Happy Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2012 by Guest
Happy Thanksgiving From Our Family To Yours We are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday so we can all spend time with our families, but we will rejoin our yarn family when we reopen on Sunday Nov. 25th at 11:30 pm Enjoy...

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Class Spotlight: Carol Sulcoski’s Secrets of the Schematic

November 20th, 2012 by Guest
Hi, My name is Carol Sulcoski and I am very excited to be teaching at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio this December.  Because it’s my first time visiting the Studio, Patty was kind enough to let me write this blog post...

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Wool-Ease Tiger Sweater

“Look What I Made” Wool-Ease Sweater

November 13th, 2012 by Guest
This is a guest post by Elayne, one of our wonderful customers… My little 4 year old grandson watched me reading a knitting magazine and decided that he needed the picture of the tiger that was in the Debbie Bliss Winter...

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Our first customer when we returned :)

Coming Together When It Matters

November 7th, 2012 by Guest
Last week the east coast was hit by Hurricane Sandy. Since the Lion Brand Yarn Studio is in lower Manhattan, and our offices are in New Jersey, the storm hit us hard. So many have lost so much, it’s a time...

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November 3rd, 2012 by Guest
NOTE: This was in response to a comment posted on our Twitter feed from a reader in Virginia. Being a small family owned New Jersey, New York company, we are a part of the community that has been so devastated by...

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Continental Knitting

Get a Handle on Continental Knitting

October 7th, 2012 by Guest
In continental knitting, sometimes known as picking or European knitting, the yarn you are working with is held in the left hand. If you hold your working yarn in your right hand, a method known as throwing or English knitting, then...

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Look What I Made: Angela's Double Knit Blanket

Look What I Made: Angela’s “Never Say Never” Double-Knit Baby Blanket

September 25th, 2012 by Guest
This is a guest post by Angela, one of our wonderful customers.   This journey began a year ago when I went to an event at the Studio and learned a little bit about double-knitting.  I wanted to try it, but...

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A Blanket, a Baby, Some Blocking and a Cat: the Story of Knitting a Gift

August 27th, 2012 by Guest
A project story by Darrin. I wanted to make a baby blanket for a coworker, so I went to Ravelry for inspiration. Op Art by Melissa Dominguez caught my eye. It is an interesting design that is started in the center,...

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Become a Pro-Knitter: Master Alterations & Major Fixes

August 20th, 2012 by Guest
Every knitter makes mistakes. Being an experienced knitter doesn’t mean you stop making mistakes, hardly! I know lots of highly-capable knitters who make mistakes in their work, and I do myself from time to time. To me, being an capable knitter...

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Casting On

Learn How to Cast On & Bind Off for Special Projects

May 14th, 2012 by Guest
The way your project looks begins with your cast on choice and ends with your bind off.  I love that moment of beginning a project, when I think “What do I want from my cast on? Do I need it to...

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