Live Video Classes Streaming This June! | Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

Live Video Classes Streaming This June!

I’m happy to announce I’ll be teaching two different live video classes this June. Attend the class live and be able to participate in questions and answers. Each class is offered twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, so all time zones can play!

The class will be recorded. You will be sent a link to download the video class file 48 hrs after the class! If you can’t attend live, the Gauge class will be available for purchase later in June.

I will be offering two sessions of each class. Make Your Gauge work is a lecture based class with Q & A, Build a Better Fabric is a hands on class. Space is limited.

Make YOUR Gauge Work

June 5 – 2:30 – 4:30 EDT
      or
June 6 – 10:00 – noon EDT

Build a Better Fabric: Perfect Your Knitting Technique

June 5 – 10:00 – noon EDT
      or
June 6 – 2:30 – 4:30 EDT

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Make Your Gauge Work

Make Your Gauge Work

You know the basics of gauge, but how do you make your own gauge work for you!  Stop trying to match the gauge exactly and learn how to knit a project to YOUR gauge. After a review of the basics, and how to make a “truthful” swatch, we’ll get to some of the trickier elements of gauge, such as pre blocked v.s. blocked gauge, hung gauge, and the difference between yarn gauge and pattern gauge. We will explore what to do when a project is knit in the round or in a pattern stitch. We’ll even look at special gauge techniques such as speed swatch and an open cast on. Finally, we’ll master the math of using your gauge, not just the pattern gauge. We’ll learn how to work an existing size with a different gauge, resize a sweater by using a different gauge, how to add different stitch patterns to your garment, and how to make adjustments to your pattern when your row gauge is off. Stop trying to match someone else’s gauge and discover the joys of making YOUR gauge work!

By the end of this lecture based class, you’ll be ready to knit the sweater of your dreams.

WHEN: 

  • Session #1 Friday June 5, 2:30 – 4:30 pm EDT

or

  • Session #2 Saturday June 6, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

WHERE:

  • Your computer, tablet or mobile device. Real pants optional (you can take the class in your PJs)

HOW:

  • When you register you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to join the webinar on the day you chose. Don’t worry, you’ll get a reminder the week before and the day of. When you click on the link
  • It’s EASY, I promise, but if you’d like to read more about joining a Webinar, you can click HERE.

HOW MUCH

  • Price, only $19.99

FAQ:

  • Q: Do I need to be on camera?
    • A: Nope, all cameras will be off but mine. You don’t even have to brush your hair!
  • Q: Do I need to have a mic?
    • A: No needed: You’ll be typing your questions and I’ll answer them during the Q & A at the end. I can turn on an attendees mic if they like, but not required.
  • Q: I’ve never knit a sweater, can I still take the class?
    • A: Of course! My hope is that this class will get you ready to knit your perfect sweater
  • Q: Will I be able to keep the download to review later
    • A: You bet, it’s yours to keep

HOMEWORK AND MATERIALS

YarnWorsted weight or chunky yarn to make your swatch. NO NOVELTY YARN, NO TEXTURED YARN, LIGHT COLORED YARN ONLY

Needles & Hooks: US 9 – 11, (the sizes you used to make your swatches), double pointed needle in a small size or a tapestry needle

Accessories – Ruler, calculator, paper & pen

Homework list:

Cast on 24 stitches, knit in stockinette for 5 inches  – NO GARTER EDGE. Do not bind off, leave on needle with yarn attached.

OPTIONAL: On circular needle cast on 24 stitches.

Row 1: K2 tbl, P2, K16, P2, K2 tbl – JUST DO ONE ROW and leave yarn attached

Can’t wait to “see” you in class!!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Build a Better Fabric: Perfect Your Knitting Technique

 

Build a Better Fabric: Perfect Your Knitting Technique

We know how to knit, but do we know how to build a perfect fabric? There’s always room for improvement! Does your knitting “row out” (your purl stitch looser than your knit stitch), are you looking for a better way to control your gauge? What about alternative ways to tension your yarn when working with stiff yarn or slippery yarn? We’ll explore ways to improve your knitting technique by looking at the most important fundamentals, like the job of the left needle tip and the right needle shaft, stitch sizing, and even the correct exit path of your stitch. We will explore edge stitches, cast on and bind offs and a huge array of knitting tip. The last part of the class will be open for all knitting questions, so come with your questions and let’s explore our knitting.

Come with your knitting ready to practice! You’ll be knitting along with me.

This is a hands-on knitting class, so space is limited to 30.

How to Take a Live Video ClassPrivate online lessons - https://pattylyons.com/private-lessons-live-online/private-online-lessons/

I have a front camera on my face so we can talk and an overhead camera shooting my hands so I can demo and teach. I will be switching back and forth between the two cameras.

For most students they just use the front camera on their computer, laptop or tablet. However if you’d like me to be able to see your hands you could use a tablet on a stand (like the ipad pictured here) and hold your hands in front of it.

WHEN: 

  • Session #1 Friday June 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

or

  • Session #2 Saturday June 6, 2:30 – 4:30 pm EDT

WHERE:

  • Your computer, tablet or mobile device. Real pants optional (you can take the class in your PJs)

HOW:

  • When you register you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to join the webinar on the day you chose. Don’t worry, you’ll get a reminder the week before and the day of. When you click on the link
  • It’s EASY, I promise, but if you’d like to read more about joining a Meeting, you can click HERE.

HOW MUCH

  • Price, only $34.99

FAQ:

  • Q: Do I need to be on camera?
    • A: That’s up to you. You can learn a ton just by watching. This is a smaller class then a lecture, so cameras will be on
  • Q: Do I need to have a mic?
    • A: You can have your mic on to ask questions, or you can type your questions.
  • Q: I’m fairly new to knitting, or I’ve been knitting for years, will this class help
    • A: Whether you’ve just started knitting or have been knitting for years, I promise you, I can help you improve.
  • Q: Will I be able to keep the download to review later
    • A: You bet, it’s yours to keep

HOMEWORK AND MATERIALS

Materials list

Worsted-weight yarn, smooth, light colored.

 Needle – US size 8 (5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm) needles (whichever your yarn choice requires).  OPTIONAL to experiment with purl gauge: bring needles 2–3 sizes smaller and larger.

Homework list:

Cast on 24 stitches, work 2 inches in plain stockinette (NO GARTER EDGE, just stockinette), enough to get a sense of your knitting style.  Do not bind off, we will be working this swatch.

Can’t wait to see you in class!!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

 

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