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Don’t Miss This Countdown: Our 140 Favorite Patterns

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Don’t Miss This Countdown: Our 140 Favorite Patterns

In celebration of our 140th Anniversary this year, we’re counting down our favorite 140 patterns and kits, just for you! As we turn 140 years old, we’re celebrating over a century of bringing you the best patterns & kits we can. We want to make sure when you choose to craft with us, what you’ll be making is fashion-forward, timeless, and lovable. The fun will begin July 10th, so be sure to get connected. To find out how to stay tuned for this special countdown, read on!

Countdown with Us: 140 Favorite Patterns

If you don’t want to miss a moment of our countdown, then make sure to follow us on Instagram! We’ll be sharing 6 patterns & kits each week in our Instagram Stories. To watch our stories, you can click our profile image at the upper lefthand corner of our Instagram profile. If you see one you like, you’ll be able to swipe up for more information!Countdown

CountdownIn case you’re not on Instagram, or miss a day or two, we’ll recap each week in our Weekly Stitch. Click here to subscribe to our Weekly Stitch newsletter. The fun will arrive in your inbox every Friday!

Be Sure to Hashtag When You Share

Of the more than 7,000 patterns we’ve written, we’ve chosen the all-time favorites for this exclusive list. If you see a pattern you recognize, be sure to let us know! Share a photo of your project, whether it’s an FO or WIP, and be sure to hashtag #LBY140 when you do. And if you see something you want to work up, tag us in your photo when you get started.

140 Years of Crafting with You

Our 140th Birthday means 140 years of crafting with you, and that’s the best part of our anniversary celebration. Thank you for choosing to craft with Lion Brand, and for letting us be a part of your crafting, creativity, and Yarniverse for all these years. Enjoy these patterns as our gift to you!

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  • I do not have instagram, so I tried to subscribe to weekly stitch via your link, and got the following message…
    I really want to be part of the celebration, so I hope you can help!

    Sorry, the page you’ve requested was not found.
    Reasons this may have occurred:

    A mis-typed URL (or an out-of-date bookmark/favorite)
    The link is too old and is no longer active.
    The sender’s account has been disabled or is no longer active.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    • Hi, Roberta – We’re not sure why that link isn’t working, but here’s another one to try. This one will take you to our main subscription page, and from there, you’ll be able to choose Weekly Stitch as an option! Thanks for your patience! Subscribe Here

  • When I clicked on the link to subscribe it said the page was no longer active.

    • Hi, Jeb – We’re not sure why that link isn’t working, but here’s another one to try. This one will take you to our main subscription page, and from there, you’ll be able to choose Weekly Stitch as an option! Thanks for your patience! Subscribe Here

  • I don’t use Instagram, but I’d like to wish you guys a Happy Anniversary! I love coming across the old Lion Brand ads and own the reproduction copy of your antique pattern book.
    Honestly, I’d love to see more of your history, I understand at one point you had a fire in your offices in the city, but whatever you guys have I’d savor with relish!

    • Hi, Emily – Thank you for your interest, especially in our black & white days! We do still have some offices in NYC, and you’ve given me an idea to interview some members of the company for their memories of earlier generations at work. Thank you for sharing, hopefully something new will come to fruition because of it!

  • Hello tried to subscribe to your newsletter and it says no longer active, also I do not have instagram. How can I enjoy the anniversary?

    • Hi, Stacey – We’re not sure why that link isn’t working, but here’s another one to try. This one will take you to our main subscription page, and from there, you’ll be able to choose Weekly Stitch as an option! Thanks for your patience! Subscribe Here

    • Hi, Stacey – Just wanted to update you, we’ll also be doing roundups of the patterns in blog posts, to make sure they’re available for everyone. Stay tuned! 🙂

  • First off….HAPPY 140th!!! Second…at just shy of age 62, I’ve been using Lion Brand yarns for close to 40 years. One of my favorites for the softest afghans is HOMESPUN ( – although a minor thing with it is the fuzz while using it….up my nose and in my eyes) —– just LOVE it !!!

    • Thank you, Georgia! Wow, we are so happy & honored that you’ve been crafting with us. Thank you for choosing Lion Brand & Homespun! 🙂

  • I don’t do instagram and don’t want to. How else can I get the free patterns. Why do you have to make it so difficult?

    • Hi, Janet – We’ll also be doing roundups of all the patterns in blog posts, to make them available for everyone who’s interested.

  • Same start day as you, only not quite as long! I’ve been knitting for 57 years and crocheting for 51 years. Celebrating on the 10th too!

    • Hi, Cheryl – Congrats to you! Can’t imagine all the wisdom you could share from your years of crafting. 🙂

  • HAPPY anniversary! I don’t have Instagram. But I love this site. Please let me know how to get the 140 different patterns!!!!! Is there any other way to get them????

    • Hi, Karen! Thank you! Don’t worry – we will be sharing all the patterns in blog posts, too, to make sure everyone can get them. Stay tuned! 🙂

  • July 16, 2018

    I have been using Lion Brand yarn for 50 years. I don’t really have a favorite, but I have used a lot of the Homespun. I am interested in trying the new Amazing Lace.
    I also want to get the free pattern of the circular afghan. It looks beautiful.
    Happy 140th Anniversaty.

    • Hi, Vicky – Thank you so much for choosing Lion Brand, we love that we’ve been a part of your crafting. Let me do some research and see if I can find out what afghan they’ve photographed here, and I’ll try to get you a link to the pattern. And thank you for the Anniversary wishes! 🙂

  • Love love Lion Brand yarns. I’ve been knitting for over 50 years. I love the yarns and the patterns (cannot tell you how many I’ve made). Always easy to understand and rework the patterns, depending on what my family has wanted over these many years.

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