Donna Druchunas
Craftsy Instructor

Vermont

Donna Druchunas escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research and writing. She is the author of Arctic Lace, Successful Lace Knitting, Kitty Knits and Ethnic Knitting Exploration: Lithuania, Iceland, and Ireland. She teaches workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. Donna lives in ... Read Full Bio »

Donna's Craftsy Classes

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Bavarian Twisted Stitches: Projects & Techniques

Want to knit breathtaking twisted and traveling stitches without a cable needle? Designer Donna Druchunas is here to show you how, using traditional Bavarian methods that give you more dimension and freedom. During class, Donna will teach you how to cross stitches over one another for patterns full of fantastic texture. You'll begin with an easy-to-follow breakdown of charts and symbols. Then, explore single-stitch crossings, wider crossings and even more complex maneuvers you're sure to love. Plus, you'll discover timeless embroidered embellishments, must-have finishing techniques and a class hat project that's perfect for honing your skills.

 

$29.99 $39.99

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Knit Original Toe-Up Socks

Embrace the time-tested method of toe-up knitting! Join popular instructor Donna Druchunas, and learn how to create your own seamless sock design by mixing and matching different features. Start class by learning about the anatomy of a sock before moving on to the shaping and stitch patterns you can use. For toes, Donna will lay out the steps to the moccasin toe, the wedge toe and the short row toe. When you move on, you'll discover how to create afterthought heels, gusset heels and short row heels. Want to ensure sock success before you start? Donna will guide you through taking accurate measurements and planning your sock using an included worksheet. Plus, you'll learn great tips and tricks for polished finishing and receive three free patterns included with class!

$29.99 $39.99

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Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks

Master the traditional method of knitting socks with expert knitter and author Donna Druchunas. Donna guides you through sock fitting, heel shaping and stitch pattern choices. You'll learn to use three different needle types (double-pointed needles, two circular needles or the magic loop). Even super-experienced sock knitters will discover inspired variations on heels and toes, stitches, yarns, needles and colors. Whether you customize the universal pattern, or tackle one of Donna's three bonus sock designs, you will love the results.

$24.99 $39.99

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Knit Sock Workshop

Designer and author Donna Druchunas walks you through knitting socks from the ground up. From casting on to binding off, Donna details simple steps to make intricate sock patterns easy and enjoyable. Once you've worn handmade socks, your feet won't be satisfied with anything else. Donna introduces you to knitting from the toe up so you can try on the sock as you knit and adjust the height of the cuff. You will discover two techniques for starting a sock, three different heel techniques, and usefuls tips and tricks like the figure-8 cast-on and stretchy bind-off. Learn to read charts and use double-pointed or circular needles to create lace and stranded colorwork in the round.

$24.99 $39.99

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Next Steps in Fair Isle: Mittens & Hat

Take the next step in stranded colorwork! Join returning Craftsy instructor Donna Druchunas and unlock a new frontier of eye-catching colors and remarkable patterns for your knits. During class, you'll get equipped with the Fair Isle skills you need to create the exclusive Caribou Snow hat and mittens, both patterns included with your class. As she guides you step by step through marvelous motifs, Donna will show you how to knit superb two-color corrugated ribbing and vibrant stranded colorwork. Plus, you'll learn how to finish with a centered double decrease, create a Baltic braid for breathtaking trim and more!

 

$39.99

Meet Donna

Donna's Patterns

Bavarian Byways Mitts

$2.99

Dirt Roads Hat & Scarf

$5.00

Sylvia’s Cowichan Cowl

$5.00
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Donna's Projects

Lithuanian Raglan Pullover Sweater
Tyrolean-Style Embroidery
Lithuanian Fingerless Gloves
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