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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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Top 140 Patterns Countdown: Weeks 1 & 2

Earlier this month, we announced a special countdown in honor of our 140th Anniversary. We’ll be sharing our top 140 patterns, one each day, on social media with the hashtag #LBY140. And now, we’ve decided to do a roundup and share them on our blog, as well! Here are all the patterns featured in the…

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Transitional Pieces For Summer Into Fall: Patterns

Before you know it, it’ll be time for that elusive season in fashion. Still a little summery, not quite fall, when it’s almost impossible to decide what to wear. This is the time when transitional pieces come into play. Chances are, you’ve read about transitional pieces in fashion magazines, but it can be hard to…

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Flikka v. Comfy Cotton: What’s the Difference?

Our new Flikka Yarn and Comfy Cotton are two peas in a pod. When you’re deliberating which to use for a project, they’re more similar than you think! They’re both Cotton/Polyester blends (50/50), but the big difference is the size. For all the details of Flikka v. Comfy Cotton, plus patterns for each, keep reading.…

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Celebrate Ice Cream Day with Ice Cream Yarn!

Ice Cream Day is coming up on July 22nd, and we’ve got the perfect way to celebrate. In addition to getting a scoop of your favorite creamy treat, grab a skein of our Ice Cream Yarn! This yarn is softer-than-soft-serve, and perfect for baby projects. If you have a little person to craft for, or…

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