Friday PM: Reading Between the Lines: What Your Sweater Pattern Doesn’t Tell You with Patty Lyons


Instructor: Patty Lyons

If you knit sweaters, but always follow the pattern exactly, because you wouldn’t know to begin to change it, this is the class for you.  There’s a lot of information hiding between the lines of knitting patterns. Once you unravel the mysteries of the math and numbers you will never blindly follow a pattern again. Learn the things you need to know before you start a pattern, like understanding sweater shapes, yarn substitution, how to figure your yarn amount from your swatch, what size to make, and how to read a schematic.  Understand the numbers in the pattern so you know when and how you can change them. Finally, we’ll explore the things a pattern tells you to do but doesn’t tell you how. We’ll consider some of the most frustrating pattern instructions such as “reverse shaping” and “at the same time” as well as “pick up evenly across the row” and even shaping “in pattern”.  Learn the secrets hiding inside every sweater pattern! Note: This is not a pattern reading class.

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Skill Level: Intermediate: some basic knowledge of sweater patterns or having knit at least one sweater is helpful but not required.


  • Pencil, calculator, notepad


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Cancelled class registrations are eligible for a refund (minus a $20.00 cancellation fee per class) until September 30th, 2017. After September 30th,there are no refunds for class cancellations unless your seat can be filled from a waiting list ($20.00 cancellation fee still applies). To request a refund or transfer of class registration please contact us. Materials fees are fully refundable.