Classes - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher



Patty teaches at national knitting events including Vogue Knitting LIVE and STITCHES. She also teaches at knitting guilds and shops throughout the country.



Take a class with Patty from the comfort of your own home:


  • Circular Knitting Essentials
  • Knitting ER: How to Fix Your Mistakes
  • How to Read Your Knit Stitches & Master the Pattern


  • Explorations in Cables
  • Improve Your Knitting: Alternative Methods & Styles

At Interweave Knitting Daily Shop  – ONLINE CLASS

  • Knitting Bag of Tricks
  • Advanced Knitting Fixes
  • An Introduction to Color Knitting: Stripes and More
  • Secrets of Yarn Substitution
  • Fantastic Finish: Blocking Techniques in Knitting
  • Unlocking Pattern Secrets
  • Customizing Sweater Patterns (part 1, part 2)

Shop DVD & Digital Classes

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Private Lessons

Click here for information on how to book a private lesson in person in Brooklyn.

Click here for information on how to book a streaming private lesson on the internet.

Interested in having Patty teach for you?

  • Please e-mail Patty using the Contact page. Patty is happy to discuss customizing class content for your event, so please send a detailed message.
  • For a list of Patty’s classes & teaching terms, please click here and send an email request.

2020 Dates Reserved


Upcoming In-Person Classes: Live at Events Around the Country

Join Me for AffiKNITy, my first knitting retreat. Sept 11 – 14, 2020 (SOLD OUT)

Feb 2020

At Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA: Feb 20 – 23

March 2020

At River City Knitters in Richmond, VA: Feb 28 – March 1

  • Advanced Knitting Fixes
  • Customizing Sweater Patterns
  • Reading Between the Lines: What Your Pattern Doesn’t Tell You
  • Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks

At Dances with Wool in Midlothian, VA: March 2

  • Knitting ER
  • Secrets of Yarn Substitution

At Vogue Knitting Live, in Seattle, WA: March 13 – 15

  • Secrets to Spectacular Sweater Success
  • Chart it, Swatch it, Love it
  • Lecture: Easy Does It: Unraveling the Mystery of Ease and Sweater Construction (NEW!)
  • Bionic Knitting—Knit Better, Smarter, Faster!
  • Professional Polish: Secrets of the Pros
  • Make Your Gauge Work
  • Stop Turning: Knitting and Purling Backward

At Stitches United in Hartford, CT: March 26 – 29

April 2020

At Knitting in the Heartland in Overland Park, KS: April 17 – 19

  • Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks
  • Finishing SEAMS Simpe
  • Customizing Sweater Patterns
  • Measure Up! Gauge Basics
  • Reading Between the Lines
  • Advanced Knitting Fixes

At Yarnover in Minneapolis, MN: April 25

  • Customizing Sweater Patterns
  • Reading Between the Lines

At WEBS Spring Retreat in Northampton, MA: April 30 – May 3 (SOLD OUT)

  • A Cornucopia of Cool Color-work Techniques
  • HELP! I Took a Wrong Turn: Miraculous Cable Fixes
  • Knitting ER: Tragedy & Treatments
  • Shape Up!

May 2020

At TNNA in Cleveland, OH: May 26 – 30

  • Managing Cash Flow
  • The Face Of Your Business
  • Run Your Events Like a Broadway Stage Manager
  • Totally Tubular

June 2020

At Houston Fiber Fest in Houston, TX: June 26 – 29

  • Classes TBD

July 2020

At Cloud 9 Knitting Retreat in Bloomington, MN: July 10-12

  • Stop Turning: Knitting & Purling Backwards
  • HELP! I Took a Wrong Turn: Miraculous Cable Fixes
  • Knitting ER: Tragedy & Treatments
  • Intro to Portuguese Knitting

At Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, IL: July 30 – August 2

  • Stop Turning: Knitting & Purling Backwards
  • Decorative Cast-ons and Bind-offs
  • Customizing Sweater Patterns
  • Knitting Magic
  • Magic of Perfect Blocking
  • Improve Your Knitting Technique

Student Testimonials



Patty Lyons is an excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable about knitting. She loves to teach and wants every knitter to succeed. […] With this class, we will be able to take a pattern and turn it around to fit us, with all our marvelous curves. Anything, in any media and format, by this gem of a lady is well worth your time, effort, and money.

Lisa Gibson


This class has given me so much information and confidence. I have loved every minute of it. […] Patty is an EXCELLENT teacher and gives you so many helpful hints. It is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to do cables and read patterns. Also, enroll in her class—Improve Your Knitting—because it too is very informative and will teach you many invaluable techniques.



Brain exploding with information – best teacher EVER. I’ve been a big fan of Patty Lyons for some time now. I have her two Craftsy classes and her Annie’s class. Recently she spoke at my guild and I bought two of her Interweave DVDs. Oh . . . my . . . god!!! I thought I was good at fixing mistakes, but I had NO idea how many tricks there were.

Kally Aronis


The class was a blast; watching demonstrations on a screen of Patty knitting made visibility so much easier as we could see the intricacies of creating each stitch. In addition she also helped each student individually with demos and explanations. I never had to worry if I was doing the technique wrong because she verified that each student fully understood before moving on.

Debbie Allen


Using as an example your perfectly fitting sweater, you reviewed and explained the critical necessity and steps involved in getting gauge, showing before and after photos of the same sweater with gauge off by just a stitch. . . Information was utterly practical, made so much sense, answered questions I didn’t even know I had. I still use my notes! Many, many handy tips.



This class is excellent!!! Worth every penny. I have been searching for some time now, to find out how to properly count which row I am on, when working cables and Patty has answered that for me. This simple answer was worth the entire price of the class. She also explains how to do the long-tail cast-on in pattern!! [...] Thank you for such a great class!!