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In This Issue: February 1, 2013

Family Matters: 6 Patterns for Parent and Child

Barbara Breiter: Felting Basics

Sweet Treats: 3 Patterns for Valentine's Day Gifts

Store with Care: Bags & Cases for Knitters & Crocheters

Only 2 More Weeks to Enter the Vanna's Choice Contest!

New on Our Blog; Lola

Family Matters: 6 Patterns for Parent and Child email Facebook Twitter
Knit Women's Eloise
Eyelet Cardi
Knit Women's Eloise Eyelet Cardi
in Cotton-Ease
Knit Child's
Eloise Eyelet Cardi
Knit Child's Eloise Eyelet Cardi
in Recycled Cotton
Knit Heirloom Cables
Adult Cardigan
Knit Heirloom Cables Adult Cardigan
in Wool-Ease
Knit Heirloom Cables Baby
Sweater
Knit Heirloom Cables Baby Sweater
in Vanna's Choice
Crochet V-Stitch Cocoon
Shrug
Crochet V-Stitch Cocoon Shrug
in Homespun
Crochet Flutter Baby Top
  Crochet Flutter Baby Top
in Babysoft
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Barbara Breiter: Fun with Felting email Facebook Twitter
Fun with Felting: Branching
Out Bag

Author and knitting pro Barbara Breiter joins us for here monthly column on common techniques.

Have you ever thrown a wool sweater into the wash by accident and ended up with a matted, miniature version? That's called felting. Ordinarily you don't want to shrink your handmade creations, but sometimes we do it on purpose to create a dense, strong fabric.

Why Does Wool Felt?

Animal hair fibers felt because there are microscopic scales on them. The scales open up when exposed to hot water and detergent; friction or agitation tangles up these scales, resulting in felt. The result is thick and sturdy, making it ideal for purses and other projects.

Continue reading.

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Sweet Treats: 3 Quick Patterns for Valentine's Day email Facebook Twitter
Crochet
Valentine Envelope
Crochet Valentine Envelopes
in Vanna's Choice Baby
Knit Valentine's Day
Mittens
Knit Valentine's Day Mittens
in Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Crochet Glitter Heart
Pillow
Crochet Glitter Heart Pillow
in Martha Stewart CraftsTM Glitter Eyelash
Make a little something sweet for someone you love. Create something darling in an evening with
these three fast-finish patterns. Discover more Valentine's Day patterns on LionBrand.com.
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Introducing 10 NEW Colors of 100% Cashmere! email Facebook Twitter
10 New Colors of Cashmere

Discover luxurious Italian-milled cashmere at an affordable price! LB Collection Cashmere is a wonderful, heirloom-quality yarn you'll want to use for decadent accessories and garments for yourself and the ones you love--now in 10 additional colors!

Don't forget: save 20% off any order of $30+ at LionBrand.com through Feb. 4!

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Win a Trip to Los Angeles to Meet Vanna White! email Facebook Twitter
Vanna's Choice Sweepstakes

Only two weeks left! Enter our Vanna's Choice Sweepstakes by February 15 for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to meet Vanna White and $1,000 in spending money! Plus, each week, one entry will be selected to receive a gift basket of Vanna's yarns.

Learn more & enter the contest.

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New on Our Blog

Each week, find helpful articles and pattern ideas on our blog! Here are a few recent posts:

Visit the Lion Brand Notebook.

Lola Makes Valentines

Click for a new Lola comicSee what Lola's making her family this Valentine's Day.

View the comic.
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