Blog - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

Thanks to You, This Blog is a Nominee for The Crafties! Help Vote Us Into the Finals

I am so happy to share some amazing news: this blog has been nominated for the LoveCrafts 2019 Noteworthy Knitting Blog Award by LoveCrafts.com, a platform for crafts including crochet, knitting, embroidery and more.

And guess what? I earned this honor because of you! Your engagement with my patterns and knit-alongs is truly impressive. Not only to me, but to others as well. It’s such a pleasure to see you share your work and insights with so much passion. We’ve developed a great, supportive community, and I’m super thankful to all of you for being so engaged!

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2019 Rhinebeck Meet-Up!!

I can’t believe it’s almost time for Rhinebeck (the New York Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York) again!

In honor of our TENTH KAL, let’s have a meet-up, where knitters of all of my KALs (knit-alongs), fans of this blog, and all members of this community can get together in real-life to hang out, say hi, take some pics, and swap stories!

You all answered the survey and over 60 of you picked Saturday afternoon, so let’s meet up on Saturday at 2:00pm!

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Score A Perfect Ten with Our 10th KAL Club!

Can you believe that it’s already our 10th KAL? We are getting closer to casting on for the Volition KAL and already we have over 650 knitters signed up! I am floored and honored that over 6,750 knitters have participated in the last 9 KALs.

We rolled out badges for the knitters who were in two or more of my previous KALs (Corcoran KALTortola KAL,Soho Slip Stitch KALRising Spades KAL ,Costa Maya KAL, Harbor Springs, Labadee Cowl, Roselle Tee and Hudson Valley Cardi KAL and now . . .  (drum roll please) If you’ve done all of my KALs, then help yourself to your new Perfect Ten Club badge!

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6 Benefits That Children Experience from Knitting

Have you taught a child how to knit? Maybe you taught your own children/nieces/nephews, your friends’ children, at a school, a daycare, or maybe you volunteered at an after-school program. If you’ve had this experience, then I’m sure you’ve seen just how beneficial it can be to get yarn and knitting needles into those little hands. Montessori schools teach children how to knit from a young age, so they learn how to focus better; they learn patience and self-soothing techniques. It would be amazing if more schools could integrate this valuable skill to children.

Check out these 6 benefits of children knitting that may surprise you.

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Volition: Build Your Own Sweater Adventure KAL (Knit-Along)

IT’S OUR 10th VIDEO KAL!!!

I am so excited to start another KAL on my Ravelry group. For our 10th, I’m doing something brand new. Not just a KAL, but a build your own sweater adventure!

Volition is a top down, nearly seamless construction, with three different stitch patterns, the choices between cardigan or pullover and an infinite number of variations in length, sleeves, this is not a sweater pattern, it’s 6 – 24 patterns in one!!

Join now! The pattern AND full video sweater class is only $20 during the KAL, AND get another 10% off when you purchase before Sept 30. That’s a $10 savings!

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE VOLITION KAL

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Hudson Valley Cardi KAL – And the Winners Are . . .

Another video KAL comes to an end (don’t worry Volition: Build Your Own Sweater Adventure goes on sale Sept 16)!! Over 500 people joined in on the fun of knitting this cardi. Some knit it now, while others will cast on later! That’s the joy of grabbing the new video sweater class during the KAL period. You get it on sale AND the videos stay live forever

Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 5000 amazing knitters helped each other and cheered each other on through every step of the way.

Haven’t joined us yet? If you are feeling inspired to try it, Hudson Valley Video Sweater Class pattern comes with hours of video tutorials, all the gauge option and knitting how-tos for only will be $18.00!! It’s never too late to jump into any video class, as the videos (embedded in the pattern) never expire, and the message boards stay live forever.

Now it’s time to discuss…

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5 Patterns to Usher in the Fall

I can’t believe we are almost finished with our 9th knit along, the Hudson Valley Cardi KAL! I am floored that over 540 knitters have participated. It thrills me to see all of your amazing projects! I hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves and picked up some new skills along the way. Prizes will be awarded any day, so make sure those project pages are set up!

Though the KAL is almost over, the fun doesn’t have to end. I have plenty of patterns to keep you knitting all the way into fall. Some of these patterns also come with full video instructions, making the process even more informative and engaging for you. I should also remind you that you might want to start thinking about knitting for the holiday season, but there are plenty of smaller items to think about for that!

Here are 5 patterns to usher in the fall.

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Hudson Valley Cardi KAL GRAND PRIZES!!

We are rounding the final corner and we are a little over a week away from awarding the three final grand prize packages for the Hudson Valley Cardi.

Hudson Valley Cardi + pattern comes with hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for only the price of the pattern – $10.00. Once the KAL is over the price will be $18.00

Just grab it before Aug 26, cast on and enter to win!

HUDSON VALLEY CARDI KAL

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Hudson Valley Cardi Video KAL – Off to a GREAT Start

Two  1/2 weeks ago, clue #1  for the Hudson Valley Cardi Video KAL hit the in box of 372 knitters. We’ve only just begun and there are new knitters joining us everyday! We are now over 490 knitters strong!

We have given out two fabulous participation prizes so far (we pick a new winner every week!), there are three giant grand prize packages in August (and yes, one of them will be for a WIP!)

Knitters who join us before Aug 26 will still get all the video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for just $10! After the KAL is over the video class goes to it’s full price of $18

Hudson Valley Cardi Video KAL update

LEARN MORE & BUY NOW

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5 Charities Using Knitting to Make A Change

5 Charities Using Knitting to Make A Change

Our community never ceases to amaze me! If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you’ll see I love to share positive stories of knitters and crocheters coming together to create change in their lives or the lives of others. Whether it’s knitting little hats for premature babies, mats for animals in shelters, or even beautifying spaces through yarnbombing, there’s always an opportunity to do something wonderful with yarn. We love knitting, and we love giving back, so here is a way to combine them!

Are you interested in crafting a project to help someone or an animal in need? Here are 5 charities that use knitting to make the world a better place.

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Have You Joined Us for 9 KALs? Celebrate with Our Latest Achievement Badge

We are getting closer to casting on for the Hudson Valley Cardi KAL. It’s our 9th KAL and already we have over 300 knitters signed up in the first 3 days! I am floored and honored that over 5300 knitters have participated in the last 8 KALs.

We rolled out badges for the knitters who were in two or more of my previous KALs (Corcoran KALTortola KAL,Soho Slip Stitch KALRising Spades KAL ,Costa Maya KAL, Harbor Springs, Labadee Cowl, and Roselle Tee and now . . .  (drum roll please) If you’ve done all of my KALs, then help yourself to your new Dressed to the Nines-Club badge!

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