Rhinebeck Meet up!!Read More»
A few days ago I wrote about 10 Tips to Becoming a Better Knitter, so I thought it was only fair to turn the tables. I’m often asked what makes a good pattern, and I used to say something lame like, “good is in the eye of the beholder.” Well, cop out no more, I’ve thought about what are the 5 things I think are a must in all of my patterns. So without further ado . . .
5 Things in a Good Sweater PatternRead More»
As a knitting teacher, I’m asked all the time for tips on how to become a better knitter. We all want to Improve our Knitting. Knitters often hear so many different things, and it’s fairly hard to boil them down–but here they are, my
Top 10 Tips to Becoming a Better KnitterRead More»
Many of you have sent wonderful suggestions for Tuesday Tips. You’ve emailed and left comments, and asked for some fabulous stuff. Sure, there have been plenty of fancy requests, but by far the most frequently requested tutorials involve seaming.
We’ve explored the shoulder seam, and this month we turn our attention to
How to Seam Garter Stitch!
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 . . .
Gauge Tragedy: Why close is not close enough.
2017 is booking up fast, and it’s shaping up to be a great teaching year. Here’s where I’ll be for the fall / winter. Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.
Fall / Winter2016 Knitting EventsRead More»
It’s been in the 90s for weeks here in NY. If you want to knit, but can’t yet reach for the wool or alpaca, here’s a round up of some summer knitting patterns (click here for more information or to purchase). Still plenty of time to get a quick summer knit off your needles!
To make it more fun, you can join in the Twitter & Facebook raffle! Share this post on Facebook or Twitter (make sure to tag me) as many times as you like from now until 8/26 for a chance to win a 50% off coupon for anything in my Ravelry Store. Every time you tweet or post on Facebook, your name will go in the “knitting prize bag”, and a random name will be drawn on 8/26! Make sure you tag me so I can see your share!
Summer Knitting Pattern Round UpRead More»
I can’t believe it’s over! On June 20th. 140 knitters cast on for their gauge swatches and began the Corcoran KAL. Today, we have an amazing 392 knitters!!! At the midway point I wrote about their sweaters in progress, and now it’s time to award the final PRIZES!!
Today is the last day you can still get the Corcoran KAL files + pattern (all 2 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos) for only the price of the pattern – $7.00. After 8/15 to get the class version, it will be $12, and the pattern only will be $7.00.
A huge thank you to every knitter in the Ravelry group who shared their ideas, questions and cheerleading to the project. THAT’S what makes a KAL really work. Now with no further ado . . .
Corcoran KAL Final PRIZES!!!Read More»
Several years ago I was so honored when Carol Sulcoski asked me if I wanted to contribute to the next book in her “Yarn Studio” series, Lace Yarn Studio. The book was a wonderful exploration of all the things you never knew you could do with lace weight yarn. So, I was soooo excited when she asked me to contribute again for her newest in the series, Self-Striping Yarn Studio, that I had to share it with all of you!
Self Striping Yarn Studio Giveaway
Many of you have sent wonderful suggestions for Tuesday Tips. There’s been a lot of interest in seaming and other finishing techniques. We’ve explored the shoulder seam, and we will be visiting other basic seaming techniques in future Tuesday Tips.
Today we’re going to explore a really fun one, the . . .