Pattern Details

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Techniques taught in this pattern include:

  • Working my unvented contrasting color i-cord cast on
  • Slip stitch and lifted float patterns
  • Chart reading
  • Knitting in your tail as you go
  • Carrying yarn
  • Contrasting color i-cord BO
  • Blocking and seaming tips and MORE!

Course curriculum - Learn at Your Own Pace!

NOTE - this is the list of lessons, not the actual class. If you have already purchased the class, you'll find the class in your dashboard. Open and play from there.

  • 1

    Before We Get Started

    • Welcome to Patty's Education Site

    • General Video Class FAQ

    • How to Set Up Your Ravelry Project Page (optional, for those on Ravelry)

    • How to Add Your Pattern to Your Ravelry Library (optional, for those on Ravelry)

  • 2

    🧶Introduction: PATTERN & FAQ



  • 3

    Part 1: Labadee Cowl - Introduction

    • 1.1 Welcome To Labadee Cowl (Video)

    • 1.2 - Pattern reading Tips

    • 1.3 - Intro: Chart Reading, Slip Stitch Basics (Don't Skip!)

    • Copy of 1.4 - Swatching

    • 1.5 - Can't Match Stitch or Row Gauge — Gauge Alternatives

  • 4

    Part 2: Working the Cowl

    • 2.1 - Contrasting Color i-cord Cast On

    • 2.2 - Chart 1

    • 2.3 - Lifted Floats

  • 5

    Part 3. Special Skills

    • 3.1 - Fixing Mistakes

    • 3. 2 - Knitting in the Tail

    • 3.3 - Yarn Management

  • 6

    Part 4. Finishing the Cowl

    • 4.1 - Contrasting Color i-cord Bind Off

    • 4.2 Blocking

    • CONGRATS!!!

What Students Are Saying About Patty's Classes

  • This was the first video class I did with Patty. It was great, and I love the end product! In this class I learned several new techniques that I still use all the time, such as doing the ssk stitch in a single move, and knitting backward and forward. I loved this class and ended up taking another one later in the year. Thanks for all and for your excellent teaching style. - Elaine Keavney

  • It is extremely hard not to write a book with all that I have learned about knitting a sweater and being able to modify the pattern to my preferences. Patty is a wonderful teacher who really encourages the knitter to try and figure things out on their own . . . but always there with her ever watchful eye. - Mary

  • The videos so far have been incredible. The way I figure it, I’ve already learned enough to feel like the class is a great big bargain. - Elizabeth


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!

What's Included?

A fully written, and charted pattern with a full video sweater class. NEVER EXPIRES! Includes:

  • Hours of video tutorials, as well as sweater modification tutorials for: gauge, sizing, altering length, neck, sleeves, hips, chest - you name it!

  • Ask the teacher discussion boards. I'll be here with you every step of the way. Want to share with other knitters? We also have a community group to share photos and fun.

  • Fully accessible class with subtitles in english (other languages available upon request), large text braille reader ready pattern. Pattern written and charted.

Is the class perfect for me?

Yes! If you're ready to learn!

I am often asked to name the "level" of a class. If you can knit, purl, cast on and bind off, know simple increases and decreases AND are willing to learn - YOU CAN DO IT! Don't let arbitrary labels hold you back from knitting the sweater of your dreams. Remember, the course content is yours for LIFE and never expires, so take your time and grow your skills