KN07 Best Buttonholes and Button Bands with Patty Lyons

Thursday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Shed #2 at Howard County Farm Heritage Museum

Have you never been happy with your knitted buttonholes? Does the ratio for picking up stitches for the perfect button band elude you? In this workshop, we’ll practice a variety of buttonholes, including one-row and two-row buttonholes, plus Patty’s own trick for creating neater two-row buttonholes. We’ll look at how to make a button band that doesn’t leave you disappointed with your hand-knitted cardigan. Close up those sweaters with pride! Proficiency Level: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, know simple increases and decreases. Must know eloop cast on. Bring to Class: Worsted weight yarn for your sampler. Optional: small amount of contrasting yarn, DK or lighter. Other: Bring or buy US 8 or 9, or whatever needle the yarn you pick out calls for, G or H crochet hook, darning needle, tape measure; and completed homework. Homework: CO 12 stitches, work the first 5 stitches in seed stitch and the last 7 stitches in stockinette. Work for 4 rows ending with WS row.
Class Fee: $50. Materials Fee: $1.

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 teaches nationally at guilds, shops & knitting shows around the country, such as Vogue Knitting Live and STITCHES. Her popular classes can also be found on DVD and online at Interweave, Annie’s and Craftsy where her “Improve Your Knitting Class” was named Craftsy’s most popular class of 2013! Patty’s designs and knitting skills articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitters Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style and Creative Knitting magazines.

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