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Knitting on the Bias

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Learn how to create drapey fabric full of movement, texture and unique shape! Explore the possibilities of bias knitting in four fun, easy projects.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including patterns for two cowls and two scarves
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Bristol Ivy
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Want to conquer a versatile method that will set your projects apart from the crowd? Join popular designer Bristol Ivy and discover bias knitting: a simple style that uses increases and decreases to create a new style of diagonal shaping complete with incredible texture. During class, you'll learn how to knit on the bias by starting a series of four fabulous accessories with Bristol. Along the way, you'll conquer a variety of bias shapes, from chevrons to mitered squares, each with its own distinct appeal. Bristol will also teach you how to knit on the bias both flat and in the round, and you'll find out how to add new stitch patterns to your bias knitting. Plus, you'll learn how to give all your bias projects a beautiful finish with best practices for blocking.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Bias Knitting Basics
Designer Bristol Ivy introduces you to bias knitting and the beautiful drape and fun shapes it can create. Learn about the simple geometry you'll encounter, then cast on for your first project, the Simple Bias Cowl, which you'll knit flat, then graft together with Bristol's guidance.
2. Changing the Rate of Bias
3. Biased Chevrons
4. Combining Chevrons & Shifting Rates
5. Shaped Ends & Bias in the Round
6. Striped Chevrons in the Round
7. Creative Design & Blocking

Taught by

Bristol Ivy
Bristol Ivy
Bristol Ivy is mad for fiber, and she has been since she was 17! A popular designer, she spends most of her time dreaming up new patterns or working behind the scenes at Brooklyn Tweed. You can find her designs in variety of sought-after publications such as Quince & Co., Twist Collective and Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People. When she's not designing new knitwear, Bristol travels the globe teaching workshops. She loves experiencing the unique creativity each knitter brings to even the most basic of projects, and she tries to encourage that creativity by exploring the "what if" moments of every technique.

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