Patty first learned to knit when she was seven, but it wasn't until adulthood and working on Broadway as a Stage Manager that knitting became an obsession. Patty quickly moved from daily knitting to study, teaching and designing. When she made her obsession her full time job she started by running a local yarn shop in New York City and moved on to work for Lion Brand Studio to create the LBYS Education Center in NY. Patty is now full time designer whose designs are published in many magazines including Creative Knitting, as well as books by Noro, Cascade and Tahki Stacy Charles. See more of her work at www.PattyLyons.com.