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Dear Friend,

Whether you're making one gift or dozens of ornaments, let be your guide to fast-to-knit-and-crochet projects for the holidays. Be sure to check out our PatternFinder, our blog, our podcast, and our Facebook page for inspiration and ideas throughout the season!

With Warm Regards,
Your Friends at Lion Brand

In This Issue: November 30, 2012

Highly Rated: 6 Sure-to-Please Gift Patterns

Michelle Edwards: A Different Kind of Handmade Warmth

Fun & Festive: 3 Ornament Patterns We Love

Save 20% Off Select Project Bags & Cases

Crochet Snowflake: Icicle

On Our Blog; Shawl Pins in Silver & Copper

6 Sure-to-Please Gift Patterns 5-Star5-Star5-Star5-Star5-Star Send to a Friend Share on Facebook Tweet this
Simple Crochet Shrug
Simple Crochet Shrug
in Homespun
Knit Easy Lace
Knit Easy Lace Shrug
in Vanna's Choice
Knit Meandering Rib
Knit Meandering Rib Scarf
in Fishermen's Wool
Crochet Hexagon Market
Crochet Hexagon Market Bag
in Kitchen Cotton
Crochet South Bay
Crochet South Bay Shawlette
in LB Collection Silk Mohair
Knit Sunshine Day Baby
  Knit Sunshine Day Baby Throw
in Vanna's Choice Baby and Cotton-Ease
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Michelle Edwards: A Different Kind of Handmade Warmth Send to a Friend Share on Facebook Tweet this
Emily Martin and her tree |
                                        photo credit: LinzeeKull McCray

There's a stunning color block knit adorning a leafless tree on Clinton Street in Iowa City, Iowa, my hometown. Outside the Beadology bead shop, there's a striped tree wrap, beaded, of course. A delicate cable and leaf-like lace knit by Lisa Wilcox Case, our very own Master Knitter, graces an equally delicate sapling close to the Home Ec Workshop, a fiber and fabric store that helped organize this amazing art installation. By the power of their needles, and with the contribution of yarn from our downtown business association, a tree care company, and the University of Iowa, over two hundred yarnplayers lent their wonder to one hundred and thirty-two trees spread over our downtown.

In front of the Java House, where coffee and hot chocolate reign, is Amanda's tree. She's my next door neighbor's daughter. Her tree hugger is her first completed knitting project.

Continue reading.

Emily Martin and her tree.
Photo credit: Linzee Kull McCray.
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Fun & Festive: 3 Ornament Patterns We Love Send to a Friend Share on Facebook Tweet this
Crochet Dove Ornament
Crochet Dove Ornament
in Vanna's Glamour
Knit Striped Ornament
Knit Striped Ornament
in Vanna's Choice
Crochet Sparkling
Crochet Sparkling Snowman
in Vanna's Glamour
Customer-approved: perfect for your tree or as gift toppers. Each one of these patterns is highly rated by crocheters and knitters.  Find more holiday and winter-themed patterns on type keywords like "Christmas," "ornament" or "snow" into the search box.
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Save 20% Off Select Project Bags & Cases Send to a Friend Share on Facebook Tweet this
Rosemary Project Bag
Rosemary Project Bag
in Red (also available in Purple)
Lily Combo Case
Lily Combo Needle & Hook Roll
shown in Seafoam (also available in Red)
Sock+ Project Bag
Sock+ Project Bag
shown in Kawaii Crafty Girl Print (also available Leap-Frogging Sheep Print & Sock Print)
Treat yourself or a fellow yarncrafter to a stylish new project bag this holiday season! For a limited time, get 20% off some of our favorites--click here to browse all bags.
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Crochet Snowflake: Icicle Send
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This season, we're featuring 10 designs from the beautiful new book 100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Sainio, courtesy of our friends at St. Martin's Griffin.

Inspired by the delicate crystals in your window on a cold winter's day, this pretty snowflake is a wonderful embellishment for any project.

View the instructions for the Icicle snowflake.

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What's New On Our Blog

Bunny in monogrammed sweaterThis week on the Lion Brand Notebook, we show you how to monogram your project (like this cute bunny sweater!), we round-up some of our go-to articles on making sweaters that fit, and we share kid-friendly holiday craft project ideas.

Visit the Lion Brand Notebook.

Shawl Pins You'll Treasure

Copper Heart Shawl PinHandmade in the USA in copper and sterling silver, these beautiful shawl pins from Plover are a keepsake that add a touch of sophistication to any project.

Give them as a gift or treat yourself this holiday season.

Browse Plover shawl pins.
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