Patty Lyons
Craftsy Instructor

Brooklyn, NY

PATTY LYONS ( 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 Crochet ... Read Full Bio »

Patty's Craftsy Classes


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 $39.99


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 $39.99

Meet Patty

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Nov 26, 2014
- Dec 31, 2016
Patty hits the road for a busy 2016. . . 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 - 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 -
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.

Patty's Patterns

Two Faced Shell




Herringbone Cowl Pullover

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Patty's Projects

Hey Teach
Creative Knitting: Wilding Cowl
Nob Hill
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Patty's Blog