KN13 Shape UP! with Patty Lyons

Friday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Shed #2 at Howard County Farm Heritage Museum

Do the words “Shape, staying in pattern” strike fear into your heart? Have you been dissatisfied with the look of your shaping in cables, or worse, been baffled by shaping a lace pattern? We will explore all the ins and outs of shaping your garment while keeping your stitch count correct and staying in pattern. We’ll begin by exploring increase and decrease options for knit and purl patterns, then move on to cables and finally tackle shaping in lace charted and not charted. You’ll learn how to read your knitting and use visual cues to shape perfectly. You’ll never look at your knitting the same way again! Proficiency Level: Have experience with basic cabling & lace. Some experience with chart reading helpful but not required. Must know increases and decreases (including double yarnovers and purling through back loop for optional swatch). Bring to Class: Completed homework, yarn (smooth, light colored worsted weight or chunky yarn – wool or wool blend best), needles & hook (needle appropriate to yarn). Homework: Use this yarn to make 4-5 swatches using the instructions from Leave all swatches on needle with yarn attached ready to work.
Class Fee: $50. Materials Fee: None.

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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