I love short-rows. They are an amazing way to add super cool shapes to knitting. I use them a lot in my designs and I’ve enjoyed teaching them in my video knit-alongs. Last year we worked with the wrap and turn method in both the Tortola KAL and the Rising Spades KAL. The current video knit-along for Costa Maya uses German short-rows. Many knitters fell in love with this technique and now want to know…
So, the Costa Maya KAL is in full swing, and I’ve gotta be honest… you guys are KILLING it!! I’m always so excited to pop on Ravelry and see how everyone’s projects are coming along. No pressure, but please update often, with this bum arm I’m living through vicarious knitting pleasure!!
The turnout for this KAL has been amazing, but just in case there are any of you lurking on the fence, let me sweeten the pot. I know that it’s always a risk to start a new pattern. It can be tough to visualize how the final will look and if it could be a good addition to your wardrobe or one of those sweaters you shove to the back of your closet. I tend to model for the KAL photos and while I’m fairly petite with a pear shape, I know there are lots of different body types and sizes out there. So today I’d like to show off Costa Maya’s versatility with the help of some of the lovely ladies at my shared office space! (Shout-out to Brooklyn Creative League!)
I’ll go first.
Last year I rolled out badges for the knitters who were in either two or three of my previous KALs (Corcoran KAL, Tortola KAL, & Soho Slip Stitch KAL). Since then, with the Rising Spades KAL and the just opened Costa Maya KAL, I figured it was time to update! If you’ve done all of my KALs, you are in the…
The Five-Timers Club!
Congratulations! Show off your achievement proudly!!
EDIT – The 2018 KAL is Harbor Springs. On sale in July, casts on in Sept.
In two weeks my newest Video KAL, Costa Maya will kick off and I’ll get to see all your work. I love seeing your progress with pictures online, but nothing beats meeting you all in person and seeing your projects.
So today, an ode to all the amazing knitters who have been kind enough to share your talents with me. I can’t WAIT to see what you come up with next!
Welcome to Costa Maya Knit-Along (KAL)!
It’s time for the Spring Knit-Along!!! I am so excited to start another KAL on my Ravelry group. You asked for it, so you got it . . . A CARDIGAN!!! There will be tons of teaching and fun, prizes and a great garment! During the KAL period you get the full sweater class for just $1 over the price of the pattern!!! There will be HOURS of video tutorials, and modification documents to help you every step of the way.
Use Promo code: CostaKAL During the pre-sale period before Feb 26 and get 10% off!
After May 8 the pattern alone will be $8, the KAL – sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $14.
It was a busy fall / holiday season . . . not all finished, but hundreds of knitters picked up their pointy sticks a few months ago to begin another KAL / Sweater class, Rising Spades. In November we got to see what the knitters were up to. The KAL winners have been chosen and awarded!
If you are feeling inspired, Rising Spades KAL Sweater class + pattern comes with over 2 1/2 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for only will be $14.00!!
Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 2100 amazing knitters let every first time sweater knitter know . . . they were not alone!
Now it’s time to discuss
Rising Spades KAL Final PRIZES
The deadline to get your Rising Spades projects finished (or started!)—for a chance to win prizes—has been extended to DECEMBER 23rd!!!
Don’t miss out on the chance to get a free sweater class AND win one of the three grand prizes! (yes there is a prize for UFO – unfinished objects, so even casting on will make you eligible!)
Rising Spades KAL + pattern comes with over 2 1/2 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for only the price of the pattern – $8.00. Once the KAL is over the price will be $14.00
Never too late to jump into this sweater class, as the videos (embedded in the pattern) never expire! Now it’s time to discuss…
What You Could Win When You Participate in the Rising Spades KAL
There will be 3 grand prize winners.
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
Do your friends just know dinner and a movie with you will include knitting? Do you always check for a local yarn store as soon as you hit a new town? Do you frequently say “just one more row” before leaving the house . . . then you might be
Obsessed with Knitting
I’m getting ready for my next KAL / Sweater class, Rising Spades and I’m crisscrossing the country, so I’m bound to be someplace near you! Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.