Knitters & crocheters know that fall brings sweater weather and yarn season! Join Liz & Zontee as we say goodbye to summer and hello to 5 new yarns from Lion Brand like Superwash Merino Cashmere, Baby Wool, and more, dozens of colors in several more of your favorite Lion Brand yarns, and a brand new format to our fall catalog. This year, we’re featuring 100 new patterns, as well as a year-long format that includes projects for occasions from now through next summer, so tune in to find out more about all that we have to offer!
Yarns discussed include:
- Baby Wool
- Quick & Cozy
- Superwash Merino Cashmere
- Tweed Stripes
- Vanna’s Glamour
- Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Patterns discussed include:
- Crochet Sequoia Shrug
- Knit Mitered Square Throw
- Crochet Halloween Amigurumi
- Knit Lace Inset Cardi
- Crochet Mother of the Bride Shawl
- Knit Baby Lacy Short Sleeved Sweater
- Please note that while they may not be available yet, many of the patterns mentioned will be available over the next few weeks as we get ready for our catalog…keep an eye out on new patterns with the What’s New in Patterns weekly newsletter.
And in this week’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about construction and go over some of the basics for figuring out how to choose a pattern that works for you, as well as resources for learning more about how to design your own garments and adapt patterns.
Books discussed include:
- Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel
- The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd
- Shirley Paden’s Knitwear Design Workshop
- The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting and The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet by Margaret Hubert
Join us in two weeks when we talk about unique ways to use repeating stitch patterns and motifs to jazz up your projects. Do you like cables, lace, color work, or other advanced techniques? Tell us what your favorite technique is and why! Share your thoughts with us, and we may include it in the next episode! Post a message on the blog or email us at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276.