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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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Thick & Quick: Now in Bonus Bundles!

T&Q: Now in Bonus Bundles! These jumbo skeins are a reinvention of customer-favorite Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, but they’re made from 100% acrylic fiber, so it’s ideal for people with wool-sensitivity or wool allergies (if this is you, you might want to check out our latest blog post on yarns for wool allergies!). The weight […]

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Meet Penelope: Our New Superfine Yarn, Perfect for Making Socks

An inspired new sock weight yarn. Welcome, Penelope! As the newest addition to our Superfine family, Penelope is an answer to the question from many of our crafters, who’ve asked for more lightest-weight yarn options. Lovely Penelope comes as a knitted chainette hank. But give the thread a tug to unravel, and poof! Sock weight […]

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Wool allergy? Consider these yarns, instead!

A significant percentage of Americans suffer from allergies. For the yarn crafter, there is no gloomier news than a wool allergy. While the allergy can range from sensitivity to more serious irritation, it’s always best to consult a physician to discuss further. If you know you’re sensitive, or you’re crafting for someone who is, we’ve […]

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Join the Pride: Getting to Know Lion’s Pride Woolspun Yarn

Lion Brand lovers, meet your new go-to yarn. Lion’s Pride Woolspun Yarn is a favorite among knitters & crocheters alike, and its lovable qualities will unfurl every stitch of the way. Select your skein from a bevvy of 35 colors, ranging from hearty neutrals to Pinterest-worthy vivids, self-striping prints to mixes. The fiber make-up is […]

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Getting to Know New Basic 175

New Basic 175 is a single spun worsted weight (CYC#4/Medium) yarn. Skeins are 3.5 ounces (100 grams) and have 175 yards, which puts the yarn on the heavier side of worsted. It is light and lofty while being warm and cozy. And since it is machine washable you can work it up into the softest […]

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Pinworthy: A World of Color With New Basic

Lion Brand curates several inspirational boards on Pinterest. Some are geared toward craft, others call out seasons, like “Feels Like Fall,” or trends, like “Pompom Party.” Then there are the ones those that speak to beauty and emotion, such as the New Basic board. Get lost in a river of gently flowing color on the New […]

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5 Reasons Why You Want to Use Wool Yarn, Even in Summer

Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® Yarn in Oatmeal I am a firm believer in the benefits of working with wool (or wool blend) yarns and use it year-round. However, I do admit that wool and Summer are not generally synonymous. When you imagine working with wool (or any animal fiber) yarn it is much more likely you […]

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Getting to Know Color Waves Yarn

Photo shows two shades of Color Waves (Tiger’s Eye and Day Break) in the pattern for the Aurora Scarf. Color Waves is a variegated blend of 80% acrylic and 20% wool. Coming in at a CYC #3 (DK) weight, this yarn is versatile and can be used for garments, accessories, home items, and craft projects. It […]

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Using Jeans Yarn in Your Favorite Designs

There are over 2,000 free patterns on LionBrand.com that use CYC #4/Worsted Weight (medium) gauge yarn. That’s a lot of patterns to choose from! However, only 7 of those patterns and 15 kits are written specifically for Jeans® yarn. This doesn’t mean you need to feel restricted by only these projects. Worsted weight is very versatile […]

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