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The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan

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The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan
A top-down raglan bolero is the perfect first sweater. Myra shows how to fit as you go and add crazy lace, the easiest lace knitting ever!
Myra's easy top-down raglan bolero is the perfect first sweater project. She shows you how to calculate stitch counts, fitting as you go. Then you're ready to learn crazy lace, the easiest lace knitting ever! You'll learn a cool creative approach that teaches you "lace logic" and makes lace knitting fun instead of intimidating. Along the way, you'll pick up great techniques like the crochet cast-on and bind-off, magic loop knitting, shaping with ribbing, and fun details like bell sleeves and buttonholes. Make your sweater short or long, lacy or plain, in fingering weight or bulky yarn, in one pattern or "sampler style." You'll finish this class with a new set of skills, a cardigan and a fan bolero!
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Lesson plan

11:24

Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Myra Wood will show you how to knit a top-down raglan bolero with endless lacy variations.

20:20

Lesson 2. Taking Measurements

  • Make your cardigan a perfect fit by learning measuring tips and techniques for different body types.

13:31

Lesson 3. Top Down Construction

  • Myra goes over the methodology of creating a raglan-sleeved, seamless bolero.

1:03:34

Lesson 4. Knit Prep

  • Test your yarn and needles by making gauge swatches, and learn the formulas for making perfect fit cardigans.

47:06

Lesson 5. The Cardigan Yoke

  • Begin knitting your cardigan with Myra's step-by-step instruction.

37:27

Lesson 6. Continuing the Bolero

  • Join your yoke ends in preparation for knitting the cardigan body.

30:04

Lesson 7. The Cardigan Body

  • Learn to read lace charts and add the "Fan & Feather" lace pattern to your cardigan.

42:31

Lesson 8. Cardigan Sleeves

  • Knit in the round using the magic loop technique.

23:28

Lesson 9. The Cardigan Button Band

  • Add seed stitch trim to the edges of your cardigan.

46:44

Lesson 10. Crazy Lace

  • Start incorporating complex lace patterns into your cardigan.

59:37

Lesson 11. Crazy Lace Increases 1

  • Use lace logic to incorporate multiple lace patterns in your cardigan.

50:27

Lesson 12. Crazy Lace Increases 2

  • Learn to add lace to your increase areas.

10:59

Lesson 13. Body Shaping

  • Introduce complex lace patterns to your cardigan body and sleeves.

16:58

Lesson 14. Bonus: Buttonholes

  • Want to add buttons? This lesson will show you how.

"This course had enough instruction to qualify as a college course. Myra explained and demonstrated every technique simply enough so that I could create a beautiful well fit sweater. Myra answered my questions quickly and clearly. Kudos."
- Marie743
Lincoln California

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