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!
Never too late to jump into any sweater class, as the videos (embedded in the pattern) never expire, and the message boards stay live forever.
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
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
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 . . .
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.
As a knitting teacher, I’m asked all the time for tips on how to become a better knitter. We all want to Improve our Knitting. Knitters often hear so many different things, and it’s fairly hard to boil them down–but here they are, my
Blocking Techniques in Knitting webinar with Patty Lyons. Why spend all that time knitting a garment, only to stop short of making it look great! Blocking is an essential part of finishing your garment off perfectly. Blocking evens out your stitches, sets your size, and in some cases can even mask your mistakes.Patty has spent years teaching thousands of students to consider the importance of every step of knitting, such as yarn selection, gauge and blocking.In this webinar we will go over the three main methods of blocking (wet, steam and spray) and learn how to use all the tools such as blocking boards and wires. We will go over the importance of blocking your swatch and how we make choose our blocking method. We’ll also discuss blocking unusual shapes, special stitch patterns, as well as learn a bit about different fiber properties. Come on, don’t stop short of the perfect finish!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Learn how to choose your blocking method.
Learn how to wet block, steam block and spray bottle block.
Master proper use of tools such as blocking board, wires, tailors ham, seaming roll, wooly board and more.
Explore how different fibers react differently to blocking methods.
Discover how to avoid common blocking mistakes that can ruin your garment.
Learn how to block unusual shapes as well as shaped garments.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Knitters or crocheters who are new to blocking.
Experienced knitters or crocheters who have not been happy with their blocking results
Knitters or crocheters who want to learn more about fiber properties.
Knitters or crochetrs who have always used the same method to block (with not always the best results).
Knitters and crocheters who have never used blocking wires.
Knitters and crocheters who want to learn how to block unusual shapes
Knitters and crocheters who want to avoid blocking disasters.
Knitters and crocheters who want their project to come out perfect every time!