What happens when you mix the best techniques from Western and Eastern knitting styles? Combination knitting: A faster way to create beautiful projects without sacrificing quality! Join knitwear designer Bruce Weinstein to tackle the exciting combined style. You'll begin by learning the basics: Determine which side your stitches face and get tips for increasing your stitching speed. Move on to an exciting new way to create knit and purl stitches before seeing how to work three stunning types of ribbing. Next, you'll get tips for evaluating combination-knitting patterns and even create an eye-catching zippered cowl project. Plus, you'll find out how to create elegant shaping with no-slant increases, left- and right-leaning increases, and the coordinating decreases.
Meet your instructor, Bruce Weinstein! Class begins with an overview of basic knitting anatomy, as Bruce explains why it's so important to know which way your stitches face. You'll explore this anatomy further using garter stitch, before tackling some practical exercises you can use to increase your knitting speed.
Combination knitting will combine your normal style of making knits with a totally different way of making purl stitches. Bruce teaches you how to work a knit stitch in the Continental style and moves on to the new method for making purls. This lessons ends with a fun challenge: blindfolded knitting.
With basic knit and purl stitches in your back pocket, it's time to put them together for three gorgeous types of ribbing. Start with basic ribbing, move on to the shaker rib and finish this lesson with ribbing worked in the round.
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