140 years of Lion Brand Yarn (sponsored post)


Time sure does fly when you’re busy producing fantastic yarn! Founded in New York City, Lion Brand Yarn Company is a fifth generation, family-owned and operated business, dedicated to inspiring and educating knitters and crocheters, with yarns, patterns, how-tos and ideas that elevate their crafting experience. They’ve stood the test of time and seen everything from knitted wool underwear in 1882, their first consumer ad in 1904, to them being the first ever handknitting company in America to win the Woolmark prize in 1965. You can find out more about their history here.

Today Lion Brand is still driving innovation in the yarn business and pursuing excellence in the quality of their products. They’ve just released their new Mandala yarn, a fabulous acrylic yarn cake that is available in 24 amazing shades and is proving popular with knitters and crocheters alike.


As well as having a huge range of different types of yarn at great value, they’ve also amassed a huge archive of patterns over the years. They’ve got a huge database of 7500 free patterns (over 3000 crochet ones!) which are available to download at www.lionbrand.com. You can also sign up to their newsletter for all the latest updates on their yarns and be the first to hear about new patterns here. They’ve also put their wealth of knowledge and experience into some fantastic tutorials which can be found here, which cover everything from crochet basics to weaving on a loom!


Wavy Blocks Throw – Free Pattern available at LionBrand.com

Even though Lion Brand started life in the USA, they’re definitely making waves on the international market. Many of their yarns are now available from the top UK online retailers, as well as being stocked in many UK stores – if you want to find your local stockist then email Sales.UK@LionBrandYarn.com. You can also order direct with international shipping from Lion Brand at www.lionbrand.com.