In this digital age, what’s better than a little HAPPY MAIL! My friends at Lion Brand just made my whole day by sending me a goodie box of yarns to play with. I had no idea what was in the box and couldn’t wait one more second to open it.
xx UPDATE: Congrats to our giveaway winner, Janelle of California! The giveaway is now closed. xx
Partnering with Lion Brand over the past year has been a dream come true. I use their yarns religiously and am always excited when they release something new. LB keeps us makers on our toes, sharing new projects and yarns regularly via their website and Instagram.
They dropped a line to me earlier this month, asking if I was interested in trying some of their featured yarns. The obvious answer was yes, and I asked them to surprise me. Because who doesn’t love a surprise??!!
Click the video below to watch the official unboxing, and make your way back to this post to enter the yarn giveaway.
Save 20% off everything (except clearance) from LionBrand.com with code TLYarn20! Offer valid through Thursday, November 15th.
Alas, our beloved Woolspun is being pulled from our yarn store shelves. Let’s have a moment of silence for this truly splendid yarn. *bows head and sniffles* But our friends at LB won’t leave us hanging. There’s a new bulky weight yarn in town, and we all need to take notice.
Color Made Easy is a level 5 Bulky weight 100% acrylic yarn offered in 22 on trend colors. It’s multi-plied and a perfect alternative for those with wool allergies. It’s got incredible squish and comes in a giant 247 yard ball.
Since it’s relatively new, there are only a limited number of kits available in Color Made Easy. Crocheters will have fun with the Winterberry Cowl, designed by ChiWei of One Dog Woof. And knitters can get in the Christmas spirit by making My First Holiday Knit Sweater from Sewrella.
Talk about luxury! The entire Touch Of Luxe collection (including Touch of Alpaca and Touch of Mohair) from Lion Brand is insane. I’m glad to see LB challenging and elevating traditional maker’s expectations when it comes to commercial yarns.
Touch of Merino is a level 3 DK or Light weight 90% acrylic/ 10% merino yarn that feels like silk to my fingers. The merino adds some bounce and spring while the acrylic lends integrity and familiarity. This yarn is currently offered in 8 lovely shades.
Designer Alexandra of Two of Wands has the kit game locked down. She currently offers three selections on LionBrand.com: the Parisian-inspired Anouk Set, the optical illusion that is the Sliced Diamonds Wrap, and the beginner friendly Eastwick Wrap.
If you want to take your TLYC projects to the next level, swap in Touch of Merino instead of the suggested yarn. I personally would use if for the Rebel Cami, Adore Shawl, and even the Serenity Shawl.
You can’t talk about tried and true staple yarns without bringing up Wool Ease Thick & Quick. I’ve been using it for craft markets and gifts for years. It’s the perfect balance of wool/non-wool fibers and works well for accessories, garments, and home decor.
Wool Ease Thick & Quick is a level 6 Super Bulky 80% acrylic/ 20% wool yarn that’s ideal for just about any kind of project. Surprisingly, it’s machine washable and holds up very well. My favorite shade used to be Hudson Bay, but what I pulled from my mystery box has me second guessing.
WE T&Q has been around forever, and there are plenty of kits available on LionBrand.com at all different difficulty levels. Some of my favorite projects are Knitatude’s My Beginner Raglan, the Waistcoat Basket from All About Ami, and the crocheted version of the Chain Link Armored Cowl from Woods and Wool.
Like the name says, projects made with WE T&Q work up super fast and give crocheters some instant gratification. Try it out on my Sand Castle Tassel Scarf, the Queen Cowl, or the brand new Bailey Ear Warmer.
As much as I’d love to keep it all, my craft room can’t handle too much more yarn. So I’ve repacked a lot of the yarn that came in my mystery box, and I’m giving it away to one lucky TLYCBlog visitor!
What You Get: A box of mystery yarn, care of Lion Brand and TLYCBlog.
How to Enter: 1. Like this YouTube video; 2. Comment below with your name, what state you’re in, and what you’d do with the yarns I shared.
Fine Print: Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Entries close Wednesday, November 14th at 12noon ET. Entries made on the original YouTube video WILL NOT count.
Good luck, everyone!