About Patty - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

lyons-patty-01PATTY 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, shops, and knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, and STITCHES. Her popular classes can also be found on DVD and online at Interweave, Annie’s, and Craftsy where her “Improve Your Knitting Class” 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. Patty also is a regular contributor to Mason Dixon Knitting where she writes a 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 lives in Brooklyn with her husband, a room full of yarn, and her garden.

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Student Testimonials

Kally Aronis

The class was a blast; watching demonstrations on a screen of Patty knitting made visibility so much easier as we could see the intricacies of creating each stitch. In addition she also helped each student individually with demos and explanations. I never had to worry if I was doing the technique wrong because she verified that each student fully understood before moving on.

Mary V. Williams

I would have to single out Patty as setting the standard for excellence. Patty knows every trick in the book and always, always spreads the gospel of knitting by graciously sharing her vast knowledge.

Bonnie Hahn

I was one of your students in Sunday’s ‘Intro to Knitting in the Round’. What a great class!!!! Thank you for sharing your talent as a knitter, your knowledge and your wonderful teaching style with us (and for taking the time and effort to put the class together). The class was everything I hoped it would be—and more.

Debbie Allen

Using as an example your perfectly fitting sweater, you reviewed and explained the critical necessity and steps involved in getting gauge, showing before and after photos of the same sweater with gauge off by just a stitch. . . Information was utterly practical, made so much sense, answered questions I didn’t even know I had. I still use my notes! Many, many handy tips.

Carol Edkins

Patty is a spirited and informed teacher. I learned alot in her class, despite the fact that I have been knitting for two decades. She imparts alot of valuable knowledge in a clear way. I would highly recommend a class with Patty.

Theow Lau

It was a pleasure for me to be in your class. Your encouragement, support and enthusiasm made my learning process very enjoyable. I look forward to taking other classes under your guidance.

Mindy Bickel

The Magic of Perfect Blocking changed my perspective on finishing! Patty made so much sense and gave organized information on choosing the best way to block a garment and—hopefully—avoid those blocking disasters I had in the past. I also learned a lot about fiber—added bonus to this class. Plus she is hilarious and high energy which made her class a great choice for my after-lunch-slump-time! Can’t wait to take another class with her!