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
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
Welcome to Rising Spades Knit-Along (KAL)!
It’s time for the Fall 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.
Use Promo code: RisingKAL During the pre-sale period before Oct 30 and get 10% off!
After Dec 11 the pattern alone will be $8, the KAL – sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $14.
I have written about gauge many times. I think about gauge, I teach gauge, I believe in gauge. I’ve filmed a video for a special cast on for gauge, written about how to measure when you can’t see your stitches, how to block your swatch, secrets of row gauge and how to swatch for in the round projects.
Right now nearly 300 knitters are swatching for the Tortola KAL, (jump in, we’re just getting started). There are THREE video tutorials just on gauge, as well as a how to document to teach you the math you need if your stitch gauge is off. There’s a lot of great info going on between knitters in my Ravelry group right now about gauge, so I thought I’d devote this month’s Tuesday Tip to the wonders of the . . .
5 Secrets of Stitch Gauge
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.
2017 Spring Knitting Events
Another year of teaching, traveling, knitting and laughing has come to an end. I am so grateful that my job is to travel all over the country meeting and teaching (and being taught by) the most amazing knitters around.
This year saw travel to 22 cities, teaching hundreds of students live, thousands online, and 28 private students (live and streaming on the web). There were ups and downs, bad travel connections, lost luggage , and through it all, you were there.
Year in Review – Knitting Events 2016
2017 is nearly fully booked! The first three months alone have me traveling to 10 venues in 3 months (yikes) and don’t event get me started on April. 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.
Early 2017 Knitting Events
Vogue Knitting Live is around the corner, and it’s class raffle time!
Recently you might have noticed my growing fondness for the amazing power of dropped stitches. I wrote about my two drop stitch patterns that I created after working on my new class.
At Vogue Knitting Live Minneapolis I’m premiering that BRAND NEW class, “Let it Go: Drop Stitch Patterns”. Here’s YOUR chance to win a class!
The late summer and fall are shaping up to be VERY full. I’m sure to be someplace near by you!
Late Summer / Fall 2016 Knitting Events
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.