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Circular Knitting Bag of Tricks Workshop with Patty Lyons

December 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Patty digs deep into her bag of tricks to show you some of her favorite circular knitting hacks. Patty has some truly unique UNventions 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, including Patty’s closed ring single stripe. There will be tips to avoid ladders from dpns and the weird tight stitch at the magic loop turn and so much more. We’ll even learn a trick for jogless Fair Isle! Finally, Patty will introduce you a faster way to swatch in the round, 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.

NOTE: Must be comfortable working in a small circumference on magic loop, 2 circs or dpns without supervision.

Skills needed:

Must know long tail cast on and how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Familiarity with Magic Loop, 2 circs or dpn required.


  • Any smooth worsted to bulky weight yarn (color A), 2 small balls of contrasting yarn (color B & C).
  • OPTIONAL: empty circular needle and small ball of yarn
  • Needles appropriate to yarn to work a small circumference (36 – 40” circular for magic loop, 2 circs or dpns)
  • scissors or yarn cutter
  • tapestry needle


Homework – Cast on 30 stitches, do not join

About Patty Lyons

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 & knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, STITCHES and her popular classes can also be found online at Interweave, Annie’s and Craftsy where her “Improve Your Knitting Class” was named Craftsy’s most popular class of the year! Patty also runs wildly popular KAL / Sweater classes on her own education platform.

Patty designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Creative Knitting Twist Collective magazines, and Mason Dixon Knitting, where she also writes a knitter’s advice column called “Ask Patty”. Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Sugar Bush, Tahki Stacy Charles and Willow Yarns. Patty is the author of Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks: 70+ Sanity Saving Knitting Hacks.


December 3, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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