We love to knit. We knit as often as we can, when we aren’t knitting, we are thinking about knitting. Today I started to think about the
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We will be having three grand prize winners as well as weekly participation prizes for Tortola KAL.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the goodies donated by our amazing vendors. More details to come!
As if getting a sweater that fits AND a 3 hr video class weren’t enough . . . there are prizes!!
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. I recently gave a talk about my fails and students are starting to send me in some hilarious fails of their own. Today’s episode, two never to be forgotten . . .
Knitting Fails – (Guest Edition)
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
It’s bitter cold here in New York, and it’s hard to believe a week and a half ago I was sailing the Caribbean with Melissa Leapman, Laura Nelkin and ship full of amazing knitters! It was also the sneak peek of my next Knit-along top, Tortola!
That’s right it was
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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
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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!
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!