Patty Lyons
Craftsy Instructor

New York, NY

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Patty Lyons is a knitwear designer and Craft Yarn Council certified knitting instructor who teaches nationally at guilds and shows such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, Knit and Crochet Show, and STITCHES. After running a local yarn store in New York City, Patty joined Lion Brand Yarn to help create the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, where she served as the Studio Director for five years. With designs and knitting articles in Vogue Knitting, Creative ... 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!

$29.99

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 $29.99

Meet Patty

What's New

announcement Patty hits the road for a busy 2014. . . California, Wisconsin, Seattle, Dallas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine  . . . 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/
announcement Mar 07, 2014
Submit a knitting question to Patty's KNITstyle column "Patty's Purl's of Wisdom" patty.lyons@knitstylemag.com For more information: http://pattylyons.com/2014/03/dear-abby-for-knitters/
announcement 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

Jan '14 14

Jan 14, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
April, 2014 At Stitches South in Atlanta, GA, April 10-13:STSSlogowht

  • Secrets of the Sleeve Cap
  • Reading Between the Lines: What the Pattern Doesn't Tell You
  • Take it From the Top: Short-row, Set-in Sleeve Cap
May, 2014 At TNNA in Indianapolis, IN May 1 - 3:images
  • If You Can Draw it, You Can Design it!
  • Secrets of Yarn Substitution
  • Run Your Events Like a Broadway Stage Manager!
July, 2014 At Knit and Crochet Show in Manchester, NH, July 23-27:DigitalBug_Manchester
  • Stop Turning: Knitting & Purling Backwards
  • Fundamentals of Sweater Design
  • Intro to Portuguese Knitting
  • Combination & Eastern Knitting
  • Magic of Perfect Blocking
Aug, 2014 At Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, IL, Aug 7 - 10th:8099
  • If You Can Draw it, You Can Design It!
  • Secrets of the Sleeve Cap
  • Reading Between the Lines: What the Pattern Doesn't Tell You
  • Take it From the Top: Short-row, Set-in Sleeve Cap
Oct, 2014 At Stitches East in Hartford, CT Oct 9 - 12th:8507
  • Reading Between the Lines: What the Pattern Doesn't Tell You
  • If You Can Draw it, You Can Design It!
  • Secrets of Gauge
  • Magic of Perfect Blocking
  • Take it From the Top: Short-row, Set-in Sleeve Cap
  • Patty's Knitting Bag of Tricks

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 Projects

Cabled Cowl - Lion Brand #: 90589AD
Hey Teach
Nob Hill
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Patty's Blog