Knitting Archives - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

Join Me For AffiKNITy Knitting Retreat

AffiKNITy Retreat, Sept 11 – 14, 2020

I am so excited announce our first knitting retreat in one of the most beautiful places on earth. I hope you can join me, and an amazing group of teachers, at Sebasco Harbor Maine for the first AffiKNITy.

I wanted to create a special weekend where every knitter feels welcome. Whether you’ve been knitting for 2 months or 20 years, whether you’re traveling alone or with a group of friends, whether you like to be in class all day or have a ton of free time . . . this is the retreat for you.

Please join me for three days of knitting, laughing, learning, and spending time with like-minded people in one of the most beautiful places on earth — Truly HEAVEN!

I hope to see you there!

Patty

Κnit, Learn, Laugh, Repeat

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AffiKNITy Knitting Retreat

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Selfish Knitting: 5 Projects to Treat Yourself with This January

How many projects have you knit this past year? How many of them were gifts and how many were for yourself? Many of us spend a lot of time knitting gifts for our loved ones. We love to see their happy faces when receiving our projects. But as we exit the season of giving, it’s nice to enjoy a little “me time” and treat ourselves to projects just for ourselves. It’s a great way to reconnect with the joy of knitting for the sake of it.

That’s why I like to think of January as “Selfish Knitting Month.” It’s a reminder that you deserve a little something for your own enjoyment!

With that in mind, here are five patterns for inspiration:

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Volition Grand Prize Winners!

Another video KAL comes to an end (don’t worry the Spring KAL will go on sale soon enough)!! Over 900 people joined in on the fun of taking on this build your own sweater adventure. There were cardis and pullovers, sweaters with different sleeve lengths, neck depth, hem treatments, even pockets!

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 5600 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, Volition Video Sweater Class pattern comes with hours of video tutorials, all the gauge option and knitting how-tos 3 different stitch patterns, pattern for cardi or pullover, all for only will be $28.00!! 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…

Volition KAL Grand Prize Winners!!

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7 Last Minute Gift Items to Knit

Have you got your gifts ready for the holiday season? As a knitter, I enjoy sending my love by knitting gifts for my loved ones. It’s cozy and meaningful, and I also feel like I’m knitting my appreciation and good wishes with every stitch.

I know that this time of year, a lot of knitters end up in the following situation: you think you’ve given yourself enough time to prepare, but when it comes down to it — you realize you’re running out of time! I know the feeling. To help you along, I’ve put together some quick knit projects that you’ve still got enough time to make. 

Here are 7 quick knits that I recommend —

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Volition Grand Prize Packages!

We are rounding the final corner and we are a little under a week away from awarding the FIVE final grand prize packages for the Volition Video KAL

Volition Video Sweater class is a build your own sweater adventure. It comes with hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos, 3 different stitch patterns and you’ll be able to make a cardi or a pullover – $20.00. Once the KAL is over the price will be $28.00

Just grab it before Dec 9, cast on and enter to win!

VOLITION VIDEO SWEATER CLASS

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7 Gift Ideas for Knitters This Holiday Season

Need holiday gift ideas for knitters who seems to already have everything? No worries, there are always more cute knitting accessories and tools out there. And as a knitter, I can never have enough yarn and tools! So, guess what? This list can also be a great gift inspiration to treat yourself!

Here are seven great gift ideas for knitters this holiday season —

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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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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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