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Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know

with Sally Melville
Become a more informed, confident and proficient knitter. Discover what techniques to use when, how to execute them perfectly and why they're the best choice.

Learn essential knitting techniques no knitter should be without. Join knitwear designer and author Sally Melville and find out how to create perfect gauge swatches for work that fits flawlessly. Select and knit the best cast-ons and bind-offs for any project. Create invisible or eye-catching seams with different selvage stitches. Get the most professional look with the right increases and decreases for any stitch pattern. Seam row-to-row, stitch-to-stitch and stitch-to-row for a beautiful finish. Master picking up and knitting to work wonders along row edges, V-neck pullovers and around curves. Choose and use smart techniques for the best results in any knitting situation.

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, designer and author Sally Melville, and learn more about the essential techniques covered in your class. You can watch the lessons in order or skip to the ones that interest you most. Use this class as a reference whenever you want to learn or review any technique!


Lesson 2. Gauge


Lesson 3. Casting On


Lesson 4. Bind-Offs


Lesson 5. Selvages & Tails


Lesson 6. Increases


Lesson 7. Decreases


Lesson 8. Seaming


Lesson 9. Picking Up & Knitting

Praise for Sally Melville's Intarsia: Basics & Beyond:

"Sally is ... a great teacher. She makes everything clear, and you can see what she's doing as she demonstrates. She has a gentle and engaging personality that makes her enjoyable to watch. She is a responsive teacher, too, which is not always the case in this type of format. She makes you feel she is there with you."
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