Knitting event Archives - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

Live Video Class – Easy Does It: Ease and Sweater Construction

I’m so excited to announce my very first live video class! I will be offering two sessions. Attend live and be able to participate in a question and answer session, and get it at an introductory price (15% off) AND be sent a link to download the class file 48 hrs after the class.!

If you can’t attend live or you miss it, you can download it later. On demand download will be available with or without subtitles.

AND you’ll get a bonus ebook on sweater fit!

Easy Does It: Unraveling the Mystery of Ease and Sweater Construction

Have you ever knit a sweater and it didn’t fit? We’ve all heard so much about ease, but what do we do with this information? In this sweater tour lecture, Patty will walk you through a variety of sweater constructions (set in sleeve, raglan, yoke, drop shoulder, modified drop shoulder and dolman) and discuss how each sweater works with bust, armhole and shoulder. The armhole fit can be the most confusing when looking at sweaters other then the set in sleeve. Learn what is a high chest measurement and when do we use it and most importantly learn how to make your own decisions about fit when you read things like “meant to be worn with 2 – 4” of ease”. Easy does it, it’s not as hard as it sounds.

BOOK APRIL 24 OR 25 – 1:30 PM EDT

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And the Costa Maya KAL Grand Prize Winners Are . . .

Another Video KAL comes to an end and I’ll tell the truth, this one was special. Over 650 knitters joined in and the results have been truly amazing, Costa Maya was one of the most challenging things I’ve designed and wow, did these knitter’s rise to the challenge! Last month, I provided a sneek peek behind the design and now The KAL winners have been chosen and awarded!

If you are feeling inspired to try it, Costa Maya + pattern comes with over 4 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for only will be $15.00!!

Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 2500 amazing knitters let every first time sweater knitter know . . . they were not alone!

Never too late to jump into any sweater class, as the videos (embedded in the pattern) never expire, and the message boards stay live forever.

Now it’s time to discuss

Costa Maya KAL Final PRIZES

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Student Projects – The Best Part of My Job!

EDIT – The 2018 KAL is Harbor Springs. On sale in July, casts on in Sept.

In two weeks my newest Video KAL, Costa Maya will kick off and I’ll get to see all your work. I love seeing your progress with pictures online, but nothing beats meeting you all in person and seeing your projects.

So today, an ode to all the amazing knitters who have been kind enough to share your talents with me. I can’t WAIT to see what you come up with next!

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Win a Vogue Knitting Live Chicago Class Package!!

Vogue Knitting Live is around the corner, and you could WIN a class package in the Vogue Knitting Live Chicago Raffle!

Join me in Chicago! I’m giving away one Second City Sampler Package featuring one class, one lecture and a 3-day Marketplace ticket, valued at $110. This prize is good for one year past issue. 

and . . . EVERYONE who enters the raffle will be sent a promo code for 10% off my classes (or a class package), and a code for 50% off the market place just for entering the

Vogue Knitting Live Chicago Raffle

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Spring 2018 Teaching Events

I’m getting ready for Costa Maya, my next Video KAL / Sweater class (filming like mad), and I’m crisscrossing the country, so I’m bound to be someplace near you! Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.

Don’t forget, if you know a shop or guild that would like me to come visit. Let them know they can make teaching requests here. See my full schedule here.

If you are in the New York area, you can book a private lesson with me live here, or book a online streaming lesson with me here.

Upcoming Spring Knitting Events

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Obsessed with Knitting

25 Signs That You Are Obsessed with Knitting

Do your friends just know dinner and a movie with you will include knitting? Do you always check for a local yarn store as soon as you hit a new town? Do you frequently say “just one more row” before leaving the house . . . then you might be

Obsessed with Knitting

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Winter Knitting Events 2017 / 18

I’m getting ready for my next KAL / Sweater class, Rising Spades and I’m crisscrossing the country, so I’m bound to be someplace near you! Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.

Don’t forget, if you know a shop or guild that would like me to come visit. Let them know they can make teaching requests here. See my full schedule here.

If you are in the New York area, you can book a private lesson with me live here, or book a online streaming lesson with me here.

Winter Knitting Events 2017 / 18

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Fall Knitting Events 2017

Fall Knitting Events 2017

Summer has just barely begun, and it’s time to get ready for the fall teaching season! I’m getting ready for my next KAL / Sweater class and I’m crisscrossing the country, so I’m bound to be someplace near you! Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.

Don’t forget, if you know a shop or guild that would like me to come visit. Let them know they can make teaching requests here. See my full schedule here.

If you are in the New York area, you can book a private lesson with me live here, or book a online streaming lesson with me here.

Fall Knitting Events 2017

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5 secrets of stitch gauge

5 Secrets of Stitch Gauge

Tuesday Tip copyI 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 round projects.

Right now nearly 300 knitters are swatching for the Tortola KAL, (jump in, we’re just getting started). There are THREE video tutorials just on gauge, as well as a how to document to teach you the math you need if your stitch gauge is off. There’s a lot of great info going on between knitters in my Ravelry group right now about gauge, so I thought I’d devote this month’s Tuesday Tip to the wonders of the . . .

5 Secrets of Stitch Gauge

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