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New Yarn Trends at CHA + Swag Bag Giveaway!

The Craft and Hobby Convention (CHA) took place this past week and our entire craft team was lucky enough to be in attendance. There were so many amazing new craft items that we’re excited to share with you all. Technology even played a huge role in the show! Read about the technology trend here, and scroll down to learn about how you can win our Swag Bag Giveaway!

Personally, I couldn’t help but focus my attention on yarn. I got a sneak peek at all the up-and-coming yarn that will be hitting the market this fall, and I cant wait to tell you all about them! Continue reading to get your very own sneak peek of what’s new in the wonderful world of yarn.

Lion Brand Yarn

Known for it’s wide variety of yarns and free patterns, Lion Brand has been a family favorite since 1878. Their booth at CHA not only featured new colors to some of your favorite lines (such as Vanna’s Choice and  Wool Ease Thick & Quick), but they also had a ton of brand new yarn that you’re going to love. Check some of them out below:

Bonbons: These Baby Yarns are seriously the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. They are perfect for smaller-scale projects that requires multiple colors, such as granny squares, amigurumi, crochet edging, friendship bracelets, and even scrapbooking. Each assortment contains 8 miniature skeins of sport weight yarn; six color assortments are available (Brights, Pastels, Beach, Nature, Party, and Celebrate).








Zpagetti: Go green with this recycled yarn! All you need is one cone of this repurposed fabric yarn to complete a project. Patterned (below left) and solid colors (below right) will both be available.






Bellini: This super soft yarn features a ladder construction and is very easy to work with. We love all the fun colors!



Vanna’s Sequins: A twist on the classic Vanna’s Choice line! This new yarn features sequins woven into the worsted weight yarn, giving it the perfect amount of sparkle. Perfect for holiday projects.

Home Spun Thick & Quick: Another update to an already-popular yarn, this Home Spun Thick & Quick yarn is just as soft as its predecessor, and it’s extra bulky, making it perfect for fall and winter crochet patterns.


Premier Yarns

The international yarn company that brought you Deborah Norville and Starbella have a whole slew of new yarns and colors for the upcoming fall season. Check them out below!

New Yarns for Fall 2012:

City Life: 64% Polyamide, 25% Acrylic, 13% Glitter Yarn (left)

Couture Jazz: 81% Acrylic, 19% Polymide

Ever Soft: 100% Acrylic

Lash Lux: 100% Polyester. Available with sequins, too! (98% Polyester, 2% Payette)

Merry: Perfect for Christmas projects! 75% Polyester, 25% Lurex (right)

Wool Free Sock: Soft and yarn without the itchiness of wool. 98% Acrylic, 7% PBT

New Additions to the Starbella Family:

Starbella Flash: 86% Acrylic, 14% Glitter (below left)

Starbella Stripes: 100% Acrylic (below right)




New Additions to the Deborah Norville Collection:

Cuddle Fleece: Available in dots and mosaics. 100% Polyester (right)

Everyday Soft Worsted: 17 new colors (including neon!)  and 6 new prints. 100% Acrylic (right)

Serenity Chunky: 8 new colors. 100% Acrylic




Swag Bag Giveaway!


You didn’t think we’d go to CHA Summer 2012 and not bring back something for all of our lovely readers did you? We went to the Craft and Hobby Trade Show like we do every year and collected all the swag we could into a large CHA Swag Bag Giveaway! We picked up some awesome prizes from Mod Podge, 3M, October Afternoon, and so much more! So don’t hesitate! Enter today by answering the question below in the comments section.

Giveaway Rules:

Contest open to US and Canada residents 18+
One comment/entry per person per blog post.
Contest closes Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 11:59p CST.
Please comment on any of the Summer CHA 2012 blog posts to enter.
Winners will be posted on FaveCraftsBlog.com and notified by email.

What is your favorite new yarn from CHA? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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