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 designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, and Creative Knitting magazines, where she also writes a knitter’s advice column called “Patty’s Purls of Wisdom”. Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Universal, Tahki Stacy Charles and Kollage Yarns.
Best of all, she’s a friend! Even better, she agreed to take part in a not so typical interview.
Della: What song best describes your knitting?
Patty: The Long and Winding Road . . . (I design a lot of cable sweaters)
Della: Pick two celebrities to be your parents. Why?
Patty: Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, because then I’d be funny and beautiful
(I am already one of those things . . . you can figure out which one)
Della: If I came to your house for dinner, what would you serve?
Patty: The best delivery NYC has to offer – I don’t cook
Della: If you were a knitting notion, what you choose to be?
Patty: A Della Q needle case of course!
Della: Who has had the most influence in your life? In what way?
Patty: Mom. Too many reasons to name.
Della: You are on ‘America’s Got Talent’, what skill will you show off?
(singing, dancing, magic tricks, etc)
Patty: Catskill Standup Comedy
Della: Mountains or beach?
Our thanks to our guest Patty Lyons. She is a very busy lady, we appreciate her time!
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