2017 is booking up fast, and it’s shaping up to be a great teaching year. Here’s where I’ll be for the fall / winter. Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.
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
I finally unpacked (okay, it takes me a while to recover from back to back California trips), and another amazing Vogue Knitting Live, is finished (is it November yet and time for the next one?)
For those of you following along, you might remember that at VK Live NYC (“In which Patty ventures to Manhatten, teaches 165 students, loses her voice and is saved by her friends and the staff of Vogue Knitting Live.”) I had a bit of a rough time, but not is sunny California!
Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena 2016
Brooklyn Class -LIMIT 8-10 students
What: Build a Better Fabric: Combination Knitting
When: Sat, June 4th 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Creative League
540 President Street
(btw 3rd & 4th ave)
Brooklyn – by the Union stop on the R train
Build a Better Fabric: Combination Knitting
Description of Class
Have you tried learning continental, but the purl messes you up? Do you feel like you often have uneven tension? Or perhaps you are already a combination knitter and you’ve ever been told you knit “wrong”, or been asked “what are you doing”, take heart . . . there are no wrong ways to knit as long as we control our stitches. A combination knitter works through the back loop to knit, and the front loop to purl. It can be a fast and easy way to knit, but simple adjustments must be made to follow Western patterns, like how to knit in the round, and understand left and right slanting increases and decreases, and how to work twisted pattern stitches. If you are a Western knitter, then learn the amazing advantages to this knitting methods and how and when you would combine it with your own. If you are a Combination Knitter, learn how to make stitches better and easier for your style.
Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, know simple increase and decreases. Recognize the knit and purl stitch and be able to work them in a pattern without supervision.
Materials: Click HERE to download
If the class sells out you will be redirected to this page. Please e-mail:
to be added to the wait list.
2016 has started out with a bang. A great teaching trip to TNNA and Vogue Knitting Live NYC. Now I’m getting ready to head out to Stitches West, but before January & February becomes a memory, here’s a round up of the Spring, Early Summer teaching jobs.
If you are in the New York area, you can book a private lesson with me here.
2016 Knitting Events – Spring & Early Summer
2015 went so fast! I was so lucky to get to travel all over the country meeting and teaching (and being taught by) the most amazing knitters around. The year took me to knitting shows, guilds, shops, and back in the studio to film 2 more DVDs, and through it all, you were there.
Year in Review – Knitting Events 2015
UPDATE – Registration is now open for the 2017 Cruise. CLICK HERE for info.
I’ve had a few days to recover from an amazing trip with two incredible knitting teachers, one great ship, and over 100 fantastic knitters. If you want to laugh non stop for five days, I suggest hanging out with Melissa Leapman, Laura Nelkin, and this group of knitters.