A full list of teachers will be updated in the beginning of December, 2014.  

For now, however, a quick introduction to some of our featured teachers.

Keynote Speaker & Featured Teacher, 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.

After deciding to leave her previous life as a Broadway stage manager to follow her passion and work in the knitting world, Patty managed a New York yarn store, and then in 2008 she joined Lion Brand Yarn to create the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York City, where she served as the Studio Director for five years.

Patty now teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVEKnit and Crochet Show (the official show of TKGA and CGOA), andSTITCHES., Patty’s popular classes can also be found online at Knitting Daily (Interweave Press) and Craftsy, and her “Improve Your Knitting Class” was named Craftsy’s most popular class of 2013!

Patty designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue KnittingInterweave KnitsKnitter’s MagazineCast OnKNITStyle, and Creative Knittingmagazines. Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Kollage, Takhi Stacy Charles, Universal and Noro.

Featured Teacher, Joanna Johnson of Slate Falls Press

Joanna's work has been published in Knitty,Piecework, Jane Austen Knits, Spin-Off, Sockupied,and Knitting Traditions magazines,as well asPetite Purls and Rhythm of the Home. She has a B.A. in Literature from Drew University and has greatly enjoyed writing the stories and designing the knitting and sewing patterns for their children's books.

Joanna lives in Colorado with her husband and three children, who offer continual inspiration for her stories. Her work has been reviewed in Yarn Market News, Living Crafts, Knitty, Stitch, Piecework, Interweave Knits, Knit 'N Style, Knitting Today, Model Life,and Knitcircus magazines.

To learn more about Joanna's knitting patterns, please visit her Ravelry page.

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