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Special Techniques for Machine Knitting: Color & Texture

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Learn to add texture and color to your machine knitting projects using hand-manipulation techniques and a garter bar.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, guide to abbreviations and terms, a garter-bar hat pattern and the Peruvian Dancer intarsia sweater pattern
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Susan Guagliumi
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Discover how to use a garter bar and manipulate stitches for beautiful texture and colorwork alongside machine knitting instructor Susan Guagliumi. From intarsia and entrelac to garter stitch, you'll pick up the skills to manage bobbins, troubleshoot problems and create beautiful, multicolored designs.

Lesson Breakdown

1. The Garter Bar
Meet instructor Susan Guagliumi, the expert behind Craftsy's "Machine Knitting: Essential Techniques" class. Then, get introduced to a critical machine knitting accessory: the garter bar. You'll refresh your machine knitting skills as you practice increasing and decreasing evenly across a row.
2. Garter Stitch & Reverse Stockinette
3. Getting Started With Intarsia
4. Practicing Intarsia Knitting
5. Beginning Entrelac
6. Continuing to Build the Entrelac

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Taught by

Susan Guagliumi
Susan Guagliumi
In Susan Guagliumi's 25+ year career in the machine knitting industry, she's represented three well-known knitting machine companies. Most recently, she acted as education director for Studio by White Knitting Machines. During those years, Susan oversaw all dealer education, consumer publications, videos and workshops. As a designer, her garment patterns and technical articles have appeared in machine knitting magazines such as Machine Knitters’ Source and hand knitting magazines such as Vogue Knitting. Susan is also the author of the ever-popular reference book Hand-Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters.

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