Chris Bylsma
Craftsy Instructor

Madison, Wisconsin

Chris retired from a career in marketing communications and advertising to pursue her artistic passions, knitting and textureplay, and enjoy a little gardening with her husband, Charlie. Instead, she is having a wonderful time teaching workshops from coast to coast and beyond for TNNA, shops, guilds, cruises and conferences and has her own line of knitting patterns. She also has designed knit garments for the American Girl clothing line and has ... Read Full Bio »

Chris's Craftsy Classes

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Picking Up Stitches: Necklines, Hems & More

Pick up and knit stitches without anxiety! Join popular instructor and designer Chris Bylsma as she teaches you the many ways you can use this versatile technique to add greater style and functionality to your projects. During class, you'll learn to work horizontally or vertically along a straight edge, pick up for new stitches along a curved edge and handle both types of edges at once. Along the way, you'll discover how to easily expand upon and add necklines, shirttail edges and hems. Plus, Chris will teach you how to create a variety of primary and applied edgings, add structure to your projects "behind the scenes" and more.

 

$24.99 $39.99

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Finishing Made Easy: The Beginner's Guide

Set all your future projects up for finishing success! Join instructor Chris Bylsma as she guides you step by step through the basic skills you'll use again and again. During class, you'll learn to work three basic but sturdy seams: vertical, horizontal and combination. Once you're comfortable knitting seams, Chris shows you how to pick up stitches along your edges without any frustration or unnecessary counting. Want to finish your work with a special touch? You'll conquer steps for garter-stitch, ribbed band and reverse rolled edgings. Plus, you'll discover best practices for weaving in your ends, washing, blocking and storing your projects safely.

 

$19.99 $29.99

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Seaming Handknits

Don't let a beautiful sweater fall apart at the seams. Join Chris Bylsma as she teaches you how to join seams in your knitting, from cables to ribbing to cuffs. Learn the theories behind how horizontal and vertical seams work, giving you insight into the best ways to stitch them up. You'll love discovering new ways to finish your garment that will make your sweaters stronger and more stylish than ever!

$44.99

Chris's Projects

So Inclined
Picking Up Around Curves
A Capella Wrap
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