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Brooklyn Boy Knits: Yarnementary In Public Schools!

Back in Februay, we wrote about the sudden rise to Twitter-stardom of Louis Boria, creator of Brooklyn Boy Knits. At the time, he shared with us a special vision: to create a knitting class for young people. And this past Friday, his dream came to life! Thanks to a visionary principal, supplies from Lion Brand,…

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Sam Barsky: The Man of Many Sweaters

Have you ever returned from a vacation, bemoaning the fact that you forgot to buy a souvenir? Well, not Sam Barsky. Sam arrives at his destination with his souvenir on hand. Or, to be more precise, on him! Sam has achieved some notoriety in recent years for his remarkable sweater designs, depicting famous landmarks. He travels…

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Crafting for a Cause: Autism Awareness Month

World Autism Day was April 2nd, but all of April is National Autism Awareness Month. The Autism Society describes this month as an opportunity to bring awareness to autism and people living with autism, promote acceptance, and finally, encourage inclusion. Their puzzle ribbon and the puzzle piece are the most recognizable symbols for autism awareness in…

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Break the Mold: Crafting Beyond the Stereotype

When you ask a non-crafter to imagine someone knitting or crocheting, what do they picture? Probably an older gal, grandmother-age, sitting quietly with a cup of tea. And they aren’t entirely wrong! Plenty of yarn-lovers are older women who fell in love with crafting in their youth. And plenty of us enjoy a warm beverage…

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From Jack: The Woodlands Visits the Outlet

The Woodlands School Visits the Outlet Last week I had the privilege of hosting a group of middle school children and two of their teachers at the Lion Brand Outlet Store. The Woodlands School in Westchester, New York, recently received a grant to introduce knitting to the classroom. Lion Brand was honored to be their…

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Get Crafty with Mama in a Stitch! +8 Patterns

In the beginning of 2018, we welcomed the wonderful crafters who design with us to New York City for a Blogger Bash! One of those in attendance was the inspiring Jessica Potasz of Mama in a Stitch, the creative force behind some of your favorite Lion Brand kits. Knit, crochet, and other artsy things, Mama…

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Our New London Kaye Window: Spring!

We are having a ball celebrating all things London Kaye these days. Especially her latest window design for our Manhattan Studio! If you’re close, or planning a visit to NYC, take a moment to bask in the brightness. This window sings ‘Spring!’ and has us feeling ready for warmer weather. Customers at our Manhattan Studio…

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Craft with All About Ami, Lion Brand Blogger

Chances are, you’ve admired a pattern by All About Ami, whose kits are featured on our website & in our Manhattan Studio. She visited our NYC home recently for our Blogger Bash, and it was such a pleasure to have her in our midst! We thought you might like to get to know her, too.…

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Crafting For Kids! Our new ‘Made by Miriam’ series.

We are so excited to introduce the newest face of the Lion Brand Community! Meet Miriam. She’s a 13-year-old tween who caught the crafting bug! Miriam hosts our new series, ‘Made by Miriam’, perfect ideas for crafting for kids! She loves everything DIY. Whether it’s finding time to craft and forget the worries of homework,…

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‘Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater’ Book-Signing

We’re thrilled to welcome writer, editor & crafter Alanna Okun for a signing of her first book, ‘The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater’. She’ll visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in Manhattan on Thursday, March 29th from 6:30pm – 8pm. She’ll read from her book, and be available to sign copies purchased at our Studio.…

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