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with Laura Nelkin
Online Class

Knitting Texture: One Motif at a Time

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h46m

Included in this Class

1. Smarter Swatching & Project Planning

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

2. Mitered Squares

Make friends with mitered squares! Laura demonstrates how these knit squares can help join and fill out an afghan, before sharing three different methods for making them. Plus, see how to jazz up your squares for more eye-catching color.

3. Octagon Basics

3. Octagon Basics

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.