Join Creative Knitting and Patty Lyons for a Three-Week Knitalong– 1 Pattern, 3 Different Yarns, Amazing Results!
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Creative Knitting, Winter 2014

Creative Knitting, Winter 2014

Each time we launch a new issue, I get goosebumps. I love seeing a shiny new issue come across my desk! As I flip through the pages, I’m amazed by all the effort and hard work that it takes to pull this off.

Putting together one single issue of Creative Knitting is a huge undertaking. It takes a team of dedicated individuals, and my hats go off to all of them for producing such an amazing magazine!

Here’s the biggest thrill of all– bringing this excitement to you, the readers of Creative Knitting. If you love this magazine, then give me a shout out. You can reach me by leaving a comment on this post, or by sending a quick email to: I can’t wait to hear from you!

Online learning with Patty Lyons

It was a great honor to sit with knitting teacher and designer, Patty Lyons for this issue’s featured video. We spent some time together chatting about an exclusive design that she created for the magazine and some highlights about her upcoming Annie’s video class. Click the image below to watch this video.

In this video, Patty shares the juicy details about her cowl design, Fan the Flames, which is a special gift to the Creative Knitting readers for as long as this issue is available on the newsstand. This pattern is also a supplement to her new Annie’s video class: Circular Knitting Essentials, on sale November  2014.

Fan the Flames Cowl, designed by Patty Lyons.

Fan the Flames Cowl, designed by Patty Lyons.

1 Pattern, 3 Different Yarns

Fan the Flames was made with three different yarns to illustrate what happens when you work the same pattern with very different yarns. In the photo below, you can see how the stitch patterns translate with yarns that are fuzzy, or those that produce more stitch definition.

3 different yarns, same pattern, different results!

3 yarns, same pattern, different results!

When Patty discussed the concept of this design, I got really excited because I’m such a big fan of picking apart one pattern and exploring every option possible. This form of “knitting investigation” enables learning on several levels, because it opens a world of discovery that you can’t get from following a pattern with just one kind of yarn.

There’s something magical that happens when you pick up two needles and just start. When it comes to taking a risk with your knitting, I’d say this approach is pretty minimal and the payoff is huge!

Get ready for a three week knitalong with Patty!

Here’s what you need to do to get started:

  1. Visit AnniesOnlineClasses to purchase Circular Knitting Essentials.

  2. Click on the “Pattern Download” tab. There, you’ll find the patterns included with the class, which includes the Fan the Flames cowl pattern.

  3. Visit Annie’s to purchase Tahki Mesa in the color of your choice.

When you’re ready to get started, click here to start WEEK 1

Have fun!

9 Responses to Join Creative Knitting and Patty Lyons for a Three-Week Knitalong– 1 Pattern, 3 Different Yarns, Amazing Results!

  1. Katherine says:

    Thanks. Anxiously waiting for the new class.

  2. Willynne Tully says:

    Signing up for Patty Lyons class on October 17

  3. Patricia Hansen says:

    I actually made this cowl before I even knew about the knitalong! But, for those using the chart, there is a slight error in the key though one should be able to catch it. The “CDD” is actually labeled as “CCD” in the key box. The abbreviation is correct, however, in the special stitches instructions, so one should be able to see it.

  4. Susan says:

    Looking forward to my first KAL and to learning with Patty Lyons. I have had the pleasure of taking one of her other video classes. Learned a lot and enjoyed it immensely.

  5. Abigail says:

    Miss Patty is such a wonderful instructor. She always has a better alternative to any stitch. Thank you for a wonderful opportunity.
    Until Oct 17th.

  6. Mary Helen Toal says:

    A friend told me about the knit I downloaded the pattern..grabbed needles and the beautiful ball of silk and wool yarn I couldn’t find a nice enough pattern to knit..and I’m happily wearing my cowl today!

  7. Barb says:

    I have been unable to find the tutorial offered on Friday, October 17th to knit along using the pattern “Fan the Flames”
    I did not find it when I logged on to
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  8. Rosemary Kukla says:

    in the autumn 2015 pg 15 “Patty’s Purls” she states
    that a long tail cast on can be used for knit or purl effect. I know the knit – but how does one get a purl.
    sincerely yours-Rosemary Kukla

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