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 her popular classes can also be found online and on DVD. Her Craftsy class “Improve Your Knitting ” was named Craftsy’s most popular class of 2013! Patty designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, Creative Knitting and Twist Collective magazines, where she also wrote a knitter’s advice column called “Patty’s Purls of Wisdom”. Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Willow, Tahki Stacy Charles and Kollage Yarns.