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Dear Everybody,

If you are in possession of a pulse and an internet connection, you already know that our very own knitting agony aunt, troubleshooter, and problem-solver Patty Lyons has a book coming out soon.

The long-awaited book is Patty Lyons’ Knitting Bag of Tricks: Over 70 Sanity Saving Hacks for Better Knitting—and yes, her name is right there in the title, Martha Stewart style, as it should be!

Will this book solve all your knitting problems?

We’re going to answer that with a resounding yes. A knitting problem with any sense at all will run for cover if they see this book on your shelf.

We are pleased to offer Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks in the MDK Shop. Order now, and your copy will ship out in time for receipt by October 11, 2022, which is the publication date.

Did someone say book party?

Have you ever wanted to Ask Patty yourself? Well, then please join us for a live Zoom celebration of Knitting Bag of Tricks on Monday, October 3 at 2 pm Eastern here. As always, we will record the Zoom, so be sure to check Snippets for the event recording link after October 3.

If the question you have for Patty is “Who’s Patty?”—we’d like to introduce you to her work here on MDK.

Three Popular Ask Patty Columns

We’ve been proudly publishing Ask Patty for years, saving hundreds of handknits from the frog pile (you’re welcome).

If Patty is new to you, you’re in for a treat. Start with these three Ask Patty columns that elicited heartfelt comments and ah-has.

What the Flip

Button Band Gladness

Short Rows and Bind-offs

Strap yourselves in for this one, in which Patty . . . ASKS PATTY. It’s like Inception, but with knitting.

See you on October 3! Don’t forget to sign up for an email reminder here.


Ann and Kay

PS While you’re lining up your MDK Zoom events, be sure to sign up for our conversation with Joji Locatelli next Monday, September 19, to celebrate the launch of Field Guide No. 22. Join us! Sign up for this free event right here, and we’ll send you a Zoom link that morning.

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  • So exciting (and convenient) to have all the tips in one place.

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  • Hurray for Patty!! Having “attended” the first AffinKNITy Retreat whilst Covid-19 was first here, it became Virtual. I can attest that Patty could also write a book about hacks for Knitting Retreat computer mechanics!!
    Can’t wait for the Zoom!!
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  • Bummer!!! I pre-ordered this book as a birthday present to myself this month. But I would’ve preferred order through you guys!

    Hoping to make a Zoom! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book.

  • I too would have ordered from MDK if I knew Already preordered my copy too !!!!

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  • Huge Patty Lyons fan here. I ordered her book the second I saw that it was available for pre-order! I’m looking forward to its release.

  • Yay! Patty!

  • Patty is simply the best.

  • I’m interested in Patty’s book as I love reading her columns. But I cannot find any price for the book? Will there be an e-book version? Is it possible to buy the book from outside the US (I live in Germany)?

    • While MDK doesn’t ship to Germany, the book is available through various online sources. I know Book Depository is carrying it and they ship free internationally, so that’s probably a good bet.

  • Super enthralling story! I signed up for Patty’s newsletter. Looking forw to it and learning how to properly knit. Thank for the great story ❤️

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