Blog - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

Tortola KAL Update

On Jan 23 registration opened for the Tortola KAL – Sweater class. In the following weeks our ranks quickly grew to over 300 knitters working on their gauge swatch! On Feb 20 clue #1 for the Tortola KAL Sweater class came out and we are now 365 knitters strong, with new knitters joining us everyday!

Monday our first, of many, participation prizes got awarded!

Knitters who join us before April 24 will still get 25 video tutorials (over 3 hours of filmed sweater instruction), all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for just the price of the Tortola pattern – $8.00!! Let’s see how everyone’s doing.

Tortola KAL update

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2017 Spring / Summer Knitting Events

It’s starting to warm up in NYC, and the Spring knitting season is REALLY heating up! My Tortola KAL is off to a great start, and I’m traveling all over the country. I hope this is the year. I’m crisscrossing the country, so I’m bound to be someplace near you! Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.

Don’t forget, if you know a shop or guild that would like me to come visit. Let them know they can make teaching requests here. See my full schedule here.

If you are in the New York area, you can book a private lesson with me live here, or book a online streaming lesson with me here.

2017 Spring Knitting Events

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How to Choose Your Cast on and Bind off

We all know that first impressions and last impressions are important. We also know how a novel begins can either grab you or bore you, and how it ends has the power to dazzle you or leave you cold. Beginnings and endings are so important that in theatre, whole rehearsals are devoted to ins and outs (or my favorite theatre name: Tops and Tails), so doesn’t your knitting deserve the same considerations.

Cast Ons and Bind Offs!

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Tortola KAL PRIZES!!

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!!

 

Big Box of Knitting Fails – Student Guest Edition!

Big Box of Knitting FailsFor 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)

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5 secrets of stitch gauge

5 Secrets of Stitch Gauge

Tuesday Tip copyI 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 . . .

5 Secrets of Stitch Gauge

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Tortola Knit-Along!

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.

CLICK HERE for more information
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So without further ado . . . introducing

Tortola KAL

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