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Lion Brand Fall Yarn Unboxing + GIVEAWAY!

I just got a bit of happy mail and I want to share it with you! Lion Brand Yarn sent me a big box of their newest yarns for the fall to play with. But it’s way too much for me – mind taking some off my hands? *wink wink*

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Lion Brand Fall Yarn Unboxing and Giveaway, including Go For Faux, Merino Camel, Mako Cotton, Basic Stitch Anti Pilling, and Basic Stitch Premium |

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There’s nothing quite like squishing brand new yarns. My friends at Lion Brand are constantly cranking out the hits, and it looks like this autumn’s lineup is no exception. They’re bringing the luxury, amazing colors, everyday yarns, and even something a little faux furry!

For this unboxing, I’m sharing some of my favorite new yarns and revisiting some yarns I’ve seen before. Watch the video below until the end to see how you can win your own box full of Lion Brand Yarns!

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Lion Brand Fall Yarn Unboxing and Giveaway, including Go For Faux, Merino Camel, Mako Cotton, Basic Stitch Anti Pilling, and Basic Stitch Premium |

What’s in the box:

LB Collection Mako Cotton

Take everything you know about cotton yarn, put it in a box, tie it with a ribbon, and chuck it into the ocean. LB Collection Mako Cotton is like nothing you’ve worked with before. The long staple length of Mako Cotton makes the resulting yarn strong and luxurious.

LB took things a bit further and made the yarn a chainette, at once making the yarn stronger and giving it some visual appeal. Use Mako Cotton for close-to-the-skin projects like summer tops and cover-ups, and it makes a great choice for baby things.

LB Collection Merino Camel

Lion Brand is taking the luxe factor to a whole new level with Merino Camel, which is offered through their online-exclusive LB Collection line. This yarn combines the softness of Merino wool with the strength and smoothness of camel for one touchably soft yarn.

It’s a CYC level 2 sport weight yarn, making it ideal for high-detail projects like colorwork or cabling. I could see this yarn made into a gorgeous yoke sweater, a highly textured fall beanie, or even an heirloom blanket.

Go For Faux Thick & Quick

Protect this yarn from your furry friends – they may think it’s their cousin! Go For Faux Thick & Quick is the bigger sister to the original Go For Faux that was released last year. Clocking in at a CYC level 7 jumbo weight, this yarn works up quickly and makes a huge impact. You only get 24 yards to the ball, so make it count!

The yarn line comes in a collection of natural-looking shades as well as some fun pastels like Pink Poodle and Red Panda. When I squish this yarn (that feels so much like real fur, it’s crazy), I get visions of soft pillows and funky craft projects like picture frames.

Basic Stitch Anti Pilling

Make space in your stash for this new staple yarn! Basic Stitch Anti Pilling is an all-around accessible yarn that comes in 42 colors including solids, heathers, multis, and marls. It’s on par with many other recognizable acrylic yarns but boasts an anti-pill coating that adds to the longevity of your projects.

You can make just about anything with this yarn. It’s a CYC level 4 worsted weight, so it’s perfect for baby blankets and clothing, amigurumi, home decor, and all kinds of accessories. Some Basic Stitch Anti Pilling would make the perfect gift for a new crocheter or knitter too!

Basic Stitch Premium

From the same line as Anti Pilling comes Basic Stitch Premium. It’s another “use for anything yarn”, but this time is offered in 18 striking colors and the feel is pillowy soft. It’s machine washable and dryable and the high twist means the stitch definition is stellar. It comes to the same price as Anti Pilling, though it doesn’t have the same coating. The difference between the two yarns are few but striking. I have a feeling most crocheters will be partial to one yarn over the other.

Giveaway Details:

My stash is bursting at the seams, so I won’t keep all this pretty yarn to myself. It needs a new home! Win a mystery box of the yarn I opened by doing the following:

  1. Click on the video to open it in YouTube
  2. Like the video by clicking the thumbs up icon
  3. Comment on the YouTube video and let me know which yarn is your favorite and what you’d make with it

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only Entries close on August 21st and I’ll announce the winner in the YouTube video description on the 22nd. Check back here or the YouTube video on the 22nd to see if you’ve won!

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  • Reply Cheryl James

    I like the anti pill yarn thats the best

    August 13, 2019 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Benita A Davis

    I enjoyed the unboxing video of the Lion Brand yarn. I like to try the “Go for Faux”. I would like to make a scarf and ear warmers set.

    August 13, 2019 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply JoAnn McLaughlin

    You are a really good host. Love your descriptions of the yarns. I love the mako cotton. I would make a summer tank top with the mint color (my favorite).

    August 14, 2019 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Barbara Hoag

    I like the Marino Camel, also the cotton. Looks great to make some color ways hats and scarfs. Maybe some Norwegian type slippers and gloves

    August 14, 2019 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Dena D Kinchion

    I am expecting 4 great grandbabies before 2020 and am working up blankets for each. I would like the Basic Stitch Anti piling to work with.

    August 14, 2019 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Nancy Walters

    I really like your videos. They give me inspiration to pick up my Tunisian crochet hooks and start crocheting again. I really liked the Go for Faux I see a very soft cowl around my neck.

    August 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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