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Three New Lion Brand Classes Now On Craftsy!

November 1st, 2013

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One of the most important things we do at Lion Brand is offer education through tips, techniques and step-by-step how-tos. That’s because we know that learning will enhance your ability to enjoy working with yarn.

This year, we asked ourselves how we can get more deeply involved in teaching knitters and crocheters all over the world to grow their skills in a way that can mimic the classroom setting. That’s where Craftsy came in. Craftsy is the premiere online education platform for crafters. We are combining Lion Brand’s beautifully designed patterns and quality yarns with Craftsy’s know-how in online education and their sophisticated, interactive technology.

The Craftsy classes allow you to slow down and repeat steps. In that way, it’s even better than an in-person class. But just like being in a real life classroom, you can also ask questions and get answers from the teacher.

For the first classes that are being launched, we selected several courses that we think are great for a variety of knitters. Patty Lyons, who helped create the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York City, teaches a class on cables and another on knitting techniques. Amy Ross, a Lion Brand designer, teaches a class on making your first sweater.

We invite you to try a Craftsy class a special introductory price of $19.99. That’s a 1/3 off the original price ($29.99).  There’s no risk because you’re guaranteed to be pleased with the class or your money back.
Once you pay for a class, you own it and can refer to it whenever you want.

Choose from our first classes:

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Explorations in Cables

Crack the code for classic cables! Master both simple and compound cables, beautify your cables with blocking and turn mistakes into triumphs–
all while knitting two impressive projects. Taught by Patty Lyons.  Introductory price: $19.99 (originally $29.99).

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Improve Your Knitting

Discover all the different ways to create the knit and the purl stitch:
continental, combination, backwards knitting, Portuguese and more.
Plus, find out how to combine styles for more even tension overall,
improve your cabling and create Fair Isle using both hands.
Taught by Patty Lyons.
Introductory price: $19.99 (originally $29.99).

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My First Sweater

Have you been making scarves and afghans for years but not yet tackled a garment? Find out how fun and easy it can be to make your first
sweater– sure to be your new favorite! Make any of three cute sweaters
based on Amy Ross’s easily modified sweater pattern, and breeze through
simple shaping for a flattering fit.
Introductory price: $19.99 (originally $29.99).

To sign up for one or more of these classes and begin a journey that takes you to new heights in your understanding, appreciation and creating with yarn, click here.

Look out for more classes, including crochet,  in the future!

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  • jld12381

    Will you be adding any crochet classes in the future?

    • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

      Hi there, great question! We are definitely planning on adding crochet classes.

  • Debra Byrd

    I signed up for my first sweater and already watched the lessons thru the first time. I can’t wait to cast on!!!!!! Excellent content and such a beautiful pattern. Thanks for making these classes possible and so convenient for this working mom!!!! Love your yarn and company values. Keep up the good job!

    • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Petrina

      That’s great to hear! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Nana

    My six year old granddaughter would like to learn finger knitting. Do you have instructions for beginners or where can I get them? Thank you in anticipation.

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