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Customizing Sweater Patterns – a workshop with Patty Lyons

December 4, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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!

Skills needed:

Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off. Should be familiar with sweater knitting, sweater patterns and have knit a couple of sweaters. Solid knowledge of math of gauge required.

Skill level: Intermediate


  • calculator, paper & pencil

Homework: none!

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 4, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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1319 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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