When you are part of a Carol Feller KAL you will be working step by step through the pattern with other knitters. Each new part of the pattern is released as a 'clue' on a set schedule. When the KAL is over you will be sent the complete pattern and a set of tips from the KAL. All the video workshops will be available to you also after the KAL is complete.
Scroll down to the bottom of the FAQ page to find more information about how the KAL will work.
We try to get most orders shipped within 48 hours on working days. If there is going to be a delay we will let you know.
Orders to Ireland should take 2-3 days.
Orders to the rest of the world will take at least 1-3 weeks. During holiday times shipping times increase greatly.
If your order hasn't arrived
The default currency on Stolen Stitches is the euro. If you wish to pay in US dollars or sterling click the drop down currency menu at top or bottom of the page to change the currency you see listed and are charged.
In the unlikely event a mistake has been made with your order we will correct the mistake and refund any postage costs incurred.
When you have completed your order you will receive a link to download the pattern and also an email with a link to the pattern or book pdf. This can be used several times. If a pattern is updated you will receive a link to download a new version of the pdf.
If you have an account at Stolen Stitches you will be able to find all your downloads on your account page as well as a download link on each order page that had a digital download.
On a website or ipad you click 'checkout' and then after that on the next page there will be a field on the left for 'apply discount code'. On a phone at the check out you need to click the ‘show order summary’ drop down menu to add your code.
Teachable Help: Online Classes
All of our online courses are hosted on the Teachable platform (but within the Stolen Stitches school). This will require a separate account (login and password) from the Stolen Stitches website. If you are still having problems accessing your Teachable courses this FAQ may be of some help to you!
The full catalogue of all our online Teachable courses can be found here.
If you've purchased a Teachable class then you need to go to the top banner of the page where it says 'login' and enter your user name and password.
You will have a different account for the Teachable online teaching platform. This is not the same website as Stolen Stitches.
When you click 'enroll' on a class you are brought to the purchase page. At the top of the page under the image of the course you will see a small blue button that says 'Add Coupon'. When you click on this it will give you the option to add a discount coupon.
The most common login issues we come across are browser-related. We recommend that your students open an incognito window (also known as InPrivate or Private Browsing, depending on the browser) and logging in to the school from there.
Additionally, see if your students can try an alternative internet browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). If successful, they may need to clear their browser cache and cookies.
There are a few more common troubleshooting techniques that they can try, like updating their browser, testing their internet speed, etc., that may resolve the issue as well.
For more information on logging in and accessing your course as a student, you can send these Knowledge Base articles to your students:
The more general 'Teachable' website is different and will be a different log-in.
KAL: How our knitalongs work
KAL stands for Knit-along, and it's where a group of knitters all knit the same project simultaneously. This is done by a timed release of pattern sections so that everyone has a chance to complete each section before moving forward.
You will be sent a PDF with detailed instructions on what happens next. This includes all the information you need for picking your size, ordering yarn and most importantly, swatching. This gives you time to see if you meet gauge and if you like the fabric you are getting. The document also has information on what to do if you don't meet gauge or like your fabric.
Nope. This is a resounding no. You need to know how to cast on, bind off, and hold gauge while you are knitting, but many beginner knitters have taken on KALs in the past and excelled.
Then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Many knitters are intimidated by larger projects. By joining in a Stolen Stitches KAL, you not only have the support of Carol and our community, but you also have step by step tutorials should you meet a technique that you're unsure of.
That's absolutely fine. The KAL is released in stages to give everyone a chance to progress together, but life happens! The tutorials are available forever, and you will have access to them so you can complete your garment in your own time if you want to.
Once you have access to the tutorials on Teachable, then you have access forever. Stolen Stitches was built on finding time for knitting in whatever stolen moments you can find, and we continue to support that as far as possible.
As this is a KAL, as each new section of the pattern (the clues) are released, there will be new videos added to the workshop at the same time. All the videos you need are released at each step, and once we reach the final clue, all videos will be available.
These tutorials are only free for the duration of the KAL, so do make sure you sign up here on Teachable!
Yes, there are yarn kits available and linked from the KAL pattern page.
When a KAL goes on presale, you will get an information pdf which included sizing and swatching information as well as a schedule for the release of the 'clues' Each clue will be a section of the pattern that will be released on the date shown in the schedule.
While the KAL is in progress, the pattern is only available as a series of clues. Once it is complete, you will have the completed pattern. If you only want the complete pattern, you can wait until the end of the KAL.
All of our current KALs are now combined with video workshops on Teachable. You can ask any questions you need there. We will also have chats in various forums, usually Facebook Groups, Stolen Stitches blog and Ravelry. Information on this will be in your pattern pdf.
If the gauge is off and you can see that the fabric is too loose or too tight, then try a different needle size to see how it works out. You might also consider trying a different needle material; sometimes, changing from metal to wood can have a big difference in your gauge. Make sure you block your swatch in the same way you treat your finished garment to know what the finished size will be. This prevents unwanted surprises!
Each pattern comes with detailed measurements and recommendations for modifications. If you're unsure how to measure yourself, you can find a detailed blog post here.