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Hudson Valley Cardi Video KAL – Off to a GREAT Start

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

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Are You in the Lucky 7 Club?

We are getting closer to casting on for the Labadee Cowl KAL. It’s our 7th KAL and already we have nearly 600 knitters signed up! I am floored and honored that over 2800 knitters have participated in the last 6 KALs.

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 Harbor Springs) And now . . .  (drum roll please) If you’ve done all of my KALs, then help yourself to the…

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Time for Some Selfish Knitting

Welcome to 2018!! We made it through the holidays, all of our gift projects are (hopefully) off our needles and in the hands of their recipients, and we’re settling in to what looks to be a rough winter ahead. Don’t you deserve a little reward? Why not spend a little time on some “me knitting?”

Sweaters are the filet mignon of knitting patterns. They’re staples that can add tons of versatility to your wardrobe, they come in so many shapes, textures, and styles that there’s always something new to learn, and they can be as challenging or mindless as you want! This winter, curl up by the fire with a glass of wine and a classic new sweater to be! Need some inspiration to get you going? Here are some of my favorite sweater patterns!

 

Sweater Pattern Round Up

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Patty's Purls of Wisdom

Patty’s Purls of Wisdom Joining Twist Collective!

Patty’s Purls of Wisdom is BACK!!!

Dear Abby for Knitters: Technique, etiquette & lifestyle advice for the modern knitter

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I’m so excited to announce my knitter’s advice column will be back and joining the amazing Twist Collective! 

I love this online magazine. The patterns are incredible, the photography is always stunning and the articles are wonderful, so needless to say I’m pretty thrilled!

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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.

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So without further ado . . . introducing

Tortola KAL

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Tuesday Tip: Weaving In Ends Skimming

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We all know finishing can make a project look “homemade” or “handmade.” I’ve written several Tuesday Tips on seaming. We’ve looked as seaming garter stitch, shoulders, and even tackled the dreaded topic of selvedge edge and mattress stitch. No matter how wonderful your seaming, if your ends are not woven in well, your piece will look homemande. So the question is: how do you weave in ends? The answer is, there is more than one answer . . . so, I am going to devote a few Tuesday tips to the topic of

Weaving in Ends Skimming

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