Lucy Neatby
Craftsy Instructor

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the true fun in knitting. Her website, Lucy Neatby Designs, is no different. Lucy is also the face behind a series of instructional DVDs, Learn with Lucy, and the author of popular books, including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A ... Read Full Bio »

Lucy's Craftsy Classes

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My First Socks

Learn how to knit socks with designer and author Lucy Neatby. Find out how to cast on with perfect tension. Knit in the round using your favorite method and choose one of four style variations for your ribbed cuff. Work your sock leg in stockinette with no gaps, before creating a heel flap that's shaped to curve gently around the back of your foot. Finish the sides of your heel flap, and decrease in the round until you reach your original number of stitches. Get the perfect foot length, and shape the toe for a great fit using a technique that makes grafting a breeze. Finish your socks with techniques for closing holes, fixing any imperfect stitches and more. Knit cute, cozy socks you can't wait to pull on. 

$24.99 $39.99

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Foundations of Double Knitting

Designer, author and colorful personality Lucy Neatby will introduce you to the fun and challenge of double knitting. Lucy unravels the enigma behind the technique that allows you to knit two layers simultaneously on the same needles. She couples humor with a great love of knitting as she guides you through traditional and tubular cast-ons and bind-offs. Practice double knitting on double-pointed needles and in the round. Learn to create parallel increases and decreases, pockets, sock heels and more. Knit in one color or two colors at the same time. Your double knitting creations will be so nice, you’ll knit them twice!

$24.99 $39.99

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Fearless Knitting: Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter

Never abandon a project again! Build your skill set as you join expert and enthusiast Lucy Neatby for this one-of-a-kind breakdown of knitted fabric. During class, Lucy will empower you with the knowledge of how your stitches really function, so you can understand your knits and purls, and work them like never before. Along the way, you’ll see how stitches relate to each other in both rows and columns, making any situation or mistake approachable. Then, you’ll find out how to expose the stitches you don’t see to duplicate stitches and replace portions you don’t like. Wondering how to easily join knit pieces together? You’ll conquer unique ways to graft — joining knitting even when your pieces are uneven — and discover two new allies for an incredible finish. Plus, find savvy but simple fixes for common issues such as replacing rows, shortening length, fixing big holes and changing finished details.

$29.99

Lucy's Patterns

Andean Vest Recipe

$12.00

Fishbone DK Blankets

$9.00

Plaid Double-Knit Scarf

$7.00
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Lucy's Projects

Grafting Over a Bound-Off Edge
Blossom DK Chair Pad
Great cable fix on a finished sweater!
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