Current KAL | Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

OUR BIGGEST VIDEO KAL YET!!

I am so excited to start another KAL on my Ravelry group. After Volition, the video sweater class that could be a cardigan or a pullover, I decided to kick it up a notch. Welcome to the entire family of sweaters!

Affiknity is an adult unisex sweater that comes in 12 sizes and features a pullover AND cardigan.

Affiknity Jr is the adorable kid’s version of the cardigan and pullover that comes in 4 sizes.

This will be part KAL, part video sweater class, and all FUN! With sweater modifications, knitting how-to’s and hours of videos you will be able to make many sweaters from this one class.

Cast on now, in Dec or even in Jan. There will be live help sessions for the new knitters who join us each month!!

Join now! Get Affiknity, Affiknity Jr, or bundle them and get Affiknity Family!

During the KAL save $8 on either of the patterns OR bundle them and save $19!

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CLICK HERE TO BUY AFFIKNITY VIDEO KAL

CLICK HERE TO BUY AFFIKNITY JR

CLICK HERE TO BUY AFFIKNITY FAMILY VIDEO KAL

Welcome to Affiknity – A family of sweaters!!

This pattern comes with tons of options. Not only does it come in a cardigan and a pullover, but the pattern is written with and without waist shaping, it comes with two yarn choices, and of course, the adorable kid’s version! And, as always the video sweater class will come with tons of sweater modifications, video tutorials and all the help you could want on our Ravelry group.

Looking for the perfect gift idea? How about knitting a sweater for every member of your family! Let them pick out their own yarn, color, shaping option, and of course cardigan or pullover!!

Again, the pattern AND full video sweater class is hugely discounted during the  KAL, so knit it now or knit it later, but get it now and save big!

After Jan 24 the Video sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $28 for adult and $18 for Jr, so get it during the KAL, knit it now or later and SAVE!

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CLICK HERE for the FAQ page on buying a KAL from pattylyons.com

CLICK HERE TO BUY AFFIKNITY VIDEO KAL

CLICK HERE TO BUY AFFIKNITY JR VIDEO KAL

CLICK HERE TO BUY AFFIKNITY FAMILY VIDEO KAL


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.

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

The heart of the KAL is our Ravelry group. There we will have updates, discussions, sharing of pictures, and knitting tips.

The pattern will come out in parts to help us all stay together and have fun!


How can I join?
Simply by purchasing one of the Affiknity family pattern…from my website.

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AFFIKNITY FAMILY OF PATTERNS

You can join in ANYTIME! The KAL info will stay live on my group forever, and the video tutorial links will never expire! But the KAL class price goes up to full price after Jan 24, so join now even if you aren’t going to work the sweater class until later.

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

For this sweater, I’ve chosen TWO yarns!! One is Tahki Stacey Charles Manchester. A super soft alpaca / wool blend the has amazing drape. For a classic wool cable sweater, we have Valley Northampton, a wonderful 100% wool yarn that comes in a ton of colors.

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

ORDER YOUR YARN

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:

  • My unvented hidden pocket (with no hole!)
  • German Short Rows
  • My unvented buttonhole (for the cardi)
  • Saddle shoulder
  • Cable tips and tricks
  • Pattern mapping
  • Fixing mistakes in cables
  • How to adjust pattern for gauge
  • Length variations
  • One move SSK
  • Left lifted and right lifted increase
  • 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 pattern released to your Ravelry library, you will see red links in the PDF directly to the video tutorials to help you every step of the way. The links will be right there in the pattern!

Your initial downloaded Intro PDF will contain the pattern introduction with gauge, schematic, size information, yarn requirements and needle and notion information. It will also include a video on gauge swatching, special gauge cast on, how to pick your size, yarn choices and a gauge tutorial.

KAL Schedule:

Affiknity Video KAL

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.

Since you have SO many options, this KAL will work a bit differently the traditional schedule of “clues”. You will receive the whole pattern at once and people will be joining in all during the KAL.

Some folks might start in November, others may start in Dec or Jan

To keep the fun of us all working together, there will be live help sessions on Zoom in Nov, Dec and Jan, so join us when you’re ready!

