I’m often asked, what is a good first time sweater. Meet Corcoran. If you’ve always wanted to master a properly fitting, seamed sweater, this is the perfect sweater class. With one easy stitch pattern throughout and simple shaping, you can concentrate on learning all your basic sweater skills.

For the more adventuresome knitters, this is a great blank canvas. We will have sweater modifications on everything from gauge, neck depth and width, altering length, sleeves, even working two different sizes.

Now fully rewritten and regraded to TWELVE sizes, in two new yarns!

This video sweater class will be full of great tips and tricks from swatching, to blocking and everything in between. We’ll have lace tricks and fixes and all your seaming videos. With sweater modifications, knitting how-to’s and hours of videos you will be able to make your perfect sweater.

This class is hosted on my education site! Learn more below.

Get 15% off (no coupon needed) when you purchase before we start on June 10

You can purchase the pattern and video class using this button:
(NOTE: you will be asked to sign up for a free account on Patty’s Education streaming platform.)


What do you need to know about the Corcoran Video KAL?

When you purchase the class, you’ll create your free account on Patty’s education site. From there, you’ll find all your tools, pattern pdf, video and text tutorials. All content can be both streamed (to save room on your device) AND downloaded (to view off line!). There are discussion threads for each part of the class so you can ask questions, and a community group to chat, share pictures and cheer each other on and enter for prize drawings!

Join the KAL anytime…the KAL info will stay live forever, and the video tutorials will never expire!

For even more fun, join a social group on Ravelry.


  • You will need to create a free new account on Education.pattylyons.com even if you already have one on pattylyons.com. You can use your same log in and password if you like.
  • You will be able to access the education site under the LEARN menu on the home page of pattylyons.com.
  • There are discussion boards & a social group for each class.
  • Most videos will have closed captions, AND if you need subtitles in a different language, just email classes@pattylyons.com and request them!
  • You can post photos to the discussion boards with no fee, and even upload a video!

You can pre order now, the official on sale date is May 14, 2023. That’s when your initial videos will be live


FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

What is a KAL?
KAL stands for knit-along! It’s a great way to work through a garment with the support of the designer (me), but more importantly, hundreds of other knitters.

The heart of the KAL is our Patty’s education site. There we will all your lessons, discussions, sharing of pictures, and knitting tips.

The pattern will come out at once, but the videos and tutorials will come out on a schedule to help us all stay together and have fun!

How can I join?
Simply by purchasing the Corocoran Video Sweater Pattern and class.


If you are new to KALs, find helpful FAQ on the general info page.


You can join in ANYTIME! The class is yours forever, and the video tutorial links will never expire! But the newsletter group coupon will expire after the KAL, so grab it now and knit it later.

Where do we get our yarn AND support our hard working designer?

When you purchase your pattern, you will get your introduction that will include a video on choosing your yarn and size.


Please only use the above link for ordering! Get a 20% – 25% discount for purchases over $60. Be sure to add a couple of balls to your order so you have enough for swatching, or pattern modifications. It’s such a good deal, you might just want to get enough for both yarns!!

What skills will I learn?
The class is chocked FULL of techniques. There will be video tutorials on all specialty skills along with sweater basics. New skills learned:

Video Class Tutorials Include:

  1. Hours of video instruction on everything from cast on, to finishing
  2. Knitting how to documents
  3. Sweater modification tutorials on:
  • Gauge differences (stitch and row)
  • Body length
  • Sleeve length (short, 1/2, 3/4, long)
  • Sleeve width & armhole depth
  • Working a different size front and back.
  • Neck width
  • Neck depth

and MORE!

There will also be videos that cover all your sweater basics like gauge, blocking, cast on, seaming and more.

Where are the videos?
With every section of the class, new videos and tutorials will be added to your class.

All your videos, and tutorials will be in your class page on https://education.pattylyons.com.

On launch day you’ll receive your introduction with gauge, schematic, size information, yarn requirements and needle and notion information. It will also include a video on gauge swatching, how to pick your size, yarn choices and a gauge tutorial.

KAL Schedule:

As soon as you purchase your pattern you will get your pattern introduction and videos on sizing, yarn selection and gauge, as well as your schematic and material information, so plenty of time to order your yarn, pick your size and start your swatching.

You will receive the whole pattern at once when we cast on June 10.

You’ll get a mini swatch pattern to help you practice as the pattern progresses. There will also be tutorials and videos on how the pattern works to help you plan.

All new videos sections come out at 8 pm ET

  • May 14: On sale / Intro pattern videos & tutorials
  • June 10: FULL PATTERN RELEASE Sweater back videos, sweater modifications & tutorials
  • June 24: Sweater front videos, sweater modifications & tutorials
  • July 8: Sleeves & finishing videos, sweater modifications & tutorials
  • July 23: Grand prizes awarded
    • Randomly drawn participation prizes awarded every other week, the sooner you cast on, the better chances to win!


  • Randomly drawn participation prizes awarded every other week, the sooner you cast on, the better chances to win!
  • July 23: Grand prizes awarded

Jump in ANYTIME! The videos will never go away!

Ravelry Group

Join the Ravelry group to hang out with other knitters.

Pattern Info (Sizes & Supplies)


(1, 2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7, 8) (9, 10, 11, 12)

Finished Measurements

Chest: (32, 35, 36 ½, 38) (40 ½, 43 ½, 46 ½, 48) (52 ½, 54, 58, 62 ½)”/(81.5, 89, 92.5, 96.5) (103, 110.5, 118, 122) (133.5, 137, 147.5, 159) cm

Length: (21, 21 ¾, 22 ½, 22 ¾) (23 ¼, 24, 24 ½, 24 ¾) (25 ½, 25 ¾, 26 ½, 27 ½)”/(53.5, 55, 57, 58) (59, 61, 62, 63) (65, 65.5, 67.5, 70) cm

Shown in size:

(on Patty): 36 ½”/92.5cm. Worn with 3 1/2”/9 cm positive ease over high chest, 1”/2.5 cm positive over full chest.

(on model): 32”/40.5 cm. Worn with 1”/2.5 cm of positive ease over high chest, 1”/2.5 cm of negative ease over full chest.

Corcoran Video Sweater ClassMATERIALS



Yarn Option #1:

Coronado (90% Cotton, 10% Silk; 121yds/50g per ball): (8, 9, 9, 10) (10, 11, 12, 13) (14, 14, 16, 17) skeins (918, 1004, 1077, 1138) (1210, 1331, 1421, 1481) (1612, 1667, 1840, 2005) yards

Yarn Option #2:

Southwick (52% Pima Cotton, 48% Bamboo; 105yds/50g per ball): (9, 10, 11, 11) (12, 13, 14, 14) (16, 16, 18, 19) skeins (907, 992, 1065, 1125) (1201, 1317, 1404, 1464) (1594, 1648, 1890, 1982) yards


Size 6 US/4 mm needles

Size 6 US/4 mm 16”/40.5cm circular needles

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.



Stitch markers


2016 Knitting Designs