Class Information

Materials list 

      Yarn—2 different colors of DK or worsted weight yarns in contrasting color. 

     Needles – Circular needle, 24” cable or longer, needle size appropriate for yarn (check ball band)

    Notions – scissors, tapestry needle

OPTIONAL – purchase the Labadee Kit for $46

Required Skills

Must know knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Being able to control yarn with both hands helpful but not required.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    • Welcome to Patty's Education Site

    • Homework & Materials (one sheet of all technique taster classes)

    • Class Handout

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Class Session Recording

    • Recording

What Patty's Student's Say

  • It was fantastic and you are an amazing teacher. My knitting has changed already. I can even tension my purl stitches properly. - Stephanie

  • If you knit, take this class. I’ve been knitting for over 50 years, and Patty Lyons has not only taught me how to make beautiful fabric, she’s taught me how to understand my knitting on a deeper level - Jamie

  • This was a great class! I learned so much and my knitting has improved tremendously. Thanks, Patty! - Joyce


  • Q: Do I need to be on camera?

    A: That’s up to you. You can learn a ton just by watching.

  • Q: Do I need to have a mic?

    A: You can have your mic on to ask questions, or you can type your questions.

  • Q: I’m fairly new to knitting, or I’ve been knitting for years, will this class help?

    A: Whether you’ve just started knitting or have been knitting for years, I promise you, I can help you improve.

  • Q: Will I be able to keep the download to review later?

    A: You bet! The recording will be added to this course page and you'll be able to watch it again, and even download it.

  • Q: What If I Need to Cancel?

    A: You can cancel up to 7 days before the class for a full refund (minus the registration fee). You can cancel up to 72 hrs before the class for a class credit. There are no refunds if you cancel less than 72 hrs before the class, unless your spot can be filled. All refunds are minus $2.00 registration fee

Patty Lyons

PATTY LYONS is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the "why" not just the "how" in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Patty designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter's Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, Creative Knitting, and Twist Collective. Patty also is a regular contributor to Modern Daily Knitting where she writes a knitter’s advice column: "Ask Patty." Patty's designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Tahki Stacy Charles, Sugar Bush and Willow Yarns. Patty has helped thousands of knitters become confident, mindful knitters who take control of their stitches!