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Knitting Texture: One Motif at a Time

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Create custom afghans by mixing and matching your favorite motifs.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including afghan and shawl patterns, and the tools to design your own!
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Give your afghans the eye-catching textures you've always wanted to add! Join the one and only Laura Nelkin for her sixth Craftsy class, and discover how to create mitered squares and octagons using a toolkit of stunning stitch patterns. Then, learn to bring them together for your own custom projects.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Smarter Swatching & Project Planning
Meet Laura Nelkin and start class with some helpful approaches to selecting your yarn, from weights for the stitches you want to hues that really pop. Then, get a refresher on swatching to make sure you're using your fiber efficiently. Finish this lesson with Laura's fun and flexible pattern recipe; it makes mixing and matching stitches easy!
2. Mitered Squares
3. Octagon Basics
4. Intricate Octagons
5. Construction & Finishing Techniques
6. Customization Options

Taught by

Laura Nelkin
Laura Nelkin
Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time for knitting indoors. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and hasn't looked back. Today, she finds herself fascinated with beads and lace. Laura teaches all over the country, runs mystery knit-alongs and has her own line of knitting kits and self-published patterns. You can find them online, as well as in her book, "Knockout Knits."

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