Six weeks ago over 200 knitters cast on for their gauge swatches and began the Tortola KAL. Over the weeks to follow our ranks more than doubled (and continues to grow every day), and now nearly 450 knitters received the final clue. Last month we got to see what the knitters were up to.
Through 4/24 you can still get the Tortola KAL Sweater class + pattern (over 3 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos) for only the price of the pattern – $8.00. After 4/24 to get the class version it will be $14, and the pattern only will be $8.00.
Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 1600 amazing knitters let every first time sweater knitter know . . . they were not alone! Now it’s time to discuss
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Sometimes as great as our knitting technique is, when working with some yarns, we need a bit of help. Something I talk about in “Improve Your Knitting” is finding ways to better control your yarn.
In today’s Tuesday Tip it’s time to look at
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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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Melissa Leapman has designed over 1000 patterns, now, with the help of her newest book (and some fast knitting), you can create SIX TIMES that! That’s right, this is your chance to
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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 . . .