Blog | Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

Knitting Sustainably Every Day

Over the years, I’ve observed that knitters are caring people who are concerned about the welfare of others, as well as the environment. I know many knitters think about sustainability factors when choosing your yarns and knitting projects. Personally, I’m not a “fast-fashion” person, and I enjoy the hard work that goes into handmade knitwear. […]

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8 Yarn Shops Near and Dear to My Heart

Do you miss the days when we could shop at our local yarn stores, run our hands on the yarn, and experience the textures? I can’t tell how much I miss the experience and those yarn shops with which I have worked over the past couple of years. When I was teaching around the country, […]

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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 […]

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Joined 10+ KALs? Become a KAL Hall of Famer!

Ladies and gentlemen, if you’ve been here since the very beginning, you know that we’ve now reached our 11th knit-along (KAL). That means it’s time for a new badge to celebrate your achievements! Now, we are getting closer to casting on for the Palm Canyon KAL and already we have over 900 knitters signed up! […]

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4 Yarn Types for Your Spring Knitting

Have you noticed all of the lovely trees in bloom? The pretty, yellow daffodils? The weather has warmed up and I’m excited! I usually start designing my spring projects right after the holiday season so I can be ready to launch a spring KAL and have fun with all of you. I love how spring […]

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Palm Canyon Video KAL (Knit-Along)

IT’S OUR 11th VIDEO KAL!!! I am so excited to start another KAL on my Ravelry group. It’s spring time, so I wanted to create a fun knit that teaches some brand new tricks. Palm Canyon is a bottom up, integrated sleeve top, and it’s REVERSIBLE!! That’s right, between Roselle and Volition, I got kind of […]

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How to Support Our Fiber Community

Hi all. It’s been a rough couple of weeks, and we have a ways to go before we see the other end of this. With cancellations, flights shutting down, and store shelves empty, there’s a lot of stress and confusion, fear and sadness. I am sitting here in my small Brooklyn apartment, looking at my […]

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5 Benefits of Knitting with Others

While many knitters enjoy the solitude of knitting on your own, an international online survey found that knitting in a group had a significant impact on perceived happiness. If you have taken any of my online or in-person classes, you’ve probably experienced some benefits from knitting with others. Let’s take a look at some of the […]

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