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Rising Spades KAL Update

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 be for a UFO!)

Knitters who join us before Dec 11 will still get 19 video tutorials (nearly 3 hours of filmed sweater instruction), all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for just the price of the Rising Spades pattern – $8.00!! Let’s see how everyone’s doing.

Rising Spades KAL update

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Tuesday Tip – How To Measure Your Knitting

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For a while now I’ve been writing a column called Patty’s Purls of Wisdom. It has had a life in several magazines and I’m thrilled that recently it joined Twist Collective. Knitter’s send in their questions, ala Dear Abbey, and I answer them. It’s full of all kinds of knitting advice, and this knitter asked a brilliant question that is has baffled many a knitter.

How to Measure Your Knitting

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Knitting Through Europe

In August I went on a great adventure. My husband and I headed off on a spectacular trip to Amsterdam (cheese), Bruges (lace!) Brussels (chocolate) and Prague (beer) and of course, through it all, was my knitting.

As I get ready to launch my fall sweater class for Rising Spades, I thought I’d show you how the spring cardi class sweater started to take shape as I

Knit my way through Europe

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Soho Slip Stitch KAL!

Welcome to Soho Slip Stitch Knit-Along (KAL)!

It’s time for the Spring / Summer 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 as 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 🙂

Use Promo code: Sohosl17 During the pre-sale period before July 3 and get 10% off!

After Sept 10 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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Tortola KAL Update

On Jan 23 registration opened for the Tortola KAL – Sweater class. In the following weeks our ranks quickly grew to over 300 knitters working on their gauge swatch! On Feb 20 clue #1 for the Tortola KAL Sweater class came out and we are now 365 knitters strong, with new knitters joining us everyday!

Monday our first, of many, participation prizes got awarded!

Knitters who join us before April 24 will still get 25 video tutorials (over 3 hours of filmed sweater instruction), all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for just the price of the Tortola pattern – $8.00!! Let’s see how everyone’s doing.

Tortola KAL update

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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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Patty's Fall Knitting Challenge

Grand Prize Winners Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge

Wow, that went fast!  Thirteen weeks ago, I announced Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge. I checked in four weeks in to see what everyone was knitting. We started out with 23 available patterns to work and along the way we added the Flagstaff Vest, Box and Beam Wrist Warmers, and I Beam Hat for a total of 26 patterns to choose from!

We had a final total of 63 projects cast on and now it’s time to award the final PRIZES!!

A huge thank you to every knitter in the Ravelry group who cast on and spent the fall knitting with me, and a HUGE thank you to our friends and retail sponsor Fiber Wild for sending out all that yummy yarn so quickly. Now with no further ado . . .

Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge Grand Prize Winners!!!

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Corcoran KAL Prizes

Corcoran KAL Final Project PRIZES

Six weeks ago over 140 knitters cast on for their gauge swatches and began the Corcoran KAL. Over the weeks to follow our ranks more than doubled (and continues to grow every day), and now over 360 knitters received the final clue. Last week I showed off some of the sweaters in progress.

Through 8/15 you can still get the Corcoran KAL files + pattern (all 2 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos) for only the price of the pattern – $7.00. After 8/15 to get the class version, it will be $12, and the pattern only will be $7.00.

Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 1600 questions and answers on our message boards let every first time sweater knitter know . . . they were not alone! Now it’s time to discuss

Corcoran KAL Final PRIZES!!!

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Tuesday Tip: How to Measure Armhole Depth

Tuesday Tip copyOne of the things that can make or break a sweater is your armhole depth. If it’s too tight, your sweater will bunch under the arm (not to mention be very uncomfortable), if it’s too loose your sweater can look sloppy.

On my Ravelry group we run video sweater KALs several times a year. The KALs are filled with video tutorials and how tos (exclusive to the KAL participants) and there’s always information on picking the right size.

You can find out more about my video sweater classes here

Video Sweater Patterns

Choosing the right size is the most vital step to a happy sweater, and a very important element of that is understanding . . .

How to Measure Armhole Depth

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