Sometimes you are on the road, or at a friend’s house, or on vacation, and you don’t have the knitting tool you need. Never fear, your house is filled with everyday objects you can use as knitting tools!Read More»
On Jan 23 registration opened for the Tortola KAL – Sweater class. In the following weeks our ranks quickly grew to over 300 knitters working on their gauge swatch! On Feb 20 clue #1 for the Tortola KAL Sweater class came out and we are now 365 knitters strong, with new knitters joining us everyday!
Monday our first, of many, participation prizes got awarded!
Knitters who join us before April 24 will still get 25 video tutorials (over 3 hours of filmed sweater instruction), all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for just the price of the Tortola pattern – $8.00!! Let’s see how everyone’s doing.
Tortola KAL update
It’s starting to warm up in NYC, and the Spring knitting season is REALLY heating up! My Tortola KAL is off to a great start, and I’m traveling all over the country. I hope this is the year. I’m crisscrossing the country, so I’m bound to be someplace near you! Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.
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Let’s face it, knitter’s love tools and I’m no exception. There are so many to choose from, but this is my must have list.
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We all know that first impressions and last impressions are important. We also know how a novel begins can either grab you or bore you, and how it ends has the power to dazzle you or leave you cold. Beginnings and endings are so important that in theatre, whole rehearsals are devoted to ins and outs (or my favorite theatre name: Tops and Tails), so doesn’t your knitting deserve the same considerations.
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I have written about gauge many times. I think about gauge, I teach gauge, I believe in gauge. I’ve filmed a video for a special cast on for gauge, written about how to measure when you can’t see your stitches, how to block your swatch, secrets of row gauge and how to swatch for in the round projects.
Right now nearly 300 knitters are swatching for the Tortola KAL, (jump in, we’re just getting started). There are THREE video tutorials just on gauge, as well as a how to document to teach you the math you need if your stitch gauge is off. There’s a lot of great info going on between knitters in my Ravelry group right now about gauge, so I thought I’d devote this month’s Tuesday Tip to the wonders of the . . .
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Welcome to Tortola KAL!
It’s time for this year’s Knit-Along!! I am so excited to start another KAL on my Ravelry group. There will be tons of teaching and fun, prizes and a great garment! Think of it like a sweater class for the price of a pattern! There will be HOURS of video tutorials to help you every step of the way.
Once again our wonderful retail partner, the local yarn store FiberWild, will be our official yarn supplier for our KAL (at an amazing discount, plus free shipping!) You can order your yarn, as well as any needles or notions you’ll need. I would not be able to produce these knit-alongs without the support of my retail partner, so supporting FiberWild makes this and future KALs possible! Show them some love 🙂
$8 – Use promo code: TOR17 during the pre-sale period before Feb 20 and get 10% off!
After April 24th the pattern alone will be $8, the KAL – sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $14.
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So without further ado . . . introducing
Wow, that went fast! Thirteen weeks ago, I announced Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge. I checked in four weeks in to see what everyone was knitting. We started out with 23 available patterns to work and along the way we added the Flagstaff Vest, Box and Beam Wrist Warmers, and I Beam Hat for a total of 26 patterns to choose from!
We had a final total of 63 projects cast on and now it’s time to award the final PRIZES!!
A huge thank you to every knitter in the Ravelry group who cast on and spent the fall knitting with me, and a HUGE thank you to our friends and retail sponsor Fiber Wild for sending out all that yummy yarn so quickly. Now with no further ado . . .
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Last month we talked about how good finishing can make a project, and I promised you more posts focused on the all important topic of weaving in ends.
I’ve written several Tuesday Tips on seaming. We’ve looked as seaming garter stitch, shoulders, and even tackled the dreaded topic of selvedge edge and mattress stitch. No matter how wonderful your seaming, if your ends are not woven in well, your piece will look homemade. So the question is: how do you weave in ends? I wrote about “skimming”, and last month I wrote about how to clip the tail, but what USING that tail? Today we look at