Last week clue #1 for the Rising Spades KAL / Sweater class hit the in box of 200 knitters. We’ve only just begun and there are new knitters joining us everyday! Monday our first, of many, participation prizes will get awarded and of course, there are the grand prizes in December (and yes, one of them will […]
For a while now I’ve been writing a column called Patty’s Purls of Wisdom. It has had a life in several magazines and I’m thrilled that recently it joined Twist Collective. Knitter’s send in their questions, ala Dear Abbey, and I answer them. It’s full of all kinds of knitting advice, and this knitter asked a brilliant question […]
On Jan 23 registration opened for the Tortola KAL – Sweater class. In the following weeks our ranks quickly grew to over 300 knitters working on their gauge swatch! On Feb 20 clue #1 for the Tortola KAL Sweater class came out and we are now 365 knitters strong, with new knitters joining us everyday! Monday our first, of many, […]
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, secrets of row gauge and how to swatch for in the […]
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 […]
Twice a year all the industry professionals gather for our trades show, TNNA . In addition to education and networking, it’s a chance to see the new products coming out. When I visited Cocoknits booth last winter and I saw the Sweater Care Kit, I knew I had to try it out.
Online Knitting classes – Blocking Knitting Webinar It’s time for another Webinar. I’m returning to teach an encore performace (da, da, da, da!) of my blocking class CLICK HERE TO BOOK Use promo code: PATTYLYONS15 to get 15% off Blocking Techniques in Knitting webinar with Patty Lyons. Why spend all that time knitting a garment, only […]
Okay, so admittedly, I’m the worst blogger ever. I’m trying to catch up because there’s been SOOOO much going on. I’ll start with a couple of weeks ago when I was lucky enough to get to go to my home town – Chicago. Vogue Knitting Live Chicago I don’t get to go home too often, […]