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Blocking Techniques in Knitting

Join Patty Lyons for this webinar for knitters and learn finishing techniques for blocking your knits properly.

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Blocking Techniques in Knitting
webinar with Patty Lyons

 

 

Why spend all that time knitting a garment, only to stop short of making it look great! Blocking is an essential part of finishing your garment off perfectly. Blocking evens out your stitches, sets your size, and in some cases can even mask your mistakes. 

 

Patty has spent years teaching thousands of students to consider the importance of every step of knitting, such as yarn selection, gauge and blocking.

 

In this webinar we will go over the three main methods of blocking (wet, steam and spray) and learn how to use all the tools such as blocking boards and wires. We will go over the importance of blocking your swatch and how we make choose our blocking method. We’ll also discuss blocking unusual shapes, special stitch patterns, as well as learn a bit about different fiber properties. Come on, don’t stop short of the perfect finish!

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Learn how to choose your blocking method.
  • Learn how to wet block, steam block and spray bottle block.
  • Master proper use of tools such as blocking board, wires, tailors ham, seaming roll, wooly board and more.
  • Explore how different fibers react differently to blocking methods.
  • Discover how to avoid common blocking mistakes that can ruin your garment.
  • Learn how to block unusual shapes as well as shaped garments.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Knitters or crocheters who are new to blocking.
  • Experienced knitters or crocheters who have not been happy with their blocking results
  • Knitters or crocheters who want to learn more about fiber properties.
  • Knitters or crochetrs who have always used the same method to block (with not always the best results).
  • Knitters and crocheters who have never used blocking wires.
  • Knitters and crocheters who want to learn how to block unusual shapes
  • Knitters and crocheters who want to avoid blocking disasters.
  • Knitters and crocheters who want their project to come out perfect every time!
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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.

Spacer 15x15 pixelsPatty now teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, STITCHES, and the Knit and Crochet Show (the official show of TKGA and CGOA), 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 for yarn companies like Cascade and Takhi Stacy Charles, and her designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Creative Knitting, Knit 1,2,3 and Knit Style magazines. 

 

Patty lives in Brooklyn with her husband, roof garden and a room full of yarn. She loves to knit, crochet, spin and has even dabbled on the knitting machine. She is currently attempting not to get sucked into another yarncraft, but weaving is looking pretty interesting.

 

SKU: EP9706

Author/Speaker/Editor: Patty Lyons

File Type: MP4

SKU: EP9706

Author/Speaker/Editor: Patty Lyons

File Type: MP4

Customer Reviews

Patty Lyons is Fabulous!!! Review by Stephanie
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I had never watched a knitting webinar, but since I have taken both of Patty Lyons' Craftsy classes and got SO much out of those, I thought I would try this. Patty has such a clear and concise way of explaining what to do and why to do it. She has a great sense of timing and silly sense of humor that keeps to view interested and engaged. After taking this webinar, I went back and blocked projects that I never bothered to block, including my first sweater, which I only wore once, because it was "off"… Anyhow, after properly blocking it, it fit SO much better! I was amazed! I will wear it now.
I would really recommend taking this webinar to anyone who has not learned to block. It is a great and inexpensive way to learn that last little (and vital) step in creating beautiful handknit items!

(Posted on 8/22/2014)

(Posted on 8/22/2014)

My knitting went from good to fabulous! Review by Myriam
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This webinar answered all my blocking questions. On top of learning the essentials of blocking, I got to see several kinds of blocking boards, learned how to use the different blocking tools like the blocking wires and needles, and how to approach the different fibers, when it comes to blocking.

This perfectly completes the "Secret of Yarn Substitution" webinar, another great presentation with Patty Lyon. I've blocked 2 garments since I saw the webinar, and they went from good to... fabulous. Thanks, Patty!

(Posted on 5/3/2014)

(Posted on 5/3/2014)

Very helpful Review by Thera
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I learned a good deal during this webinar. I've never taken the time to black a piece before and though I've read about how to block I found Patty's explanations very helpful. She went over the pitfalls of blocking and showed pictures of lots of projects. The webinar boosted my confidence in my knitting technique (I've been working on a hemp/cotton sweater and the unevenness of my stitches was disappointing enough to put the project down for a few months!) and inspired my to experiment and take my projects to the next step. Like she said, it isn't finished until it's frosted. Thanks Patty!

(Posted on 4/27/2014)

(Posted on 4/27/2014)