Staff Stories

If the Hat FITs

October 10th, 2018 by Gretchen
Hat Not Hate goes to FIT On Thursday, September 27th, I had the opportunity to bring our Hat Not Hate initiative to Fashion Institute of Technology as part of their Civility Week preparations. With some blue yarn and knitting needles in hand, I...

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Gretchen Goes to STITCHES: A Midwest Recap

August 9th, 2018 by Gretchen
I just returned from an exhilarating weekend teaching at Stitches Midwest. If you’ve never been to one of their events, I’d encourage everyone who works with yarn to go. It’s such a rare treat to spend time with friends away from...

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Our Own Gretchen Fancher in AM New York

July 29th, 2018 by Ally Carey
The NYC-based publication AM New York gave Gretchen a ring to talk about one of her favorite subjects: the innate creativity of human beings. AMNY included her comments in a piece about the resurgence of crafting, plus a list of the...

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LBYS Wish List

From the LBYS Staff: What’s on our wish list?

December 10th, 2017 by Ally Carey
If you’ve got a crafter in your life who deserves just the right gift this holiday season, take a look at what the Lion Brand Yarn Studio staff are asking for & get some gift ideas! Edita loves to knit in...

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Darrin's yarn bombed chair

Staff Show & Tell: Darrin’s Yarn Bombed Chair

October 16th, 2017 by Gali Beeri
Welcome to Staff Show & Tell, where Lion Brand Yarn Studio staff members like to show off our beautiful yarn in their own projects. Read on for expert tips and yarncraft inspiration! We sat down with Darrin to hear all about...

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Closeup of Crocheted Serene Shell

Staff Show & Tell: Edita’s Serene Shell

July 5th, 2017 by Gali Beeri
Welcome to Staff Show & Tell, where Lion Brand Yarn Studio staff members like to show off our beautiful yarn in their own projects. Read on for expert tips and yarncraft inspiration! We sat down with Edita to hear all about...

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Cl;aire's Coffee Shop Wrap

Staff Show & Tell: Claire’s Coffee Shop Wrap

April 25th, 2017 by Gali Beeri
Welcome to Staff Show & Tell, where Lion Brand Yarn Studio staff members like to show off our beautiful yarn in their own projects. Read on for expert tips and yarncraft inspiration! We sat down with Claire, our Studio Manager, to...

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Staff Projects: Edita

November 29th, 2016 by LBYS Staff
Edita is working on a crochet top … that may become a dress! Since she’s making up the pattern as she goes, she’s got a while to decide. The yarn, believe it or not, is 24/7 Cotton! Edita patiently unplied each...

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LBYS Staff Shares “What I’m Making”!

December 17th, 2015 by LBYS Staff
Between leading our many classes and offering excellent yarn shopping advice, our staff has a project or two on their hooks needles. Here, a few of them share what they’ve been working on for holiday gifts! I am making an ear...

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Staff Project Spotlight: “Unique” Accessories by Arabia!

September 24th, 2015 by LBYS Staff
Resident crochet queen Arabia is certainly on a roll! Using Unique®  she created a full winter gear set of a hat, wristers, and scarf! For the scarf, Arabia adapted the Diagonal Shaded Shawl pattern to make a narrow scarf. Check out...

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