Lion Brand Notebook ®

The Afghan That Was Created From Our Swatch Experiment

In last week’s post I talked about how we design based on experimenting with swatching. Last week I shared a peek into the process by which we decide on color sequencing. Here is the afghan we created with the new Vanna’s Choice colors that was based on that swatch.

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Seen in the Yarniverse: Male Knitters and Crocheters

Male knitters are popping up more and more these days. It’s exciting to see boundaries being changed and people are being more open-minded about crafts. There’s a wonderful article at Greatreporter.com that looks at males in the knitting community. We also had an episode of YarnCraft featuring Men Who Knit & Crochet. As a male…

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Tree of Life Knit-Along #4 – Flower Garden

I love this pattern, and this project reminded me that I had come across a similar flower stitch in a vintage knitting book from the 1930’s years ago and used it as an accent pattern for a baby sweater. It’s a really great stitch that has a thousand uses. The Flower Garden is one of…

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