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Improve Your Knitting

Alternative Methods & Styles

with Patty Lyons
Improve Your Knitting

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(209 reviews)

Karen Hector
rated 5 stars


The biggest thing I have learned is that I am ok! After decades of knitting, I developed an easier way. In stockinette I pick right to left across the row, change yarn hands and pick left to right instead of turning over and purling. That left to right row reverses the stitch on the needle but is no problem because I can knit back through the back loop. Now when someone criticizes my method, I can say, "oh, I knit Eastern method." Thanks for affirming that my method is not only ok, ...

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Gene B
rated 5 stars

An Engaging Teacher

Ms. Lyons is a most engaging teacher. I quickly became engrossed in the subject. Even though I was knitting Continental style, the first section on English style helped me with my Continental knitting. Ms. Lyons explains how and more importantly (to many of us) why you do it this way.

I also found myself admiring her style of teaching. Having taught, I know how difficult it can be. I got a friend who doesn't knit (or crochet or anything similar) but who does teach, to watch for ...

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rated 5 stars

A real pro

I am thoroughly impressed with Patty Lyons' teaching approach. She is a real pro, and funny too. I have been knitting for 40 years and thought I would try this class for the heck of it. Now I realize there is always something to learn and will keep my eye out for anything she teaches, just for the enjoyment of participating in her class.

rated 5 stars

Fabulous Class on the How and How To Do of Knitting

I have knitted for years but never knew the 'HOW" of knitting. Patty Lyons made it so easy to understand why stitches work the way they do. I think this is a wonderful class for knitters with all skills. Thanks for such a great class. I also am doing your toe up sock class and cast-on and bind offs and am learning lots of new techniques

rated 5 stars

Many "Eureka!" Moments...

I'm an experienced, but self-taught knitter who loves to understand the 'why' we do things the way we do. This course was EXCELLENT! Patty is very good at showing AND explaining the mechanics of the various methods (the how) and WHY we might want to use these various methods.

Many very useful techniques and tips throughout the course.

This is one that I can see myself frequently referencing for that just right way to improve my knitting!

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