My Fellow Yarn Travelers

A few days ago I wrote about all my amazing students in 2016.  As I was going through all my pictures I also came across a lot of happy memories of the fun I’ve had with my fellow yarny friends. I spend about 1/3 of my year on the road. I have a wonderful husband […]

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Last Minute Holiday Knitting!

It’s happens to all of  us, our holiday knitting kinds sneaks up on us. In case you need a little help, I’m offering a 25% off coupon for all my accessories, including my brand new Box and Beam Wrist Warmers and I-Beam Hat. Help is here for your Last Minute Holiday Knitting

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

For 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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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5 secrets of row gauge

5 Secrets of Row Gauge

I 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 […]

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Big Box of Knitting Fails – Colorfast FAIL :(

For 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 […]

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Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge

It’s been a crazy busy fall, with two new patterns released in September, another in October, and more to come in November, December and January! February will bring a brand new KAL for my Ravelry group (with sooooo many new cool techniques, and tons of videos!) So for the fall, it’s time for Patty’s Fall […]

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