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

  • May 27 – Jun 1
  • June 26 – 29
  • July 10 – 12 (registration OPEN)
  • July 30 – Aug 2
  • Set 11 – 14 – Patty’s Knitting Retreat
  • Sept 19 – 26
  • Oct 2 – 4
  • Oct 16 – 18
  • Nov 13 – 15


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

Nov 2019

At Strung Along Retreat in Port Ludlow, WA Nov 8-11 (SOLD OUT)

  • Perfectionist Knitting

At Stitches SoCal in Pasadena, CA: Nov 14 – 16

Jan 2020

At Vogue Knitting Live, in New York, Jan 16 – 19

  • Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks
  • Secrets to Spectacular Sweater Success
  • A Cornucopia of Cool Color-work Techniques!
  • Lecture: Ignore the Pattern and Get the Sweater You Want
  • Bionic Knitting—Knit Better, Smarter, Faster!
  • Make Your Gauge Work
  • Professional Polish: Secrets of the Pros
  • Stop Turning: Knitting and Purling Backward

MEET UP on the VK Live Stage!!! Sat Jan 18 5:45

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

  • Classes TBD

At Stitches United in Hartford, CO: Feb 20 – 23

April 2020

At Knitting in the Heartland in Kansas City MO: 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

April 2020

At Yarnover in Minneapolis, MN: April 25

  • Customizing Sweater Patterns
  • Reading Between the Lines

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!!