This month I was honored to be featured in the Vogue Knitting as one of the “Makers.” I wanted to create something really special so I designed the cable cardigan of my dreams. Later this month I’ll write about how I designed the cables, but for now it’s time to look at a special cast […]
The new Twist Collective is out with my newest Patty’s Purl’s of Wisdom column. I started revisiting some old columns and I wanted to bring you one of my favorites . . . socks, gauge and of course How to Avoid the Ugly Bind Off!
Last week clue #1 for the Rising Spades KAL / Sweater class hit the in box of 200 knitters. We’ve only just begun and there are new knitters joining us everyday! Monday our first, of many, participation prizes will get awarded and of course, there are the grand prizes in December (and yes, one of them will […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’ve watched my DVD Patty’s Knitting Bag of Tricks, you know all about the sad frown cast on and how we can avoid it. A too tight cast on can really create a gauge swatch that can lie to you. In this Tuesday Tip I wanted to share one of my favorite gauge tricks […]
Long tail cast on is a great go to cast on for many of us, but there are a few issue. One of them is estimating yarn, another is that annoying untwisting of the yarn, and the last is . . . Keeping Track of Cast on.
I love when I get requests for Tuesday Tips. I demo a lot of different cast ons in pattern in my Craftsy classes, as well as my Interweave DVDs, but I’ve never demoed German Twisted Cast on in pattern. German Twisted Cast On Tutorial (In Pattern)
Recently I ran a knitalong with Creative Knitting for my Fan the Flames Cowl. Since you know I’m gonna pack it full of tips and tricks that aren’t on the page, I thought I’d share some of my favorites here.
UPDATE: Since there were so many amazing comments, check out the sequel to this post – YOUR Top Ten Least Favorite Knitting Myths A few days ago a knitter came into the “Knitting Doctor” (a knitting help session) with a scarf that had gotten off in pattern. I ripped down 5 rows to where the pattern looked like it […]