Tips & Tricks

36 Hours in NYC–Lion Brand Style!

December 11th, 2011 by LBYS Staff
Perhaps you’ll be visiting New York City for the holiday season, or maybe you’ve treated yourself to a 3-day travel vacation. Whatever the reason, there’s a lot to see in NYC, and you have limited time — so we’re going to...

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7 Reasons to Save Your Ball Band

October 24th, 2011 by Guest
Recently a customer came in with a beautiful sweater that she had made for a friend. It was knit out of Fishermen’s Wool®, and it was completely felted. She asked if there was a product she could soak it in to...

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Our 5 Favorite Parks for Yarncrafting

October 7th, 2011 by LBYS Staff
What’s the first thing you want to do when you leave Lion Brand Yarn Studio with a yarn purchase? If you’re anything like us, you want to get started on your project. Lucky for us (and for you, too), LBYS just...

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Designing a Striped Sweater with Help from Lion Brand Yarn Studio

August 7th, 2011 by LBYS Staff
This post is a modified excerpt from “How to Design Your Own Knit Sweater from a Picture” on the Lion Brand Notebook. To read the full post, click here. Often, I’ll page through magazines thinking, “I could knit that!” But it...

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5 Tips for Hassle-Free Outdoor Yarncrafting

July 3rd, 2011 by LBYS Staff
As all New Yorkers know, summer is the season for lounging in parks! But that doesn’t mean you need to leave your yarncrafting at home. Below, we have 5 tips for you to bring your projects outdoors, without hitting a snag....

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Using Online Resources: 5 Tips for Finding Local Yarncrafting Groups

June 14th, 2011 by LBYS Staff
Many of you have been asking if we’ll be opening another Lion Brand Yarn Studio outside of New York City. Well, we’re not planning to move outside the city just yet — but we do know how much you’d like to...

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5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Pattern

May 26th, 2011 by LBYS Staff
Now that summer is approaching, it can be hard to find stitch inspiration. You could go out and buy a new knitting magazine–or, for some fast and free pattern ideas, you can check out the LionBrand.com Pattern Finder®! (To access the...

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11 Tips for Planning Your New York City Vacation

April 22nd, 2011 by LBYS Staff
Finally planning a trip to the Lion Brand Yarn Studio? Our fair city has so many fun and exciting things in store for you! Below is a list of travel tips to keep your vacation going smoothly. Pinpoint your destinations. Once you’ve...

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5 Tips and Tricks for Commuter Yarncrafting New York City

April 17th, 2011 by LBYS Staff
Commuter yarncrafting–if you live in New York, you’ve seen it. Someone a few seats over pulls out anything from a hat or scarf to something as massive as an afghan (I’ve seen that one myself!) and starts working up a few...

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Machine Knitting and Hand Knitting: A Perfect Pair

April 6th, 2010 by Guest
I’m working on a lace topped cardi in Recycled Cotton .  I was trying to get it finished for a trip I have coming up, so machine knitting to the rescue.  What?  Machine knitting?  That’s cheating (I hear you all thinking). ...

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