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Welcome to the Labadee Cowl Video KAL: Now on Sale!!

You asked for it, and you got it. I am so excited to start my very first accessory KAL on my Ravelry group. There will be tons of teaching and fun, prizes and a lovely cowl. During the KAL registration period you get the full video cowl for just $1 over the price of a regular pattern!!!  There will be video tutorials to help you every step of the way.

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Jetson Sweater Kit On Sale TODAY!

Last week I wrote about the importance of yarn and treating yourself to a truly special yarn and many of you jumped at the chance to get this luxury sweater kit for yourselves.

Now is your chance to order your own. Supplies are limited and since all the yarn is hand dyed to order by the artists at Anzula, the faster you place your order, the faster you get your yarn.

You’ll get the yarn at a great discount, the pattern at 1/2 price, and a free glove pattern to go with it! Don’t miss out!

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Meet the Jetson Sweater Kit: The Perfect Knitter’s Gift!

I know, I know. Your mind is probably filled with projects to knit and craft for your loved ones. But isn’t it just as important to think about good gift ideas that THEY can put on their shopping list for you? Or better yet, perhaps you should put something on your own list as a reward for a job well done in 2018. If you’re looking for a truly spectacular gift for yourself (or your fellow knitter), then keep reading, because I think I know what should be on your list.

The Importance of Yarn

If “clothes make the man (or woman),” then surely “yarn makes the sweater.”

There are times when the silhouette of a design comes first and then I go hunting for a yarn, and then there are the times when a special yarn is the start of my design. The moment I saw (and felt) Anzula’s For Better or Worsted I knew it would be the perfect yarn for my first (drum roll please) custom dyed SWEATER KIT!!!

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What I Learned: Lessons from the Harbor Springs Knit-Along

Congratulations to all of the knitters who have finished their Harbor Springs Sweaters so far—and for those of you that are still working on them, take it at your own pace! Your fellow knitters and I can’t wait to see your results. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and the KAL materials stay live on Ravelry forever, so keep at it!

If you haven’t already checked out the amazing finished projects in our Ravelry Group, I highly recommend scrolling through them for inspiration.

Haven’t joined us yet? There’s still time!

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Along the way, participants have learned a TON. Here are just a couple of the best lessons or skills learned that our knitters shared.

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The Harbor Springs Winners are . . .

Another Video KAL comes to an end and as always, I was amazed by the talented knitters! Over 525 knitters joined in and the results have been truly amazing. Harbor Springs was a result of requests for a looser fitting raglan pullover. I wrote about understanding ease, and checked in on how things were going after Clue #1, and now The KAL winners have been chosen and awarded!

If you are feeling inspired to try it, Harbor Springs + pattern comes with over 4 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for only will be $15.00!!

Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 2900 amazing knitters let every first time sweater knitter know . . . they were not alone!

Never too late to jump into any sweater class, as the videos (embedded in the pattern) never expire, and the message boards stay live forever.

Now it’s time to discuss

Harbor Springs KAL Final PRIZES

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Harbor Springs Has Begun!

Two weeks ago, clue #1  for the Harbor Springs Video KAL hit the in box of 350 knitters. We’ve only just begun and there are new knitters joining us everyday! We are now over 480 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 November (and yes, one of them will be for a WIP!)

Knitters who join us before Nov 5 will still get 28 video tutorials (nearly 4 hours of filmed sweater instruction), all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for just $10!

Harbor Springs Video KAL update

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Have a Patty Lyons Six Pack!

It’s hard to believe we just started our sixth Video KAL. I am floored and honored that over 2000 knitters have joined in.

We rolled out badges for the knitters who were in two or more of my previous KALs (Corcoran KALTortola KAL,Soho Slip Stitch KALRising Spades KAL and Costa Maya KAL). And now . . .  (drum roll please) If you’ve done all of my KALs, then help yourself to …

Patty Lyons Six Pack!

Congratulations! Show off your achievement proudly!!

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5 Steps to Your Perfect Sweater

5 Steps to Your Perfect Sweater

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I love sweaters. I love to knit sweaters. I love to wear sweaters. I have knit some great ones and some not great ones. Over the years I’ve made just about every sweater mistake that can be made.

Since we are about to cast on for the newest video sweater class on my Ravelry group (jump in anytime!), it seemed like a good time to look at some simple sweater secrets (say THAT 5 times fast!)

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Understanding Ease

We have just begun to swatch for Harbor Springs Video KAL and it’s time to talk fit and the ever so mysterious “ease”.

In the last video sweater class for Costa Maya I showed the same sweater tried on several different body types (The Many Shapes of Costa Maya.) This really helped people see how the same sweater can look different AND great on a lot of different shapes and sizes.

Before we do the same thing for Harbor Springs, I want to dig into that age old knitter’s question:

What is “ease”

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Harbor Springs KAL

Harbor Springs Knit-Along (KAL)

Welcome to Harbor Springs Knit-Along (KAL)!

It’s time for the Fall 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! During the KAL registration period you get the full sweater class for just $1 over the price of the pattern!!!  There will be HOURS of video tutorials, and modification documents to help you every step of the way.

Use Promo code: HarSpKAL During the pre-sale period before Sept 10 and get 10% off!

After Nov 5 the pattern alone will be $8, the KAL – sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $15.

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