5 Things in a Good Knitting Pattern

5 Things in a Good Sweater Pattern

A few days ago I wrote about 10 Tips to Becoming a Better Knitter, so I thought it was only fair to turn the tables. I’m often asked what makes a good pattern, and I used to say something lame like, “good is in the eye of the beholder.” Well, cop out no more, I’ve […]

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10 Tips Better Knitter

10 Tips to Becoming a Better Knitter

As a knitting teacher, I’m asked all the time for tips on how to become a better knitter. We all want to Improve our Knitting. Knitters often hear so many different things, and it’s fairly hard to boil them down–but here they are, my Top 10 Tips to Becoming a Better Knitter

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How to Seam Garter Stitch

Tuesday Tip – How to Seam Garter Stitch

Many of you have sent wonderful suggestions for Tuesday Tips. You’ve emailed and left comments, and asked for some fabulous stuff. Sure, there have been plenty of fancy requests, but by far the most frequently requested tutorials involve seaming. We’ve explored the shoulder seam, and this month we turn our attention to How to Seam Garter […]

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Big Box of Knitting Fails: Giant Sweater :(

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. So, I’m launching a new blog series to dig into my knitting boo boos. Today’s episode […]

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Corcoran KAL Finished Sweaters!!

I can’t believe it’s over! On June 20th. 140 knitters cast on for their gauge swatches and began the Corcoran KAL. Today, we have an amazing 392 knitters!!!  At the midway point I wrote about their sweaters in progress, and now it’s time to award the final PRIZES!! Today is the last day you can still get the Corcoran KAL […]

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Tuesday Tip: Chimney Graft

Many of you have sent wonderful suggestions for Tuesday Tips. There’s been a lot of interest in seaming and other finishing techniques. We’ve explored the shoulder seam, and we will be visiting other basic seaming techniques in future Tuesday Tips. Today we’re going to explore a really fun one, the . . . Chimney Graft

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Big box of knitting fails

Big Box of Knitting FAILS – What Was I Thinking??

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. So, this blog series was born to dig into my knitting boo boos. Today’s episode . . […]

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Corcoran KAL Prizes

Corcoran KAL Final Project PRIZES

Six weeks ago over 140 knitters cast on for their gauge swatches and began the Corcoran KAL. Over the weeks to follow our ranks more than doubled (and continues to grow every day), and now over 360 knitters received the final clue. Last week I showed off some of the sweaters in progress. Through 8/15 […]

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