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.
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!
What do you get when you use the centered double decrease and asymmetrical decreases? Eye-catching octagonal motifs! See each technique step by step, then move on to slipped stitches, elongated stitches and working a double decrease at the start of a row. Laura even shares how purl ridges and slipped stitches can create incredible texture.