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Welcome to LMB Designs, the home of knitting patterns and knitting classes by Lisa M. Barnes.

I am a Craft Yarn Council Certified Teacher and enjoy teaching students of all ages and skill levels.

My passion for teaching began as a teenager when I taught beginning piano students at my mother’s studio. I have been teaching knitting since 2008, and currently teach at Michaels craft stores, the Lion Brand Yarn Studio and Outlet, local yarn shops, and events around the country.

I founded LMB Designs to create custom hand-knit products and designs for people and their pets. In 2010, I launched Turtlebacks, a line of handmade pet sweaters inspired by nature and made from earth-friendly materials. Several of my award-winning designs have been showcased at Pet Fashion Week. My patterns have been published by Universal Yarn and Kreinik Threads, and featured in Noro Knitting Magazine, Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street Collections, and Creative Knitting Magazine.

I show students the “hows and whys” of your craft so that you have the confidence to not only fix your mistakes, but modify and design your own patterns. My classes provide practical construction tips as well as creative options, and are a fun exploration of techniques and projects.

"Adventures in Knitting" Online Web Classes!
Join me for live online classes, or watch
the replay later at your convenience!

May 1, 2016, from 3pm-4pmEST: 

Fleur-Lace Flowers!

Photography:  Jared Flood Photography