Patty Lyons
Craftsy Instructor

New York, NY

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PATTY LYONS (http://pattylyons.com/) is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Patty teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, STITCHES, and the Knit and ... Read Full Bio »

Patty's Craftsy Classes

Improve Your Knitting

Use the right knitting tool for the right knitting project! Take a trip through the wonderful world of knitting methods and styles alongside certified knitting instructor Patty Lyons. Find out how mastering different knitting styles — Continental, English and Portuguese (also known as Peruvian or Andean knitting) — can help you avoid strain so you can create your best work more easily! Patty will also cover a variety of knitting methods: Eastern, Western and combination. Each style and method has its own unique strengths, and you'll learn to mix and match them for evenly-tensioned projects, improved cables and ribs and more. You'll even discover how to knit and purl backwards, so you never have to look at the wrong side of your work!

$19.99 $34.99

Explorations In Cables

Hone the skills to knit four included projects featuring marvelous cables: three scarves and a shaped cable and lace hat. Once you're finished, you'll be ready to knit the three graduation projects you'll find in your course materials. During class, certified knitting instructor Patty Lyons will dash your pattern and chart-reading fears as she demystifies abbreviations and symbols. Then, learn the foundations of cabling, before you start stitching! Patty will guide you through six swatches, helping you get comfortable with asymmetrical and symmetrical cables, traveling stitches, right and left twists, braids and compound cables. You'll even learn to cable without a cable needle, so you can see the cable cross before you've knit. Plus, Patty will teach you blocking basics and all the troubleshooting information you'll need.

$19.99 $34.99

Meet Patty

What's New

Nov 26, 2014
- Aug 31, 2016
Patty hits the road for a busy 2014 /15. . . I'll be crisscrossing the country and you're bound to find me someplace nearby!  . . . If you'd like Patty to come teach at your shop or guild contact her here - http://pattylyons.com/ Find out where Patty is teaching next on her website, and follow what's happening on the road, in New York and the rooftop garden in Brooklyn on her blog. To get tips and tricks and notices of what's coming next, join Patty's mailing list - http://pattylyons.com/contact-me/
Nov 25, 2014
- Dec 01, 2015
Join me, Melissa Leapman and Laura Nelkin on a knitting cruise to the Caribbean! At Caribbean Cruise,  in Caribbean Dec 5 - 10 Introduction to Continental Knitting Customizing Sweater Patterns Fantastic Cast on and Bind offs Improve Your Knitting Technique Fix It: Knitwear Repair and Alterations Stop Turning! Knitting & Purling Backwards Patty's Knitting Bag of Tricks Magic of Perfect Blocking For more info and to book, click http://www.discovercruisesandtravel.com/
Jan 13, 2014
Thank you all for helping make: "Improve Your Knitting: Alternative Methods and Styles" be named Craftsy's most popular class of 2013! WOW.

Upcoming Events

Nov '14 25

Nov 25, 2014 - Dec 01, 2015
Join me, Melissa Leapman and Laura Nelkin on a knitting cruise to the Caribbean! At Caribbean Cruise,  in Caribbean Dec 5 - 10

  • Introduction to Continental Knitting
  • Customizing Sweater Patterns
  • Fantastic Cast on and Bind offs
  • Improve Your Knitting Technique
  • Fix It: Knitwear Repair and Alterations
  • Stop Turning! Knitting & Purling Backwards
  • Patty's Knitting Bag of Tricks
  • Magic of Perfect Blocking
For more info and to book, click http://www.discovercruisesandtravel.com/

Nov '14 26

Nov 26, 2014 - May 31, 2015

I hope you can joing me for a class live and in Person!

Jan, 2015 At Vogue Knitting Live in New York, NY Jan 16 - 18:
  • Measure Up: Gauge Basics
  • Make YOUR Gauge Work
  • Fundamentals of Sweater Design
  • All About Stripes
  • Magic of Perfect Blocking
  • Knitting Bag of Tricks
Feb, 2015 At Madison Knit In in Madison, WI Feb 20 - 22:
  • Classes TBA
March, 2015 At Charlotte Knitting Guild, in Charolotte, NC Mar 21 - 22
  • Knitting ER: Tragedy & Treatments
  • Slip Stitch and Mosaic Knitting
  • Reading Between the Lines: What Your Sweater Pattern Doesn?t Tell You!
April, 2015 At Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena, CA April 17 - 19:
  • Knitting Bag of Tricks
  • Measure Up: Gauge Basics
  • Make YOUR Gauge Work
  • Fix It: Knitwear Repair and Alterations
  • Reading Between the Lines: What Your Sweater Pattern Doesn?t Tell You!
  • Magic of Perfect Blocking
At Yarnology in Winonna, April 23 & 24
  • Classes TBA
At Yarnover in Minnesotta April 25:
  • Knitting ER: Tragedy & Treatments
  • Take it From the Top: Short-row, Set-in Sleeve Cap
At Steven Be's in Minnesotta April 26 & 27
  • Classes TBA
May, 2015 At TNNA in Columbus, OH May 28 - 30
  • Classes TBA
July, 2015 At Knit & Crochet Show in San Diego, CA July 22 - 26
  • Classes TBA
Aug, 2015 At Stitches Midwest in Schauburg, IL Aug 6 - 9
  • Classes TBA
Nov, 2015 At Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, in Hood River, OR Nov 6 - 8
  • Knitting ER: Tragedy & Treatment
  • Fantastic Cast on and Bind offs
  • Stop Turning! Knitting & Purling Backwards
  • Secrets of Gauge
  • Knitting Bag of Tricks
Dec, 2015 At Caribbean Cruise,  in Caribbean Dec 5 - 10
  • Introduction to Continental Knitting
  • Customizing Sweater Patterns
  • Fantastic Cast on and Bind offs
  • Improve Your Knitting Technique
  • Fix It: Knitwear Repair and Alterations
  • Stop Turning! Knitting & Purling Backwards
  • Patty's Knitting Bag of Tricks
  • Magic of Perfect Blocking
Interested in having Patty teach for you? For a current list of classes along with fees, click here for more information.  To check Patty's availability, please e-mail Patty using the Contact page.

Patty's Patterns

Rhinebeck Wristers

$2.99

Rhinebeck Hat

$3.99

Highrise Vest

$5.99
View all Patterns (7) »

Patty's Projects

Hey Teach
Nob Hill
Shapely Stripes Pullover
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Patty's Blog