I hope you’re enjoying the Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-Long 2015! (If you’re just learning about it now, there’s still plenty of time to join in. You can find more details about the CAL here.) I’ll be shining a spotlight on each of our generous giveaway sponsors over the coming weeks.
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Sponsor Spotlight: Lion Brand Yarns
I was thrilled when Lion Brand agreed to be a giveaway sponsor for the Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-Long. I frequently using Lion Brand Yarns myself, and I love the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in downtown Manhattan.
Lion Brand was founded in my hometown of New York City in 1878 and it has been family owned and operated for five generations. They have wonderful yarns in natural fibers, synthetics, and blends, as well as the exclusive LB Collection yarns.
In addition to making wonderful yarns, Lion Brand also has a very thorough website with great features including:
- The PatternFinder, with advanced search options. This is incredibly helpful since they have literally thousands of free crochet and knitting patterns.
- The Charity Connection, a great way to find charities and community organizations that accept handmade donations.
- The Learning Center with information on yarn care, basic stitches, and more.
And speaking of Shira and YouTube, let’s chat about these prizes. Lion Brand has generously contributed two prizes for two different winners of the end-of-CAL giveaway. Each winner will win two skeins of Scarfie yarn in their choice of colors!
Scarfie is a bulky and luxurious acrylic and wool blend that I’ve recently had the pleasure of meeting. It has enough yarn to make a scarf in each skein! But you may prefer to make a formal introduction in this short video with Shira Blumenthal from Lion Brand.
Ready to start crocheting (or knitting) with Scarfie? Here are four great (and free) Scarfie patterns by indie designers. All photos are copyright the respective designers and used with permission.
And, in case you’d like more Scarfie options, here are the Lion Brand PatternFinder results for patterns featuring Scarfie. (Sign in is required, but the patterns are free.)