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Who is Lucy Neatby? March 17, 2009

I’ve been knitting of my own volition since I was 17.   I’m a technical knitter, I love to find out why things work. My approach to design is heavily influenced by whatever technique is currently absorbing me. My designs and patterns are almost technique samplers aimed at introducing a variety of skills within a project. I love to teach knitting skills and to enhance knitters’ understanding of yarn and stitch structure.

Making your stitches smile is all important to me!

Lucy

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30 Responses to “Who is Lucy Neatby?”

  1. Roberta Corey Says:

    Hi Lucy,
    I am so glad I found your thread and blog. I have been reading and I’m going to keep it a regular habit. I hope to see you again sometime.

  2. Denise Says:

    Lucy, I am looking forward to attending your class in Dallas.

  3. Janet Says:

    I was wondering if/when/where you make appearances. My friend and I love your DVD’s and would love to me you in person and attend ANY function you are at.
    Please let us know….
    Thanks so much!

  4. fina Says:

    Lucy, you are my hero, I love most of your designs and also the way you explain technics, you also have a great sense of humor, I have been reading your blog, and I enjoy it, I wish it was longer!

  5. Shirley Says:

    Where does Luch live, she talked about it when I was recently in one of her classes in Michingan

    Thanks,
    Shirley

  6. Gretchen Says:

    I am thrilled that you have a blog! I am currently working on the felted ipod cozy for my kids for Christmas. (I’m making two of them) I’ve never double knitted before for fear that it was too involved. I love it! What an easy technique with a wonderful result!
    Thank you for sharing this pattern for free. I was able to use yarn out of my stash. Now my kids are both going to get Ipod Nanos w/cool handmade bags for safe keeping around their necks!
    I plan to read your blog often. I love that you read and share your thoughts on the books you read! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Jacqueline Says:

    Hi Lucy;
    I just started reading Debbie Macomber’s Blossom series and in her third book she lists various websites that have to do with knitting. That is how I stumbled on your site and eventually your blog. I crochet, quilt, embroider, etc and have always wanted to learn how to knit. Right now I am planning on immersing myself in books to teach myself then hone my skills through classes or DVD’s. I love natural fibers and my yarn of choice is mercerized sport-weight cotton. I love the new organic fibers that are available now.

  8. Kaylyn Says:

    I am thrilled that you have a blog! I am currently working on the felted ipod cozy for my kids for Christmas. (I’m making two of them) I’ve never double knitted before for fear that it was too involved. I love it! What an easy technique with a wonderful result!Thank you for sharing this pattern for free. I was able to use yarn out of my stash. Now my kids are both going to get Ipod Nanos w/cool handmade bags for safe keeping around their necks!I plan to read your blog often. I love that you read and share your thoughts on the books you read! Thanks for sharing!
    +1

  9. Angelita Llerena Says:

    My name is Angelita Llerena, I very please that I am going to be your helper at knitting Camp in Scotland.

    I was born in Ecuador but I live in Northern California.
    I belong to a group of fun knitters in our home town and they are very envious of me. One of my friends took a class with you in Portland. I will be going to Portugal and then to Spain and will be there until I go to Scotland. I will love to keep in touch with you and please let me know if it is any thing I should know.
    Looking forward to hear from you.
    Regards,
    Angelita

    • Lucy Neatby Says:

      Angelita, it was great to meet you. Thank you so much for being my Angel at the UK Knit Camp. It really was a fun event studded with intrepid knitters!
      Until we meet again..happy stitches, Lucy

  10. beverley Puff Says:

    Lucy, a friend and myself went to a workshop that you gave in Blacks Harbour in May. We can not say enough about what we learned. I wonder why no one taught me what you did years before.I have since made a sweater and used the techniques you gave us to finish the garment. People are impressed and I am willing to show anyone who wants to learn. Thanks for the new knowledge.

