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Online Class

Explorations in Cables

Bring eye-catching cables and luxurious texture to your knitting. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques, become empowered to knit cables with confidence.

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and patterns for three scarves, a hat, an afghan and matching sweater and tam
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Patty Lyons
  • Closed captioning available (web only)


Hone the skills to knit four included projects featuring marvelous cables: three scarves and a shaped cable and lace hat. During class, certified knitting instructor Patty Lyons will dash your pattern and chart-reading fears as she demystifies abbreviations and symbols. Then, learn the foundations of cabling, before you start stitching! Patty will guide you through six swatches, helping you get comfortable with asymmetrical and symmetrical cables, traveling stitches, right and left twists, braids and compound cables. You'll even learn to cable without a cable needle, so you can see the cable cross before you've knit. Plus, Patty will teach you blocking basics and all the troubleshooting information you'll need.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Cables
Meet Patty and learn about yarn selection, yarn texture and various tools you'll need to create beautiful cables.
2. How to Read Charts & Patterns
3. Right & Left Crosses
4. Cabling Without a Cable Needle
5. Traveling Stitches & Compound Cables
6. Blocking & Scarf Patterns
7. In-the-Round Explorations
8. Graduation Projects
9. Bonus: Fixing Mistakes

Taught by

Patty Lyons
Patty Lyons
Patty Lyons is a knitwear designer and Craft Yarn Council certified knitting instructor who teaches nationally at guilds and shows such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, Knit and Crochet Show, and STITCHES. After running a local yarn store in New York City, Patty joined Lion Brand Yarn to help create the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, where she served as the Studio Director for five years. With designs and knitting articles in Vogue Knitting, Creative Knitting, Knit ‘N Style and Knit 1,2,3 magazines, Patty is recognized as an authority on sweater design and knitting technique. Her ability to help her students see the "why to" and not just the "how to" will delight you!