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with Anne Hanson
Online Class

Improve Your Knitting: Designer Tips & Tricks

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Start learning designer knitting techniques and get the professional results you've been wishing for by joining lifelong knitter Anne Hanson. With a background in knitwear design, she'll help you take control of your knitting from cast-on to bind-off. Begin by discovering new ways to read a knitting pattern, check gauge and troubleshoot tricky fibers. Once you have the fundamentals down, you'll take ultimate control of your fiber with smart yarn substitutions and winding the perfect yarn cake. Love starting a project? Anne will share her tips for better cast-ons and bind-offs before teaching you the handy Grandma's cast-on. Move on to more designer tricks for shaping with increases and decreases, creating cables without a cable needle and troubleshooting as you go. Wrap up class with Anne's favorite finishing tips, and her textured and lace blocking techniques for beautiful knits that keep their structure.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h9m

Included in this Class

1. Improving the Basics

1. Improving the Basics

Meet Anne Hanson and start by improving your foundational skills. You'll learn how to read your knitting and make smarter decisions by looking between the lines of your pattern. Plus, you'll evaluate gauge in a new light, and troubleshoot fabrics and textures that are tricky to measure.

2. Making Yarn Work for You

2. Making Yarn Work for You

Make your yarn work for you! Anne will help you think about how fibers and fabrics behave, make design-worthy yarn changes and control your yarn by winding it into a cake.

3. Beautifully Versatile Beginnings

3. Beautifully Versatile Beginnings

Starting your project is the most fun, and you'll learn a few tips and techniques that make any cast-on better. As a bonus, you'll see how to apply these tips to your bind-offs! Anne will show you her Grandma's cast-on, a handy technique that works for most projects, and will walk you through a provisional cast-on.