Rising Spades KAL Archives - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

Are You in the Lucky 7 Club?

We are getting closer to casting on for the Labadee Cowl KAL. It’s our 7th KAL and already we have nearly 600 knitters signed up! I am floored and honored that over 2800 knitters have participated in the last 6 KALs.

We rolled out badges for the knitters who were in two or more of my previous KALs (Corcoran KALTortola KAL,Soho Slip Stitch KALRising Spades KAL and Costa Maya KAL, and Harbor Springs) And now . . .  (drum roll please) If you’ve done all of my KALs, then help yourself to the…

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Substituting German Short-Rows for W&T Short-Rows

Tuesday Tip – Substituting German Short-Rows for W&T Short-Rows

Tuesday Tip copyI love short-rows. They are an amazing way to add super cool shapes to knitting. I use them a lot in my designs and I’ve enjoyed teaching them in my video knit-alongs. Last year we worked with the wrap and turn method in both the Tortola KAL and the Rising Spades KAL. The current video knit-along for Costa Maya uses German short-rows. Many knitters fell in love with this technique and now want to know…

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Rising Spades KAL Wrap Up (sweaters and prizes oh my!)

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.

Now it’s time to discuss

Rising Spades KAL Final PRIZES

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Rising Spades KAL PRIZES: You Could Win!

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

There will be 3 grand prize winners.

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Patty’s Big Box of Knitting Fails – The Sleeve Cap (or puffy sleeve)

Big Box of Knitting FailsFor those of you that have taken classes with me, you know all about “Patty’s Big Box of Knitting Fails.” I seem to have an example of something tragic I’ve done in my knitting for nearly everything I’m teaching. So, I decided to launch a blog series to dig into my knitting boo boos. Today’s episode we will explore the bad

Sleeve Cap (or row gauge boo boo = puffy sleeve)

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Rising Spades KAL Update

Last week clue #1  for the Rising Spades KAL / Sweater class hit the in box of 200 knitters. We’ve only just begun and there are new knitters joining us everyday!

Monday our first, of many, participation prizes will get awarded and of course, there are the grand prizes in December (and yes, one of them will be for a UFO!)

Knitters who join us before Dec 11 will still get 19 video tutorials (nearly 3 hours of filmed sweater instruction), all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for just the price of the Rising Spades pattern – $8.00!! Let’s see how everyone’s doing.

Rising Spades KAL update

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Tuesday Tip – How To Measure Your Knitting

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For a while now I’ve been writing a column called Patty’s Purls of Wisdom. It has had a life in several magazines and I’m thrilled that recently it joined Twist Collective. Knitter’s send in their questions, ala Dear Abbey, and I answer them. It’s full of all kinds of knitting advice, and this knitter asked a brilliant question that is has baffled many a knitter.

How to Measure Your Knitting

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Rising Spades KAL

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.

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