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The Faded Mist Topper: Behind the Scenes

We’re thrilled to feature a post by one of our favorite bloggers, Jessica Potasz from Mama in a Stitch! She’s here to tell us all about the Faded Mist Topper she designed for our new Fall/Winter Style Guide. You can find the crochet kit here!   Over the last many months I’ve had the honor of…

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Sophisticated Stripes! A Gorgeous New Afghan Kit from our Style Guide

Worked in one piece in super bulky yarn, the Simple Striped Afghan from our new Fall/Winter Style Guide knits up surprisingly fast! Perfect for gift giving, pick up a kit now and have an afghan ready for gifting this holiday season.     Sophisticated Neutral Color Palette The neutral palette with a pop of rich, warm color is a…

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Textured Cardigans in Woolspun®: Two New Designs to Knit or Crochet from our Fall/Winter Style Guide

These textured cardigans, available in both knit and crochet variations exclusively as kits in our new Fall/Winter Style Guide, make for great loose layering pieces! You can wear these versatile cardigans open as shown, or use your favorite shawl pin to keep the front bands closed. We love the rich texture of the stitch patterns, which work up so crisply…

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Knit or Crochet: Simple Tops from our Fall/Winter Style Guide

Today we’re featuring two garments from our Fall/Winter Style Guide – knit and crochet versions of a relaxed top, each available exclusively as kits! Both the Simple Crochet Stitch Top and the Simple Knit Stitch Top are fashioned in a contemporary, unique shape in between a poncho and a sweater. Unique Yet Simple Construction This modular design is constructed in a…

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Introducing your Fall/Winter Style Guide: Our New Capsule Collection of Kits!

It’s the time of year for casting on the coziest of projects and making something warm to wear and love as the days grow colder. In that spirit, we’re very excited to announce a new collection of fall/winter designs available exclusively as kits! Our Fall/Winter Style Guide features knit and crochet designs that are on-trend, easy to make,…

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KAL Introduction: The Woolspun Texture Stitch Cardigan

The brand new Lion Brand Fall/Winter Style Guide was just unveiled on November 3 and we couldn’t be more excited to make all of the things! (Seriously. All of it.) There are 15 designs, which we broke down into two segments. Part One, the first 8 pattern kits, were released today (11/3) and the following 7…

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15 Fan Favorite Blankets

It’s that cuddle up and get cozy time of year. We’re talking chilly days and cold nights. Movies and hot chocolate. And, of course, snuggling up under hand made blankets. Afghans also make great gifts for your favorite people. If you’re thinking of making one for the holidays now is the time to start! Below…

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Crochet Your First Sweater with these 10 Free & Easy Patterns!

by Tamara Kelly Learning to crochet opens up a whole world of projects! Most beginners start with scarves, blankets and other simple rectangles, thinking that garments will wait “for when I’m a more experienced crocheter.” But garments can be for beginners *and* experienced crocheters when made with simple shapes! So I’ve put together a list…

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10 Free Bag Patterns for National Handbag Day!

Bag lovers unite! Today is your day! October 10th is National Handbag day. To celebrate the 10th day of the 10th month we’ve gathered 10 bag patterns for your crafting pleasure. Keep in mind bags make great gift projects since bags do not require sizing to fit properly as a sweater, socks, or hat do. Maybe make…

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7 Garments to Knit in Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® is a much loved yarn around the Lion Brand office. And based on the photos we see coming into the Community Gallery and on Instagram it looks like our customers love it as well. (Don’t forget to post your Lion Brand yarn photos and hashtag #LionBrand so we can see all…

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