Friday, January 12, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Patty Lyons


Session Type:

3-Hour Class

Skill Level:



Patty Lyons


Tips & Techniques

Class Details:

Learn the professional tricks of the trade that can make your projects look more polished and your knitting life more enjoyable. Patty digs deeper into her bag of tricks to present a whole new batch of sanity-saving knitting tips. From cast-on to finishing and everything in between, learn simple tricks to make your knitting better, like how to avoid the dip you get at the start of a bind-off or the hole under a make one. Learn how to make the knitting decisions that can add polish to your work, like choosing the right way to join a new ball or weave in those ends. Even learn simple fixes to avoid tragedy, such as how to fix a dropped stitch in your cast-on or what to do when you find a bad bit of yarn in your work, or a mistake in your stitch pattern after you’ve bound off! Be prepared to add a few more favorites from Patty’s new bag of tricks.

Technique Requirements: Must know the long-tail cast-on (in slingshot position), how to knit, purl
Please review and practice:


CO 24 st

Row 1 (WS): Purl
Rows 2–5: [K4, p4] 3 times.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7 (NOTE: This is wrong on purpose), P4, K3, P5, k4, p4, k4.
Rows 8–10: [P4, k4] 3 times.

Work in stockinette (knit one row, purl one row) for 10 rows.

Leave swatch on needle with yarn attached.


Supplies to Bring:

Yarn: Worsted or chunky NON-splitty yarn in a LIGHT COLOR, plus a small amount of contrasting-color yarn in the same weight. Needle appropriate for yarn. You will use this for your swatch and also for knitting from the cast-on. Empty needle for casting on and separate ball of yarn. Sharp scissors, tapestry needle, empty needle appropriate for yarn (for casting on), crochet hook appropriate for yarn.