knit Archives - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

5 Small Yarn Producers You Should Support and Keep on Your List

As you know, the cancelations of knitting events has hit teachers and event organizers hard, but it has also impacted vendors and our local yarn stores. Supporting local and small businesses is one of the great ways to send out our love and help our craft community during this crisis.

I’m extremely thankful that I get to work with a lot of amazing vendors, and they really do a great job ensuring that we can get the supplies we need for our projects. So, please allow me to introduce these amazing folks who are doing their best to provide us with beautiful yarn even during this challenging time.

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Knit for a Cause: 6 Ways Knitters Can Give

As you know, our lives have changed quite drastically recently, and the best and most effective thing we can do to play our part in the situation is to stay at home. And trust me, I know it’s hard, especially given just how social knitting can be. There are some ways you can stay productive and knit some positive feels into your project, though.

I know how much our community loves giving back to those in need, so if you’d like to give to others, I’ve put together this list of organizations that would gladly accept your knitting donations. Let’s put those needles to work! Every small act of goodwill can make a huge difference.

 

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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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5 Charities Using Knitting to Make A Change

5 Charities Using Knitting to Make A Change

Our community never ceases to amaze me! If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you’ll see I love to share positive stories of knitters and crocheters coming together to create change in their lives or the lives of others. Whether it’s knitting little hats for premature babies, mats for animals in shelters, or even beautifying spaces through yarnbombing, there’s always an opportunity to do something wonderful with yarn. We love knitting, and we love giving back, so here is a way to combine them!

Are you interested in crafting a project to help someone or an animal in need? Here are 5 charities that use knitting to make the world a better place.

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Roselle Tee KAL Prizes . . . and the Winners Are –

Another video KAL comes to an end (but this time I’m not sooo sad because the Hudson Valley Cardi will go on sale June 10)!! I can’t believe more than 1500 people joined in on the fun of knitting this tee. 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 5000 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, Roselle Tee Video Sweater pattern comes with hours of video tutorials, all the gauge option and knitting how-tos for only will be $16.00!! 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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Welcome to Roselle Tee Knit-Along (KAL)!

It’s time for the spring 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! This garment, the Roselle Tee, is totally reversible so it’s like getting TWO tops for the price of one (actually three, but more on that in a second).

As always, there will be HOURS of video tutorials, and modification documents to help you every step of the way.

After May 20 the KAL – sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $16. So get it now, knit it now or later and SAVE!

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Harbor Springs Has Begun!

Two weeks ago, clue #1  for the Harbor Springs Video KAL hit the in box of 350 knitters. We’ve only just begun and there are new knitters joining us everyday! We are now over 480 knitters strong!

We have given out two fabulous participation prizes so far (we pick a new winner every week!), there are three giant grand prize packages in November (and yes, one of them will be for a WIP!)

Knitters who join us before Nov 5 will still get 28 video tutorials (nearly 4 hours of filmed sweater instruction), all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for just $10!

Harbor Springs Video KAL update

Learn More & Buy Now

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A Fun One – Animals in Knits!

Well, summer’s begun, and with it comes a flurry of activity! Here in Brooklyn kids are running around the neighborhood at all hours, and everyone is heading to the park in droves. It makes me thankful to have a quiet garden to retreat to, when I get the chance. Things are super busy for me as well; it feels like I just got back from Vogue Destinations only to fly out to Cleveland for TNNA this weekend. I’ve got several trips coming up over the next three months (check my classes page to see if I’ll be coming to your town), and the next KAL to design and film, whew! I’ve got a feeling this summer is going to fly by!

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What I Learned From the Costa Maya KAL

The Costa Maya KAL has wrapped up, and now I’m experiencing that same bittersweet feeling of pride and loss that comes with the end of a wonderful experience. Not unlike the wrapping of a show when I was working in theater. Even though it’s a little sad to say goodbye to Costa Maya, I’m once again humbled and blown away by all of you and how much you’ve learned and grown. Also there are still plenty of KALers continuing to work on their lovely sweaters and rest assured, I’m still here to answer questions. Keep at it, I know you’ll love your finished sweaters!! My favorite part of the KAL aftermath is scrolling through the Ravelry group and reading the comments by the wonderful KALers, so I thought I’d share some with you!

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