KAL Archives - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

Palm Canyon KAL Grand Prizes . . . and the winners are

Another video KAL comes to an end. I am soooo honored that over 1100 people joined in on the fun of knitting this top. Some knit it now, while others will cast on later!

Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Nearly 6500 amazing knitters helped each other and cheered each other on through every step of the way.

Haven’t joined us yet? If you are feeling inspired to try it, Palm Canyon Video Sweater pattern comes with hours of video tutorials, all the gauge option and knitting how-tos for only will be $18.00!! It’s never too late to jump into any video class, as the videos (embedded in the pattern) never expire, and the message boards stay live forever.

Now it’s time to discuss…

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Joined 10+ KALs? Become a KAL Hall of Famer!

Ladies and gentlemen, if you’ve been here since the very beginning, you know that we’ve now reached our 11th knit-along (KAL). That means it’s time for a new badge to celebrate your achievements!

Now, we are getting closer to casting on for the Palm Canyon KAL and already we have over 900 knitters signed up! I am excited and honored that over 8600 knitters have participated in the last 10 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 KALCosta Maya KAL, Harbor Springs, Labadee Cowl, Roselle Tee, Hudson Valley Cardi KAL, Volition KAL and now . . .  (drum roll please)

I want to introduce a very special one for you HALL OF FAMERS who have participated more than 10!

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4 Yarn Types for Your Spring Knitting

Have you noticed all of the lovely trees in bloom? The pretty, yellow daffodils? The weather has warmed up and I’m excited! I usually start designing my spring projects right after the holiday season so I can be ready to launch a spring KAL and have fun with all of you.

I love how spring presents the opportunity to work with lighter yarns and knit drapey fabric. Thankfully, we’ve got a nice range of quality yarns to work with as the weather warms up. If you’re joining me for the Palm Canyon KAL, you’ll love both yarn options suggested for the pattern.

I can’t wait to get started on this project with you all, our community is so supportive. Especially during this time of social isolation, it’ll be great to come together online and enjoy our love for knitting.

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Palm Canyon Video KAL (Knit-Along)

IT’S OUR 11th VIDEO KAL!!!

I am so excited to start another KAL on my Ravelry group. It’s spring time, so I wanted to create a fun knit that teaches some brand new tricks.

Palm Canyon is a bottom up, integrated sleeve top, and it’s REVERSIBLE!! That’s right, between Roselle and Volition, I got kind of attached to options.

Join now! The pattern AND full video sweater class is only $10 during the KAL, AND get another 10% off coupon code when you join my newsletter by March 16. That’s 50% off!!

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE PALM CANYON KAL

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7 Gift Ideas for Knitters This Holiday Season

Need holiday gift ideas for knitters who seems to already have everything? No worries, there are always more cute knitting accessories and tools out there. And as a knitter, I can never have enough yarn and tools! So, guess what? This list can also be a great gift inspiration to treat yourself!

Here are seven great gift ideas for knitters this holiday season —

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6 Benefits That Children Experience from Knitting

Have you taught a child how to knit? Maybe you taught your own children/nieces/nephews, your friends’ children, at a school, a daycare, or maybe you volunteered at an after-school program. If you’ve had this experience, then I’m sure you’ve seen just how beneficial it can be to get yarn and knitting needles into those little hands. Montessori schools teach children how to knit from a young age, so they learn how to focus better; they learn patience and self-soothing techniques. It would be amazing if more schools could integrate this valuable skill to children.

Check out these 6 benefits of children knitting that may surprise you.

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Volition: Build Your Own Sweater Adventure KAL (Knit-Along)

IT’S OUR 10th VIDEO KAL!!!

I am so excited to start another KAL on my Ravelry group. For our 10th, I’m doing something brand new. Not just a KAL, but a build your own sweater adventure!

Volition is a top down, nearly seamless construction, with three different stitch patterns, the choices between cardigan or pullover and an infinite number of variations in length, sleeves, this is not a sweater pattern, it’s 6 – 24 patterns in one!!

Join now! The pattern AND full video sweater class is only $20 during the KAL, AND get another 10% off when you purchase before Sept 30. That’s a $10 savings!

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE VOLITION KAL

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5 Patterns to Usher in the Fall

I can’t believe we are almost finished with our 9th knit along, the Hudson Valley Cardi KAL! I am floored that over 540 knitters have participated. It thrills me to see all of your amazing projects! I hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves and picked up some new skills along the way. Prizes will be awarded any day, so make sure those project pages are set up!

Though the KAL is almost over, the fun doesn’t have to end. I have plenty of patterns to keep you knitting all the way into fall. Some of these patterns also come with full video instructions, making the process even more informative and engaging for you. I should also remind you that you might want to start thinking about knitting for the holiday season, but there are plenty of smaller items to think about for that!

Here are 5 patterns to usher in the fall.

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5 Best Lessons Learned from the Roselle Tee KAL

Wow, it has been so amazing to see all of the progress on our eighth KAL (knit-along), the Roselle Tee! I am so excited to see all these finished Roselle Tees being posted across Ravelry and social media, and I am even more thrilled to see you all have learned so much!

For those who have already started (or just joining the fun) and need a little inspiration to get it finished, our Ravelry Group has some stellar finished projects. Scrolling through these gorgeous Roselle Tees will definitely jump start your knitting engines!

One of the best parts about being a teacher is finding out what kinds of takeaways YOU the knitters take away from the experience. I love that these are lessons that you’ll take forward in the rest of your knitting lives.

What are some of the best lessons or skills people learned in the Roselle Tee KAL? Five of our KALers shared they learned.

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