Lucy Neatby Knitting Expert and Instructional DVD Pioneer

Lucy Neatby

Lucy Neatby Knitting Expert and Instructional DVD Pioneer was the guest on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird today!

Candian Lucy called in from Nova Scotia, and she shared about her unique colored hair (thanks Marly for asking what the rest of us wonder and allow us to get to the important topic of knitting!) and her world travels while in the Navy. She says during her time in the Navy she became a self-reliant knitter, as there was no one else to consult about knitting. She started hanging out with a fleece artists who asked her to start teaching classes, starting with colorwork. They began with a 3 hour class on Fair Isle, Mosaic and Intarsia. It sounds like they realized that was overwhelming so they broke down into specific topics.

Her neighbor asked her to create a sweater that reflected his heritage which began her design career. What a career it’s become! Just check out her designs listed in Ravelry (probably not all of them) https://www.ravelry.com/designers/lucy-neatby She also created instructional DVD’s which can still be purchased through her website, then won a competition through TKGA that introduced her as a teacher in the US.

Lucy is celebrating her first 3-book: Little Book of Big Holes (link from Ravelry where it can be purchased from too): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/a-little-book-of-big-holes-for-hand-knitters

A Little Book of Big Holes for Hand-Knitters is a self produced e-book by Lucy Neatby

She has a Craftsy class available on Double Knitting, here is the Marly code:  https://www.craftsy.com/ext/MarlyBird_202_CP There is another class coming soon on Sock Knitting so stay tuned for that! Very exciting…

Lucy’s website is:  https://www.lucyneatby.com/index.php In the meantime, she shared that Double Knitting is really calling her. If you follow her on the internet, you’ll see her beautiful work popping up quite regularly.LucyNeatbyZinna

Categories: ,

    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Miranda Gaines says:

    I love Lucy’s interpretation of a happy_stitch in her Double Knitting Craftsy class. I’m a fellow Canadian knitter and love her patterns. I am very excited to hear that she has a new class coming soon!

  2. Annette M says:

    Great show, again. Thank you for introducing me to Lucy. I was always afraid of double knitting and feel I know what a friend to look up. Now, I need to look up happy-stitch and find out what that is about too.

  3. Alison says:

    Thank you for a great podcast. I love the term happy-stitch in relation to knitting. It is the thing that makes me happy, so it is very relevant.

  4. Lisa Nixon says:

    Listening to your show as a podcast always makes my yard chores go by quicker. The first time I went to Stitches West I had a course with Lucy Neatby. Then a few years ago I traveled to outside of Houston for a class. Lucy and her happy-stitch have definitely impacted my knitting.

  5. Shelly says:

    What a GREAT interview! It made me sit down and create some happy-stitch work. I mostly a crocheter. BUT, I am learning to knit because I need to learn how to make socks.

  6. Debbie says:

    I so enjoyed this podcast. I am very excited to learn Lucy’s happy-stitch. Thank you Marly for introducing me to Lucy.

  7. Renee' C. says:

    Great show, Marly! Love double knitting and truly enjoy the way Lucy brings such fun into knitting like how she explains the structure of the stitch with the happy stitch. Very unique! Thanks for having her on your show!

  8. Suzanne says:

    After hearing so many wonderful things about Lucy from so many sources, I am delighted to have heard your interview with her. I just had a look around at her blog. It’s chock full of happy-stitch examples. I definitely need to queue up some of her designs.

  9. Linda says:

    Loved learning about Lucy and hearing her accent. Glad she is on Craftsy. I think every stitch is a Happy-Stitch in knitting.

  10. Bonnie Jane says:

    Happy-stitch is a wonderful thing. When I can knit it is always a happy-stitch day. I enjoyed her interview and hope to meet her someday in a class she teaches. For the time being I will take a Craftsy Class.

  11. Eileen says:

    Only tried double-knitting once, before I realized how tricky it would be fix mistakes! I would love to learn how to master it! Happy-stitch(es) to come!

  12. Vicki Lynch says:

    Knitting helps me happy – stitch myself out of a mood or over stressed feeling should I be hit with it. Knitting can be just so relaxing. I love Craftsy and usually have a long wish list I add to while I wait for their sales. I will need to add Lucy’s new one to my list.

  13. Ruthie says:

    I loved hearing the interview with Lucy Neatby. I would like to learn more about her techniques and the happy-stitch!

  14. hotknitter says:

    I loved the interview with Lucy, and I love Lucy. I have most of her DvDs and love her instruction style. I’ve taken one class from her and she did talk about and draw her happy-stitch.

  15. bethw says:

    Every stitch in my first pair of socks will be my happy-stitch! I’m excited about Lucy’s new craftsy class!

  16. Dawna Zanolini Rego says:

    Lucy is a great teacher. I own her 2 DVDs of sock knitting techniques and have learned so much from them. I also have a copy of her Cool Socks book which she signed for me with a happy-stitch!

    Thanks for the great interview!


  17. Renee says:

    Loved hearing you and Luce together! Such fun! Her happy-stitch illustrations are so helpful in keeping the stitches correct! And I love, love double-knitting! Great show!

  18. kim dawson says:

    I loved hearing about lucy. She seems as though she would be a hoot to learn from and makes me want to get my happy stitch on!

Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

Meet Marly

Knitting & Crochet Patterns for Every Mood

Netflix & Chill

Simple projects for when you want to relax and zone out


Social Butterfly

Frustration-free projects that you can easily work on in public areas


Smooth Jazz

Projects that require a bit more intense focus (but music is nice!)


Shhh Be Quiet!

Advanced projects requiring deep focus (but a big payoff, too!)