Donna Druchunas
Craftsy Instructor


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


Knit Original Toe-Up Socks

Say goodbye forever to the Kitchener stitch and embrace toe-up knitting, an ancient technique that's quickly gaining new fans. Donna shows you how to create your own sock design by combining different heels and toes with beautiful stitch patterns. Three bonus sock patterns are included. Warm and cozy and cute - that's what your feet will be when you put them in hand-knit socks. Inspired, happy and proud - that's how you'll feel when you're the one who knit them by hand. Ready, willing, and able - that's what Craftsy is when it comes to helping you knit socks from the toe up!



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.

$19.99 $39.99


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.

$29.99 $39.99


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!


$29.99 $39.99

Meet Donna

Donna's Patterns

European Summer Cowl & Mitts


Oak Leaf Scarf


Bessy's Florida Dream Scarf

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Donna's Projects

Lithuanian Raglan Pullover Sweater
Lithuanian Fingerless Gloves
Lithuanian Wristers
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Donna's Blog