Have you taught a child how to knit? Maybe you taught your own children/nieces/nephews, your friends’ children, at a school, a daycare, or maybe you volunteered at an after-school program. If you’ve had this experience, then I’m sure you’ve seen just how beneficial it can be to get yarn and knitting needles into those little hands. Montessori schools teach children how to knit from a young age, so they learn how to focus better; they learn patience and self-soothing techniques. It would be amazing if more schools could integrate this valuable skill to children.
IT’S OUR 10th VIDEO KAL!!!
I am so excited to start another KAL on my Ravelry group. For our 10th, I’m doing something brand new. Not just a KAL, but a build your own sweater adventure!
Volition is a top down, nearly seamless construction, with three different stitch patterns, the choices between cardigan or pullover and an infinite number of variations in length, sleeves, this is not a sweater pattern, it’s 6 – 24 patterns in one!!
Join now! The pattern AND full video sweater class is only $20 during the KAL, AND get another 10% off when you purchase before Sept 30. That’s a $10 savings!
Another video KAL comes to an end (don’t worry Volition: Build Your Own Sweater Adventure goes on sale Sept 16)!! Over 500 people joined in on the fun of knitting this cardi. Some knit it now, while others will cast on later! That’s the joy of grabbing the new video sweater class during the KAL period. You get it on sale AND the videos stay live forever
Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 5000 amazing knitters helped each other and cheered each other on through every step of the way.
Haven’t joined us yet? If you are feeling inspired to try it, Hudson Valley Video Sweater Class pattern comes with hours of video tutorials, all the gauge option and knitting how-tos for only will be $18.00!! It’s never too late to jump into any video class, as the videos (embedded in the pattern) never expire, and the message boards stay live forever.
Now it’s time to discuss…
I can’t believe we are almost finished with our 9th knit along, the Hudson Valley Cardi KAL! I am floored that over 540 knitters have participated. It thrills me to see all of your amazing projects! I hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves and picked up some new skills along the way. Prizes will be awarded any day, so make sure those project pages are set up!
Though the KAL is almost over, the fun doesn’t have to end. I have plenty of patterns to keep you knitting all the way into fall. Some of these patterns also come with full video instructions, making the process even more informative and engaging for you. I should also remind you that you might want to start thinking about knitting for the holiday season, but there are plenty of smaller items to think about for that!
Here are 5 patterns to usher in the fall.
We are rounding the final corner and we are a little over a week away from awarding the three final grand prize packages for the Hudson Valley Cardi.
Hudson Valley Cardi + pattern comes with hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for only the price of the pattern – $10.00. Once the KAL is over the price will be $18.00
Just grab it before Aug 26, cast on and enter to win!
Two 1/2 weeks ago, clue #1 for the Hudson Valley Cardi Video KAL hit the in box of 372 knitters. We’ve only just begun and there are new knitters joining us everyday! We are now over 490 knitters strong!
We have given out two fabulous participation prizes so far (we pick a new winner every week!), there are three giant grand prize packages in August (and yes, one of them will be for a WIP!)
Knitters who join us before Aug 26 will still get all the video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for just $10! After the KAL is over the video class goes to it’s full price of $18
Hudson Valley Cardi Video KAL update
Our community never ceases to amaze me! If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you’ll see I love to share positive stories of knitters and crocheters coming together to create change in their lives or the lives of others. Whether it’s knitting little hats for premature babies, mats for animals in shelters, or even beautifying spaces through yarnbombing, there’s always an opportunity to do something wonderful with yarn. We love knitting, and we love giving back, so here is a way to combine them!
Are you interested in crafting a project to help someone or an animal in need? Here are 5 charities that use knitting to make the world a better place.
We are getting closer to casting on for the Hudson Valley Cardi KAL. It’s our 9th KAL and already we have over 300 knitters signed up in the first 3 days! I am floored and honored that over 5300 knitters have participated in the last 8 KALs.
We rolled out badges for the knitters who were in two or more of my previous KALs (Corcoran KAL, Tortola KAL,Soho Slip Stitch KAL, Rising Spades KAL ,Costa Maya KAL, Harbor Springs, Labadee Cowl, and Roselle Tee and now . . . (drum roll please) If you’ve done all of my KALs, then help yourself to your new Dressed to the Nines-Club badge!
Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knit-Along!
It’s time for the summer 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! This cardi is sure to become one of your favorite wardrobe staples. Perfect for cool summer evenings and keeping off the chill in the air-conditioning.
As with all my KALs / sweater classes, the pattern will come with hours of video tutorials, knitting how-tos and gauge modifications.
After Aug. 26 the KAL – sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $16. So get it during the KAL, knit it now or later and SAVE!
Wow, it has been so amazing to see all of the progress on our eighth KAL (knit-along), the Roselle Tee! I am so excited to see all these finished Roselle Tees being posted across Ravelry and social media, and I am even more thrilled to see you all have learned so much!
For those who have already started (or just joining the fun) and need a little inspiration to get it finished, our Ravelry Group has some stellar finished projects. Scrolling through these gorgeous Roselle Tees will definitely jump start your knitting engines!
One of the best parts about being a teacher is finding out what kinds of takeaways YOU the knitters take away from the experience. I love that these are lessons that you’ll take forward in the rest of your knitting lives.
What are some of the best lessons or skills people learned in the Roselle Tee KAL? Five of our KALers shared they learned.
Another video KAL comes to an end (but this time I’m not sooo sad because the Hudson Valley Cardi will go on sale June 10)!! I can’t believe more than 1500 people joined in on the fun of knitting this tee. Some knit it now, while others will cast on later!
Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Nearly 5000 amazing knitters helped each other and cheered each other on through every step of the way.
Haven’t joined us yet? If you are feeling inspired to try it, Roselle Tee Video Sweater pattern comes with hours of video tutorials, all the gauge option and knitting how-tos for only will be $16.00!! It’s never too late to jump into any video class, as the videos (embedded in the pattern) never expire, and the message boards stay live forever.
Now it’s time to discuss…
We are rounding the final corner and we are just a week away from awarding the four final grand prize packages for the Roselle Tee KAL.
Roselle Tee + pattern comes with hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for only the price of the pattern – $10.00. Once the KAL is over the price will be $16.00
Just grab it before May 20, cast on and enter to win!
(Read all the way to the end to see a sneak peek at the summer KAL cardi!)