It’s been 4 weeks since we kicked off Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge. If you don’t know what that is, click on the link to learn how you can will prizes (yup, free yarn) just for casting on!
There’s still plenty of time to join in on the fun! Join my Ravelry group cast on and win prizes. Let’s see what people have been up to so far in . . .
Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge!
We all know finishing can make a project look “homemade” or “handmade.” 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 homemande. So the question is: how do you weave in ends? The answer is, there is more than one answer . . . so, I am going to devote a few Tuesday tips to the topic of
Weaving in Ends Skimming
Knitter’s have a million ideas at once. We sketch on scraps of napkins that we lose. We put bookmarks in our stitch dictionaries thinking, “that might make a good scarf”, we swatch to inspire and then forget what we were swatching for . . . no? Just me? Oh well. If any of this sound familiar to you, have I got a book for you!
Win a copy of “The Knitter’s Journal”
2017 is nearly fully booked! The first three months alone have me traveling to 10 venues in 3 months (yikes) and don’t event get me started on April. If you’ve never taken a class with me, 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.
Early 2017 Knitting EventsRead More»
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, and how to swatch for in the round projects.
Today it’s time to turn our attention to something that can make or break a sweater, and reveal . . .
5 Secrets of Row GaugeRead More»
If you want to knit faster, if you want to knit better, and if you want to escape the cold in January and stroll by a river . . . join me in San Antonio River Walk forRead More»
For those of you that have taken classes with me, you know all about “Patty’s Big Box of Knitting Fails”. I seem to have an example of something tragic I’ve done in my knitting for nearly everything I’m teaching. So, I’m launching a new blog series to dig into my knitting boo boos. Today’s episode . . .
How to Tell if Yarn is Colorfast
(hint: don’t do what I did, or do it better)Read More»
It’s been a crazy busy fall, with two new patterns released in September, another in October, and more to come in November, December and January!
February will bring a brand new KAL for my Ravelry group (with sooooo many new cool techniques, and tons of videos!)
So for the fall, it’s time for Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge. There are going to be TONS of prizes, and you can get some great new knits done (and perhaps a few holiday gifts finished!!)
Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge!
Today I turn my attention to a larger repair, a multi row repair, in other words . . .
How to Fix a HOLE in Your Knitting
Vogue Knitting Live is around the corner, and it’s class raffle time!
Recently you might have noticed my growing fondness for the amazing power of dropped stitches. I wrote about my two drop stitch patterns that I created after working on my new class.
At Vogue Knitting Live Minneapolis I’m premiering that BRAND NEW class, “Let it Go: Drop Stitch Patterns”. Here’s YOUR chance to win a class!