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What types of scarf patterns can you make with Lion Brand yarn?

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Lion Brand yarn can be used to make basic scarves, cowls and shawls. It can be used in knitting, crocheting, weaving and loom knitting. Scarf patterns range from beginner to advanced, and many are offered free to download on the Lion Brand website when you sign up for its community.

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Another way to find many free patterns for various styles of scarves is to use the Ravelry pattern search. Like the Lion Brand site, Ravelry requires registration, which is free. Upon registering, thousands of patterns for a variety of different scarves can be accessed.

Shadow or illusion knitting can be used with Lion Brand yarn to create an interesting scarf. When looked at straight on, a shadow knit piece looks like two color horizontal stripes. When tilted, however, an image appears. This technique utilizes alternating lines of knitting and purling to create ridges, which result in the illusion. Illusions can be as basic as geometric shapes or as complicated as portraits.

The amount of yarn needed for a scarf varies based on the pattern and the type of yarn used. On average, Lion Brand estimates that to knit an adult sized scarf with worsted weight yarn, about 380 yards are needed. To crochet an adult scarf with worsted weight yarn, about 495 yards are needed.

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