Corcoran Video Sweater Class
I am so excited to be running my first (of many) video sweater classes on my Ravelry group. There will be tons of teaching and fun along the way. Think of it like a sweater class for the price of a pattern!
So without further ado . . . introducing
Corcoran Video Sweater Class
FAQ : What is a KAL?
KAL stands for Knit-along! It’s a great way to work through a garment with the support of the designer (me), but more importantly, tons of other knitters.
The heart of the KAL is our Ravelry group. There we will have updates, discussions, sharing of pictures, and knitting tips.
How do I register and order supplies?
You can register simply by purchasing the KAL pattern
From my Ravelry page
Either option lets you add the pattern to your Ravelry library! You can join in ANYTIME! The KAL info will stay live on my group! The video tutorial links will never expire!
You can purchase all your KAL supplies
- Through WEBS
- Or your LYS
Our friends at WEBS have a wonderful return policy, so be sure to add a couple of balls to your order so you have enough for swatching, or pattern modifications (like if you decide you want to work the longer sleeves).
With every section of the pattern released to your Ravelry library, you will see red links to video tutorials to help you every step of the way. The links will be right there in the pattern!
Your initial downloaded PDF will contain the pattern introduction with schematic, size information, yarn requirements and needle and notion information. It will also include a video on reading a schematic and how to choose the right size.
If you would like to knit the pattern as shown, use the standard sizing below, but add an extra ball just in case (remember, you can always return).
The Corcoran top is the perfect KAL sweater because of how many teaching opportunities it presents. We will cover chart reading, better ways to work your lace, shaping staying in pattern, as well as all sorts of tips on casting on, blocking, finishing and more.
The yarn I picked out is perfect for the stretchy lace and cool breathable fabric that you want for a spring / summer top. We will be working with the beautiful Classic Elite Song. It creates a springy, breathable, stretchy fabric that will hold it’s shape and it comes in 16 beautiful colors! NOTE: The PERFECT sub for the now discontinued yarn is Tahki Kiawah. It is also a wool, cotton blend, in 17 colors.
In addition to video tutorials and designer tips, we’ll even be going over modifications you can make, like changing body length, neck depth and sleeve length.
- Join the Ravelry group to work with other knitters.
- We will have random prize drawings throughout the KAL for finished clue photos, and of course, the grand prize (big goodie bag)
Chest: 34 1/2 (36, 37 1/2, 40 1/2, 42, 43 1/2, 45 1/2, 48 1/2, 50, 51 1/2)”/87.5 (91.5, 95.5, 103, 106, 110.5, 115.5, 123, 127, 131) cm
Length: 21 3/4 (22, 23, 23 1/2, 23 3/4, 24, 24 1/4, 24 1/2, 25, 25 1/4)/ 55 (56, 58.5, 59.5, 60.5, 61, 61.5, 62, 63.5, 64)cm
Shown in size 34 1/2”/44cm
A blend of cotton and wool is perfect. It has the stability of the wool to help keep the lace in shape without stretching out, and the cool properties of the wool.
Classic Elite Song (DK weight; 45% cotton; 50% wool;110 yds/50g per ball): 8 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12) balls, color #2557 (DISCONTINUED)
Tahki Kiawah (DK weight; 50% cotton; 55% wool;128 yds/50g per ball): 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 11, 11) balls, color #2557
Needles & Notions
Size 6 US / 4 mm needles
Size 6 US / 4 mm 16”/40.5cm circular needles
20.5 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace Pattern
To save time, take time to check gauge.
So excited. Purchased the KAL pattern and yarn. I was so going to try to just use some of the yarn stash I have, but it looks so pretty in the Classic Elite I had to go for it. Love, love, love Patty videos. Looking forward to better sweater making. 🙂
I’d love this sweater bigger to wear over shirts or T-shirts. Do you think it lends itself to such use, or is it meant as a “stand alone” as shown with negative ease?
You could totally do it.
Pattern purchased, size selected, yarn order, link shared with my guild. I love Patty and the way she teaches so I too am VERY excited. Now all I need to do is wait for June 20th.
Will the video links still be available after August 15? I’m in the middle of another project and the summer is always so busy.
Of course, they will be yours forever!
I am not sure how to view videos
Once you purchase the pattern, just download and click on the video links (red links) right in the pdfs.
I purchased pattern I see red section.. is this only way to view. Video
Yes, that is the link to the video. Are you having a problem with viewing them? Just click on the link and it will take you to the You Tube Video
My daughter is getting married in the middle of this time frame. How awful is it if I’m not able to “keep up” with the group? I’d love to be a part of this because I am not very confident in my sweater making and know this is the best way to get past that.
After the wedding, I’m yours!
You can join in at any time (doesn’t have to be at the same start time), jump in when you’re ready. If you order the pattern now during the pre registration you’ll see the promo code for 10% off, also if you order your yarn now you’ll get 18 % off. Then you can start, stop, rejoin us whenever.
At a KAL folks start to work at their own pace, the videos will always be there and the Rav group will always be there. Come on and join us!
Thanks for explaining. I’ve never done a KAL but am excited for it – and your wonderful instructions. Love attending any of your classes I can at VKL but this is a great opportunity I didn’t want to pass up. Thank you for willingly spending your time teaching us your mad skills!
I purchased your pattern directly on Ravelry (forgot to add the promo code but that’s ok) I also joined the KAL group on Ravelry. Am I automatically registered by purchasing the pattern on Ravelry? In your intro video on Youtube you mentioned there will be a password in order to to retrieve the video’s, how do I receive the password? Thank you, I’m so excited to knit this sweater, it’s beautiful and maybe I’ll have a sweater that actually fits me when I’m finished. YAY !
Hi, If you’ve downloaded the pattern and read the info on the blog, you’ll see there are red links in each pattern section that take you directly to the videos. They are private and unlisted, so you can only get them through the pattern links (no password needed).
Everyone who purchased the pattern will automatically receive their update at each release date.
I am so excited for the KAL, my very first one, to begin Monday!