Tortola 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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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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Tortola Finished Sweaters & Final Prizes!!

I can’t believe it’s over! On Feb 20 365 knitters cast on for their gauge swatches and began the Tortola KAL. Today, we have an amazing 492 knitters!!!  In March I wrote about the sweaters in progress, and now it’s time to award the final PRIZES!!

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A huge thank you to every knitter in the Ravelry group who shared their ideas, questions and cheerleading to the project. THAT’S what makes a KAL really work. Now with no further ado . . .

Tortola KAL Final PRIZES!!!

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Final Tortola KAL PRIZES!!

Six weeks ago over 200 knitters cast on for their gauge swatches and began the Tortola KAL. Over the weeks to follow our ranks more than doubled (and continues to grow every day), and now nearly 450 knitters received the final clue. Last month we got to see what the knitters were up to.

Through 4/24  you can still get the Tortola KAL Sweater class + pattern (over 3 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos) for only the price of the pattern – $8.00. After 4/24 to get the class version it will be $14, and the pattern only will be $8.00.

Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 1600 amazing knitters let every first time sweater knitter know . . . they were not alone! Now it’s time to discuss

Tortola KAL Final PRIZES!!!

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