Spring 2017 is going to huge! Eleven events in March – May (yes you did that math correctly, that’s 11 events in 12 weeks)!! If you’ve never taken a class with me, I hope this is the year. I’m crisscrossing the country, so I’m bound to be someplace near you! Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.
A few days ago I wrote about all my amazing students in 2016. As I was going through all my pictures I also came across a lot of happy memories of the fun I’ve had with my fellow yarny friends.
I spend about 1/3 of my year on the road. I have a wonderful husband and great friends at home. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without them. But I also have a huge support group of friends on the road.
Here’s a little peek at the
Life of a Traveling Knitting Teacher!
It’s been 4 weeks since we kicked off Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge. If you don’t know what that is, click on the link to learn how you can will prizes (yup, free yarn) just for casting on!
There’s still plenty of time to join in on the fun! Join my Ravelry group cast on and win prizes. Let’s see what people have been up to so far in . . .
Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge!
It’s been a crazy busy fall, with two new patterns released in September, another in October, and more to come in November, December and January!
February will bring a brand new KAL for my Ravelry group (with sooooo many new cool techniques, and tons of videos!)
So for the fall, it’s time for Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge. There are going to be TONS of prizes, and you can get some great new knits done (and perhaps a few holiday gifts finished!!)
Patty’s Fall Knitting Challenge!
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!!!
The cross back (or shoulder to shoulder measurement) is the most important measurement in a set in sleeve sweater and the hardest to get right.
On my Ravelry group we are getting ready to start the Corcoran Knit Along (starting June 20th, 2016). * The KAL will be filled with video tutorials and how tos (exclusive to the KAL participants) including one on how to read a schematic and choose the right size.
- EDIT – The KAL / Sweater classes are still available for sale on Ravelry and the videos and message boards never expire.
Choosing the right size is the most vital step to a happy sweater. A few weeks ago we looked at how to measure armhole depth, now it’s time to look at . . .
How to Measure Cross Back
One 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
Choosing the right size is the most vital step to a happy sweater, and a very important element of that is understanding . . .