Spring / Summer Knit-Along 2016 - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher
Corcoran KAL

Spring / Summer Knit-Along 2016

Welcome to my very first KAL!

I am so excited to be running my first (of many) KALs 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! Not only that, I’ve arranged for the wonderful yarn store FiberWild to be our official yarn supplier for our KAL yarn (at an amazing discount, plus free shipping on orders over $75!). You can order your Classic Elite Song, as well as any needles or notions you’ll need.

$7 – Use promo code: Cor2016 during the presale period before June 20 and get 10% off!
After Aug. 15th the pattern alone will be $7, the pattern with how tos, 15 video tutorials, and modification notes will be $12.

CLICK HERE for more information

So without further ado . . . introducing

Corcoran 2.0 KAL

Corcoran KAL

 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

  1. From my Ravelry page -Use promo code: Cor2016 during the presale period before June 20 and get 10% off!
  2. Through FiberWild

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 

  1. Through FiberWild (at an awesome discount!)
  2. Or your LYS

Our friends at FiberWild gladly take returns on any unused yarn, 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 body longer, or make 3/4 or full 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!

Corcoran KALYour 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!

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.

KAL Schedule:

May 12th the KAL registration opens,

Pattern goes on sale. You will receive your pattern introduction and first video  tutorial as soon as you register.

  • June 20 – Clue #1
  • July 4 – Clue #2
  • July 11 – Clue #3
  • July 25 – Clue #4
  • Aug. 1 – Clue #5
  • Aug. 15 – Post finished project photos, raffle drawing for grand prize

Jump in ANYTIME, we don’t all have to stay together, you can start late, start and stop . . . just make sure to register before June 20 to get 10% off pattern and order yarn to get 18% off yarn. Then . . . start when you can. Videos will never go away!

Ravelry Group

  • 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



Classic Elite Song (DK weight; 50% cotton; 50% wool;110 yds/50g per ball): 8 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12) 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.


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  • Lori H May 12, 2016   Reply →

    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. 🙂

  • Melanie May 13, 2016   Reply →

    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?

  • Kate May 13, 2016   Reply →

    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.

  • Ann May 14, 2016   Reply →

    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.

    • Sally May 17, 2016   Reply →

      I am not sure how to view videos

  • Jean Giangarra May 14, 2016   Reply →

    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!

  • Rav ID: SpicedCocoa May 26, 2016   Reply →

    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 !

  • Deborah June 17, 2016   Reply →

    I am so excited for the KAL, my very first one, to begin Monday!

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