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Curvy Knits

Plus-Size Knitting
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Knitters of every size and shape will gain wisdom from Marly, who shows you how to change stitch counts to address any shaping issue.

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What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including two unique sweater patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Marly Bird
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Duct Tape Mannequin
4. Choosing Patterns and Yarn
5. Swatching: Creating Your Fabric
6. Shaping Your Knitting
7. Bust a Move
8. No More Pain in the Neckline
9. Demystifying Armholes
10. Shaping Sleeves
11. Bonus: Blocking Your Garment
12. Bonus: Knitting Apps

Taught by

Marly Bird
Marly Bird
Marlaina "Marly" Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the star, not how you work with it. She's National Spokesperson for Red Heart Yarns and the co-author of Curvy Crochet (Leisure Arts, 2011). You've seen her designs in Knit Simple, Interweave Crochet, Knitscene, Inside Crochet, Wild Fiber and Petite Purls, and in the books Perfectly Plus and Knitting Plus. In her spare time she raises three kids in suburban Denver.

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