Soho Slip Stitch KAL Prizes

It seems like only yesterday that hundreds of knitters picked up their pointy sticks to begin another KAL / Sweater class. In July we got to see what the knitters were up to. The KAL winners have been chosen and awarded, but somehow life got away from me and I didn’t get a chance to show off their work or their prizes!

The Soho Slip Stitch KAL Sweater class + pattern comes with over 2 1/2 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for only will be $14.00!!

Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 1800 amazing knitters let every first time sweater knitter know . . . they were not alone!

Never too late to jump into this sweater class, as the videos (embedded in the pattern) never expire and neither do the message boards.

Now it’s time to discuss

Soho Slip Stitch KAL Final PRIZES!!!

There were THREE grand prize winners announced.

I have soooooo much yarn to giveaway!!!! I have even MORE wonderful prizes for the October KAL / Sweater class!

There was one randomly drawn winner from each category

We had three categories:

1) Best Thing I Learned in Patty Lyons KAL

and the winner is . . . .
    1. Best Thing I Learned in Patty Lyons KAL

Meet Ravelry user –ficklejam

She posted on the board

“Best Things I Learned in Patty Lyons KAL”

“The importance of swatching for size and for practice! If I hadn’t spent so much time practicing the new stitches I would have had to frog back a lot more.
Proper bind off skills – Patty directed me to a much looser bind off method helping my very tight bind offs even out a bit.
Weaving in the ends while knitting – this has been great! I’ll use this on almost all my projects going forward.” 


Here’s her PRIZE!!

2) Finished Sweater Picture

Meet Ravelry user rebe666

Here’s what she wrote about her KAL experience:

“Every project you learn something new, even if you’ve been knitting for decades. This was my first KAL and I learned that even though we are all working on the same project, everyone has such a different idea and different outcome. Color and modification changes make such a variety, it’s wonderful!

As far as technique, I honed my seaming stitches and I learned that mattress stitch is the same no matter what stitch you are seaming, however you have to pay attention and line up pattern stitches so the seams are less visible. I also learned that just because you are following a pattern, you don’t have to follow it to the letter, people made many modifications to theirs as they went along. I have never really strayed from a pattern, but it makes me want to get more creative. I had the button in this sweater and changed my mind at the last minute to leave the neckline open. My first stray!! LOL

Thanks Patty for a fun KAL and so much coaching and encouragement! A true pleasure!”

Thank YOU!

As always, the knitters in this group are not afraid to make a pattern their own. I loved the mini V instead of the keyhole neck. Easy, just skip the button! COOL!

Here’s her PRIZE!!

3) The Better Late Than Never Prize

WIPs happen to all of us. I know working on a sweater during summer vacation time was going to be tough, so I wanted to reward those that started . . . and hadn’t finished (yet)

Meet Ravelry user jilnkey

She’s getting soooo close

Here’s what she wrote about her KAL experience:

“By far, the best thing I learned was the one move SSK. It is such a great solution!”

Here’s her prize:

Here are a few more great

“What I learned” stories:

What I enjoyed most about the KAL was the color work. Not only did Patty teach you the technique of the stitch, but she also provided helpful instruction on how that stitch would impact seaming techniques and decreases, for example. The videos provide so much more information which enabled me to complete the pattern perfectly. I loved it!

I really could not count all the new techniques I have learned in Patty’s KAL/Classes. But for me, it has always been more about the intangibles I gained in my knitting from the KALs like the wonderful feeling of actually making a sweater that fits, gaining confidence and now freedom in my knitting rather than learning all the new techniques at once. Learning the techniques definitely had a lot to do with my joy in making three beautiful sweaters that fit so well but there is just a lot more than the actual process of knitting to learn in Patty’s KALs.

That knitting a seamed, bottom-up sweater that fits isn’t that much harder than a seamless, top-down sweater! In fact, this fits better than anything I’ve done before. Just need to trust in the gauge swatch.

That knitting a seamed, bottom-up sweater that fits isn’t that much harder than a seamless, top-down sweater! In fact, this fits better than anything I’ve done before. Just need to trust in the gauge swatch.

Every KAL brings new tips and tricks and stitches. In this KAL I’ve learned the linen stitch and the lifted slip stitch. Both were easy to learn and carried a “big bang for the buck” to the finished project.
But I learned things about myself as well. I’ve always known I’m a “tight” or “neat” knitter but didn’t really realize the harm in it until my front piece looked wonky. I did every thing to fix it but nothing worked. Finally I just let it go loose and goosey and there it was……a finished front the way it was suppose to look. Sometimes it’s not what is said but what you see…….which is why the video’s were so helpful. I’ll definitely have to keep working on this.

Some more FABULOUS Finished Sweaters!!!!

A huge thank you to the hundreds of knitters who joined! Join the group, and hang out with nearly 1900 of the coolest knitters around!

I’m filming like crazy for the next one. Stay tuned it will go onsale:

OCTOBER 1st (with a early onsale date for the newsletter group – pssst, there’s also a coupon for those folks, so don’t miss joining the newsletter)


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