Knitting was invented to turn the tumbling balls of yarn that littered the badlands habitat of early man into a soft, warm blanket for man's first pet rock. Create something cozy with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of merchandise or classes at Lion Brand Yarn Studio.
Lion Brand Yarn Studio stocks its shelves with a knitter's arsenal of needles, hooks, yarn, and accessories, utilizing this stockpile to train up new and skill-hungry yarnsmiths with more than 90 classes a month. The Studio's retail store boasts a cornucopia of craft materials, with yarns from the exclusive LB Collection that include breathable Cotton Bamboo ($8), adorable Baby Alpaca ($6), and luxurious Angora Merino ($8). The store's obliging printer runs off free patterns for customers from a database of more than 3,000 kitten-pleasing yarn projects.
Alternately, crafty visitors can put their $50 toward one of the studio's classes, which typically cap enrollment at eight students, allowing for one-on-one attention during the skein-shaping lesson. Students of Knitting 1 ($50) cast on, purl, bind off, and describe the differences between yarn types like old pros. This Groupon is not good for every class, so browse the full course listing online to find an available lesson that lines up with your interests, ability level, and Dr. Who–inspired scarf collection.
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