Classes and Store Events
Patty Lyons will be at YFE Nov 4th-Nov 6th!!
Patty will be here on Friday (Nov 4th) from 6:00-8:00pm for a book signing for her newest book, Patty's Knitting Bag of Tricks. We will provide light refreshments and snacks.
You can pre-order a copy of her book on our website.
🧶 Nov 5th, 2022 (10am-1:00pm) 🧶
Customizing Sweater Patterns with Patty!
Required Skills: A solid knowledge of gauge required. Have knit at least one sweater and are not afraid of math. Skill level: Intermediate How many times have you thought,”I’d like that sweater but I wish it had . . . “. Learn the simple math to change basic sweater elements. Using a simple pattern as a base, we will work through changing a crew neck to a V neck, changing the sleeve length, adding waist shaping and more.
Learn how working a sweater in a different gauge can be to your advantage. Make every sweater pattern your own!
🧶 Nov 5th, 2022 (2:30pm-5:30pm) 🧶
A Cornucopia of Cool Color-work Techniques with Patty!
If you’ve always wanted to explore color work knitting, this is a great place to start! Learn all the techniques of one of Patty’s most popular pattern, the Labadee Cowl. In this class we will work a mini sample and learn all the secrets like the magical
“unvented” contrasting color i-cord cast on, chart reading, slip stitch knitting, lifted floats, how to knit in your tail as you go, the contrasting color i-cord bind off and sooo much more. We’ll also learn some lifesaving tips on yarn control, jogless joins, circular knitting tips, swatching in the round and even fixing mistakes. By the end of the class you’ll be ready to tackle this incredibly popular pattern.
🧶 Nov 6th, 2022 ( 12:00pm-3:00pm) 🧶
Patty’s Circular Knitting Bag of Tricks
Skills Required: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and simple increases and decreases.
NOTE: Must be comfortable working magic loop or dpns without supervision Skill level: Intermediate Patty digs deep into her bag of tricks to show you some of her favorite circular knitting hacks. Patty has some truly unique UNventions (some brand new - never published or taught!) that will make your circular knitting sing. Learn how to make a completely jog free cast on and bind off, as well as some truly magical jogless joins (can we say one row stripe!). There will be tips to avoid ladders from dpns and the weird tight stitch at the magic loop turn and so much more. Finally, Patty will introduce you to Helix knitting, a spectacular circular method, AND (extra credit, if time allows), even tricks to working W&T and German short rows in the round without the icky hole. Get ready to kick your circular knitting up to the next level.
We are open every day of the week except Thursday.
Classes are held every day except for Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are typically taught one-on-one, unless two or more students request to take the class together. Call us at (678) 909-4963 to schedule your class!
Knit Nights are held on Monday evenings from 6 to 8 pm.Please arrive early to get a good seat at the table!