re…

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The Yoke Sweater Trend, in 13 Patterns

One of the hottest yarn trends of 2018 has been the resurgence of the yoke sweater. We’ve been feeling the vintage vibes from the 80s and the 90s for several seasons in the fashion world, so it’s no surprise this look is back in style. Whether you’ve always been a diehard fan, or you’re jumping…

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12 Weeks of Christmas Starts Now

Believe it or not, it’s time to get a start on your holiday crafting. So we’re starting our 12 weeks of Christmas now, to make sure you’ve got enough time! We have twelve beautiful projects designed by some of our favorite bloggers, so you’ll have plenty of options. Plus, we’ve divvied them into four categories,…

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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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Take ZZ Twist Yarn for a Spin + 6 Patterns

Have you tried our ZZ Twist Yarn? This new yarn was created with crocheters in mind, but it’s got qualities any crafter will love. What makes it so special is the twist. ZZ Twist is spun with a ‘Z’ twist, which happens to be the same direction yarn wraps around the crochet hook. Because of…

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Another 14 Top Patterns for our 140th Anniversary

Lion Brand is turning 140 this year, so we just had to find the perfect way to celebrate. For the past month, we’ve been counting down our top 140 patterns, and we’re not done yet! This is the roundup for weeks 5 & 6 featuring another 14 top patterns. Follow us on Instagram and check out…

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August’s Color of the Year: Sapphire

For our August Color of the Year, we chose Sapphire blue, which is omnipresent in all levels of fashion. Consider the lowly blue jean, worn by the masses, yet still incorporated into every designer’s collection. All of America has fallen in love with blue hues, and Sapphire in particular is embraced as one of the…

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What to Do for Relaxation Day + 6 Patterns

Summer is the perfect time to take it easy, but you can really put your feet up on August 15th. It’s Relaxation Day, so we’re thinking of ways to celebrate. One excellent way to relax is by grabbing your latest WIP. Crafting is proven to have positive effects on stress levels, so it’s no wonder…

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14 More Free Patterns to Celebrate our 140th Anniversary

When you turn 140, it’s key to have a fun way to celebrate. So we’ve been counting down our top 140 patterns, and this is the roundup for weeks 3 & 4! To keep up, you’ll want to follow us on Instagram, and check out the hashtag #LBY140. In case you don’t use Instagram, you…

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