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Dear knitters in search of a better way,

Have we got a class for you: Patty’s Favorite Knitting Hacks.

Join us for an afternoon online, where Patty Lyons, teacher extraordinaire, will show us the “how” and “why” of her favorite tricks.

We’re thrilled that Patty will lead this afternoon of live instruction and demonstration. It’s the ultimate watch-and-learn situation, so fun to see exactly how Patty does what she does.

This is going to be good. Register now and get ready for all kinds of knitterly hijinks and wisdom.


Date: Friday, May 10, 2024

Time: Noon-2:00 p.m. Eastern time

Location: Zoom. This is a virtual event.

Register here.

About Patty

Wherever knitters are gathered, there is a good chance of finding Patty. She teaches all over the United States at guilds, shops, and knitting shows. Patty’s popular classes can also be found on DVD, and online at Interweave, Annie’s, and Craftsy.

Patty’s designs and knitting technique articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, Creative Knitting, and Twist Collective. Her designs have also appeared in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Tahki Stacy Charles, Sugar Bush and Willow Yarns. Her video sweater classes can help every knitter achieve their dream sweater. You can find Patty on the regular at her website and on Ravelry.

What You’ll Need

Two small balls of worsted to chunky weight yarn in a light color. Needles and a crochet hook appropriate for your yarn. And a small bit of sock yarn or crochet cotton

We have copies of Patty’s best-selling book, Patty Lyons’ Knitting Bag of Tricks: Over 70 Sanity Saving Hacks for Better Knitting. Not required for the class but it’s a fantastic companion and makes a very handy reference.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Is this class suitable for beginning knitters? Yes—but you will need to know how to knit, purl, bind off, and knit long tail cast on in slingshot position. You can review the long tail cast on with Patty here.

How should I get ready for the workshop? Gather the things you’ll need above. We will send out a reminder email the morning of the event with the Zoom link.

What’s the format? With Patty’s instruction and an overhead camera focused on her hands, we’ll learn Patty’s favorite knitting hacks. Participant mics will be muted most of the time due to the size of the group, but we hope you’ll ask questions in the chat, which we’ll monitor constantly during the workshop and answer as possible during the workshop.

What if I want to work at my own pace? That’s perfectly fine. All participants will receive a recording after the event for you to review. 

I can’t make it to the Zoom session. May I still participate? Sure! Everyone enrolled in the workshop will receive a link to the recording and all resources we share. 

Remember: anticipating fun is half of the fun. We’re looking forward to Patty’s world of wonder on May 10, and hope you’ll be there too! Register here.


Ann and Kay


  • Looking forward to learning more tricks!

  • Patty,
    I will be attending a class with you at Nina Chicago in a few weeks. Will this be the same class?

    • I created a special class just for MDK. There will be a few tricks that overlap from Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks, but TONS of tricks that are not in that class.

      • Thanks. Looking forward to meeting you in person and on Zoom.

  • I am interested in the Patty Lions class but I can’t knit in anything as heavy as worsted weight
    Can I do the class using only
    Fingering weight?

  • Wonderful. How long will the video be available to review?

    • Hi Theresa! The video will be available to review for one month after the May 10 live virtual event.

  • I have been to a couple of Patty’s classes at VK Live in NYC. She is a fabulous teacher. You get your money’s worth because she stay on target and gets through a lot of material. By the time you finish the class you REALLY have learned something. The cost of this class is a steal, truly a steal. I’m signing on as soon as I can:)

  • Wow, looking forward to this.
    L from Australia

  • I’m really excited about this class. Patty produces such excellent videos. I have so appreciated using her book and have gifted it twice to knitting friends.

  • I have Patty’s book. It’s like a genii in my pocket.

  • Fabulous news! Though I wish another live session on a weekend could be offered.

  • Can’t wait! Patty’s online class “Build a Better Fabric” massively improved the quality of my knitting, and I’m looking forward to learning more!

  • Loved it. I am interested to join

  • Would love to join, but cannot that time,
    Would love to see the video though.

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