  11. I am thrilled that you have a blog! I am currently working on the felted ipod cozy for my kids for Christmas. (I’m making two of them) I’ve never double knitted before for fear that it was too involved. I love it! What an easy technique with a wonderful result!Thank you for sharing this pattern for free. I was able to use yarn out of my stash. Now my kids are both going to get Ipod Nanos w/cool handmade bags for safe keeping around their necks!I plan to read your blog often. I love that you read and share your thoughts on the books you read! Thanks for sharing!+1
    +1

  12. Roni Allen Says:

    Lucy, I have searched the internet to see where I can buy all your dvds in the UK, but to no avail.

  13. Billi Cummings Says:

    Would love to get regular emails from your blog and website.

  14. Renae Says:

    I just found your blog and am having fun reading it. Also, I just finished watching the 3rd DVD. I am learning so much and want to buy them all. I am looking for the free pattern for your Felted Double-Knit MP3 bag that was mentioned in Knitting Gems 1. Coud you lead me in the right direction? Thanks

  15. Hi Lucy,
    I’m so glad I found your blog.
    We meet about ten years ago when I was embarking on my knitwear design career. I’ve now decided to take a detour and invest myself in my writing. It was a difficult decision, but my knitting is never too far away.
    I noticed on your website that you have a link to Olavia’s hand knitting patterns. Though the URL still works the focus has of my site has changed.
    My current writing project is a soon-to-be published thriller. The Sweater Curse explores the birth, life, death and possible redemption of knitwear designer Gwen Bjarnson. I would be very pleased if you linked to my The Sweater Curse blog http://sweatercursed.blogspot.com
    I will add your blog to my blog roll.
    Happy knitting,
    Leanne

  16. Andra Says:

    HI Lucy, I’m so happy to find you here. I’ve been knitting since Feb, and your scrunchie hat was my first proj. It took me about 10 attempts and several hundreds of dollars:-) to create a perfectly adorable baby shower gift. I’m totally hooked now, and a fan of yours.

  17. erika Says:

    Hi Lucy! It was great to meet you in Dallas yesterday…I have been transformed afte taking the Short Row Wizardry class! There is a sweater currently in process that I will use short rows for…same sweater for which I am reading your book on Finishing! And my mom and I may do a KAL of Venus Rising–I told her if/when you come back to Dallas, she MUST attend one of your classes.
    Sending you “yarn hugs” across the miles…
    From your “hair sister” and wannabe…
    Erika

  18. Maryanne Gonsalves Says:

    Hi Lucy. Happy to report that I finished the beaded bracelet from your class in Newton, MA, USA on 10 April. I have had many complements on it. I just purchased the Abracadabra Scarf Pattern to replace another pattern from a different designer that has been driving me crazy and I know your patterns work. I will look forward to reading your blog. Thanks again for the super instruction.

  19. Valerie Lunt Says:

    I LOVE your DVD’s. They are so concise and clear. I have learned so much from you. Plus you have a cool accent. I am from California and will be visiting Halifax the end of June. What places do you recommend I visit…especially yarn shops!
    Thanks again,
    Valerie

  20. maree concepcion Says:

    Hi lucy I love your emperor’s new scarf pattern I bought last week. I’m struggling with the wasted yarn part – I seem ending up with more stitches. Help please.

  21. Emanuel Says:

    I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on
    your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays.

  22. click here Says:

    Appreciating the time and energy you put into your blog and in depth information you provide. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed information. Excellent read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  23. Gail Hecox Says:

    I attended your Double Knitting workshop several years ago in Salt Lake City, Utah. Loved it! I bought the Double Knitting DVD. Loved it! Trying to knit The Dude sweater by Andrea Rangel (free on Ravelry). Not loving it 😦
    The entire sweater is 1×1 rib. Many knitters comment that they used double knitting for the fair isle stranding area. After my double knitting class and watching your DVD I thought I could do this. Four times I have tried…….Do you think it should still be in 1×1 rib at the same time I am double knitting? Or do chart areas in stocking stitch double knit? Then switch back to 1×1 rib?
    So confused!
    Love my autographed books I bought at your workshops, and loved meeting you.

  24. Shirley Says:

    Need to take Sarah Peasley’s double knit class. It works. She teaches at Stitches


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