Knitting and crocheting are crafts enjoyed by many the world over. Avid knitters know how difficult it is to take necessary knitting info wherever you go. A hardcover book or a stack of knitting magazines containing directions for special stitching is not convenient to carry. Although it may be easy to grab our yarn and needles and go, remembering to take the pattern is not.
This reviewer once packed knitting and a few supplies to take on vacation only to arrive at the destination without the knitting pattern! The beauty of the Lion Brand Yarn app for your iPhone or iTouch is you can take hundreds of knit and crochet patterns with you. The Lion Brand Yarn app has a quick link to Lion Brand’s website of information, including how-to videos. With this app, knitting or crocheting patterns and instructions can be easily accessed from practically anywhere.
Overview of the Lion Brand Yarn App
This app covers nearly all the areas a knitter or crocheter seeks in one handy app. With the Lion Brand Yarn app, you have:
–access to hundreds of patterns,
–contact information about craft stores in vicinity of whatever locale you choose,
–capacity to sync your iPhone Lion Brand app favorites with the Lion Brand website, and
–connection to Lion Brand’s website for a wealth of knit and crochet formation.
As a knitter, just the idea of having hundreds of patterns available at all times to browse and read is reason enough to get the Lion Brand Yarn app.
Opening Screen of the Lion Brand Yarn App
The opening screen of the Lion Brand Yarn app is the “Patterns” screen. Here, you navigate by a number of factors. In the “Crafts” section, you select “Any” craft, “Knit,” “Crochet,” or “Other.” Type in what you want to knit or crochet, such as a sweater, scarf, hat, bag, or whatever, if you prefer. The Other category is a mish-mash of all types of unique crafts, like making gift wrap, greeting cards, Christmas decorations, and pins. Over 100 projects are pictured and listed in the category.
Also a part of the Patterns screen is “Your skill level” section. This section allows users to select a level of difficulty, ranging from “Beginner” to “Experienced” for pattern(s) being sought. Simple.
If you prefer to browse the patterns on the Lion Brand app, a “What do you want to make” section provides a drop-down box of choices. The exhaustive list of options includes items such as, “accessories,” bath items,” “charity,” “chemo caps,” “kitchen items,” “purse/handbag/backpack,” “socks,” “sweaters,” and “toys.” The next item on the Patterns screen is, “Who are you making this for”. It also has a drop-down box of choices like, “boys,” “girls,” “babies,” “women,” “men,” “pet,” “teen,” and others. A size section is found in the Patterns screen, as is a yarn section. Most categories in the Lion Brand app have a number of patterns to choose from, rather than just one or two.
ITunes Ratings of the Lion Brand Yarn App
Over 90 raters at iTunes yielded an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars for the Lion Brand Yarn app. A few complained about the lack of ability to mark one’s favorite patterns. However, this reviewer’s Lion Brand Yarn app does have a bookmarking function which works nicely. Thus, this issue has apparently been resolved. Several raters rave over how much they “love” this app. Some state they would have paid to have such a helpful, convenient app.
Cost of the Lion Brand Yarn App
The Lion Brand Yarn app is free. What a deal!
Final Word on the Lion Brand Yarn App
Having several knit and crochet patterns at one’s fingertips all the time is convenient. If you want to review patterns to try to decide what to knit or crochet, this Lion Brand Yarn app is for you. No matter where you are or how much time you have, simply pull out your iPhone and browse. Better than a magazine or book you can’t find or don’t want to carry around, the Lion Brand Yarn app for the iPhone cannot be beat in terms of convenience. Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages should have this app.
Be aware that some reviewers at iTunes report that the Lion Brand Yarn app does not work on the iTouch First Generation.
5 out of 5 stars
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