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, shops & knitting shows around the country as well as hosting her own retreats. Her popular classes can also be found on DVD and online through her website on her education site education.pattylyons.com.
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, Twist Collective and Modern Daily Knitting where she writes a monthly knitter’s advice column: “Ask Patty”. Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Tahki Stacy Charles, Sugar Bush and Willow Yarns.
Patty has been a repeat guest on PBS’s Knitting Daily TV and even quoted as a subject-matter expert in the Wall Street Journal.
Patty loves to knit, crochet, spin and has even dabbled on the knitting machine. She is currently attempting not to get sucked into another yarncraft, but weaving is looking pretty interesting. Patty splits her time between Brooklyn and upstate New York where she loves gardening in the summer and sitting by the fire in the winter.
Patty’s new book: Patty Lyons’ Knitting Bag of Tricks will be published in fall of 2022.
Workshop – Professional Polish: Secrets of the Pros
Learn the professional tricks of the trade that can make your projects look more polished and your knitting life more enjoyable. Patty digs deeper into her bag of tricks to present a whole new batch of sanity saving knitting tips. From cast on to bind off and everything in between, learn simple tricks to make your knitting better, like how to avoid the dip you get at the start of a bind off, or the hole under a make one. Learn how to make the knitting decisions that can add polish to your work, like choosing the right way to join a new ball or weave in those ends. Even learn simple fixes to avoid tragedy like how to fix a dropped stitch in your cast on, or what to do when you find a bad bit of yarn in your work, or a mistake in your stitch pattern after you’ve bound off! Be prepared to add a few more of favorites from Patty’s new bag of tricks.
Prerequisite: Must know the long tail cast on (in slingshot position), how to knit, purl.
Please review and practice: http://bit.ly/longtailslingshot
Worsted or chunky NON-splitty yarn in LIGHT COLOR, small amount of contrasting color yarn in same weight. A small bit of thin crochet cotton or sock yarn.
Needles & Notions:
Sharp scissors, tapestry needle, empty needle appropriate for yarn (for casting on and working your swatch in class), needle appropriate for swatch, crochet hook appropriate to yarn.