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.
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!!
Knitter’s have a million ideas at once. We sketch on scraps of napkins that we lose. We put bookmarks in our stitch dictionaries thinking, “that might make a good scarf”, we swatch to inspire and then forget what we were swatching for . . . no? Just me? Oh well. If any of this sound familiar to you, have I got a book for you!
Win a copy of “The Knitter’s Journal”
It’s been a crazy busy fall, with two new patterns released in September, another in October, and more to come in November, December and January!
February will bring a brand new KAL for my Ravelry group (with sooooo many new cool techniques, and tons of videos!)
So for the fall, it’s time for Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge. There are going to be TONS of prizes, and you can get some great new knits done (and perhaps a few holiday gifts finished!!)
Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge!
Vogue Knitting Live is around the corner, and it’s class raffle time!
Recently you might have noticed my growing fondness for the amazing power of dropped stitches. I wrote about my two drop stitch patterns that I created after working on my new class.
At Vogue Knitting Live Minneapolis I’m premiering that BRAND NEW class, “Let it Go: Drop Stitch Patterns”. Here’s YOUR chance to win a class!
It’s been in the 90s for weeks here in NY. If you want to knit, but can’t yet reach for the wool or alpaca, here’s a round up of some summer knitting patterns (click here for more information or to purchase). Still plenty of time to get a quick summer knit off your needles!
To make it more fun, you can join in the Twitter & Facebook raffle! Share this post on Facebook or Twitter (make sure to tag me) as many times as you like from now until 8/26 for a chance to win a 50% off coupon for anything in my Ravelry Store. Every time you tweet or post on Facebook, your name will go in the “knitting prize bag”, and a random name will be drawn on 8/26! Make sure you tag me so I can see your share!
Summer Knitting Pattern Round Up
Several years ago I was so honored when Carol Sulcoski asked me if I wanted to contribute to the next book in her “Yarn Studio” series, Lace Yarn Studio. The book was a wonderful exploration of all the things you never knew you could do with lace weight yarn. So, I was soooo excited when she asked me to contribute again for her newest in the series, Self-Striping Yarn Studio, that I had to share it with all of you!
Self Striping Yarn Studio Giveaway
For those of you that follow my blog, you know I love cast ons and bind offs. I’ve posted many Tuesday Tips that go over some important cast on and bind off tricks.
At Vogue Knitting Live Minneapolis I’m doing my Fantastic Cast ons and Bind offs class. Here’s my chance to share with you some of my favorite tips and here’s YOUR chance to –
Win a Vogue Knitting Live Class!
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 you can still get the Corcoran KAL files + pattern (all 2 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos) for only the price of the pattern – $7.00. After 8/15 to get the class version, it will be $12, and the pattern only will be $7.00.
Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 1600 questions and answers on our message boards let every first time sweater knitter know . . . they were not alone! Now it’s time to discuss