Online Class

Improve Your Knitting: Designer Tips & Tricks

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Create knits that look incredibly professional! Learn the best ways to troubleshoot missed stitches, fix holes and gaps, make savvy yarn substitutions and more.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including practice swatch patterns and a yarn substitution worksheet
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Anne Hanson
  • 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.


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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Beautifully Versatile Beginnings
4. Next Level Knitting Techniques
5. Fantastic Professional Finishes
6. Better Blocking

Taught by

Anne Hanson
Anne Hanson
Anne Hanson is a lifelong knitter and the owner of Knitspot, a popular blog where she teaches and writes about knitting, spinning and design. Anne has been featured in respected magazines such as Knitty, The Knitter, Twist Collective, Sock Club and Brave New Knits. Currently she works in Ohio, where she dreamed up the popular indie yarn company, Bare Naked Wools.

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