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Top Techniques to Know Before You Knit

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Learn from seven of Craftsy's most popular instructors as you conquer go-to techniques that ensure better projects and fewer mistakes — before you even start knitting! This dream lineup of knitting experts will let you in on amazing tips, tricks and secrets. You'll get flattering results from the patterns you love by learning to choose and read a well-written pattern that's a fit for your skill level. By the end of the class, you'll be able to take confident, accurate measurements and understand the world of fiber types and yarn weights, for smart selections at the store or from your stash. Want to make sure your stitches always look great and turn out the right size? You'll find a stellar breakdown of gauge and swatching, as well as an eye-opening guide to stitch types and charts. Plus, master four must-have cast-ons and two important provisional cast-ons, so you'll always have the right starting option!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h40m

Included in this Class

1. Choosing a Good Pattern

1. Choosing a Good Pattern

Author and knitwear designer Kate Atherley helps you decipher patterns so you can choose the perfect one! She shows you reliable sources for knitters and teaches you how to check the pattern for quality. Kate also provides tricks for identifying a difficult pattern.

2. Measuring for a Flattering Fit

2. Measuring for a Flattering Fit

Designer Amy Herzog teaches you how to properly measure your torso for a flattering knit fit. First you'll learn how to measure a basic fit for any shape and how to measure for bust and hip darts. Then you'll measure for the perfect neckline depth and multiple sleeve lengths for any style.

3. Yarn in the Wild

3. Yarn in the Wild

Pattern designer Clara Parkes helps you learn techniques to identify yarn in the store. Then she'll discuss tricks you can use to figure out that mystery yarn in your stash by using bleach or a lighter. Finally, she'll demonstrate how to evaluate yarn confidently for any project.