with Marly Bird
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Curvy Knits

Plus-Size Knitting
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Overview

Are you a plus-size knitter? Tired of spending hours of work and mega yarn bucks to make sweaters that don't look good on you? Knitwear designer Marly Bird created Curvy Knits: Plus-Size Knitting just for you. You'll learn how to adjust your patterns to make custom-fit garments, and find the best styles, design features, yarns and stitch patterns to fit and flatter the plus-size woman. Marly's humor and warmth make it fun!

Details

  • advanced
  • 12 episodes
  • 4h36m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction
11m

1. Introduction

Meet Marly Bird, knit and crochet designer who loves to design beautiful things for curvy women. She explains what's coming up in Curvy Knits and talks about what skills you should have to best appreciate the course, as well as how to use the Craftsy interactive platform.

2. Honest Measurements
34m

2. Honest Measurements

Job one to achieve perfect-fitting garments is to know your dimensions, so grab a tape measure and some friends, and prepare for an enlightening experience. Then Marly explains what your favorite sweater will teach you, and shows you how knit and purl stitches, as well as lace and cables, can be perfect for plus-size women.

3. Duct Tape Mannequin
37m

3. Duct Tape Mannequin

Here's where you put those measurement skills into practice. Make a life-size mannequin of yourself! It costs $50, not $400, and helps you check fit as you knit. Round up some friends and let the duct taping begin!

1. Introduction
11m

1. Introduction

2. Honest Measurements
34m

2. Honest Measurements

3. Duct Tape Mannequin
37m

3. Duct Tape Mannequin

4. Choosing Patterns and Yarn
17m

4. Choosing Patterns and Yarn

5. Swatching: Creating Your Fabric
26m

5. Swatching: Creating Your Fabric

6. Shaping Your Knitting
28m

6. Shaping Your Knitting

7. Bust a Move
21m

7. Bust a Move

8. No More Pain in the Neckline
27m

8. No More Pain in the Neckline

9. Demystifying Armholes
23m

9. Demystifying Armholes

10. Shaping Sleeves
34m

10. Shaping Sleeves

11. Bonus: Blocking Your Garment
11m

11. Bonus: Blocking Your Garment

12. Bonus: Knitting Apps
6m

12. Bonus: Knitting Apps