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Dear Friend,

Expand your skills with Lion Brand, whether it's through the tutorials in our Learning Center on, with the articles on our blog: Lion Brand Notebook, or through our YouTube channel and its 140+ videos. We're with you every stitch of the way.

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With Warm Regards,
Your Friends at Lion Brand

In This Issue: 02/03/2012

8 Quick & Practical Gifts for Valentine's Day (Or Any Day!)
Create a Handmade Gift in Less Than a Week
Knit Cable Vision Hat Crochet Striped Handle Tote Loom Woven Trivet Crochet Barista Cup Cozy Set
Knit Cable Vision Hat Crochet Striped
Handle Tote
Loom Woven Trivet Crochet Barista
Cup Cozy Set
Knit Sockies Knit Casual Cowl Knit Stargazer Hat Crochet Smart Phone Cozy
Knit Sockies
Knit Casual Cowl Knit Stargazer Hat Crochet Smart
Phone Cozy
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Exclusive Excerpt from The Principles of Knitting: Circular & Flat Knitting
The Principles of Knitting

To celebrate the release of the 2nd edition of the cult-classic book, The Principles of Knitting, Lion Brand has teamed up with Simon & Schuster to bring you an excerpt from this wonderful resource. Learn about different methods of circular and flat knitting. Click here to open the exclusive PDF.

This comprehensive book has been out of print for about 20 years, with copies selling online for over $200--now Lion Brand is proud to help usher in the revised & updated edition!

PLUS as an added bonus, click here to enter Simon & Schuster's sweepstakes for your chance to win a copy of the book AND LB Collection yarn from Lion Brand! Contest open from now until March 15th, 2012; visit the official site for more details and rules.

Click here to view the book on Amazon.

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An Introduction to Knit Buttonholes by Barbara Breiter
Knit Modern Raglan Cardigan

Buttonholes are commonly used in cardigans but you'll also find you'll need to make one for purses, shawls, or scarves at times. Many patterns will have an instruction to make a basic buttonhole by working a yarn over and then knitting the next 2 stitches together. This buttonhole is functional but it's not very stable and it can look a little sloppy. Moreover, the size of the buttonhole is totally dependent on the weight of the yarn and the needle size. The thinner the yarn and the smaller the needle, the tinier buttonhole will be. This may be fine for a given pattern, but what if you want to use an extra large button?

Click here to continue reading this article.

Knit Modern
Raglan Cardigan
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Handmade Hook & Needle Cases Now 20% Off
Shawl Pins

ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT! Treat your hooks and needles with care! We've worked with CrippenWorks to bring you 3 different sizes of hook and needle rolls in 2 different fabrics, giving you different options for storing your tools. These beautiful handmade cases each feature a unique vintage button for the closure, meaning no two are alike!
A wonderful gift for the yarncrafter in your life, each is handcrafted in the USA.

Get 20% off only until Feb. 9!

Click here to order

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Follow Us on Pinterest
NEW YarnCraft Episode Customer Tip of the Week


Get inspiration from our boards on Pinterest, a new social network that lets you collect photos from all over the internet for inspiration and reference! Click here to view the Lion Brand Yarn page, where we've got everything from beautiful yarn pictures to classic Hollywood starlets yarncrafting.

Want to learn more about how you can use Pinterest? Click here for our blog post about it!

YarnCraftYarnCraft #109 ::
10 Patterns Featuring Textured Stitches, Plus Valentine's Projects for All Ages

Click here to listen [MP3] or click here to find us on iTunes.

Inspired by an interview with designer, Connie Chang Chinchio, Liz & Zontee share patterns that feature textured stitches of all kinds. Plus, get some last-minute Valentine's gift ideas!

Learn more or share a comment; click here to visit the YarnCraft blog.

I only just realized that at the bottom of each yarn's detail page on, there is a section called "Patterns for this Yarn." This is VERY helpful to someone like me who will buy a bunch of yarn when it is on sale, and then wonder what to make.

- Elaine B.

Editor's tip: You can also search for patterns by yarn by clicking on "Patterns" on the top bar of and then scrolling down and selecting a yarn from the "Which yarns would you like to use?" menu.

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