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

  • Oct 18: On sale / Intro pattern videos & tutorials
  • Nov 1: Cable chart / practice pattern, cable videos and sweater mod tutorials
  • Nov 15: Full Pattern Release
  • Randomly drawn participation prizes awarded every other week, the sooner you cast on, the better chances to win!
  • Jan 24: Grand prizes awarded

Jump in ANYTIME! We don’t all have to stay together; you can start late, start and stop . . . . Just make sure to register before Jan 24 to save big on the pattern! Then . . . start when you can. The videos will never go away!

Ravelry Group

  • Join the Ravelry group to work with other knitters.
  • We will have random prize drawings throughout the KAL for finished clue photos, and of course, the grand prize!

 

Pattern Info (Sizes & Supplies)Affiknity Video KAL

Affiknity – Finished Measurements

Chest:
(34, 36, 38 ½, 40) (42 ½, 44, 46, 48 ½) (52, 56, 60, 64 ½)” / (86.5, 91.5, 98, 101.5) (108, 112, 117, 123) (132, 142, 152.5, 164) cm

NOTE: Cardigan version measures approx ½” – ¾” larger than pullover at chest when buttoned.

Length:
NOTE: This includes ¾” / 2 cm for ½ of the saddle width.
(21 ¾, 22 ¾, 23 ¼, 23 ½) (24, 24 ¼, 25, 24 ¾) (25 ¾, 25 ¾, 26 ¼, 27 ¼)” / (55, 58, 59, 59.5) (61, 61.5, 63.5, 63) (65.5, 65.5, 66.5, 69) cm

Meant to be worn with 2” – 5” of positive ease over chest (depending on desired fit. You could use high chest as your chest measurement). This is a relaxed fit garment with a wider cross back and deeper armholes.

Shown:

Pullover: Female wearing 38” chest with 3” of positive ease over full chest, 5” of positive ease over high chest. Male wearing 38” chest with 1” of positive ease over full chest, 1 ½” of positive ease over high chest.

Cardigan: wearing 34 ¾” chest with ¼” negative ease over full chest, 1 ¾” positive ease over high chest.

Affiknity Video KAL

Affiknity Jr – Finished Measurements Sizes

Child: 8 (10, 12, 16)

Chest:
Child: 26 ½ (28, 30 ½, 32 ½)” / 67.5 (71, 77.5, 82.5) cm
NOTE: Cardigan version measures approx ½ – ¾” larger than pullover at chest when buttoned

Length:
NOTE: This includes ¾” / 2 cm for ½ of the saddle width.
Child: 15 ¼ (16, 16 ¾, 17 ¼ )” / 38.5 (40.5, 42.5, 44.0) cm

 

 

 


 

MATERIALS

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Yarn
Option #1:
Affiknity: Valley Yarns Northampton (100% Wool; 100 g/247 yds): Color #59 Fawn, (6, 6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9 9) (10, 11, 12, 13) balls.

Affiknity Jr: Valley Yarns Northampton (100% Wool; 100 g/247 yds): Color #03 Lilac Heather,
4 (4, 4, 5) balls.

Option #2:
Affiknity: Tahki Yarns Manchester (45% Fine Highland Wool, 35% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Acrylic; 50 g/109 yds): Color #08 Denim, (11, 12, 13, 14) (15, 16, 17, 18) (21, 22, 24, 27) balls.

Affiknity Jr: Tahki Yarns Manchester (45% Fine Highland Wool, 35% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Acrylic; 50 g/109 yds): Color #05 Cranberry, 7 (7, 8, 9) balls.

Needles

Size US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Two Size US 7 (4.5 mm) needles for pocket join

40” / 101 cm Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle for cardigan button band pick up

24” / 60 cm Size US 6 (4 mm) needles for pullover neck band pick up

Size US 8 (5 mm) needle for shawl collar bind off

Notions:

Cable needle, tapestry needle, locking stitch marker, stitch holders

Affiknity: Seven – Eight  ¾” / 19 mm buttons (Cardigan only)

Affiknity Jr: Five (five, six, six) 5/8”/ 16 mm buttons (Cardigan only)

Gauge:

21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US 7 – 4.5 mm

To learn more about how a video KAL works, WATCH THIS VIDEO


MAKE SURE TO LOG IN OR SET UP AN ACCOUNT ON PATTYLYONS.COM TO SAVE YOUR DOWNLOADS IN YOUR LIBRARY

CLICK HERE TO BUY AFFIKNITY VIDEO KAL

CLICK HERE TO BUY AFFIKNITY JR

CLICK HERE TO BUY AFFIKNITY FAMILY VIDEO KAL