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Dear Friend,

Stay comfortable with lightweight yarns and fibers! During the warmer months, we love working with cool cottons and cotton-blends like Cotton-Ease, Nature's Choice Organic Cotton, Kitchen Cotton, Martha Stewart CraftsTM Cotton Hemp, and LB Collection Cotton Bamboo. We also love working with thinner yarns like Vanna's Glamour to create lightweight fabrics. Scroll down for 6 of our favorite summery patterns featuring these yarns.

Plus, we want to congratulate the winners of our Crochet Garden book giveaway: CheVon Bell, Kelli Campbell, Vikki Kratky, and Linda Harren. Stay tuned for more giveaways this summer!

With Warm Regards,
Your Friends at Lion Brand

In This Issue: 6/22/2012

6 Cool & Comfortable Summer Tops

Barbara Breiter: Using Stitch Patterns

On the Blog: An Easy Way to Join Yarn Tails, Make a Scrunchy, and More

Discover Our NEW Clearance section!

NEW YarnCraft Episode: 5 Ways to Add Shaping to Your Garments, Plus an Interview with Ysolda Teague

Sea Creature: Crochet Anglerfish; Follow Us on Twitter

6 Cool & Comfortable Summer Tops
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Crochet Serene Shell
Crochet Serene Shell
Knit and Crochet Tunic
Knit and Crochet Tunic
Knit Fitted Top
Knit Fitted Top
Knit Mitered Ridges Top
Knit Mitered Ridges Top
Crochet Sea Breeze Top
Crochet Sea Breeze Top
Knit Tiger
                                          Lily Tank
Knit Tiger Lily Tank
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Barbara Breiter: Using Stitch Patterns
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Swatches

Knitting & crochet expert and author Barbara Breiter shares tips with us in her monthly, skill-based column.

There are many stitch patterns available in books, magazines, and online--and probably just as many that have not been invented yet. You will find a large selection in the StitchFinder. To use them for simple projects like scarves, dishcloths, and afghans, keep in mind that these projects can all be simple squares or rectangles. You can just cast on the appropriate number of stitches according to your gauge and desired width (stitches per inch x desired width = the number of stitches to cast on) and start knitting.

But to get the most out of these stitch patterns, you'll want to consider a few factors before getting started.

Continue reading.

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On Our Blog: Tips for Beginners, Russian Join & More
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Crochet-Along badgeIt's our LAST crochet-along blog post of the season! Visit the Lion Brand Notebook as we finish our Glittery Shrugs (pictured left).

Not finished with your project? Don't worry! The blog posts will continue to be available, so that you can work at your own pace.

We also share our 15 must-read blog posts for beginners (share it with your friends who are just starting to learn to knit & crochet!). Plus, we've got step-by-step photo tutorials on how to Russian join your yarn ends AND how to crochet a hair scrunchy.

Visit the Lion Brand Notebook.

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Introducing Our CLEARANCE Section!
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Shop our Clearance section
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Crafting Inspiration On the Go: Listen to YarnCraft
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YarnCraft
YarnCraft Episode 119 :: 5 Ways to Add Shaping to Your Knit/Crochet Garment, Plus an Interview with Ysolda Teague
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This bonus-length (50 minutes!) episode of YarnCraft features tons of great tips on adjusting your garment to better fit your shoulders, bust, hips, stomach, etc. Plus we interview popular designer Ysolda Teague and get her take on customizing designs.
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Sea Creatures: Crochet Anglerfish

Crochet Sea Creature: Angler
                                  FishWe're currently featuring 10 designs from the book, 75 Seashells, Fish, Coral & Colorful Marine to Knit & Crochet. Join us for a new knit or crochet design each week.

Create this fearsome looking anglerfish with a pom-pom "lure", featuring Wool-Ease yarn.

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TwitterGet the latest news in yarn crafting, fun tidbits, plus behind-the-scenes info from Jess at Lion Brand.

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