Hey, thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway for my new Craftsy.com class. The winner was randomly selected by Craftsy and I’ve emailed the winner a link to receive the class. I’m thrilled that so many of you entered!
My new class Modern Stranded Colorwork has officially launched! So exciting!
This is my second Craftsy class, sort of a prequel to my first class The Fair Isle Vest: Stranded and Steeked (you can get this class for 50% off now too!).
Modern Stranded Knitting Techniques is an introduction to stranded colorwork, using traditional motifs with a modern sensibility. The techniques are essentially the same, but the approach is fresh! We learn by knitting a skill-building cowl, beginning with a simple diagonal stripe pattern and moving slowly through progressively more complex pattern motifs and finishing up with the somewhat challenging corrugated ribbing! I think you’ll like the way the class is set up, six lessons with detailed information presented at a comfortable pace making it easy for you to succeed! Though aimed at beginning colorwork knitters, there’s lots of information that even experienced knitters will appreciate.
- Casting on and ribbing in the round
- Reading Charts
- Stranding in the round
- Introducing a new color
- Yarn dominance
- Understanding floats
- Proper tension
- Color choices and the importance of value
- Correcting simple mistakes
- Inspiration for future projects
I had a great time filming this class in Colorado. Wow what a gorgeous place! Craftsy has an amazing studio with many classes filming simultaneously. It was fun to meet the other teachers, we rode together to the studio each day. Sweet Danica the make-up artist is the best, part cheerleader part psychologist, putting you at ease first thing in the morning chasing the jitters away! My producer Evan, was amazing – I could not have done it without him and his great crew. These folks know about film and they know about knitting too! It was a great experience.
Watch the video trailer for the class and see what you think! I hope you’ll join me!
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I hope you’ll consider joining the class! See you there!
photo: courtesy of Craftsy