Blog - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

A Year of Teaching Knitting – 2016 Review

Another year of teaching, traveling, knitting and laughing has come to an end.  I am so grateful that my job is to travel all over the country meeting and teaching (and being taught by) the most amazing knitters around.

This year saw travel to 22 cities, teaching hundreds of students live, thousands online, and 28 private students (live and streaming on the web). There were ups and downs, bad travel connections, lost luggage , and through it all, you were there.

Year in Review  – Knitting Events 2016

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Tuesday Tip: Weaving In Ends, How to Clip the Tail

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Last month we talked about how good finishing can make a project, and I promised you more posts focused on the all important topic of weaving in ends.

I’ve written several Tuesday Tips on seaming. We’ve looked as seaming garter stitch, shoulders, and even tackled the dreaded topic of selvedge edge and mattress stitch. No matter how wonderful your seaming, if your ends are not woven in well, your piece will look homemade. So the question is: how do you weave in ends? Last month I wrote about “skimming”, but what about that tail? Today we look at

How to Clip the Tail

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Big Box of Knitting Fails – It’s a GROWER!!

Big Box of Knitting FailsFor those of you that have taken classes with me, you know all about “Patty’s Big Box of Knitting Fails”. I seem to have an example of something tragic I’ve done in my knitting for nearly everything I’m teaching. So, I’m launching a new blog series to dig into my knitting boo boos. Today’s episode . . .

Bad Fit or The Tale of the Amazing Growing Yarn

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Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge UPDATE

It’s been 4 weeks since we kicked off Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge.  If you don’t know what that is, click on the link to learn how you can will prizes (yup, free yarn) just for casting on!

There’s still plenty of time to join in on the fun! Join my Ravelry group cast on and win prizes. Let’s see what people have been up to so far in . . .

Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge!

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Tuesday Tip: Weaving In Ends Skimming

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We all know finishing can make a project look “homemade” or “handmade.” I’ve written several Tuesday Tips on seaming. We’ve looked as seaming garter stitch, shoulders, and even tackled the dreaded topic of selvedge edge and mattress stitch. No matter how wonderful your seaming, if your ends are not woven in well, your piece will look homemande. So the question is: how do you weave in ends? The answer is, there is more than one answer . . . so, I am going to devote a few Tuesday tips to the topic of

Weaving in Ends Skimming

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Win a copy of The Knitter's Journal

Win a Copy of “The Knitter’s Journal”

Knitter’s have a million ideas at once. We sketch on scraps of napkins that we lose. We put bookmarks in our stitch dictionaries thinking, “that might make a good scarf”, we swatch to inspire and then forget what we were swatching for .  . . no? Just me? Oh well. If any of this sound familiar to you, have I got a book for you!

Win a copy of “The Knitter’s Journal”

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Early 2017 Teaching Events

2017 Knitting Events

2017 is nearly fully booked! The first three months alone have me traveling to 10 venues in 3 months (yikes) and don’t event get me started on April. If you’ve never taken a class with me, I hope this is the year. I’m crisscrossing the country, so I’m bound to be someplace near you! Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.

Don’t forget, if you know a shop or guild that would like me to come visit. Let them know they can make teaching requests here. See my full schedule here.

If you are in the New York area, you can book a private lesson with me live here, or book a online streaming lesson with me here.

Early 2017 Knitting Events

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5 secrets of row gauge

5 Secrets of Row Gauge

Tuesday Tip copyI have written about gauge many times. I think about gauge, I teach gauge, I believe in gauge. I’ve filmed a video for a special cast on for gauge, written about how to measure when you can’t see your stitches, how to block your swatch, and how to swatch for in the round projects.

Today it’s time to turn our attention to something that can make or break a sweater, and reveal . . .

5 Secrets of Row Gauge

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